Water Technologies & Solutions
capability profile
reverse osmosis bottled water
application brief
introduction
Bottled water is billion-dollar, global industry that
includes several segments including spring water, and
water
manufactured
thorough
the
reverse
osmosis process. This application note concerns the
segment where water is purified through the
reverse osmosis process. All bottled water is fully
regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(FDA). It is defined as a packaged food product, and
FDA's standards apply to all bottled water
manufacturing sites. In addition, individual states may
also regulate bottled water, and may have their own
standards in addition to the federal ones. The
International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is
another regulatory body that has its own set of
standards, the IBWA Model Code.
Manufacturers of bottled water must be concerned
with important issues related to sanitation and
purity. Because waterborne cysts, bacteria, and
viruses are present in source waters, filtration
systems must be designed to address these
conditions. Metals and salts can also affect the final
products taste, color, and odor. In the design of the
filtration and reverse osmosis systems, these are
some of the important considerations.
critical to quality
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FDA compliant
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Low total operating cost
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Resistance to sanitizing chemicals
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Elevated temperature resistance
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Local availability and stock of filters
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Long filter life and reliability
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Low maintenance and ease of change out
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Expert technical support
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Single source supplier for RO systems and
filters
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reverse osmosis process
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Multi media
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Filter housing
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RO System
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Storage tanks
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Depth filter
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Pleated filter
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Pipe
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UV light
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Pump
bottled water filtration
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Bottling line
MTFE
0.2μ
Particulate filter –
Depth, Hytrex*
Source
Water
Prefiltration
Vent Filter
Storage Tank
Water Treatment
(NF, RO, O3)
MHFE
0.2μ
Bottling
MMP
0.2μ
Ozone
Bacteria
Filter
Bottle
Washer
MMP
0.2μ
Bacteria
Filter
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FGF
1.0μ
1 micron
Absolute
Filter
Holding
Tank
Hytrex
3.0μ
Bottle Wash
Water (tap)
Prefilter
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FDA compliant
single source supplier for RO machines and filters
All SUEZ filters materials are FDA compliant. This
documentation is essential to making customer and
regulatory audits successful.
Only SUEZ offers a complete solution for bottled water
applications including filters, membranes, RO
equipment, sanitization chemicals, TOC analyzers,
and other related materials.
long filter life and reliability
SUEZ depth and pleated filters are designed to offer
the optimum of low-pressure drop and high dirt
holding capacity. This combination delivers superior
life for the filtration products. Pleated filters are 100%
integrity tested to assure reliability.
low maintenance & ease of change out
Industry standard end adapters simplify filter change
out and installation. Long filter life means
maintenance schedules are reduced significantly.
low total operating cost
The combination of long filter life, low maintenance
and ease of change out results in the lowest total
operating cost for filtration products.
summary and recommendations
Several different filters are used in the bottle water
filtration process. For sediment and nominal
prefiltration (pre-RO, post multimedia, sediment
traps, carbon traps, and so on), a high efficiency depth
filter such as ROSave.Z* is recommended. For critical
clarification
in
pre-filtration
applications,
Absolute.Za* depth filters are recommended. For final
clarification or membrane pre-filtration, Flotrex* AP
and Flotrex GF are recommended. These Flotrex
filters are suitable for a broad range of applications
with pore size ratings from 0.45 to 20 microns. For
final filtration where microbial control is required the
Memtrex* MP filters provide assured microbial
control, excellent clean flow, and superior service life.
For systems continuously sanitized with dissolved
ozone, the Memtrex HFE is the filter of choice.
resistance to sanitizing chemicals
Constructed of high quality, performance materials,
SUEZ filters are resistant to a wide range of sanitizing
materials. This includes ozone to which MHFE is the
recommended.
elevated temperature resistance
SUEZ filters have good resistance to elevated
temperature. Products are available with added
support cores for extreme applications.
local availability and stock of filters
SUEZ’s global network of authorized distributors
offers local stock and quick response to your filtration
needs.
expert technical support
Technical support for application is available through
our authorized distributors, and through an 800
number, as well as through the Internet.
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Product
Application
Features
Benefits
ROSave.Z
Pre-filtration
High Dirt Holding Capacity, Low Initial
Pressure Drop
Long service life
Absolute.Za
Fine Particle
Filtration
>99% filtration efficiency, high dirt holding
capacity,
High efficiency, long service life
Flotrex AP
Final
Clarification
>99% filtration efficiency, gradient density
media
High efficiency, long service life
Flotrex GF
Final
Clarification
>99% filtration efficiency
High efficiency, long service life
Memtrex MP
Microbial
Control
High performance PES membrane
available in pore sizes from 0.03 to 0.65
micron
Assured microbial control, excellent clean
flow, long service life
Memtrex HFE
Ozonated
Water
All fluoropolymer construction
(Halar/PTFE)
Compatible with continuous ozone
exposure, greater value compared to
competitive PFA/PTFE filters.
Memtrex FE
Vent
Filtration
Hydrophobic PTFE membrane
Assured microbial and particulate control.
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