By Chad Unrau, PhD, Magna Imperio Systems Corporation
Because of their high treatment quality and simple operation, reverse osmosis (RO) treatment systems are very widely adopted across municipal and industrial water treatment. Unfortunately, these benefits usually come at the expense of relatively high operating cost and low water recovery. While many significant improvements have been made to reduce RO energy costs, brine handling and disposal are increasingly costly and difficult issues in many areas. Fortunately, Magna Imperio Systems Corporation has reinvented a well-proven technology that can recover up to 98% of waste brine streams.