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This term is often used in respect of the useful disposal of vast volumes of water generated during coal seam gas extraction.Often following treatment, optimum disposal paths are those that provide values through irrigation, livestock watering, industrial applications or release to water courses in a manner that benefits the environment.
A concentrated saline solution.
Build Own Operate - a contract option under which Osmoflo finances, builds, operates and maintains a plant with the client paying usage charges.
Brackish water reverse osmosis
Concentrate or RO concentrate is the water containing salts or particulate from the treatment processes that has no beneficial use. Also referred to as reject water
Water of exceptionally high purity from which all salts and minerals have been removed.
The removal of salts from a solution.
High purity water used for kidney dialysis.
A water source that is fed directly to the reverse osmosis process without pre-treatment.
Production of ultra high purity water using semi permeable membranes and direct current.
Materials such as activated carbon, charcoal, sand and resins used in water filtration.
Energy that has been sourced from environmentally friendly sources, such as hydro, solar and wind. Also referred to as renewable energy.
A system which enables a high percentage of water that enters the process to finish up as treated water. Sometimes this can be greater than 90% of process water.
Water used by industry in wide-ranging applications generally related to production.
Ion exchange or ion demineralisation is a demineralisation process using high pressure vessels which make use of resins for absorbtion of salts and minerals in the production of ultra high purity water.
1,000 kilolitres. Equivalent amount of water to fill an olympic swimming pool.
A molecular filter used in the separation process.
Membrane bioreactor is a microfiltration technology used for the treatment of municipal and industrial wastewater to produce water suitable for discharge into environmental water ways or to be reclaimed for irrigation purposes. It does this by removing suspended solids.
The use of thin barriers (membranes) between miscible fluids for separating a mixture.
Removal of particulate within the 0.1 - 1 micron range through the use of a microporous membrane.
Removal of course particulate within the 20-25 micron range.
A membrane based process that gives a level of filtration greater than 0.001 microns.
The natural process that occurs when water flows spontaneously from a purer solution through a semi-permeable membrane into a more concentrated solution.
A parametric drawing is linked directly to the model. As the model changes, the drawing up dates automatically to reflect the change.
Fine sands, decayed vegetable matter and other such detritus commonly found in water.
Treated water after the reverse osmosis process.
A mini plant which mimics the performance of a full scale facility in evaluation and testing trials.
Osmoflo's proprietary remote control and monitoring system.
Water suitable for drinking and general household use.
A process to remove particulate from 'raw' water prior to the reverse osmosis treatment stage. This can involve passage through media such as sand and gravel, or can be membrane based.
Activities involved in determining the technical, engineering and implementation requirements for specific water treatment applications and processes.
Water used in industrial or manufacturing processes.
Water prior to treatment - also known as feed water or intake water.
In the context of Osmoflo's business, recycled water, also called reuse water, refers to wastewater that has been collected and treated to a quality standard that enables it for a specific purpose. Examples include cooling water for power generation, irrigation, beneficial release to the environment.
Water containing salts or particulate from the treatment process that has no beneficial use. Also referred to as RO concentrate.
In the context of Osmoflo's business, reuse water, also called recycled water, refers to wastewater that has been collected and treated to a quality standard that enables its reuse for a specific purpose. Examples include cooling water for power generation, irrigation and beneficial release to the environment.
A separation process in which a membrane acts as a molecular filter to remove dissolved salts from fliud.
Water extracted from a particular location such as ground water, aquifers, rivers or the sea.
Sea water reverse osmosis
A second stage in the reverse osmosis system that enables a high recovery to occur.
Enables removal of particles within 0.001 - 0.01 micron range through the use of a microporous membrane.
Water that is discharged to sewers or other collection points following its use in households or during indusrial processes. Water collected during mining or oil & gas extraction processes is also referred to as wastewater. There is a growing emphasis on treating wastewater enabling its reuse.
The removal of undesirable materials and contaminants from source water to improve quality to a standard that makes the water suitable for specific purposes, for example potable use, food processing and mineral processing.
This is a generic term describing the many and varied processes used to make water suitable for specific purposes. Examples range from filtration of fresh water to remove sediments and make it suitable for potable use to complex reverse osmosis processes allied with other treatments to remove salts and other contaminants. Apart from desalination, such processes are often used to treat wastewater making it suitable for reuse for irrigation, environmental and industrial purposes.