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Inquiry about commercially available PRO membranes

Sourcing of commercially available Pressure Retarded Osmosis (PRO) membranes for research purposes? Recently, we received an inquiry from Lamar regarding the best commercial source of PRO membranes: Greetings, I am trying to find the...

Forward osmosis market survey: preliminary results

Initial poll results show a strong demand for bench and pilot scale forward osmosis systems. Based on the votes from the initial 29 respondents, there is a strong demand in the FO...

Forward osmosis systems for nitrate removal

Industrial request for forward osmosis based nitrate removal in desalination ForwardOsmosisTech recently received a request from an Austrian company (see below) who is interested in a forward osmosis system capable of Nitrate...

FO commercialization: Oasys Water speeds ahead while Modern Water repositions

Oasys Water to double revenue in 2015 - from 10 to 20 million USD In a recent WaterWorld article ("Forward Osmosis: Rethinking a Maverick technology"), Jim Matheson - CEO and president of...
Forward osmosis process for dissolving and diluting sucrose in industrial production

Can forward osmosis be used for dissolving and diluting sucrose in industrial production?

Can forward osmosis systems be used for process optimization in white Biotech? Recently, we at ForwardOsmosisTech were fortunate to receive a question from an industrial end user regarding the proposed use of...
FO mode vs PRO mode

The difference between a PRO process and the PRO membrane orientation mode

PRO process vs. PRO membrane orientation mode - a question from one of our readers   Recently, ForwardOsmosisTech received the following email from one our readers: Hi I'm really confused, and have one question about...
Efficiency of forward osmosis desalination by McGovern et. al. 2014

Efficiency of forward osmosis desalination by McGovern et. al. 2014

Article suggesting that forward osmosis is not energy efficient compared to reverse osmosis gains social media attention On June 21st 2014, McGovern, a post-doc at MIT's  Department of Mechanical engineering, and co-workers...
IDA FO webinar: Membrane Brine Concentrator

IDA forward osmosis webinar with focus on Oasys Water

Dr. Nathan Hancock, senior director of R&D for Oasys Water, shares his thoughts on forward osmosis based systems for water treatment. In a recent IDA YLP (International Desalination Association Young Leaders Programme)...
Water scarcity in 2025

How forward osmosis can help cut energy usage in industrial water treatment processes

The main challenge with today's water treatment technologies Today's water treatment technologies are effective but not always efficient. As a result, considerably more energy will be needed to replenish ever dwindling fresh...
fertigation by means of fertilizer driven forward osmosis

The use of fertilizer drawn forward osmosis for fertigation

The use of fertilizer drawn forward osmosis for fertigation - a real FO application or a pipe dream? Fertigation is an agricultural irrigation process where water soluble fertilizers or soil improvement products...