Sunday, May 31, 2015
A reverse osmosis water filter is used as a water treatment process that uses a membrane to filter out unwanted contaminants. There are other types of membrane processes that can only filter out larger contaminants than in reverse osmosis. Other types of processes include: • Particle Filtration (carbon, zeolite, calcite, mixed media, etc.) • Microfiltration • Ultrafiltration • Nanofiltration • Reverse Osmosis As seen in the chart above, there is an overlap between all of the processes. This is why it is beneficial to complete a water analysis to determine the types of contaminants in your feed water. Depending on the types and sizes of the unwanted particles in the water, a reverse osmosis system or another type of reverse osmosis water filter system would be recommended, along with one or more particle filtration (media filtration) systems before and/or after the membrane system.
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Water is one of the primary needs for life, so a water crisis raises major cause for concern. Water shortage can and have occurred in many places throughout history, and one of the most recent examples is the dry spell that has been burdening California for more than three years now, with no end still in sight. This is not the worst drought experienced by the state, as experts say that the area has gone through dry spells that lasted 10 to 20 years in the past. However, that doesn’t make the current situation any less worrisome. The Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. reports about the measures the state is taking to help combat the water shortage, including putting up more legislations against water wastage. Governor Brown has also been discussing with experts about water conservation efforts.
Reverse osmosis can be a good way of turning seawater into drinkable water to solve the scarcity of fresh water that is happening in several parts of America, including the state of California, as a recent article on The Buffalo News observed. Lots of Water in the Ocean The ocean indeed has a lot of water, but over 97 percent of that is too salty for drinking. Thus, most of that is unusable for humans. With the combination of population growth, excessive consumption, and prolonged droughts, arid yet populous areas like California are forced to restrict water use.
Friday, May 29, 2015
Every community regardless of size needs direct access to fresh water. Some places may see established water providers sell their products at ridiculously high prices while others simply want a place to access clean water for various purposes. In an article for Water and Wastewater International, Stefan Schuster said that the pursuit of clean water may be possible by reprocessing brackish groundwater through a reverse osmosis machine, also known by the shorthand RO. The drive to access more fresh water sources or filter any saline sources can tug hard at U.S. consumers. The threat of algal blooms to existing freshwater sources in the country prompted collaborations between four federal agencies to develop a monitoring program for algal blooms and advise residents against drinking in affected areas. If your community has resolved to pool resources in ensuring a steady flow of clean water, take up your options with a company like AXEON Water Technologies.
The importance of having safe and potable drinking water at home has often been raised, yet some homeowners still aren’t getting the message. Danger always lurks within the water you drink, which can contain millions of harmful substances that could affect your family’s health, making them more susceptible to sicknesses and diseases. Fortunately, these risks posed by common impurities and toxins can be lessened with an effective reverse osmosis filter system. Heavy Metals Most municipalities in America are still transporting water through lead or metal pipes, and these alone could already pose a threat to everyone in the family. Once these pipes are subjected to corrosion, these could go along with the water supply, eventually finding its way to your tap water.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
For the past few years, reverse osmosis (RO) systems had been the standard for effective water purification from any water sources, and had even been beneficial for wastewater and reuse applications essential for industrial processes. Among the system’s most essential parts is its membrane element, which could last for between three and seven years, depending on its use and maintenance. Like most systems, reverse osmosis systems also require regular maintenance and cleaning to ensure that these would remain at their top shape. Even quality RO membrane components require cleaning to keep producing potable drinking water for everyone, which would be impossible if these systems are teeming with accumulations of foreign material.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Besides quenching thirst, clean water plays a major role in various industrial operations. Almost all manufacturing processes require the use of water, including diluting, washing, cooling, and transporting products. Before being fed into the system, however, the water must be of high quality. Two filtration methods can be used—distillation and reverse osmosis.
With more room for growth in the sparkling water sector, and an expected continuous increase in demand for still water products, it is not surprising that big companies are interested in entering the bottled water market. Moreover, cases of ongoing drought in various parts of the country like California present a potential that entrepreneurs cannot ignore. To effectively address these needs, business-minded individuals can start beverage companies using reverse osmosis water treatment systems. Because of the continuing water shortage in drought-hit areas, startup and local companies are better positioned to tap seawater and transform it into potable water fit for human consumption. These enterprises can use quality brackish water reverse osmosis machines created by trusted manufacturers, such as AXEON Water Technologies. Doing so means that they wouldn’t have to rely on the water supply of other states to satisfy the demands of their respective localities.
Monday, May 25, 2015
Many would argue that the study COED reported about is another reason for people to grab a cold bottle of beer and drink it with much gusto. But for events like Oktoberfest, mere mass-produced beer simply will not do as drinking enthusiasts are looking to try out craft beer, a specialty brew made by local pubs. As these microbrewers do not own or do not need to buy the complex equipment that dedicated manufacturers use, they rely on more compact equipment such as a reverse osmosis machine created and distributed by AXEON Water Technologies. Many beer pubs and small-scale specialized breweries use commercial reverse osmosis systems in making craft beer for their businesses and for celebrated events like Oktoberfest. This is because reverse osmosis is more efficient than distillation (which is used in the beer-making process) in removing particulates as small as molecular ions from solutions.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
The state of California has been experiencing yet another year of arid temperatures that are taking a toll on both cities and farms, which use an average of 80 percent of the water supply annually. With water cuts along the way, farmers are looking into utilizing the following water technologies, not only to maintain agricultural production but also to contribute to water conservation in the state.
Another drawback is the cost of purchasing dionized water, which can be rather steep owing to the specialized process involved. Since the water is usually delivered in bulky bottles, one also has to sacrifice office space to store them. A more viable alternative is to install an effective reverse osmosis filtration system, such as those sold by reputable companies like AXEON Water Technologies. Whereas high-solute liquid usually passes through a semipermeable membrane towards a liquid with lower solute concentration, reverse osmosis employs pressure to turn around this process. As a result, up to 98% of all total dissolved solids are removed, including harmful pathogens.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
In nature, a liquid that has a higher solute concentration passes through a permeable membrane towards a liquid with a lower solute concentration. The permeation will cease once the two liquids achieve equilibrium (that is, they have the same amount of solute). This, in a nutshell, is osmosis. Reverse osmosis flips the process on its head by applying pressure on the liquid that has a higher concentration of solute (including bacteria) so that it passes through a superfine filter (membrane) towards a tank with clean water. According to AXEON Water Technologies, a reverse osmosis water filter system removes up to 96.5% of total dissolved solids, resulting in pure water that even people with weakened immune systems can safely drink.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The race for clean drinking water is on. In some parts of the globe, technologies are feverishly being developed to ensure that the generations to come continue to have clean and safe water to drink. One technology in particular—seawater desalinization—has now attracted much of the world’s attention. Successful seawater desalination projects in Tampa Bay, Florida; Ashkelon, Israel; and Singapore have made many other communities realize the possibility of augmenting their supplies with water from the sea. California is one of the many communities that are presently evaluating seawater desalination for public consumption.
Monday, May 18, 2015
When seawater and fresh water combine, the result is water that has a salinity level lower than seawater but higher than fresh water. This is called brackish water or sometimes “briny water”.
As you would probably expect, brackish water usually occurs in areas where fresh water meets sea water. Thus, the most common brackish water spots are estuaries—areas of water between a river and sea. Another example is mangrove swamps, while there are also specific lakes, seas, and marshes that are brackish in nature.
Sunday, May 17, 2015
AXEON Water Technologies, a leading water treatment systems manufacturer, has recently released new online training content on reverse osmosis and the proper operation of the equipment it manufactures. The new content will help to further expand the company’s already extensive AXEON Learning Center, whose aim is to properly educate and inform existing and prospective customers alike about the advantages of the reverse osmosis process, and help them take full advantage of AXEON equipment. As a designer and manufacturer of reverse osmosis systems, AXEON Water Technologies enjoys an in-depth view into developments in the water treatment industry. The insight it has gained through years of experience in the field has given it a unique understanding of reverse osmosis technology.
Friday, May 15, 2015
In the process of reverse osmosis water filtration, having a quality RO membrane is essential. The RO membrane is the part of a reverse osmosis system crucial to successful water purification, since it is responsible for filtering pollutants such as industrial waste, debris, agricultural chemicals, dissolved mineral salts, protozoan bacteria, and parasites, among others. The membrane of a reverse osmosis system traps all the particles and compounds forced inside the machine. The component is cylindrical in shape to make it easier to check for structural faults and damage. It usually ranges from 1.8 to 4.0 inches in diameter and length, with pores measuring between 0.0005 and 0.005 microns in diameter (which is the ideal size for trapping common particles in water).
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
In the dental industry, access to clean water is a must to ensure the safety of each patient. To address this need, our team at AXEON has recently launched a new product: the NEXEON XRO-Series Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Systems specifically designed for the unique demands of the dental industry. In a typical dental facility, distilled or deionized water is often used in autoclaves, which are used to sterilize various dental tools. As sensitive pieces of equipment, autoclaves require the use of water with a low total dissolved solids (TDS) count to prevent breakdown due to deposit build-up. Recently, however, distilled or deionized water has seen increased use in other dental office functions, such as surgery and drill-cooling water sprays.
Monday, May 11, 2015
Agriculture accounts for 80% of the fresh water consumption in the country. Given how expensive city water is, though, many growers opt to drill wells on their properties to cut down irrigation costs. This solution comes with a hitch, however: fresh well water contains too much chloride, which is abrasive and corrosive to water pipes, and can potentially stunt—or even kill—crops. Thankfully, AXEON Water Technologies offers a proven reverse osmosis water system that can rid well water of excess chloride. Our AXEON M1-Series reverse osmosis water filter systems were specifically designed for commercial and light industrial applications. As the name implies, the system uses the principle of reverse osmosis to remove impurities and produce irrigation-ready water. In a nutshell, fluids with low solute (dissolved substances) pass through a membrane towards an area with high solute concentrations.
Saturday, May 9, 2015
As the name suggests, reverse osmosis seeks to flip the process around by making the brine water flow towards the pure water. To do this, one has to upset the osmotic pressure by applying a greater amount of pressure on the brine water, causing it to flow towards the opposite container instead. Membranes with fine pores are used so that larger particles (like diluted salt and other impurities) cannot pass through, permitting only clean water to penetrate the barrier. Fortunately, heavy-duty industrial reverse osmosis systems make this same process viable in a commercial setting. Our product uses a raw water storage tank for the “feed water”, and a pump that generates the necessary pressure. The water goes through a variety of preliminary treatment phases before actual reverse osmosis is performed. These include pre-filtration (to decrease the solutes or dissolved substances present), media filtering (the use of activated carbon and other filtering media to further remove impurities)
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Chlorine has been a widely used method for disinfecting water and eliminating waterborne diseases. It is enormously efficient at removing diseases and pathogens. It is extensively used since it’s low-cost and simple to monitor and control. Chlorine is considered one of the best disinfecting agents, yet despite its usefulness and economical ability to disinfect water, chlorination has some problems of its own. Private well users sometimes use chlorine to disinfect the water as they do have a choice in their water treatment method. City water users do not have control of the disinfection methods and chlorine is most commonly used because it is the most cost-effective and efficient disinfection method. The problem that arises with the use of chlorination is the production of unsafe byproducts. Chlorine creates Trihalomethanes (THMs), which are toxic when they are inhaled, consumed, or come into contact with the skin.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Reverse osmosis (RO) is an extremely effective method for treating water, and the RO membrane that you choose is critical to the purity of your water. Note that the RO membrane is the primary filtering media for this fairly straightforward system, and there are different types of membranes depending on the type of water that you are going to filter.
There are RO membranes that are designed for sea water, brackish water, or high-flow commercial applications. Membranes come in different diameters to work with different systems. In fact, most people consider the RO membrane to be the heart of the filtration system. While there are different manufacturing methods for this critical piece, the most common configuration is a spiral wound configuration that uses one of two materials to round out the manufacturing process.
Friday, May 1, 2015
Many people suffer from a dearth of potable tap water. For instance, the water that courses through municipal water mains city may at times be contaminated or loaded with chemicals. At other times, the water drawn from wells may have impurities that render it unclean. A reverse osmosis water filter system in the home saves money that may have been spent on bottled water and gives homeowners the cleanest drinking water possible.
Reverse osmosis systems installed in residential settings work by taking water delivered to the home that may have impurities and forcing it through a semi-permeable membrane by using the pressure found in the home's plumbing system. Any impurities that are caught are simply flushed away, and the only substance that passes through the filter is drinkable water.