How is GWT's Seawater Reverse Osmosis Plant Different from Others?

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A seawater reverse osmosis plant by definition utilizes the separation of salts and other mineral molecules from water.

Freshwater supplies in some parts of the world are dwindling, hard to come by, or are heavily polluted. These are aspects of the growing epidemic of water scarcity.

To reduce the strain on freshwater sources, we have to look elsewhere for water and there are no larger sources than the world’s oceans. Processing seawater regularly would exponentially increase access to clean water.

Desalination is used in coastal areas across the world to produce clean water for drinking, industrial processing, or municipal use.

Applications for desalination include:

  • Oil & Gas Facilities / Oil Platforms

  • Power Plants

  • Cities/ Coastal Villages

  • Hotels / Resorts

  • Commercial/ Residential Coastal Developments

  • Commercial Facilities

  • Etc…

Saudi Arabia and the United States are the two largest producers of desalinated seawater by volume followed by Kuwait and Australia.

Cities and businesses within those countries could use different techniques to desalinate seawater. However, many are looking to construct and use a seawater reverse osmosis plant of their own. However, figuring out what systems and processes to use can be daunting.

Genesis Water Technologies, Inc. is dedicated to aiding our clients in finding the right solution for them. We have many years of experience in the design and supply of custom seawater reverse osmosis plants for drinking water and industrial process water use.

Below is a basic outline of our specialized seawater reverse osmosis plant solutions and some of the advantages and benefits it provides our clients.

GWT Desalination Process

  1. Open Intake Ocean Water with specialized diffuser or Beach Well Feed

  2. Pre-Treatment – Filtration/Anti-scalant Dosage (Specifically designed Intake Basin, Backwash Filters or UF filtration, Cartridge)

  3. Reverse Osmosis Process

  4. Post Treatment – pH Adjustment/Remineralization /Chlorine Disinfection

  5. Storage/ Distribution

  6. Reverse Osmosis Brine Discharge To Sea

The GWT seawater reverse osmosis plant process is unlike most conventional desalination systems. First, our open intake systems utilize a specialized diffuser assembly that is specifically designed to be environmentally conscious of the marine ecosystem. Our beach well intake systems utilize deep well drilling methodology.

Next, our pretreatment systems are custom designed to remove any contaminants that are harmful to RO membranes based on influent seawater analysis.

Other desalination systems use thermal processes to evaporate the water into steam to separate it from the salts.

Saudi Arabia, with its abundance of energy providing oil reserves, has used these types of systems frequently for desalination. Thermal systems do not produce particularly high yields, and require large amounts of thermal energy plus electrical power for operation. GWT uses optimized pretreatment with our RO membrane systems in conjunction with energy recovery systems to produce stable flux rates, higher permeate yields with lower energy consumption.

The final stages include pH adjustment and remineralization to reintroduce the taste and alkaline minerals removed during the treatment process, as well as sustainably disperse brine discharge back into the sea.

We take careful consideration into discharging the brine in a way that will have little to no impact on any salinity sensitive marine life.

Advantages / Benefits

  • GWT seawater desalination plant solutions are designed, engineered and custom built based on a specific water analysis provided by the client to meet their specific water needs. We understand that desalination systems are not one size fits all. Seawater composition is different in different locations and our clients have different requirements for their final product.

  • GWT series commercial/industrial seawater desalination plant solutions utilize advanced energy recovery devices, nano-composite membranes, and our unique DLP series nanofiber cartridge filtration to optimize permeate water quality, and provide higher water production while reducing operational costs and system footprint.

  • Lower capital outlay, operating and maintenance costs. Our systems are modular to ensure that our clients can process seawater at their desired rate but without sacrificing space. Also, our custom pretreatment process is designed to minimize the operation and maintenance of the system, especially the RO unit, by keeping everything clean with an automated system.

  • GWT seawater desalination plant solutions are capable of performing effectively in multiple applications and with varying salt water feed TDS levels from 10,000 ppm up to 42- 45,000 ppm. We’ve aided municipalities and industrial clients all over the world with desalination systems for a number of applications.

  • Solid System Warranty and Technical Support. We want to help our clients succeed however we can, and the next best thing after providing them with a fully operational treatment system is with a warranty and remote technical support and monitoring agreements using our Ethernet or cell network capable PLC integration.

  • Technical Support / System Consumables Agreements Available

Whether you’re dealing with water scarcity or just want to build up a more sustainable facility or community, Genesis Water Technologies, Inc. can work with you to provide, an advanced, efficient, and cost-effective desalination system that will meet the clients water consumption needs.

Want to know how a GWT seawater reverse osmosis plant could work for your application? Contact the sea water desalination experts at Genesis Water Technologies, Inc. at 1-877-267-3699 or reach out to us via email at customersupport@genesiswatertech.com for a free initial consultation.