What you should know on Watermakers

How a watermaker works

Like almost all watermakers, our systems are based on the principle of reverse osmosis. The fresh water is produced by bringing seawater to high pressure and allowing it to flow around a special membrane - the reverse osmosis membrane. Due to the structure of the membrane and the high pressure, water can now reach the other side of the membrane while the dissolved salt remains almost entirely on the seawater side.

How do you differentiate between the different offers?

The range of water makers is large. It is therefore helpful to understand which properties are relevant for the selection and how these can be influenced by different providers.

Two aspects emerge here:

Which product fits your needs?

The majority of systems on the market can be divided into two groups. The classic, mostly modular systems with piston pumps and systems with energy recovery.

The advantage of energy recovery is obvious - you need less electricity to produce the same amount of water. The disadvantage - these systems consist of a large number of manufacturer-specific components and require exactly these in the event of repairs.

Here you can get help deciding between the options.

Besides the questions which type of system you prefer there is also the question which size of watermaker you should go for - Here you can learn more on these considerations.