IDE Technologies says that its new IDE PROGREEN reverse osmosis (RO) system for water desalination reduces operational costs and increases return on investment (ROI) by optimising energy consumption, eliminating the use and handling of chemicals and offering a customisable, self-maintained platform.

“Given today’s critical water resources and environmental challenges, we are proud to be the first to introduce a unique, eco-friendly system that increases ROI, offers lowest maintenance costs, ensures uninterrupted operation and reduces long-term energy consumption,” said Avshalom Felber, CEO of IDE Technologies.
 
The IDE PROGREEN water production system minimises the desalination impact on the environment by eliminating the use of chemicals in the pre-treatment and desalination processes.
 
As part of the desalination process, the patented RO Membrane Direct Osmosis Cleaning (DOC) system reduces the amount of energy consumed in the desalination process, and enables chemical-free membrane cleaning for uninterrupted operation and stable performance, which increases the system’s availability.
 
IDE PROGREEN uses highly efficient pumps, coupled with an energy recovery system, to reduce energy consumption.
 
The modular product is designed for capacities ranging from 500 to 10 000 cubic meters per day per unit, depending on water type; and is available containerized or skid-mounted, depending on the capacity.
 
The new IDE PROGREEN system will be available by the end of 2011.