challenges

The impact of water scarcity is the greatest challenge to agricultural production. Over 1.2 billion people – 20 percent of the world’s population – live in areas where the limits of sustainable water use have already been reached or breached. These include many of the world’s breadbasket areas: the North China Plains, the Murray Darling River, the Colorado River and the Indus. To raise and keep up productivity, it will be necessary to deliver water to crops more efficiently and to increase yields per liter of water.

Agriculture is not only the world's largest water user today, but also the most subsidized and least efficient. Worldwide, the sector is facing the double challenge of having to increase output and decrease water use.

In the agriculture industry suspended solids can cause problems as they can accumulate in the irrigation systems. This happens when run-off is minimized or eliminated. This often occurs in closed-loop systems.


X-Flow membranes can be used in sprinkler & dip irrigation systems and in hydroculture & aquaponics systems.

Agriculture is not only the world's largest water user today, but also the most subsidized and least efficient. Worldwide, the sector is facing the double challenge of having to increase output and decrease water use.

Our technologies improve the water quality and lower costs. Our Xiga and Aquaflex technologies have reliable treatment systems for your water. Both membranes can be used in closed-loop circulation systems.


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applications

X-Flow products and innovative solutions address the challenges in the agricultural water industry. These products can be used in two different ways:
  • In sprinkler and drip irrigation systems, to treat the feed supply to ensure the irrigation water is free of suspended solids and microbiology
  • In hydroculture and aquaponics systems, to improve the water quality in the closed-loop circulation system

Suspended solids will accumulate in the irrigation systems when run-off is minimized or eliminated, which typically occurs in closed-loop systems.
Left unaddressed, these suspended solids will cause a variety of problems, including blockage of nozzles or an adverse effect on plant growth.

Microbiology can cause plant pests. This can be minimized when the feed water to the system is free of microbiological contamination. In closed loop systems, the recirculated water can spread plant pests if not properly treated.

treatment solutions

Membrane technology is the best treatment option to guarantee a safe water supply that consistently meets the requirements for any specific application. Some agricultural environments offer good opportunities for water recycling and reuse. In others, technologically advanced irrigation systems designed to minimize water use demand specific treatment methods to prevent problems.

The X-Flow technologies improve water quality while reducing the footprint and energy consumption of plants and make plants operate more efficiently and at lower cost.

Surface water and recycled effluent contain microbiology as well as suspended solids. At times dissolved organics are present that cause color in the surface water.

The Xiga or Aquaflex membrane technology from X-Flow provides a reliable treatment system that eliminates the need for multiple treatment steps.

This technology can be further enhanced by direct coagulation to provide esthetically pleasing water which is free of color. Xiga or Aquaflex technology can also be used in closed-loop circulation systems, either in the full flow or in a side stream to control the amount of suspended solids and microbiological contaminants that are circulated through the system.

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