SUEZ' Demineralized Water Systems are custom engineered in accordance with industry codes and owners’ specific requirements, and manufactured to exacting standards, all to produce the highest purity demineralized water for a broad range of industrial applications.
Ion Exchange technology is a proven method of producing high purity softened and demineralized water, first commercialized in the 1940’s and 1950’s, and is used in most industries which require high purity water. Regeneration techniques would include Co-Current, Split-Flow Counter Current and Packed Bed designs. The highest purity water is produced with mixed bed systems which incorporate cation and anion resin in the same process unit.
Reverse Osmosis has traditionally been utilized for producing low TDS water from sea water or brackish water sources. As the technology has evolved over the past 30 years, many more applications have been developed.
Heavy industry and power generating sectors now utilize Reverse Osmosis as a standard technology to produce high quality water. Membrane developments have lead to higher removal of soluble ions coupled with a reduction in operating pressures which has resulted in Reverse Osmosis becoming an economical technology for soluble ion removal.