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Title: Properly apply reverse osmosis

Abstract

Reverse osmosis (RO) is a water purification technique used to reduce the loading of dissolved solids in solution. The popularity of RO for treating boiler feedwater is growing because of the rising cost of ion-exchange-based demineralization as well as safety concerns associated with handling acid and caustic. A properly designed and operated RO-based boiler-feedwater-treatment system can reduce the load to, and costs associated with, ion exchange demineralization. This article discusses RO feedwater quality recommendations, pretreatment techniques, and system monitoring necessary to achieve optimum RO system performance in the most cost-effective manner. Regardless of the application--whether it is the treatment of boiler feedwater, industrial wastewater, or process water--the approach to pretreatment and the other design and operating guidance offered here remains the same.

Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
452269
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Chemical Engineering Progress
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 93; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: PBD: Feb 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; OSMOSIS; FEEDWATER; BOILERS; WATER TREATMENT PLANTS; DESIGN; WATER QUALITY; MAINTENANCE; RECOMMENDATIONS; MEMBRANES

Citation Formats

Kucera, J. Properly apply reverse osmosis. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Kucera, J. Properly apply reverse osmosis. United States.
Kucera, J. Sat . "Properly apply reverse osmosis". United States.
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abstractNote = {Reverse osmosis (RO) is a water purification technique used to reduce the loading of dissolved solids in solution. The popularity of RO for treating boiler feedwater is growing because of the rising cost of ion-exchange-based demineralization as well as safety concerns associated with handling acid and caustic. A properly designed and operated RO-based boiler-feedwater-treatment system can reduce the load to, and costs associated with, ion exchange demineralization. This article discusses RO feedwater quality recommendations, pretreatment techniques, and system monitoring necessary to achieve optimum RO system performance in the most cost-effective manner. Regardless of the application--whether it is the treatment of boiler feedwater, industrial wastewater, or process water--the approach to pretreatment and the other design and operating guidance offered here remains the same.},
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journal = {Chemical Engineering Progress},
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place = {United States},
year = {1997},
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