What is Reverse Osmosis?
To understand reverse osmosis, you must first understand osmosis. During natural osmosis, water flows from a less concentrated solution through a semipermeable membrane to a more concentrated saline solution until concentrations on both sides of the membrane are equal.
Reverse osmosis requires external pressure to reverse natural osmotic flow. As pressure is applied to the saline solution, water flows from a more concentrated saline solution through the semipermeable membrane.
Why would your facility consider using a Reverse Osmosis System?
Water quality varies depending on location. In some areas, total dissolved solids can be sustained at or below 250 ppm, eliminating pre-treatment measures for effective waterjet operation. However, in areas where the total dissolved solids (TDS) rise in excess of 250 ppm, an OMAX Pressure Reverse Osmosis System can be just the assurance you need to provide clean, pure water to your equipment.
- A Reverse Osmosis System removes 90% to 95% of the total dissolved solids in your water.
- Dissolved particles are the primary source of damage to OMAX waterjet equipment.
- A Reverse Osmosis System protects your waterjet equipment so you don’t have to replace your expendables nearly as often
- Virtually hands-free operation
- Pure water can be used for other equipment in shop (EDM, etc.)
- More hours of running time between maintenance
- Inexpensive filter changes on reverse osmosis once per month
- Most cities only charge $2.50 per 1000 gallons making the cost for water minimal