Ro/di ?

LEPRECAUN

Premium Member
I have never used one before. When they talk about waste water, how much are we talking about. Lets say I make up 50 gallons of ro water, how much waste water will be made?

Thanks,

Lep
 

Thinslis

New member
It depends on the RO / DI unit, some recycle the waste water but some do not (cheaper ones). I have heard its a 4:1 ratio.
 

smcdonn

New member
a properly running unit will produce around 4-5 to 1 good water to waste water. So 50 gallons of ro/di water will produce about 200 gallons of waste. AZdesertrat has more experience with ro/di units and he could probably give you a more exact answer depending on ro membrane.
 

LEPRECAUN

Premium Member
Ah, so I will definetly have to connect the waste water to a drain line. Wasn't sure if i would have to do that or simply run it to a container. With that much waste water a container is out of the question.


Thanks,

Lep
 

Misled

RC Mod
Staff member
RC Mod
Yes, you will need to run the waste water somewhere. We run it to our washing machine and use it to water plants. When you think of how much water is wasted, most try to find a way of using it. Think Green!!!! It's not an endless supply!
 
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