Reverse osmosis (often abbreviated RO) is a water purification technology that forces water across membranes which allows water through, but blocks unwanted molecules like ions, dissolved salts, and anything bigger.
What is Closed Circuit Reverse Osmosis™ (CCRO)?
Closed Circuit Reverse Osmosis™ — CCRO for short — is Desalitech’s breakthrough reverse osmosis process. CCRO is far more efficient and reliable than legacy reverse osmosis. It achieves much higher water recovery rates (up to 98 percent); is more energy-efficient; is inherently more reliable because it resists scaling, fouling, and biological growth; and demonstrates unmatched flexibility.
Learn more about CCRO here.
What industries and applications are Desalitech systems best for?
CCRO systems can achieve superior performance in any application where legacy reverse osmosis is used — and in several applications for which legacy reverse osmosis has proven impractical. This makes CCRO systems ideal for a wide range of applications across industries, including but not limited to Food and Beverage, Consumer Goods, Automotive, Chemicals and Refineries, Power Generation, Mining, Municipal Wastewater Reuse, and more. Some of the most popular applications include:
- Ingredient water purification
- Process water purification
- Boiler make up
- Cooling towers make up
- Pre-treatment to reduce the chemical consumption of ion exchangers, mixed bed polishers, etc.
- Reuse of industrial wastewater
- Brine volume reduction
- Municipal wastewater reuse
- Municipal brackish water desalination for drinking water
Testimonials and case studies are available here.
Can CCRO systems achieve the same permeate quality as legacy reverse osmosis systems?
Yes — the quality of permeate is comparable to that of a traditional reverse osmosis system.
Who is Desalitech?
Desalitech is helping dozens of Fortune 500 companies such as Coca Cola, Procter & Gamble, Southern California Edison and Kimberly Clark boost their financial, environmental and operational competitiveness. We have sold and installed over 100 systems on 6 continents and hold more than 150 granted patents worldwide.
Together with our loyal customers and partners, we are creating a paradigm shift in Reverse Osmosis water efficiency and reliability.
In 2016, Desalitech won the Breakthrough Water Technology Company of the Year Award by Global Water Intelligence, the industry’s leading publication and news source. In 2017, we won the Aquatech Innovation Award and the Hunter Crown Best Place to Work in the Water Industry Award. Also as of 2017, industry-leading membrane vendors, including Lanxess and Dow, have incorporated CCRO as a standard option in their system-modeling software.
Learn more about us here.
What if my legacy reverse osmosis system works fine?
We understand that most reverse osmosis users have learned to live with the shortcomings of their legacy reverse osmosis systems. They may genuinely think it is the best available option.
However, if “fine” includes wasting 15 to 30% of their incoming water with a system requiring expensive waste disposal and constant oversight, cleanings, and maintenance — all draining their bottom line — they may want to reconsider. Our customers find real opportunity in saving water and energy, reducing operating costs and meeting your sustainability goals. Maybe “fine” isn’t fine after all.