Be it for drinking purposes or industrial use, water is a necessity. But with a burgeoning population and over consumption of resources, the access to water, let alone good quality water, is becoming harder as the days pass. Water deficiency is increasing day by day due to the disturbance of climate patterns around the world. Ground water in most places is either contaminated or depleted. When impure / untreated water is used in industrial application, it causes corrosion, which can lead to damage to the equipment and expensive repair and maintenance bills.
Reverse Osmosis is a technology that is predominantly used to desalinate and purify water. RO technology achieves this by forcing water through a semipermeable membrane that filters out dissolved solids and other impurities. RO technology is used in applications where high purity water is essential, viz., boiler feed water filtering, product rinsing, micro electronics production etc.
RO Plant Optimisation
Hard water and contaminated water is a major issue in RO plants. The reason for untreated water causing problems is due to membrane blockage in the RO plant. The dissolved salts in hard water, mainly carbonates and sulphates such as those of calcium and magnesium, form an insoluble precipitate over the membrane. This deposition directly affects performance of RO plant membrane and is responsible for lost efficiency, increased maintenance and operating costs and ultimately reduced life. They also result in unscheduled downtimes.
RO systems are energy intensive, but by optimizing the feed water, the system can be made more efficient. Optimisation provides saving opportunities that results in lower consumption of energy and water. Optimizing RO system feed water also results in an increased water recovery rate, equating to a reduction in the total amount of feed water entering the system. Since the core problem in the operation of a reverse osmosis plant is membrane fouling issue, pretreatment optimisation increases the life of the membrane. The frequency of membrane cleaning can also be extended. This also reduces the downtime of the plant. Therefore, to ensure that the costs of running the RO unit is optimal, finding a cost effective water conditioning solution is the need of the hour.
Structured water plays a key role in keeping the membrane clean and efficient. Structured water, when fed through the RO plant, prevents regular blockages in the membrane. This results in higher flow and increased life of the membrane. Also, with the use of Structured Water, periodical chemical backwash can be reduced by over 50%, waste water quantity can be reduced by over 9% and consumption of power can also be drastically reduced. With the use of structured water there is 35% increase in output water.
Crystal Blue’s Water Structuring Devices
Crystal Blue India is a leading manufacturer of Structured Water products – the automatic water softeners. Crystal Blue water structuring devices can be operated without electric power and are maintenance-free. The devices are eco-friendly, safe to use and work without any chemicals, salts or magnets. It helps you save time, money, increase productivity and profitability in your commercial establishment. Crystal Blue water structuring devices are cylindrical in shape and come with glass balls arranged in a distinct manner. These glass balls are infused with rare earth minerals, and the quartz compression within the device produces a radiant energy frequency. This energy frequency effectively reduces the surface tension and cluster size of water molecules. Our units can create soft water without taking the life-enhancing minerals like calcium and magnesium out of the water.