Water Treatment Systems

WATER TREATMENT: There are various means of treating water for public and industrial use. Among those are Reverse Osmosis (R/O), Ultraviolet (UV) exposure and others. Securing the proper water treatment system for your needs, ensures the resulting water is clean, pure and ready for immediate use in your applications.

Reverse Osmosis: Reverse Osmosis (R/O) is often the preferred method of choice for the desalination of brines and sea water. The R/O process involves passing water at pressure past and partially through a specially designed membrane that removes salt and other contaminants. With its current economics, R/O operations are rather expensive for normal seawater desalination applications. However, the same technology may be applied more economically to the removal of lesser impurities from water from other sources. Even standard sources of tap water may contain contaminants (including lead, arsenic, mercury, diluted pesticides and others) that must be removed. Water from rivers and lakes may contain these impurities, bacteria and other foreign matter that must be removed before the water is safe to drink. Membranes similar to those used in R/O desalination are utilized at somewhat relaxed operating conditions to offer economical operations for potable water and specialized water treatment uses. R/O units range from small 5 gallons per day (~800 cc/hour) portable units to larger operations up to thousands of gallons per hour. Your Source Water: When you have discovered your source water, it will be necessary to obtain a water analysis, identifying the impurities and their concentrations. From that data, a suitable water treating system may be identified and a conclusion whether or not R/O is the best solution for your needs. Depending on the degree and types of contamination present, the recommended process may simply require multimedia filters with or without the use of and R/O system. Multimedia filters are designed to remove specific impurities by a series of interconnected filters. These filters may also remove odors and tastes cause by dissolved and suspended impurities in the water. Many of these units may be skid-mounted and furnished with the pumps, valves and controls to make them immediately operational. If R/O clean-up is determined to be necessary, it would be installed after the filter system.

UV (Ultraviolet) Systems: UV (Ultraviolet) light systems use high energy ultraviolet light to kill bacteria and other organisms that may be present in water. A major advantage of UV systems is that NO chemicals are needed to kill such microbes. UV systems are usually very cost effective and simple to install. It should be noted that UV will not get rid of dissolved chemicals such as arsenic, lead, etc., nor will it eliminate suspended solids.

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United Industries Group, Inc. is a premier manufacturer of liquid storage and dry bulk storage for industrial applications. For design, manufacturing, and installation of water and wastewater treatment systems, contact UIG!

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