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.