Forward Osmosis - the Way of Nature
fluvicon has developed a technology based on forward osmosis (not reverse osmosis!) - thereby breaking new ground as this is the exact opposite of todays filtration approaches.
The “Osmotic Cycle” is a biomimetic water treatment principle that takes advantage of the natural process of osmosis. That’s the same process that nature uses for the regulation of water in every living cell – and that means maximum robustness and energy efficiency, and thus leads to the following advantages:
+ energy savings of up to 50 %
+ high rejection
+ high robustness
+ nearly no fouling
+ treatment of hard-to-treat waters possible
+ high reliability
+ consistent treatment quality
+ easy operation
+ few maintenance required
+ tolerant to most chemicals
+ suited for rugged applications
+ tolerant to a wide range of pH
The process scheme thereby consists of an osmosis step that extracts freshwater from any feed water, and a very energy efficient reconcentration step (thus “Cycle”), that reconcentrates the osmotic agent of the draw solution.