Travellers often choose to avoid the health risks posed by municipal water of unknown quality. The convenience of bottled water furthermore makes it essential for busy professionals. As a result, there is a high demand for bottled water in the hospitality industry. With a backdrop of increasing drought and water scarcity, the global hospitality industry is under pressure to find alternative solutions, which may include commercial water filters and re-useable containers.
Industrial Water Filters
Industrial filtration is employed by various industries to provide adequate water at a high enough quality for the specific needs of that industry. Filtration serves to remove dissolved organic and inorganic substances from water. The latter may include manganese, iron, hydrogen sulphide as well as more sinister arsenic, hydrocarbons, and metals.
Industrial Reverse Osmosis
Reverse osmosis is recognised as a highly effective method of removing various impurities from water. These include dissolved solids, turbidity, toxic heavy metals and chemicals. The process is also able to remove nuclear radiation, such as radioactive plutonium or strontium from drinking water.
Commercial Water Filters
Aside from the hospitality industry, other people-facing industries, such as airports, universities, hospitals and hotels experience a high demand for drinking water in a convenient form. Commercial water filters are a viable alternative to provide high-quality potable water where municipal supplies may be suspected of containing pathogens. Other industries such as zoos, water parks, amusement parks may also have great demands for water, but may be content with a lower quality.
Drinking Water Processes
Water filtration and water treatment technologies allow rivers and streams, as well as stationery sources such as wells and lakes to be used, where the quality of the untreated water would not have met the necessary standards.
Reverse Osmosis Plants
Reverse osmosis, which uses high pressure and a semi-permeable membrane to separate pure water from contaminants, is the obvious choice for most treatment plants. Filtration and treatment of wastewater reduces expenses by permitting re-use of the water.
Reverse Osmosis Systems
RO is one of the best purification methods, but must be employed as part of a multi-stage process that also includes activated carbon filtration. Carbon has the unique property of being able to reduce chemicals and other pollutants that contribute to poor odours or bad tasting water. However, carbon does not filter out particulates and microorganisms, and must therefore be used in conjunction with a stage that that deals with those contaminants.