Rejuvenation concept for RO membranes.
Applications using Reverse Osmosis membrane technologies are everywhere in our lives – from tiny under counter units polishing our drinking water through industrial units preparing water for processes or purifying effluents for reuse, and massive seawater desalination plants producing thousands of m³ of drinking and irrigation water every day. The membranes used in this technology face many potential problems, namely scale and deposits, biofouling, physical stresses and chemical damage. For many of these problems we have developed preventive solutions, in the form of pretreatment, antiscalants, dispersants, biocides and better operating procedures. Membranes that have suffered chemical damage and the resulting increased salt passage however, were simply replaced with the associated high cost and lost production.
But now there is an alternative – Kuriverter® RC technology by Kurita. This technology allows us to rejuvenate the membrane, restore salt rejection and postpone membrane replacement until it is budgeted for and convenient. This at a fraction of the replacement cost using an easy to apply CIP process.
Benefits include :
- Safe FDA and NSF approved components
- Simple CIP process application
- Immediate solution to restore permeate quality
- Low cost compared to replacement
- Allows planning and budgeting for eventual membrane replacement
Kuriverter® RC technology provides the membrane plant operator with another tool to reduce risk and improve plant performance.
Membrane plant operation is a sequential process with each step having specific requirements for efficient operation, and lack of control in one step significantly impacts on the next – with over 60 years of experience, Kurita offers solutions for each of these process steps which will extend plant life and reduce Total Cost of Operation.
Kuriverter® RC components are all fully compliant with FDA food grade chemicals for human consumption.
Kuriverter® RC is NSF / ANSI 60 certified for use in membrane plants producing drinking water.
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