Before You Purchase an Industrial RO System: Feed Water Testing

Before You Purchase an Industrial RO System: Feed Water Testing

Feed water quality is one of the most important parts of designing a system. A full water analysis is the best way to help in identifying not only what you will need in the way of pre-treatment equipment, but also to help estimate the water quality output of the RO System. A full analysis may also help determine what might be the biggest foulant which can help in selecting RO membrane cleaning chemistry. A full water analysis is different than the water quality report that is issued by most United States Municipal Water Supply.

Water Treatments We Use for Industrial Cleaning:

Below is just a sample of what a full analysis may look like or at least what is recommended to test for:

  • pH
  • Alkalinity “M” CaCO3
  • Alkalinity “P” CaCO3
  • Nitrate as NO3
  • Fluoride as F
  • TOC (total organic carbon)
  • Turbidity NTU
  • Chloride
  • Tin
  • Zinc
  • Sulfur
  • Aluminum
  • Arsenic
  • Boron
  • Cobalt
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Potassium
  • Lithium
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Molybdenum
  • Sodium
  • Nickle
  • Lead


Getting a sample for analysis may be harder in new facility builds. If you have a city feed water source or municipal feed water source, then go to a local nearby business or public area where a water sample may be obtained. We recommend getting this close to the location where you will be building. The reason being is that nearby city wells or even the pipes that carry the water can change the dynamic of the water analysis. Enough that it can require a different approach to design. If you will be drilling a well onsite, look to the local businesses or buildings that you could potentially obtain a water sample from. There is a good chance they may be in the same Aquifer as your location. Also, you could potentially grab a sample after the well is installed.

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A Holistic Approach to Your Industrial RO System

At Complete Water Solutions, we take a holistic approach to ensure your Industrial RO System works perfectly for the entire life of the solution. We use tried and tested chemicals that we know produce the desired levels of cleanliness. Plus, we stay on top of the changes in the industry and our operations reflect that. We have dozens of years of experience, plus the passion and ability to keep your RO System clean and fully functional. We understand those clean membranes are the most important factor in producing the highest quality filtered water solution. Our goal is to ensure your RO system remains running as efficiently as possible.
Additionally, cleaning industrial RO membranes not only keeps the system flowing and operating at peak capacity, but also allows for better and more accurate data collection. Your water has to be clean. It has to remain clean. Your business and your needs change and grow. You can’t know how to adjust without the most accurate data regarding your Industrial RO system.
Our experienced and professional technicians first get to know and understand HOW you use your water. There are many different approaches that can be taken and each possible solution applies to many different factors and variables including how exactly are you using the water being filtered through your Industrial RO System. Once we understand the “flow” of your water and how it is being processed and filtered, we can then offer you the exact cleaning procedures and chemicals that best fit your cleaning needs. You can trust us to be upfront about what your Industrial RO System needs and how best to accomplish that. We’ll let you know when your RO system is running at peak capacity and when the system you have is sufficient, or when it may be necessary for an upgrade.

Trust CWS to Clean Your Industrial RO System Membranes

Reverse Osmosis (RO) System Upgrades, industrial ro system upgradesWorking with Complete Water Solutions creates a partnership. We want to be there with you for the entire lifecycles of your Industrial Reverse Osmosis system. This sizeable investment is a major part of your production process and it’s something that should always be properly maintained and never left to chance. This is our area of expertise. We know that the cleaning of your Industrial RO system is not an “if” but a “when”. Let us help you stay ahead of any slowdowns in the process. Help us to better understand your environment. For as many of the Industrial RO systems we have installed, we have experienced the constant variable nature of RO systems and can help you navigate any challenges that may arise.
Contact us today to set up a time and date for us to come out and discuss your RO cleaning schedule

About The Author

Nathan Olszak
27 Year Of Water Treatment Equipment Experience. I have been blessed with the opportunity to learn from the ground up. Starting in the water treatment field as a service technician. Servicing all major brands of water treatment equipment.

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