Industrial/Commmercial Water Purification System is used for removing many water contaminants on large scale in places where large volume of water is essential such as apartments building, large private residences, business, offices, restaurants, hotels, schools, hospitals and industries.

Water treatment methods commonly used in commercial water purification systems consist of:

  1. Softening: As groundwater dissolves limestone over time, calcium and bicarbonate ions are released into water. The measurement of the amount of limestone dissolved in water is termed “hardness.” Conventional water softening uses a synthetic polymeric (plastic) material in the form of very small beads called an ion exchange resin to remove hardness from water.
  2. Dealkalization: Dealkalization is the reduction of alkalinity in water. There are three types of alkalinity, depending on the pH value of the water: 1) carbonate, 2) bicarbonate, and 3) hydroxide. Dealkalization is commonly used to pre-treat boiler feedwater.
  3. Demineralization / Deionization: Demineralization is the process of removing salts, minerals and nitrates from water through an ion exchange process. Demineralized water is high purity water that is generally similar to distilled water.
  4. Reverse Osmosis: Reverse osmosis uses man-induced pressure to force water through an extremely fine filtration membrane, removing up to 98% of dissolved ions. Reverse osmosis has become one of the most cost-efficient technologies to deionize water, and is capable of removing very small particulates down to 0.0001 micron in size, including most organic carbon or TOC (Total Oxidizable Carbon).
  5. Microfiltration: Microfiltration is a physical filtration process that removes suspended solids from water. Microfiltration is capable of removing particles in the 0.1 to 10 micron range. This filtration process is capable of removing bacteria, but does not remove dissolved contaminants. Microfiltration is carried out by a cross-flow separation process, where water is passed over a membrane surface using pressure, in a controlled flow path.
  6. Multimedia Filtration: Multi-Media Filtration is effective in removing dirt, silt, rust, and other suspended particles from water. Multimedia filters typically have three layers, consisting of anthracite, sand and garnet. A well-operated multi-media filter may remove particles from 10-25 microns.
  7. Nanofiltration: Nanofiltration is a pressure related process, which typically removes 50%-90% of monovalent ions. Nanofiltration is commonly used for the removal of pesticides or heavy materials from water, water softening, and nitrates removal.
  8. Ultrafiltration: Ultrafiltration involves the filtration of water through a semi-permeable membrane to remove suspended particles. Ultrafiltration is a physical filtration process typically used as a pretreatment method to separate solids from water used for industrial processes, such as food and beverage processing, semiconductor manufacturing, pharmaceutical production and power generation.
Flow diagram for commercial water purification process

 disinfection can also be incorporated to minimize the growth of bacteria and viruses in ultrapure water. Ultraviolet disinfection (UV disinfection) is a physical filtration process that neutralizes microorganisms. UV disinfection works by transferring ultraviolet radiation into an organism’s genetic material (DNA and RNA). When UV radiation penetrates the cell wall of an organism, it destroys the cell’s ability to reproduce. The effectiveness of an ultraviolet disinfection system depends on the characteristics of the wastewater, the intensity of UV radiation, and the amount of time the microorganisms are exposed to the radiation. Water treated with ultraviolet disinfection must be sufficiently free of sediment, manganese, iron and any colorant that could affect transmission of the UV light.

High-capacity commercial water purification systems are capable of effectively removing Arsenic, Asbestos, Chlorine, Dissolved Solids, Iron, Manganese, Microbes, Minerals, Nitrates, Organics, Rust, Sediment, Sulfates and more from source water.

ULTRA is a leading provider of commercial water purification systems. We offer a variety of water purification equipment capable of meeting the most demanding water treatment needs. We will work with you to evaluate your water usage, understand your specific treatment needs, and recommend the most economical and efficient water treatment system for your business. Whether you need a high-capacity industrial reverse osmosis system or a streamlined ultrapure water purification system, we have the equipment and expertise to meet your needs.