Reverse osmosis: the best water purification method?

11 July 2023

Reverse osmosis: what it is and how it works

Reverse osmosis is a revolutionary technology in water purification: it is a process that allows a dilute solution to pass through a semi-permeable membrane to a more concentrated solution. Reverse osmosis applies pressure to the concentrated solution, cleansing the water of salts and impurities and reducing its salt content.

To initiate the reverse osmosis process, reverse osmosis systems use a pump capable of applying pressure to the water and directing it to special osmotic membranes. The final product is the highest quality osmotic water that meets the highest purity standards and is also incredibly versatile and suitable for a wide variety of uses. In the broad landscape of drinking water treatment plants and technologies, reverse osmosis systems stand out for their efficiency and versatility, offering an unparalleled combination of these two features.

Why choose reverse osmosis for water purification

Reverse osmosis offers significant advantages over other purification methods:

  • High quality of produced water
  • Reduced long-term costs
  • Minimal environmental impact
  • Versatility in application
  • IDRO Group's OI-SW Series Reverse Osmosis Plants

IDRO Group, a leader in the creation of sustainable solutions, has developed the OI-SW series of reverse osmosis potabilization systems: these plants consist of a pressure pump and osmotic membranes that work continuously and are managed automatically. IDRO Group's reverse osmosis potabilization plants are the most effective solution for water purification, ensuring superior quality and reduced environmental impact.

Applications of reverse osmosis plants

As previously written, reverse osmosis plants are incredibly versatile and have applications in a wide range of industries. For example, these are some of the main applications:

  • Drinking water purification for civil centers 
  • Boiler feed and condensate treatment
  • Cooling and process water for refineries
  • High purity water for specialty industries
  • Irrigation in brackish coastal areas
  • Demineralized water for medical purposes
  • Industrial wastewater treatment
  • Process water recycling
  • Seawater purification
  • Medicine, cooling circuits, horticulture


The versatility of IDRO Group's OI-SW series reverse osmosis plants makes them an excellent choice for these applications, ensuring high quality water and efficient operation. 
In addition, IDRO Group designs and manufactures various water purification solutions that can be used in combination with reverse osmosis systems, such as water softeners, demineralization systems and water filtering systems, making the purification process even more efficient.
In fact, when it comes to water purification, the most effective approach is usually a multi-stage treatment system that incorporates different purification technologies chosen according to the purification needs.

To find out which solutions are best suited to your specific needs, contact IDRO Group: a team of experts is available to advise you and provide you with all the information you need.

Choosing a water purification system is an important decision for your health and well-being. With reverse osmosis and systems from IDRO Group, you are making an informed choice for a cleaner, safer future. 


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