Meeting Client Needs:Today and Tomorrow

We specialize in designing and installing "complete" water treatment systems for industrial applications including water softening, ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis, and deionization. Our technical capabilities and product line are organized to serve specific markets. We are very excited to offer our clients the GE-OSMONICS equipment brand name.

-Thomas Borcherding, President

Wisconsin Industrial Water GroupWe recognize that our success will continue as long as our design solutions accurately reflect and respond to the client’s specific needs. Our technical capabilities and product line are organized to serve specific markets. We have tailored our organization to be project-oriented.

With an eye toward the future, we continue to strengthen our technical base and expand our capabilities to
meet the increasingly complex requirements for quality water in commercial/industrial applications.

Wisconsin Industrial Water Group
Industrial Water Purification
using Reverse Osmosis
and Deionization

• Extensive experience and broad background in commercial and industrial application for water treatment.
• Hands-on knowledge in the latest progressive techniques for water treatment systems.
• We are prior corporate managers and technical professionals.

Professional Services-
Beyond the Ordinary

Through the years, Wisconsin Industrial Water Group has developed expertise which extends beyond
conventional mechanical/electrical systems design. Our ability to execute and manage complex design projects
involving....Central Water Softening Plants, Specialized Reverse Osmosis Systems, ultrafiltration for water recycle
and reuse, custom built Recirculated Deionized Water Systems, and other unique facility systems has extended
our capabilities to the leading edge of the water treatment profession. As a result, our engineers are frequently
asked to provide leadership at seminars and educational programs for owners and other design professionals
throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest. We have additionally been called upon by trade publications to provide
input which reflects advancements in the industry.

We specialize in designing and installing systems for water softening, ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis
and deionization.

Equipment Sales and Service -Installing the GE-Osmonics equipment Brand name

• Water treatment equipment and systems for....high purity water and used process water.
• High purity water and used process waste water
• Storage tanks, pumps, valves
• Process controls and instrumentation

Master Planning

• Complete water systems and planning
• Space needs analysis
• Existing facilities analysis for budgeting and obsolescence studies.
• Life cycle costing and water system simulations
• Water recycle and reuse

Project Management

• Contract installations
• Contractor/Consultant selection
• Cost estimating
• Maintenance Management

Meeting Client Needs: Today and Tomorrow

Ion Exchange vs. Membrane Processes

The remarkable market penetration of RO technology in the front end of water systems provides an
instructive recent example of the widespread replacement of Ion Exchange unit operations by more
efficient, continuous membrane processes. Early attempts to introduce RO for industrial use met with
reliability and performance problems, mainly associated with the high pressures required to achieve
reasonable fluxes, limited membrane life, poor pretreatment selection and the lack of operating
experience and guidelines.

Following this rather problematic initial introduction, viable RO technology, based on a new generation
of membranes and a better understanding of operating requirements, was eventually introduced in the
1980’s. The commercial introduction of RO then proceeded rapidly, so that today most new, and many
retrofit water systems employ RO instead of the traditional IX systems. Furthermore, by using specific
newly-developed membranes, RO technology has been successfully applied in other areas, including
large scale desalination. Thus, when technical performance and cost issues related to RO were
satisfactorily resolved, its widespread introduction took place in a remarkably short time.

Thomas Borcherding, President

Milwaukee Office

  • Wisconsin Industrial Water Group
    P.O.Box 99
    Slinger,WI 53086
    ph ( 414 )333-1807 fax(262)644-1574

Fox Valley Office

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