Category Archives: Tutorials

Shipping Compatibility of Common Water Treatment Chemicals

I’ve been asked so many times about chemical compatibility in shipping, I though I’d post this here for everyone’s convenience.

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Corrosion Control Class 04/02/2013 – Room 130, Indiana Convention Center – WQA Aquatech 2013

In today’s Corrosion class, we’ll discuss the EPA’s  ‘Lead and Copper Rule’ and how it applies to drinking water quality. The broad intent of this session is to help attendees begin to understand the causes and  impact of corrosion in potable water systems, as well as provide some insight on how to treat it.   […]

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Slick and Slimy Soft Water

I’m frequently asked about why soft water is “slimy”. Some people will tell you that you’re feeling your natural body oils when washing with soft water. Body oils play a VERY SMALL part in the feel issue. Slimy feel is really affected by water pH, carbonate content, sodium content and of course the type of soap […]

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AvantaPure Logix – Brine prep time increase

The AvantaPure Logix software used on Pentair’s Autotrol 269 valves is being updated to allow for longer brine prep time of 120 minutes. Along with this change, the default Regeneration Start time is being adjusted to 12:01 AM. With these changes, if the time of regeneration is left at 12:01 AM, the valve will index […]

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McGraw Hill Continuing Education – Template Assisted Crystallization

Across the world, protecting water resources and improving water quality has become a major political and strategic focus. Fresh water and treated water is a miraculous combination of minerals, nutrients and chemicals that give life on this planet.

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WQA Aquatech 2012 – Water and Nutritional Supplements

My presentation at WQA Aquatech 2012 is about the importance of water quality experts having a better understanding of water, health, aquaceuticals, nutraceuticals and other related technologies. Our industry has focused for so long on REMOVING things from water that we have forgotten that we can actually ADD things to make water even better for […]

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Copper fouling in a water softener in Utah

Resin cleaners like ProGuard assist the resin in purging metallic ions from it’s structured matrix. As a side benefit, ProGuard will clean the resin more effectively and hold the metals in suspension through the use of EDTA, an effective chelating agent.

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Dealing with Organic Fouling on Anion Resin

Brine cleaning is an effective treatment for removing organic contaminants on strong and weak base anion resins in demineralizers, organic traps and Dealkalizer units. When working with elevated levels of organics in the feed water, it is smart to perform regular brine treatments as part of your planned preventative maintenance program. The following cleaning procedure […]

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Water DOG – Spare Parts and Product Repairs

If you are one of the thousands of homeowners and businesses who invested in a Water DOG HD, HDi or low-flow oxidizing system, you know that it is excellent technology. Unfortunately their company is another victim of “the great recession” and no longer can provide parts or an other assistance to dealers and users. Water […]

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Soft Water not for Drinking? – Is softened water corrosive?

Hard water contains calcium and/or magnesium ions. These ions make soap hard to lather, giving hard water its name. For water to be called “soft”, it must be devoid of these hardness ions. There is a significant difference between “naturally soft” water and “ion exchange softened” water.

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