How to get started with your forward osmosis solution

Wastewater streams can vary significantly from one application to another. Therefore, there is no one standard fit for all applications. Each forward osmosis system must be evaluated carefully to ensure a tailored solution for your exact needs.

Most industrial processes create complex wastewater streams, which vary greatly in composition and are usually difficult to treat. Some have high levels of organic or biological compounds such as humic acid or algae, while others contain active ingredients from pharmaceutical manufacturing, Glauber's salt (sodium sulfate decahydrate) from textile production, or nickel and copper from the semiconductor industry.

Factors like elevated biological oxygen demand (BOD), chemical oxygen demand (COD), total organic carbon (TOC), and total dissolved solids (TDS), as well as the presence of suspended solids, cause scaling, fouling and numerous other problems.

All of these factors and more must be taken into consideration when incorporating a forward osmosis (FO) process in your industrial wastewater treatment. The feasibility, expected ROI and long-term impact can be impossible to calculate without careful consideration and testing.

At Aquaporin, we are here to assist and advise you. With the support from our local partners, we can guide you from initial ideation and feasibility testing through to full-scale operation. And thanks to our mobile test setup, we are able to conduct quick feasibility testing and pre-pilot tests at your site, without the need for expensive construction.

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Published on October 20 in