Producing drinking water is one of the most important applications of reverse osmosis. While it was originally used for desalinating seawater, the decontaminating capabilities of reverse osmosis makes it effective for producing mineral-free drinking water.
There are two primary grades of pharmaceutical water; purified for cleaning or other topical purposes, or water for injection. Water for injection requires an extremely high level of purity. Double pass reverse osmosis is used to remove microparticles, followed by EDI for sterilization. Dialysis requires large quantities of purified water which can be produced by reverse osmosis systems. Reverse osmosis can be paired with heat treatment or EDI for sterilization.
Impurities in boiler systems can cause a reduction in heat transfer, increased fuel consumption, steam contamination and carry over, corrosion, turbine deposits and potentially lost production. Filtration and reverse osmosis systems ensure a clean system, from low pressure steam generators to super critical power generation boilers.
Proper water treatment in the beverage industry assures a healthier product and uniform taste.