Reverse Osmosis Membrane - NEW!

Typically, a 2-step process has been required in the reverse osmosis process for desalination to preserve the membranes.

  • Raw water had to be first chlorinated to remove impurities that would clog the RO membranes and then...

  • this water had to be dechlorinated so as to extend the life of the RO membranes. Chlorine attacks membranes which reduces their useful life-span.

    Now a new energy efficient, less costly system has emerged.

    Dr. James E McGrath, University Distinguished Professor, Ethyl Chaired Professor of Chemistry and Macromolecules and Interfaces Institute, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, and Associates have developed a membrane that remains unaffected by chlorine.

    This means the dechlorination step has been eliminated resulting in a simplified desalination process.

    RESULT: A lower cost per gallon of fresh water!

    Additionally, by creating better membranes, the need to heat water to separate salt from water is also reduced.

    This discovery is a truly energy efficient solution.

    Congratulations, Dr. McGrath!