Greenhouse Reverse Osmosis Systems
Water started from a reverse osmosis system provides a constant water quality. Nutrients can be better controlled without having to worry about what is in the water source at the beginning of the irrigation process. For this reason, most growers benefit from a greenhouse reverse osmosis system. Growing with good water and adding nutrients at the grower's discretion make growing more calculable and can easily be duplicated for consistency. Not having iron, manganese, calcium or magnesium makes setting up the nutrient solution easier since the fertilizers are not reacting with the impurities in the water. The only nutrient minerals that are added to the irrigation water are the ones that are an advantage to the plant. Reverse Osmosis Systems are the most reliable solution to correct bad source water quality. Growers have a need for pure water that is free of common contaminants from wells or municipal supplies including lead, mercury, chlorine, VOCs, unwanted minerals. Not only can these unwanted substances affect nutrient uptake, but they can also affect crop qualities like aroma and flavor which could greatly diminish the value of the plants grown and harvested.
How Do Reverse Osmosis Systems WorkBasically, the reverse osmosis filter is a membrane through which water is pumped, filtering water at a molecular level. Most dissolved solids can't get through the membrane. This means that the water coming out of the filter is much closer to pure water - without any contaminants. RO is purified using osmotic pressure with a membrane, as opposed to using a filter like many other water purification methods. This allows the water to be purified of nearly all contaminants. With Reverse Osmosis water, you know exactly what you're dealing with as there is nothing in the water that you didn't put there yourself.
Best RO System For GrowingWell, one size does not fit all. A grow operation using municipal water and one-directional irrigation have filtration needs that are completely different from a grower using pond water that receives runoff from the operation and also uses flood floors. It is important to have a reverse osmosis system designed to meet your specific output and purification requirements and which will give you the advantage of low operating cost, compact size, reduced footprint and high-quality production of freshwater.
Considerations for Selecting a Reverse Osmosis SystemThere are two pieces of information that are necessary to determine which reverse osmosis system is best for your grow environment:
- Type of Water Used (City, Well, Lake, River)
- Recent water analysis
MAD Greenhouse Products carries a full line of Reverse Osmosis Systems for greenhouses and grow spaces requiring daily capacities ranging from 600 GPD up to 32,000 GPD. Contact us today for a consultation on one of our pre-engineered, turn-key RO systems or to customize a water treatment solution that best fits your specific needs.
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