Water Treatment Solutions

Lead in our Drinking Water

Is there lead in your water? When you take a drink of water, the last thing you want to do is think, “What’s in this?” In order to have a good grasp on what’s in your water, and whether you have lead content in your water, we need to understand how it gets there. The…

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Fluoride in Your Water

Do you have fluoride in your water? How often do you stop and think about your water? Usually it’s only a bad taste or smell that makes us stop and think about it. But there are various chemicals and treatments added to tap water that you may not notice—things like fluoride—but that you should research.…

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Hard Water in Your Home

Identifying Hard Water in Your Home Water that has been treated with a water softener will perform better than water that remains hard. It will extend the life of your appliances. It will be better for your hair and skin. It will be easier on your home and your wallet. Hard water is called “hard”…

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The 5 Most Common Water Treatment Myths

As water service professionals, we hear a number of oft-repeated fallacies that don’t hold up upon closer inspection. What follows are the most common inaccuracies we hear, and the truth behind them. I have a purifier in my refrigerator, that’s all I need – The purifier in your refrigerator works perfectly well to filter large…

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Drinking Water Filters: What You Need to Know

Consumers looking to invest in a high-quality, efficient water filter are faced with dozens of choices, all promising great tasting H20 and ease of use. You can buy filters online, over the phone, or in your local department store in all methods of dispensation and all sorts of flashy colors. But what do these products…

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Radiation

Ultraviolet radiation is a method of disinfection involving the use of a high concentration of ultraviolet light at a short wavelength. Inside a watertight chamber, water runs underneath a UV lamp. The concentrated UV light alters the nucleic acids within microorganisms to disrupt their DNA, destroying their ability to reproduce and effectively killing them. UV…

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Distillation

Distillation has been a mainstay in water treatment for thousands of years, being touted by Aristotle as an effective means of purification as far back as 350 B.C.E. The process begins by heating water to the boiling point, causing it to vaporize and rise into a condenser. Here the water vapor cools and condenses so…

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Reverse Osmosis

Reverse Osmosis Natural osmosis occurs when solutions with two different concentrations are separated by a semi-permeable membrane. Osmotic pressure drives water through the membrane, the water dilutes the more concentrated solution, and the end result is equilibrium. In reverse osmosis (RO), carefully applied hydraulic pressure counteracts the natural osmotic pressure and forces the solution back…

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Glossary of Water Terms

Clean Water Facts and Information Glossary of Water Terms absolute filter rating Refers to the smallest particle size that a filter will trap 100 percent. For example, a 5-micron absolute filter will trap all particles 5 microns and larger. See nominal filter rating. activated carbon Carbon that has been specially treated to enhance its ability…

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Filtration

Water filtration is an expansive topic that can refer to dozens of different processes all designed to remove impurities from water using a chemical process, a biological process, or a physical barrier. Filtration can be used in irrigation, aquariums, swimming pools, and drinking water, as well as for other purposes. Chemical Filtration Chemical filtration changes…

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