The Storage & Distribution System stores the reverse osmosis permeate water to meet the demand of the production line particularly for the Food & Beverage industry (for example a Bottle Filling Line) and USP-compliant purified water.
Aqua Clear will custom design a storage & distribution system to meet the requirements of your project.
Our Storage & Distribution Systems are typically comprised of these primary components:
- RO Permeate Storage Tank
- Distribution Pump
- Disinfection Loop
The permeate storage tank is either polyethylene or stainless steel depending on the specifications of the project. The tank is equipped with a level sensor which provides on/off control of the RO system supplying the tank.
A stainless steel distribution pump passes the volume of the tank (and loop piping) through the UV disinfection unit at least once per hour (or the frequency required by your project) to destroy potential bacteria growth. Aqua Clear provides the option of including a second standby pump.
A UV sterilizer provides disinfection of pathogens and is sized appropriately based on the desired rate of circulation through the loop. The ultraviolet lamp is provides a minimum dosage of 40 milliJoules/cm2 at 99% UV transmittance. Aqua Clear provides the option for higher dosage. Our UV systems includes the option for real-time UV dose monitoring using data combined from a UV intensity meter and a flow meter.
The injection of ozone into the storage tank is sometimes specified to sanitize the recirculating loop. Residual ozone can subsequently be destroyed by the UV lamp prior to utilization of the purified water by the production facility.
Aqua Clear mounts the pump(s) and disinfection unit(s) onto a rigid skid frame pre-wired with a controller and instrumentation.