High Efficiency Reverse Osmosis is a special operational regime for operating an RO system at high pH which was patented by Aquatech.
HERO ™ - High Efficiency Reverse Osmosis
HERO TM high efficiency reverse osmosis starts where conventional RO stops. HERO is a RO technology specifically designed to purify difficult-to-treat feed water. By effectively preventing constituents -that often pose problems to conventional RO process - from being a root cause to membrane fouling or scaling, the high efficiency reverse osmosis process offers the end user higher recoveries as well as significant operational benefits. The highly innovative HERO TM technology delivers unmatched value for the treatment in a variety of industrial water and wastewater applications.
How does HERO™ work?
HERO's high pH operating environment overcomes the limitations of conventional RO systems. In a high efficiency reverse osmosis system, RO membranes are operated in high pH environment and hence, in a “continuous cleaning mode”, eliminating the potential foulants, and resulting in a substantially improved overall performance. Historically, successful operating installations as well as pilot testing have confirmed that a high pH environment is a “cleaning environment.” Most constituents that normally foul the membrane are rejected due to the high pH.
Benefits of HERO™ include:
Compiled by Rami E. Kremesti M.Sc.