The shortage of drinking water and subsequently the valuable nature of the resource, gives high significance to an efficient purification process. Several sources for the production of drinking water – varying from groundwater and sea water through to surface or brackish water – have been exploited over the years, demanding diverse treatment efforts. In this context, legal and normative standards, together with specific requirements of the distribution grids, give direction to the design of the processes.
Ensuring drinking water supply worldwide is one of the key challenges today and therefore one of the most important and fastest growing industry sectors. Systems for water intake, production, purification and distribution need to adapt to the diverse regional conditions. Despite the differences, a constant high water quality is required throughout the whole process, which places high demands on the system solutions.