Clean Water – A Precious Resource


Clean water is a precious resource that many are realizing is not always ‘there’ for us.  Whether it’s drinking water or processing the run-off of washing vehicles, water treatment is a vital part of our water supply.

Reverse osmosis (RO) is one process that helps keep our water supply clean. Stated simply, reverse osmosis uses pressure to force impure water through filters that trap impurities. During reverse osmosis unwanted solids, like salts, metals and phosphates, are removed from a solution, such as wash water. The impurities and contaminates from the solution can be then disposed properly. Reverse osmosis on a small scale is used to purify drinking water, improving taste, odor and clarity. RO units are sold at home improvement stores and usually installed near the point of use, like under a sink.

RO consumes little energy, traps pollutants, and it has a low production cost. Aside from purifying potable water, reverse osmosis (RO) is a microfiltration component in wash water recycling. In an example such as salt truck washing where water supplies and disposal are challenges, reverse osmosis can play a large part in the washing solution. RO, along with ozonation, helps eliminate bacteria from growing, and can reclaim nearly 90% of a wash water stream for reuse.

The Riveer RTS System often features RO technology, together with fresh water tanks, to reclaim larger volumes of water from a washing or rinsing. Operation. You can find more information on the RTS here.