The Importance of Desalination
As the global need for freshwater becomes more critical, desalination—the process of turning saline water into freshwater—is becoming more important with each passing day. However, as vital as the process is, desalination consumes a significant amount of energy.
Saving Energy During Seawater Reverse Osmosis
Thermal desalination is a highly energy intensive process used to transform saline water into drinkable water by vaporizing the water, separating it from the solid salts. Another desalination process, seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO), involves physically filtering water through a membrane, but historically this process has also been energy intensive and has proven uneconomical. However, advances in energy recovery devices, membranes and other technology have contributed to the affordability of the SWRO process in recent years. At Energy Recovery, we’re invested in the evolution of energy recovery devices for the SWRO desalination process to help reduce energy consumption and make it sustainable—helping bring freshwater to more people, everywhere.
Desalinating the World’s Drinking Water
As water scarcity grows in communities across the globe, we are proud of our impact in enabling more affordable, sustainable access to this critical resource. For communities worldwide, our Turbochargers can reduce local energy consumption and costs. In the San Francisco Bay Area, California, we’re helping bring affordable drinking water to thousands of households—learn more here.
Energy Recovery Devices
PX Pressure Exchanger
Our flagship PX isobaric technology is the most efficient and reliable energy recovery solution for desalination on the market.
Suitable for both high-pressure seawater and low-pressure brackish reverse osmosis systems, our turbochargers offer substantial savings for lower investment solutions.
We offer high-pressure multi and single stage centrifugal pumps designed to complement our energy recovery devices for any size reverse osmosis plant.
The PX PowerTrain™ line of pre-engineered energy recovery solutions combine Energy Recovery’s award-winning PX® Pressure Exchanger® (PX) devices with frame support and ancillary equipment into a compact, ready to install high-performance energy recovery device (ERD) array package.
Low Pressure Solutions
Designed for low pressure applications such as multi-stage brackish reverse osmosis (BWRO) and potable reuse, Energy Recovery’s LP PX Pressure Exchanger and LPT Turbocharger are cost-efficient energy recovery solutions.
Energy Recovery’s Ultra PX™ energy recovery device for Ultra High-Pressure Reverse Osmosis (UHPRO) wastewater treatment dramatically reduces the energy needs, costs and emissions associated with treating industrial wastewater discharge with UHPRO.
Power Model Pro
Experience a better way to design, plan, and optimize the hydraulic pumping system of a reverse osmosis system with our secure, easy-to-use cloud-based product configurator tool.
Technical Service and After Sale Support
Our service and support experts have all-around technical expertise in energy recovery solutions and can provide guidance at every project phase.
“We are happy to recommend PX technology as the most reliable and affordable solution for energy recovery available.”IDE Water Technologies