HIGHER WATER RECOVERY
RESISTANCE TO SCALING
FULLY AUTOMATIC SYSTEM
LOWER TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP
HIROX® (High Recovery Reverse Osmosis) combines our CIF® with reverse osmosis (RO) to provide a low cost, highly effective water treatment process. HIROX® uses ion exchange to remove di- and tri-valent cations such as calcium, magnesium and heavy metals from waste waters.
These ions are primarily responsible for the precipitation (scaling) that occurs on the RO membranes when operating at high recoveries. With this scaling potential removed, the RO process can be more efficient with higher recoveries, resulting in lower brine volumes.
The RO brine is used to regenerate the CIF® resins, providing chemical free pre-treatment for the RO. The CIF® process consists of a series of resin filled columns which are designed for specific functions, including filtration & ion exchange, cleaning, and resin regeneration.
HIROX® technology can treat a wide range of feed waters by removing both suspended particles (TSS) and dissolved contaminants (TDS) via the integrated ion exchange and RO. Flowsheets can be simplified, and recoveries increased for potable and wastewater applications. Operational costs (especially power) are much lower than other processes used for these applications.