Like any technology or component in contact with water, reverse osmosis (RO) membranes in desalination plants age over time.
To help maintain water quality and production continuity, there is an opportunity to predict when the membranes will foul and subsequently must be cleaned.
Capitalising on this opportunity, in March 2020 Veolia Water Technologies joined forces with Amazon Web Services (AWS).
The onset of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic wasn’t the best timing for a new partnership – it meant the collaboration had to be carried out remotely.
However, in eight weeks, the teams created a prototype system to predict membrane ageing and anticipate maintenance, as detailed in the video from AWS below: