What is reverse osmosis?

And how does it work

What is reverse osmosis?

Reverse Osmosis (RO) is a water purification technology where fresh water is extracted from seawater by the use of a semipermeable membrane. It is called reverse osmosis because pressure is required to force water though the membrane. The process separates most of the salts dissolved in a saline solution. There are several different techniques used to this aim, however the most extended one is reverse osmosis desalination. The technique has been used since the early 1970’s and over the last decade proven to be the best technology available. Due to the fact that no heating or phase changes are needed and energy requirements are relatively low in comparison to other desalination processes.

How does reverse osmosis work

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Pleuger Water Solutions has proven to be a keen partner to companies in the offshore and maritime markets for many years now. Our watermakers has proven to produce purified water in even the most extreme conditions. A positive critical look to both process and products has led to the achievement of leading quality certificates, such as ISO9001, ISO140001 and VCA**.

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Ruud Swinkels, Account Manager

Ruud Swinkels

Account Manager

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