November 2007

Bonus Report: Water Management

Troubleshoot reverse osmosis units online

Identifying the root causes for poor performance saves operating costs and improves water quality

Kucera, J., Nalco Co.

Reverse osmosis (RO) has become a popular and highly efficient technique to demineralize water. Operators must count on their RO systems to be operational, producing both the quality and quantity of water to meet demands for plant applications. However, most RO systems experience acute or chronic conditions that can upset the ability of these systems to produce water per design specifications. The ability to troubleshoot RO systems for poor performance is critical for returning the unit back to design conditions and, thereby, minimizing operating costs. Compromised RO performance. Most RO systems will experience compromised performance during their service life. The most common performance

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