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.