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Agriculture RO Plant :-
All our industrial reverse osmosis Plants are carefully customized and configured to suit the individual requirement of the output water, which varies from normal drinking application to the specific usage, such as food Processing, pharmaceuticals and boiler feeding requirement.
One of the major markets that relies on reverse osmosis technologies are growers. Growers are major agricultural farmers dealing with the cultivation of crops, including, avocados, tomatoes, cucumbers and much more. Crop production requires a substantial amount of water, and such a large volume of water usage can be problematic for Growers, due to the cost of city water.
In response to water costs, many growers resort to drilling water wells on their properties, but this poses a water quality concern: Well water is very high in TDS (total dissolved solids). Growers report well water TDS ranging from 1,000 ppm to 10,000 ppm. This is an unacceptable water quality for plants, because TDS at these levels can stunt growth or actually kill plants.
Reverse osmosis is an ideal method of chloride reduction in well water for two reasons: the effectiveness of reverse osmosis in filtering TDS and the minimal energy consumption required for reverse osmosis. Due to its efficiency and simple maintenance, growers commonly use reverse osmosis systems to manage their well water quality. Reverse osmosis can reduce well water TDS as low as 10 ppm, which is considered purified water in the state of California.
However, this level of TDS in the water is not necessary and can, in fact, be detrimental to plants. Although chloride reduction is necessary, the process can strip water of pH, which some plants require. So, how can growers control pH levels?
Due to a blending valve incorporated into the reverse osmosis systems, growers can blend raw water and product water, thereby achieving their desired water quality for crop production. To better explain the blending process, imagine two tanks of water, one with low TDS and the other with high TDS, flowing through one valve each and pouring into a third tank. The valves can regulate the flow of high or low TDS water, thus making the water in the third tank have a high or lower level of TDS.
The same concept can be used in a reverse osmosis system, with two tanks for the different quality waters and a blending valve. In effect, reverse osmosis is the most efficient method for chloride reduction as the maintenance is minimal and allows control over the rate of chloride reduction.