Desalination processes separate dissolved salts and other minerals from seawater. The process operates at high pressure and the water is ideal for industrial application. Water for human consumption can also be produced . Feedwater may include brackish water, seawater, wells, surface (rivers and streams), wastewater, and process waters. Membrane separation requires driving force which is provided by a high pressure pump.
Thermax designs seawater reverse osmosis systems for effective and efficient desalination. Desalination involves removing dissolved minerals from seawater and brackish water (a mixture of fresh water and ocean water) and is an increasingly important source of fresh water.
We have several successful installations that also incorporate energy recovery systems to improve the returns from the system. With the rising cost of freshwater and its growing scarcity, the economical treatment of seawater treatment offers the possibility of bridging the demand supply gap.