Saving Energy, Water, and Money with Efficient Water Treatment Technologies

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    Reverse Osmosis (RO) is a method of purifying water for industrial processes and human consumption; RO can remove mineral salts as well as contaminants such as bacteria and pesticides. Advances in water treatment technologies have enhanced and complemented the conventional RO process, reducing energy and water consumption, lowering capital and operating costs, and producing purer water. Thispublication of the Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program introduces RO, describes the benefits of high-efficiency reverse osmosis (HERO), and compares HERO with RO/electrodeionization (EDI) technology.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages8
    StatePublished - 2004

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/BR-710-34721

    Other Report Number

    • DOE/EE-0294; DOE/GO-102004-1904


    • federal facilities
    • FEMP
    • reverse osmosis
    • water conservation
    • water treatment


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