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How Do Ultraviolet Sterilizers Work?

Ultraviolet sterilizers, a technology used since the start of the 20th century, are used to disinfect and to control the spread of infections. It uses UV light with an electromagnetic radiation that has a wavelength falling in the range of 10 nanometers and 400 nanometers. Ultraviolet light types are, because of their differing wavelengths and more…

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Is Your City’s Drinking Water Toxic?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is a federal agency that is responsible for making sure the drinking water in the U.S. is safe to consume. But unfortunately, the EPA has failed to protect an estimated 63 million people in the U.S. from being exposed to drinking water that contains harmful contaminants. Where are these contaminants more…

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What is Deionized Water? RO Water vs. DI Water

While many consumers know about reverse osmosis as one of the top commercial and home water treatment options, there’s less common knowledge available about deionized water. You could easily be persuaded to invest in different water treatment technology with the right buzzwords, but is different always better? Before purchasing a water treatment system of either more…

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Improving Your Home’s Water

Does your home have bad water? Do you buy cases of bottled water every week because your home’s water isn’t fit for consumption? According to the EPA, a significant portion of American homes struggle with water potability. Luckily, homeowners can address this problem by diagnosing their bad water, and taking steps to treat it with more…

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How Does Nanofiltration Work?

Nanofiltration is a somewhat recent filtration method that depends upon membrane permeability. While there are some similarities between nanofiltration and reverse osmosis technology, the two technologies are distinct. If reverse osmosis can’t be used for a specific application, then a nanofiltration water system is the next best alternative in removing, among other things, some multivalent more…

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System Tests for Reverse Osmosis Systems: Probing & Profiling

Reverse osmosis (or RO) is a process which pushes a stream of feedwater through a semipermeable membrane, filtering out dissolved elements such as organics and salt. The membrane separates the water into two separate streams. One containing the removed solids, and the other with soft, purified water. RO systems are great at removing impurities, so more…

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How Industrial Reverse Osmosis Membrane Elements Work

Industrial reverse osmosis membrane elements are the key components in both industrial and commercial water filtration systems. These components are necessary for any filtration, water reclamation or compound separation to occur using the reverse osmosis method. A Proven Method of Filtration For many years, RO technology has served the water filtration and compound separation needs more…

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Cost Benefits of Using Commercial Reverse Osmosis Units

Reverse osmosis is one of the most effective ways to remove impurities from drinking water, improve taste, and eliminate odors. Commercial reverse osmosis has long been used in places like dialysis clinics, restaurants, breweries and more. RO filtration systems may also be used in situations where sea water needs to be converted to freshwater or more…

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Shutdown Preservation of Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Systems: Handling, Preservation and Storage

Reverse osmosis water treatment systems require some special handling when storing them for long periods of time. When you don’t properly prepare a system for shutdown, biological contamination can become an issue. Trapped moisture harbors bacteria and causes biofilm, a thick film of organic material that clogs the system and leads to permanent damage. Luckily, more…

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A Guide to Membrane Element Evaluation for RO Systems

Reverse osmosis (or RO) systems can be uniquely effective methods of water purification, but the membranes that they rely upon must be cared for and monitored if they are to remain functional. Numerous complications can occur in the membranes that RO systems use if these membranes are neglected, which means that frequent analysis of these more…