Reverse osmosis (RO) is an effective and economic way of removing minerals from water. The Condair RO-A has been developed specifically to provide operational, energy and maintenance benefits to Condair humidifiers.
By removing the minerals from a humidifier’s supply water, the limescale that builds-up in the system is virtually eliminated. This results in a much lower level of required maintenance in all types of humidifier and reduced energy consumption in steam humidifiers. These cost savings can lead to a payback on the initial purchase of the Condair RO-A unit in around one year.
Steam humidifiers that run on mains water need to drain their boiling chambers occasionally to maintain a low mineral content and reduce limescale build-up. By using RO supply water, the steam humidifier’s boiling chamber does not require this regular drain. Therefore it uses less energy to maintain the water’s temperature.
As the water temperature is consistent, the steam output is also consistent, thus improving humidity control. By using resistive steam humidifiers fed by RO water, ±1%RH control can be achieved.
Other benefits of using RO water with humidifiers include increasing the life of the evaporative pads in evaporative humidifiers and preventing dust carryover in spray humidifiers.