Zeta Rods installed into a Foxconn Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant in Shenzhen China increases permeate rate from 66.6% to 76.4%, reduces wastewater by 15% and prevents fouling of RO membranes allowing for energy savings and increased productivity.
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“The Zeta Rod improved operability of the conventional RO treatment (relative to no pretreatment) although the mechanism responsible for the observed reduction in membrane fouling is not well understood. Feed pressures and WTC were more stable during Zeta Rod use at 50% recovery than without its use at 15% recovery.”
Click here to link to CH2M HILL Feasibility Study for EDR Wastewater Treatment and Recovery
CH2M HILL, a global leader in full service engineering, construction and operations, was tasked to find a way to treat the concentrate stream from a water treatment plant located in Sherman, Texas USA. The City wanted to be able to treat this wastewater in order to reduce sewer and wastewater plant loadings, and to recover a portion of the wastewater as high quality water than could be used to increase plant finished water capacity. Continue reading
Chemical Engineering Progress | AIChE
Biofouling plagues many plants in the chemical process industries. Ongoing research is focusing on ways to control a range of bioorganisms, ranging from fungi to zebra mussels, that can cause these problems. Chlorine Pulsing, Electronic Rods [Zeta Rods], filters, anti-microbial coatings and corn-based polymers are discussed. Click here to link to the AIChE CEP Magazine article.
After three months, the membrane was removed and the vessel was seen to be completely clean. The membrane body, like the vessel surface,was completely free of bio-film.The removal of biofilm from the membrane was evidenced by a 4.98% increase in the rate of permeate recovery, from 77.26% to 81.11%.
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