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CAPSULE REPORT: REVERSE OSMOSIS PROCESS
Eastern Research Group, Inc. CAPSULE REPORT: REVERSE OSMOSIS PROCESS. EPA/625/R-96/009 (NTIS PB97-130843), 1996.
A failure analysis has been completed for the reverse osmosis (RO) process. The focus was on process failures that result in releases of liquids and vapors to the environment. The report includes the following: 1) A description of RO and coverage of the principles behind the process, 2) Applications of RO for treatment of effluent waters from the metal finishing industry, 3) Descriptions of equipment and operating and maintenance procedures, 4) Failure analysis that includes types of failures and causes, 5) Key questions that can be used for software development, 6) A bibliography on RO applications in the metal finishing industry.