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Concentrate Enhanced Recovery Reverse Osmosis (CERRO™)

CERRO™ from UTEP (inventor is Dr. Anthony Tarquin stands for concentrate enhanced recovery reverse osmosis. This technology is a single-pass, multi-membrane, batch-treatment system with periodic flushing. CERRO has been tested extensively at the pilot scale in El Paso, Texas, and in Alamogordo, New Mexico, as part of research sponsored by Reclamation (DWPR), WateReuse, and the Texas Water Development Board. El Paso Water Utilities was recently awarded a WaterSMART grant to evaluate 70 gpm CERRO systems for several wellhead RO systems in El Paso.


The University of Texas at
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500 W. University Ave
El Paso, TX 79968