A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR INDUSTRIAL USERS
By Wes Byrne 2nd Edition 2002, ISBN 0-927188-03-1, 636 pages, hard cover
Over 3,000 copies sold of first edition!!
About the Book
Reverse osmosis (RO) is a relatively new technology whose applications are rapidly growing. This book emphasizes the application of reverse osmosis, specifically in industrial applications. It explains in depth how RO systems are designed and used, and covers issues that will impact the probability for the long-term success of the application. It defines pretreatment requirements based upon the characteristics of the application. The book is therefore of value to design and process engineers working for RO equipment manufacturers , engineering companies, and those who are responsible for the operation of an RO system.
The book is written as a training guide. It explains how to monitor and maintain RO systems. This knowledge is critical for the daily evaluation of RO system performance. The book goes on to cover various aspects of membrane cleaning and sanitization. It also discusses most of the common RO system problems that should be investigated when troubleshooting an RO concern. These topics make the book an excellent tool for technicians who maintain RO systems. Each chapter covering the core aspects of RO technology are expanded in this edition to include learning objectives and practice questions to make sure that concepts are fully understood.
Some of the more common and interesting applications of RO are discussed in detail. These include two pass RO for high-purity water production, pharmaceutical water treatment, seawater desalination, application of RO for fruit juice concentration, plating metal recycling, the treatment of secondary sewage effluent, and the final filtration of deionized (DI) water.
For anyone who works with industrial RO systems, the book will provide practical insights into reverse osmosis technology and will serve as an excellent reference.
This second edition is an expanded version of the original manuscript published in 1995. It contains 40% more material, including greater background information, recently-developed topics, and a new chapter that discusses biological issues related to RO.
Chapter 1: Reverse Osmosis Theory
Chapter 2: RO System Design
Chapter 3: RO Pretreatment
Chapter 4: BIOLOGICAL CONTROL
Chapter 5: Related Water Treatment Equipment
Chapter 6: RO Maintenance
Chapter 7: Troubleshooting RO Systems
Chapter 8: Preliminary Studies for Specialty Applications
Chapter 9: Special Applications
Chapter 10: Biological Fouling
About the Author
Wes Byrne is a technical specialist in the field of reverse osmosis. He has 25 years experience in the design, engineering, and maintenance of RO membrane systems. He has troubleshot hundreds of systems worldwide. He has also assisted in the development of new applications for reverse osmosis in several different markets. This book began over fifteen years ago with a series of articles on RO troubleshooting that were published in ULTRAPURE WATER® journal. Since then, Mr. Byrne’s knowledge of successful methodologies and applications has become more extensive and refined. His experience and knowledge are readily shared within this book.
Mr. Byrne is an owner of CEA (Company for Educational Advancement), a computer software and training company, which has developed a series of interactive training courses on CD-ROM in the field of water treatment. The courses and this book are incorporated into a High-Purity Water Treatment, accredited distance learning curriculum available from St. Cloud Technical College.
Mr. Byrne has a B.S. degree in an honors curriculum of chemical engineering from Purdue University, has an M.A. degree in Education from the University of St. Thomas, is a licensed science teacher in the state of Minnesota, and is an adjunct professor at St. Cloud Technical College.