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Membrane Separation – Things to know

In the water quality improvement industry, membranes are simply defined as physical barriers that separate solutions and allow passage of contaminants within a certain range of size, molecular mass, or even charge polarity and strength. When driving pressure is applied, certain contaminants will be “selectively rejected” or “concentrated” by the membrane (depending on the membrane […]

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Introduction to membrane separations

Membrane separation systems are an environmentally friendly technology and valuable in lowering the overall environmental impact of our projects.

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Membrane Separation – there’s so much more for you to know

The future is bright for membrane separations, costs are falling, flux rates are improving, and there are many manufacturers hoping to earn your business. Talk to your OEM or business coach about how you can start incorporating more membrane separation technologies into your dealership this year.

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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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Manganese could make your children stupid

I read this very interesting press release and paper today…The University of Quebec at Montreal performed a comprehensive study on the effects of manganese in drinking water on children’s intellectual abilities. The results were quite sobering, manganese has a definite and distinct negative  effect on children’s mental development. It follows naturally to assume that there […]

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Toxic City Water?

I read this article today, and it got me thinking…how many times do cities allow algal blooms into your water and simply cast the issue aside as “natural” and claim it to not be a health risk? This is just one more reason to take control of your own water quality and not rely on […]

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WQA Aquatech 2010 Overview

I spent last week in beautiful Orlando, Florida at the WQA Aquatech international conference and trade show. This year’s show was at the well-equipped Orange County Convention Center which is conveniently located close to the airport and within 20  minutes of downtown Orlando. Attendance felt about the same or slightly more than last year’s show, […]

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