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Why Do I Need a Commercial Reverse Osmosis (RO) System?

Businesses can use RO systems to treat water for a number of different reasons. Most of the time, RO systems are used for one of the following reasons:

  • Remove inorganics like fluoride or arsenic
  • Improve the quality of drinking water

Reverse Osmosis systems specialize in removing contaminants and odor from the water supply. Many commercial entities need RO water for manufacturing, healthcare, food/hospitality, and more.

Commercial Reverse Osmosis System Cost

A key factor as to whether a business will go with an RO system or not is cost. RO systems range in cost based on size and features like stainless steel pressure vessels, stainless steel header piping, plc controller with remote monitoring, controller with touch panel display, design modifications for higher recovery rates, and other items.

Because of this, pricing should be done by a licensed professional that knows your industry and has inspected your building. Robert B. Hill Co has been installing commercial RO systems for over 60 years and we can put together a custom quote for your business.

How Does a Commercial RO System Work?

Reverse osmosis is a water treatment system that first pre-treats your water supply through a filter. This will things like remove iron, magnesium, and chlorine. Then the water is fed through a membrane that removes contaminants, cleaning solutions, and other inorganics. The last phase is ultraviolet disinfection (UV) or ozonation to kill bacteria, pH adjustment, and/or deionization to totally demineralize the water. This process can remove 90-99% of contaminants in your water supply.

Your building does need to have a certain PSI in order for the RO system to work effectively. Traditional reverse osmosis systems operate with a feed of 200 psi to 400 psi. This means that a minimal amount of energy is used to pump the feed water through the membranes to overcome the osmotic pressure. The feed TDS levels are typically 100 ppm to 1,000 ppm.

Custom Commercial RO Systems

Our engineers can design reverse osmosis systems for any application. Because we custom design our systems for each individual project, we are not limited by flow rate, size, or customer-specific requirements. Most reverse osmosis systems fall into three main categories;

  • Traditional
  • Brackish
  • Desalination / Frac Water

No matter what type of RO system your business needs, Robert B. Hill can design and engineer a custom system for you. Contact us today to get started with a commercial RO system for you building.