Desalination plants are used to convert seawater into drinking water and are widely applied in areas with limited freshwater resources. Given the decreasing availability and widespread contamination of freshwater, desalination is rapidly gaining traction in the field of water treatment, particularly in drought prone countries such as South Africa.

The removal of minerals and salts from seawater is achieved through the use of specialized semi permeable reverse osmosis membranes, which under high pressures, produce drinking water. Aquest Colsen has extensive experience in the intricacies involved in the design, operation and maintenance of desalination plants and has first-hand experience in maintaining and monitoring prefiltration requirements needed to achieve stable operation of such systems.