The water is essential to guarantee the fitness of the animals (e.g. cattle, chickens, sheep) and to achieve the best productive animals performance. However, not only the quantity of the water can influence the animals but particularly the quality of the water.



The water used in the farm can come from a number of different sources, such as water wells, civil water networks and to less extent from rivers and other superficial sources. Except the water from civil networks (containing free chlorine), the other sources has an high concentration of calcium, iron, sodium, chlorides, nitrates, suspended solids and pathogens. Consequently, to reduce these problems the water used in the farm can undergo various water treatment to reduce substances that can be harmful for the animals.

It has been shown that high quality water (i.e. with low levels of hardness, acidity, salinity, nitrates, sulphates, chlorides and heavy metals) has the advantages to:

  1. Reduce health problems,
  2. Increase significantly the yield and the quality of the milk,
  3. Increase the quality of the meat,
  4. Favour the growth of the calf and the development of the animals,
  5. Decrease the number of abortion.

In the context of the farm, water treatment technologies like the filtration and ion exchange resins, do not solve completely these problems since these technologies can remove only some substances. However, the reverse osmosis has been demonstraed to be the best efficient technologies.

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 The economic advantages are significant, taking also into consideration that the cost of the RO plant can be recovered in 2/3 years depending on the use and the capacity of the farm.

Contact us to discover the advantages of an RO system for your activity.

















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