In order to support current decisions on large-scale design and operation of water treatment technologies, a decision support tool, combining models of different unit processes, would have a clear added value. This tool should consist of reliable dynamic process models. According to good modelling practice, such models need to be properly calibrated and validated. As a first relevant unit process, reverse osmosis (RO) is considered.
In a first step, a steady state RO model is calibrated and validated with data from two cases: