What Is Reverse Osmosis?
Reverse Osmosis (i.e. RO) is a process whereby water is purified by passing a stream of incoming feedwater through a semipermeable membrane(s), counteracting natural osmosis that would occur without the force applied by the high pressure pump. Feedwater is passed through a particulate filter and then pumped through the RO vessels where the separation occurs into two streams – permeate, or the purified water, and the reject / concentrate discharge.
Government Market – Land Forces & Naval Forces
The U.S. Navy required replacement watermakers for one of their ships. To avoid a multimillion-dollar hull cut, they wanted to install this equipment on board through a service hatch.