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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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Low-energy membranes

AXEON HF5 – Series Membranes feature our proprietary HF5 Technology™, with advanced membrane construction that allows for an operating pressure as low as 80 psi.

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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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Rethinking Reverse Osmosis

At WQA Aquatech 2014 in Orlando, two good friends of mine received well-deserved awards for their long-time selfless service to the water treatment industry. Chubb Michaud and Robert Slovak have given much to our ever-improving industry and while listening to Robert’s acceptance speech, I began to think about how far residential reverse osmosis drinking water […]

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Prozac-contaminated drinking water could cause Autism

Psychoactive Pharmaceuticals Induce Fish Gene Expression Profiles Associated with Human Idiopathic Autism Michael A. Thomas1*,  Rebecca D. Klaper2 1 Department of Biological  Sciences, Idaho State University School, Pocatello, Idaho, United States of America, 2 School of Freshwater  Sciences, University  of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America Abstract Idiopathic autism, caused by genetic susceptibility […]

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Aquaceuticals – Drink to your health – Part 2

A smart dealer wanting to learn about aquaceuticals needs to quickly develop a broad understanding of the key concepts in this fascinating and rapidly growing segment of the water quality improvement industry. Our customers turn to aquaceuticals because they believe in the value of liquid nutrition. Solid pills and powder-filled capsules are generally less effectively […]

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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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Salt Lake City’s water unsafe, according to EWG

I read this article in the Salt Lake Tribune this morning… The EWG is drawing attention to the presence of Hexavalent Chromium in water supplies nation-wide. Yes, this is an important issue, but one can’t react emotionally to information like this and we certainly don’t need more federal regulation. Since less than 1% of municipally supplied water is actually consumed by humans, why should the other 99% be treated to “drinking” water levels? It just doesn’t make sense!

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Lead in Washington DC’s water

I read this article in the Washington Post today. It again highlights the importance of homeowners taking responsibility for their own drinking water quality. It is very interesting to note that the CDC falsified test data, and that the use of chloramine exacerbated the lead problem. The US recession has only made things worse for water utilities who continue to be help to extremely high standards with limited operating budgets.

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