Monday, December 29, 2014

Cleaning the Water for Dialysis

Undergoing dialysis is a tedious process. It entails fully cleaning out water and other foreign substances from the blood day by day. As clean water is needed for a dialysis session, a reverse osmosis (RO) membrane unit is a critical equipment to have.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Why Can’t We Drink Salt Water?

The world is made up of 70% water, but only a measly 2.5% of that water is fresh. What’s even worse is that only 0.007% of that water is easily accessible to people. About 97% of the earth’s water is salt water, and while marine plants and animals have physically adapted to its high sodium content, seawater remains unsuitable for human consumption.

Salt water is unsuitable for drinking not only because it tastes bad, but also because it could cause a lot of damage to a person’s health. Sicknesses associated with drinking too much salt water are high blood pressure, nausea, brain damage and many others.

Friday, December 19, 2014

The central role of a reverse osmosis machine in water usability

Clean purified water is a key component of the food and beverage industry. Many restaurants have reverse osmosis water filter systems which provide their patrons with the cleanest, best-tasting water possible. To make water safe to drink, local water companies add disinfecting chemicals and chlorine. Reverse osmosis water filter systems improve the taste of water by straining out harsh chemicals normally found in water. The use of a reverse osmosis machine provides a better tasting soft drink, utilizing substantially less soft drink syrup or a combination thereof.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Want Some Coffee? How Do You Like Your Water?

Experts say that the best water for making coffee must contain around 150 ppm of total dissolved solids (TDS). Okay, cool. Now how do you achieve that?

This is just a rule of thumb; opinions vary as to the ideal water quality. Some coffee shops use reverse osmosis for their water, but the fineness of the membrane may decrease the amount of solids in the water, resulting in an overpowered taste. Then again, too many solids will interfere with the organics in coffee, resulting in a flat taste.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Using a reverse osmosis filter in commercial applications

In a state-of-the-art reverse osmosis filter system, salts are separated from tap water to make it drinkable. The membrane, which is more like cellophane, allows only water to pass through. The filtration process used by commercial systems is similar to that used by classic residential reverse osmosis water filter systems. Reverse osmosis technology purifies water and removes salts, minerals and other impurities. It also discards harmful bacteria, protein, and other particles that have a molecular mass. These reverse osmosis water filter systems clean the water of contaminants and remove non essential and corrosive salts, metals, chemicals that are found present in the water.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Reverse osmosis water treatment filter systems for the medical industry

Water is a major commodity used by the pharmaceutical industry. Pharmaceutical companies use a reverse osmosis water filter to process grade water used in some pharmaceutical applications. In this field, purified water is mostly used to prepare medicinal products and other applications that rely on the use of sterile water–injections, for instance. That is why water quality plays a crucial role in hospitals and the manufacturing of pharmaceutical products. Producing such drinking water is often achieved by using a reverse osmosis water treatment system. Such a device outputs high-quality water and delivers unique filtration and disinfection products for these diverse processes.

How Much Fluoride Is Too Much?

Fluoride might be good for your children’s teeth, but debate continues whether fluoride over the long term has adverse effects on children’s health. Several studies have suggested that fluoride could endanger babies’ health. Since almost half of the country’s community water supplies have added fluoride, this mineral could pose a threat to children’s drinking water.

The studies have claimed that too much fluoride can cause a condition called fluorosis, which could cause severe tooth damage to children, especially those at six months or younger. Since their blood-brain barriers have not been fully formed during this time, fluorosis could cause damage and disorders to the brain and nervous system. Other studies even indicated that too much fluoride could cause reduced IQ levels and bone cancer.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Reverse osmosis water treatment systems for brackish water

Briny water that has more salinity than fresh water, but not as much as seawater, is often referred to as brackish water. Brackish water contains between 0.5 and 30 grams of salt per liter. It is known that the most significant amount of brackish water is found wherever a river meets the sea. While brackish water is salty, it’s not as salty as the water you'd find in the middle of the ocean. Reverse osmosis systems are used to desalinate brackish water. Desalination is the removal of salt from seawater. This is a technical term that is also known as sea water reverse osmosis. It provides essential water for drinking in desert regions or wherever the local water supply is brackish.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Maintenance of an RO Membrane

The RO membrane is the heart of any reverse osmosis system, and that's why it is essential that a quality RO membrane is well maintained and kept in optimal working condition. The standard reverse osmosis process consists of three stages: pre-filtering, the reverse osmosis process, and post-filtering. Post-filter components are usually of carbon, which will remove any remaining taste and odor. Before changing these filters, make sure to shut off the water supply to your RO system. To successfully ensure efficiency out of your reverse osmosis system, certain routine maintenance steps must be performed.

Reverse Osmosis: How It Works and the Benefits

There are several water filtration technologies on the market and reverse osmosis is one of the more popular ones out there. How exactly does it work? Osmosis is a natural process and it happens when there are two solutions that have differing levels of concentration and they are separated by a semipermeable membrane. The fluid moves from a lower area of concentration to a higher one.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Reverse Osmosis Technology Keeps Food and Drink Safe for Consumption

Homeowners who prepare meals in their own kitchens understand the value of having clean water at hand. After all, unclean tap water makes for a very unappealing and dangerous ingredient, and homeowners who value their health would steer clear of such substances. Reverse osmosis technology is a must for those homeowners who want the absolute best water for their sumptuous dishes. Purifying reverse osmosis systems do not just remove microbes and other harmful materials, they also trap particles that can affect the taste of water. Substances such as rust, calcium carbonate, chlorine, and many others can adversely affect the flavor of water—and, in extension, the quality of a recipe. Residential water treatment systems can, in a way, improve the cooking of a household by ensuring that only the purest water is used. Homeowners can turn to companies like AXEON Water Technologies for reliable water treatment solutions for their kitchen.

Friday, December 5, 2014

The Dangers of Drinking Brackish Water

Most people know that drinking saltwater is dangerous because it can lead to dehydration. However, there shouldn’t be much harm in drinking brackish water, right? After all, it contains much less salt than saltwater.

Unfortunately, warm brackish water is quite dangerous, too. In many cases, it is home to a number of harmful bacteria like V. vulnificus, a “flesh-eating” bacterium that caused havoc in Florida in 2013. Other strains that may be found in brackish water include E. coli and Salmonella.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Water Purification 101: RO Membranes and You

Purifying your home’s water supply can mitigate the risks posed by undesirable chemicals and minerals, as well as water-borne diseases. These days, quite a number of households rely on reverse osmosis (RO) water treatment systems to filter out contaminants. These systems render water safe for consumption by reversing its flow, as the name implies, as it passes through a semi-permeable membrane and filters.

What’s In the Water? Knowing Your Contaminants

A lot of people take drinking clean water for granted. There’s a lot of things that you may inadvertently drink while you’re enjoying that tall, cold glass of water. Here are a few of those frightful stuffs: substances:

Friday, November 14, 2014

Ultrapure Water: An Overview

It's clear that you can't make water 100-percent clean, but what if you just did? Based on current water filtration technology, industrial reverse osmosis is as close to pure water as you can get, with a filtration rate of between 99 and 100 percent possible for most solids.

Nevertheless, take an expert's word for it when he or she tells you that you wouldn’t want pure water in your tap. The water that’s used to clean your iPhone is not something you’d want to drink as it can trigger hyper-hydration, acid reflux, diarrhea, and heartburn. Rather, water in its ultra-pure state is fit for industrial applications such as semiconductors and printing.

Choosing the Right Water Filter for your Home

Clean water means a healthy life for your family. Unfortunately, we can’t always automatically trust the water that comes out of the tap. This is why it would be better to have a water filter installed in your home. However, which type of water filter should you choose? Here are some of the common filters available on the market today:

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Thinking with Membranes

 Reverse osmosis, as perplexing as the name appears, simply involves forcing water through a semipermeable membrane. This highly-advanced filter is the secret sauce behind the process's high filtration rate. For most solids like asbestos and toxic metals, the filtration rate is more than 99 percent (but not perfect). For monovalent ions like sodium, however, the rate is 95 percent.

This secret sauce usually comes in one of two forms: polyamide thin film composites (TFC) and cellulose acetate (CA). Here's a rundown of each.

Why Bother with Brackish Water Reverse Osmosis?

Many people think that bodies of water can only be classified as either ‘fresh’ or ‘salt’, with the former existing in limited quantities at any given time. True enough, it is often said that only 0.5 percent of the Earth’s freshwater supply is readily accessible, while the remaining 99.5 percent is either held in glaciers and icebergs or in bodies of saltwater deemed unfit for human consumption.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Quick Look into the Reverse Osmosis Process

In the past, the best way for people to get their hands on 100 percent clean, drinking water was to buy a water bottle from the local store. Much has changed from the 1960s onwards as water treatment methods became better and more commonplace than ever before. Today, a simple household that chooses to do so can find the means to clear their tap water with contaminants and harmful microbes.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Reverse Osmosis System fights Contamination

Algae contamination in the water supply can be hazardous for every household. Thankfully, municipal water organizations are always in search of effective ways of keeping contamination at bay. One such method is reverse osmosis filtration.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Reverse Osmosis System for Cleaner Water

Water is one of the most abundant natural resources on the planet. Unfortunately, clean water isn’t as plentiful. In the U.S. in particular, water pollution is quite rampant, and even the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) itself couldn’t figure out just how to put an end to the problem.

Monday, October 13, 2014

How a Reverse Osmosis Filter Keeps Water Safe

Every person in the United States is entitled to access to clean water, which is essential to life. The ancients were not wrong when they considered water the element of life, as the average adult human body is made up of 60% water. Contaminated or polluted water, on the other hand, is the exact opposite.

Monday, October 6, 2014

The Vital Science of Water Purification

Population growth is followed by greater consumption of fresh water. This adds pressure to the already limited water supply in many regions of the world. As a solution, experts propose water filtration to draw potable water from various sources. However, which kind of filter is best? The answer that usually comes out is reverse osmosis (RO).

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Applications for Reverse Osmosis Technology

Desalination companies came up with a solution called reverse osmosis in removing salt, minerals, and impurities from a certain volume of fluid to produce clean desalinated water. In performing reverse osmosis (RO), pressure is applied to water in a container toward a semi-permeable membrane that only pure water can permeate.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Why Get a Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment System

People can survive for many days without food but can’t live longer without drinking water. Failing to replenish your body’s water supply can lead to severe dehydration (if not treated early). With man’s dependence on it to survive, it is no wonder that the supply of potable water around the world is becoming depleted. This is why a reverse osmosis water treatment system proves to be a vital tool in the movement to preserve natural water sources and to address the demand for freshwater.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Robust Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Systems vs. Water Contamination

In such cases, the Office of the Mayor makes a public announcement to inform people that the water supply isn’t safe. However, you may not hear this announcement in time and might have already drunk the water from your tap. To avoid troublesome scenarios such as this, you can install robust reverse osmosis water treatment systems under your kitchen sink. Reverse osmosis (RO) is a water filtration method used by many water treatment facilities. A residential RO system can be fitted right underneath sinks throughout your home. When the tap is opened, water will pass through the filtration system, separating impurities from clean water. RO is useful for filtering out bacteria, viruses, detergents, and chemical components from water.

Osmosis: Water without the Nasty Stuff

The composition of the human body is roughly 60 to 70 percent water. This means human bodies need water to survive, making it the number one element for sustaining life. Though the planet we live in contains water in abundance, not all of it is fit for human consumption. The good news is that there is a simple, safe, and cost-effective means of producing potable water—reverse osmosis (RO). 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Clean Water with Residential and Commercial Reverse Osmosis Systems

The EPA was authorized by the Clean Water Act of 1972, to protect the “waters of the United States”—a statement that is quite vague and open to interpretation, thereby getting in the way of the EPA’s mission to safeguard the country’s creeks, lakes, and rivers. Since all cases of water pollution can’t be dealt with by the EPA, every American should do his or her part to preserve natural water resources. Providing clean water to an individual home is not as easy as it looks considering the treatment process that tap water needs to go through. Needless to say, providing clean water to millions of homes, commercial establishments, and facilities is even harder. Although 90% of public water meets the standards set by the EPA for safety, there are still steps that residents and business owners alike can take to improve water quality in their community. One of these steps is installing either residential or commercial reverse osmosis systems.

Maintaining a Reverse Osmosis Filter System

Residential reverse osmosis filter systems are effective in removing contaminants like fluoride, iron, calcium, and lead from the household water supply. However, like most household equipment, they need to be maintained properly to do their job efficiently. So how exactly can you maintain this kind of water filtration system? Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Element of Life: How a Reverse Osmosis Filter System Keeps Water Safe

An average adult human body is composed of about 60% water, and among all the five elements, water is considered as the “element of life”. However, contaminated or polluted water can’t be of any benefit to living things—but rather the exact opposite. When it comes to the hazards of contaminated water, a recent incident in Toledo, Ohio serves as a good example. Here’s an excerpt from the news article by Emma G. Fitzsimmons for The New York Times. Residents of Toledo, Ohio’s fourth-largest city, spent the weekend under a water advisory after tests revealed toxins in the city’s water supply, likely caused by algae growing in Lake Erie. Tens of thousands of people kept faucets turned off and left their homes in search of clean water. They waited in lines at fire stations for bottled water, crossed state lines in search of stores with supplies after local outlets ran dry, and drove to friends’ homes miles away to fill containers.

Friday, September 12, 2014

How to Disinfect Water During an Emergency

In times of emergencies such as a contamination found in your city’s water supply, you may not have access to potable water. Of course, this can be circumvented by installing a reverse osmosis water filter in your home, or by stocking up on bottled water.

If an emergency hits before you can add a water filtration system to your home and/or if you do not have access to bottled water, don’t panic. There are several disinfecting methods you can follow to make your existing water supply potable:

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Role of Reverse Osmosis Membranes in Efficient Wastewater Treatment

Reverse osmosis (RO) is the process of separation of molecules from water using a semi-permeable membrane. This technology is used in various desalination industries today to produce clean, potable water through an effective reverse osmosis membrane and leave behind impurities like salt, dirt, collected minerals, and even certain chemicals. To prevent organic fouling and contamination with colloidal particles, chlorine is usually added to membranes, such as that from suppliers like AXEON Water Technologies, before pre-treatment. It is known that while any efficient RO membrane cannot tolerate free chlorine, they can withstand high concentrations of chloramines.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

RO Membrane: Replacement Time… Or Not Yet?

Reverse osmosis (RO) membranes are often touted as one of the most effective water filtration systems out on the market today. In fact, you or some of your friends may have have water filtration systems at home that come with RO membranes. However, these efficient membranes also have shelf lives like every other machine and must be replaced at some point in the future. You can even do the replacement check yourself.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Obstacles in Turning Brackish Water into Freshwater

Many people believe that the bodies of water found on the planet are classified into two: freshwater and seawater. However, there are other bodies of water that fall in the middle; they’re saltier than freshwater, but not salty enough to be called seawater. These are known as "brackish water" and can be found in places where freshwater and seawater meet, notably the Baltic Sea and Caspian Sea.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Facts about Reverse Osmosis Machines for Aquariums

With reverse osmosis (RO), even the smallest of particles can be removed from the water supply, thus keeping it clean and free of potentially hazardous microorganisms. This concept is often used in commercial and industrial applications to provide potable water, but many households also make use of this technology. Your aquarium itself might have one equipped.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

How Reverse Osmosis Filters Water

Reverse osmosis is a process wherein a solvent passes through a porous or semipermeable membrane. To make this happen, high pressure is applied to push water through the filters (and the RO membrane). Today, this process is being used the world over to provide potable water for municipal or city use.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Cleaning Your Reverse Osmosis Water Filter System

Keeping your reverse osmosis water filter system clean is important to keep it in functional condition. As the system itself is mostly used for removing impurities and contaminates, failing to clean the system—or replacing the filters—can cause it to accumulate bacteria, eventually.
Cleaning is needed when the salt content of the filter has increased, even in the slightest. Ensure the cleanliness of your RO system with the following steps:

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Types of Reverse Osmosis (RO) Membrane

Water filtering by reverse osmosis is efficient on its own due to its ability to remove almost all kinds of particles from incoming tap water. High pressure moves water through a semi-permeable membrane and this water undergoes ion exclusion (the process where bacteria (other contaminates) and water are separated). The membrane removes the contaminants and are flushed down the drain. There are two different types of membranes, each with its own special quality of efficiency in the water filtration system:

Friday, August 1, 2014

The Benefits of RO Water Treatment Systems

The water supply in brick-and-mortar businesses or water treatment facilities is accessed by plenty of people. This is why these enterprises need to be wary of the safety of their consumers, as well as their numerous workers. The costs involved in water usage may also be a management concern. Reverse osmosis water treatment systems can be a viable solution for these issues.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Water Filters: Clean Drinking Water on Demand

A cool glass of water is often a luxury we take for granted. In fact, drinking clean water is a privilege not afforded to many. Note that several health problems come from drinking dirty or contaminated water. This is why your home should have a filtration system to ensure that you have safe drinking water at the twist of a faucet.

Reverse Osmosis Makes 24/7 Drinking Water Possible

While it’s true that three quarters of the Earth is made up of water, only 2.5 percent of that amount is freshwater, with the rest being strong, salty seawater that’s generally unfit for consumption. Even then, only one percent of the world’s freshwater supply is available for human consumption, as the other 1.5 percent is trapped in various glaciers and snowfields. This is the biggest reason why the world currently has a water supply “crisis”, even though there’s no global shortage of water as of yet.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Selecting Filtration Systems

Drinking water is one of the best methods of replenishing your body; some people claim that drinking clean water at certain times of the day even helps prevent illnesses down the line. When you are looking to provide clean water for your loved ones without the strain of using bottled water, you need an effective filtration system that uses reverse osmosis (RO) membranes. RO membranes are used to block impurities in the water and bring them out through a different channel. Residential RO membranes fall under two categories:

How to Make Sure Water is Safe for Drinking

Drinking water is important as it helps maintain the balance of body fluids that facilitate functions like digestion, absorption, circulation, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature. Water intake also helps health-conscious individuals trim their calorie consumption. While drinking water carries a lot of benefits, there are also dangers as some sources of this important liquid are uncertain and could pose a risk to human health.