Thursday, October 22, 2015

Reverse Osmosis Filtration: The Benefits of RO Systems to One’s Health

Many people have heard that reverse osmosis systems are highly effective at filtering unhealthy and even harmful particulates from the water that your drink. All tap water will have some unhealthy matter in it, and this includes municipally-treated water as well as well water. With RO systems, the water is forced through a semi-permeable membrane that captures 99.9% of these contaminants. Through this filtration process, the water can be healthier to drink and can taste better. It also can remove hard water particles that can damage your pipes, appliances and other items.

Monday, October 19, 2015

RO Systems Can Remove Minerals in Drinking Water

Reverse osmosis is a water purification technology that effectively removes larger particles water, making it suitable for drinking. Using semipermeable membranes, reverse osmosis systems filter out such particles. These systems also do much more than expel impurities but also helps in removing minerals that may be present in tap water. Learn why it is important to only drink water that is free of harmful inorganic minerals.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Reverse Osmosis: One-Stop Water Purification

Clean water is an important need. This means you need a filtration system in your home and RO systems are one of the best. Reverse Osmosis systems are used to filter out dense constituents along with other dissolved particulates by using a high pressure pump to push water through a semi-permeable micro-sieve. This process significantly improves the hygienic properties of the water, even as far as making brackish water drinkable.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Reverse Osmosis: Your Household’s One-Stop Water Purification Process

The importance of clean drinking water supply cannot be overemphasized. It is, after all, the source of life, but amidst California’s festering drought, mandatory water usage reductions have begun taking their toll on a growing number of communities. Statistics indicate that this is the worst drought the state has had to endure in over a millennium, and while the rains seem to be a long way coming, it has become extremely imperative to purify and maximize whatever water is available. One of the most utilized water purifying technologies existing today is the reverse osmosis process, a highly effective hyper-filtration procedure that eliminates harmful micro substances like saline, fluoride, and arsenic, among others, especially in regions with heavily contaminated groundwater. Although this process can be used for other fluids, California households will greatly benefit from this technology for their conservative water supply.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Brackish Water Reverse Osmosis: Purifying the Next Best Water Source

The safety and stability of the world’s water supplies have become a pressing political and economic issue so much so that the threat to this essential resource could yet pose a present danger to the global economy. With unprecedented climate changes comes a torrent of environmental impacts like drought, over flooding, and fluctuating sea levels, which threaten the availability and hygienic properties of potable water. Add that to the ever swelling population, along with the demand, and you’ve got a global-scale problem brewing. As surface water sources continue to dwindle due to the current drought conditions in California, brackish water may soon become the next best viable source. This extremely salty water source is known to occur in coastal areas and aquifers where there is a confluence of fresh water and saline water.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Crossflow Filtration: New Reverse Osmosis Machine for Businesses

In many nations across the world, the simple, inexpensive reverse osmosis (RO) process has helped people in both the commercial and residential sectors to attain an adequate supply of clean drinking water for many years now. Desalination, converting saltwater into potable fluids, has become a reality because of RO systems. RO is currently the most effective solution to supply drinking water to drought-stricken areas or places with inadequate supply of potable water. The RO system extracts inorganic solids (such as salts) from a solution like seawater, for instance, to turn seawater into more potable form. Highly concentrated water is pushed through a semi permeable membrane, filtering impurities and contaminates, and allowing only water to pass through.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Using Reverse Osmosis Filter to Provide Homes with Clean Tap Water

With the seeming rapid depletion of potable water on Earth, nations are scrambling for viable water sources to resolve the growing severity of the problem. The U.S. state of California, for one, has turned to the largest body of water, the Pacific Ocean, for the key to end the state’s progressive struggle with drought. The Golden State’s extreme drought is now on its fourth year, according to NBC News, and so far, much of the state’s hopes lie in how to turn the vast amounts of seawater into drinking water. This fall, the Poseidon Water in Carlsbad, San Diego, will provide around 50 million gallons of water to Californian communities. This is reportedly the largest desalination plant in the West Coast, costing more than $1 billion to build. This is not the first desalination plant in the state, though.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Advantages of Reverse Osmosis Systems

Many businesses and homes alike have benefited from reverse osmosis systems, as scores of people move toward a health-conscious lifestyle and seek to purify their food and water supplies. Reverse osmosis is a process which can help in that endeavor.

Carbon Boosts the Flexibility of Reverse Osmosis Water Filter Systems

Carbon filtration is considered one of the relatively cheap and efficient ways of purifying water. Carbon filters themselves are highly touted for their performance, mainly due to their physical characteristics. A single pound of carbon possesses an approximate surface area of about 125 acres, allowing it to absorb a huge amount of pollutants in water. This quality is one of the factors that make carbon filters an important part of many reverse osmosis water filter systems. Activated carbon filters are also known as activated charcoal filters. The material is charcoal that has been oxygen-treated to make it highly porous with a large surface area—properties that allow it to absorb significant amounts of water contaminants. When water passes over the carbon, pollutants in the water quite literally “stick” to the activated carbon, and effectively get removed from the water.

Monday, August 24, 2015

How Using the Right RO Membrane Gives You the Beer Flavor You Desire

When sipping a pint of beer, you likely notice things like hop, malt flavors, the fruity or spicy tastes, or the acidity; and if you’re a home brewer, you’re probably taking mental notes about such details as yeast strains or the length of the secondary fermentation. What may have escaped your scrutiny is the quality of the water that was used in brewing. Water quality is often overlooked, despite being the most abundant ingredient in beer, and therefore, an important factor affecting the brew’s flavor. Beer is essentially 95% water, so it’s easy to see that when you use “good" water, you’ll produce good beer. As experts say, no amount of tasty malts and good-smelling hops will help make bad water good. Water is also the only ingredient which stays relatively unchanged from the early stages of the brewing process down to the final beverage.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Pretreatment Essential to RO Membrane Success

The United States Environmental Protection Agency classifies chlorine as a disinfectant and allows a maximum contaminant level goal (MCLG) of four milligrams per liter (mg/L) in drinking water supplies. The agency does recognize that chlorine’s presence in water can cause digestive discomfort and eye or nose irritation in some consumers. For most residential and medicinal purposes, four mg/L or ppm is unacceptable. Furthermore, the chlorine in public drinking water supplies is damaging to the membranes in a reverse osmosis (RO) system.

Since the membranes are typically the most costly part of a water filtration system, it is best to remove as much chlorine as possible from the water before it even touches an RO membrane.

: Simple and Inexpensive

This is where carbon pretreatment earns its keep. Although technically not part of the reverse osmosis
process, one or more carbon pretreatments to remove harmful chlorine is essential to the life of RO membranes. It is not an exaggeration to state that chlorine will damage an RO membrane.

: No Compromises

save money and/or space, some users may be tempted to skip the carbon or the sediment removal pretreatment steps when considering a reverse osmosis system for home use. Both steps are not only critical to the process of producing clean water but are also imperative to preserving the life and investment made in the RO membranes.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

How a RO Filter System Can Benefit an Aquarium

People have learned the advantages of drinking reverse osmosis water. However, aquariums may also benefit from a reverse osmosis filter system. Tap water may look perfectly acceptable at first for aquariums, but the minerals, chemicals and bacteria found in tap water can cause serious issues. The best thing to do is use a system that removes these elements.
Problems with Excessive Algae
Aquariums with excessive algae look dark and uninhabitable for your fish. This also increases the level and frequency of maintenance you have to do on your tank. It takes three things to make algae: nitrate, phosphate, and light. Tap water may contain phosphate and nitrate. Combine that with light and, well, you know the rest. Using purified water should help ease the onset of excessive algae, in turn, saving you hours of cleaning.
Saltwater Tanks
Saltwater tanks benefit from using purified water because it is less likely to have elements that will throw the pH balance out of whack. Using tap water with high levels of phosphate and nitrate might counteract with the salt mixes that contain the items that your fish need to survive.

Freshwater Tanks
If you have a tank with freshwater plants, then you know that they grow best in water that has specific pH levels. This is extremely hard to control if you use tap water. Using purified water will easily reach the pH level your tank requires.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Large Scale RO Solutions Save Resources and Money!

Reverse osmosis filtration has become the solution for many municipalities beset with water shortage problems. As annual average rainfall continues to dwindle in arid climates, the demand for clean water continues to skyrocket. Water desalination via reverse osmosis filtration systems is considered a viable solution in such a scenario.

On June 4th, 2015 Clearwater, Florida just completed its first large scale brackish reverse osmosis treatment plant. Before the water treatment plant was built, the city of Clearwater purchased water in bulk from a regional supplier to supplement the needs they couldn't meet by collecting from the Floridan aquifer. This is common practice for many coastal cities in the United States.

The idea for Clearwater's large scale brackish reverse osmosis plant came from the city plan to preemptively try to cut cost on water while also protecting the surrounding natural environment. A civil and environmental engineering firm was tapped during the project’s early stages to boost efficiency, minimize the environmental impact, and ensure long term cost benefits for the city. The plant will produce 6.25 million gallons of water daily.

Reverse osmosis of brackish water uses less energy than sea-water RO. Not surprisingly, visionaries in San Francisco have also contemplated the idea of tapping the potential underground brackish water sources in San Mateo as an alternative to the more obvious solution of desalinating Bay water. Using reverse osmosis with brackish water is the first step in helping small communities become self-sufficient to reduce water import expenses.