The Membrane Opportunity:
RO membrane recycling has long been a core focus of our surplus division. For most RO operators, membrane replacement is the largest RO operating expense. Our used membranes provide significant savings, but we didn't stop there. Our customers count on us to continue delivering more value, so we began researching ways to mitigate fouling and improve post-cleaning resilience.
NanoStack® Hydrophilic Coating:
Our research quickly brought us to polydopamine being as a hydrophilic conformal coating on Ultra-Filtration membranes for produced water. Our initial research found that the technology was transferrable across different types of membranes including Micro-, Ultra-, Nano-, and RO elements. We then secured an exclusive world-wide license to develop the coating for all membrane types and began piloting our concept.
Speak with our Design Engineering Team about the benefits of our Hydrophilic Coating in your system.
The RO Opportunity:
As the performance improvements of the NanoStack Coating became clear, our customers asked if even more could be done to leverage the benefits of the new coating. With that, our new goal became to design a reverse osmosis system that protects or even extends the life of the RO elements, while reducing cleaning frequency and chemicals, energy consumption, and concentrate to waste.
Tasked with modernizing the existing RO design paradigm, our team of engineers and researchers developed several innovations that create improved operation and reduce membrane fouling. These patented modifications leveraged the attributes of the improved surface chemistry of the membrane with active micro-disruptions of the concentration polarization cake layer, further reducing fouling during normal operation. We have accomplished this in several interesting ways. The most notable include:
We understand that the capital expenditure cycle of RO system owners is relatively long and fixed. Therefore, we have developed a stage-gate process to accommodate the OPEX and CAPEX requirements of every organization. This also allows for a pilot period wherein our technology can be tested in any specific application with minimal initial cost.
Our application engineers are scheduling pilot programs now. Contact us to discuss the details of your water treatment program.