Increasing the performance of Reverse Osmosis membrane plants
As desalination becomes a key source for clean water, Reverse Osmosis (RO) membrane plants will be an integral part of water infrastructure worldwide. In this case plant owners and operators face constant pressure to save costs in terms of membrane replacements, consumables, energy and labour.
TÜV SÜD offers complementary services, one focused on the characterisation of the RO membrane element condition and a second aimed at RO plant operations and maintenance optimisation.
RO membrane elements are critical to plant performance yet their condition is largely unknown and only indirectly measurable,as operations do not allow inspection of the complex physical-chemical processes inside the elements. This lack of comprehensive RO membrane condition documentation is a major disadvantage when seeking to optimise plant performance and engaging with membrane, chemical and other component suppliers.
TÜV SÜD helps RO plant owners and operators with continuous monitoring of membranes through in-house accredited laboratories and technical advisory drawing upon extensive RO plant operating and troubleshooting experience. To realise the significant and sustainable optimisation potential that exists in an RO plant, deep understanding of the membrane element level lifecycle performance is needed.
As an independent and impartial technical advisor, we are not tied to any vendor technologies. Our only agenda is the performance
of your plant.