Producing clean steam within industrial environments contributes to both the generation of electricity and supplementing site heating. Steam generators will direct their product into two channels, one will be transported to the turbines; spinning them to produce power for the plant. Whereas the other channel will lead directly into the heating system, contributing to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) of the factory.
Heated water is particularly susceptible to scale, the more common description of a build up of calcium and magnesium ions. To prevent increased costs of heating water and to protect the service life of machinery and pipework used throughout these systems, feed water will need to be treated using reverse osmosis, aided by particle and organics filtration. These steps will ensure that ~99% of the salts and ions are removed using the RO membrane, and this is supported by removing the contaminants that could overload the membrane element.