Design software launched for industrial RO and IX systems

German membrane company Lanxess has launched a software design tool for reverse-osmosis (RO) and ion-exchange (IX) systems in industrial water treatment.

The LewaPlus software allows for dimensioning of RO and IX systems under a variety of system configurations, including some unique process configurations only available with Lewatit and Lewabrane product technology.

Lanxess claims the following benefits for the software:

  • A new user interface to assist in organization of design project files, with linkage to data sheets and material safety datasheet documentation (for IX)
  • A single water-analysis data-entry screen, with RO scaling calculations, suitable for both IX and RO applications
  • Advanced RO system configuration options with automatic calculation of a recommended array for optimization of system sizing
  • Immediate calculation of system performance, including feed pressure calculations and permeate quality on a single screen in the RO module
  • Output of IX and RO system design parameters and effluent (permeate) quality in an easy to manipulate printed output.
  • The software also allows the designer to conduct both IX and RO designs inside the same program utilizing the same feed water, allowing seamless design of RO permeate to IX feed, or a direct comparison of dimensioning requirements of either technology.

    LewaPlus is a 32-bit Windows application. It runs on Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7. There are no specific hardware requirements, but a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768 pixels is recommended.