Plating Line RO Installation Case Study

Plating Line RO

Plating Line: A Case Study For RO

Initially, Puretech Water Systems (UK) Ltd were approached in the Spring of 2018 by a leading plating line. The leading manufacturer had an urgent requirement for a reverse osmosis and water softening plant for their plating line. We were recommended by another plating company, having installed a similar reverse osmosis plant for their plating line in previous years.

After consultation, it became apparent that they wanted to ensure that they could produce the quantities of purified water to support their anodising and nickel treatment plants. In addition, we also looked to further improve the quality of water in other dipping tanks within their plating plant.

Since the reverse osmosis plant installation, the company in question have seen further improvements in the quality of work. Purified water has helped reduce the amount of time spent on labour intensive operations such as cleaning and drying work.

Tanks are now free of random solids and other undesirable electrolytes.


Other Examples Of RO In Plating Lines

Often, a plating line uses reverse osmosis (RO) to also treat their wastewater before discharging it into the environment. During the plating process, chemicals and metals are used to coat a metal surface. These chemicals and metals end up in the wastewater, which can be harmful to the environment if not properly treated.

RO is a water treatment process that uses a semi-permeable membrane to remove dissolved solids, such as metals and chemicals, from the wastewater. The wastewater is pushed through the membrane under pressure, and the solids are left behind, resulting in clean water that can be safely discharged.

In addition to environmental benefits, using RO also has financial benefits for the plating shop. By treating their wastewater before discharging it, they can avoid costly fines and penalties for violating environmental regulations.

Additionally, they can potentially reuse the clean water in their plating process, reducing their overall water usage and expenses.


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