Reverse osmosis (RO) technology can be a complicated subject, particularly when there is a lack of understanding of the specific professional jargon that describes the various aspects of RO system maintenance and the intersections between these operational variables. The desalination process uses a semi-permeable membrane, but not all membranes are created equal.

Our RO solutions are a cost-effective containerized alternative water treatment solution with a small-footprint that is widely used by leading economies globally. To date, aside from their high rejection of salts and other contaminants, RO membranes offer high selectivity (>90%) against most of the micropollutants (i.e., molecular weight ≥150 Da) which are of particular interest in water reclamation due to their potential to cause serious health issues, while maintaining water permeability (Khanzada et al., 2020a).

There are a number of aspects that affect a membranes effectiveness and that’s why it is important for the technology provider and the plant owner to work in tandem, in order to achieve the best results possible.

Here are the issues that can reduce the lifespan of your membrane:

  • Including pressure;
  • Temperature;
  • Feedwater;
  • Salt concentration;
  • Permeate recovery; and
  • System pH.

If you’re looking for a robust and bespoke water treatment system, with high quality membranes that offers industry-leading capacity and is the most compact plant-in-a-box in its class, then you’ve come to the right place. The NIROBOX™ offers recovery rates of up to 50% and a Clean-in-place (CIP) procedure to clean the interior of membranes which extends the lifespan of the overall system. The low chemical and energy consumption, reduces overall operational costs, by encouraging a sustainable plant lifecycle.

MEB prides itself with bringing new technology innovations for enhanced business-to-business and business-to-customer integration. The NIROBOX™ family of solutions challenges convention by providing advanced treatment technologies in affordable and compact configurations. Our cost-effective yet high-end technology solutions reduce the need for operator attention which eliminates human error and plant downtime.

Our clients have minimized operational costs through the effective management of their operations with our unparalleled experience and capacity to supply the best solutions in the market – and we look forward to more businesses being added to that list, so make contact today!