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Importance of Filtering Water

  1. Substances Reverse Osmosis Technology Struggles to Remove

    Substances Reverse Osmosis Technology Struggles to Remove

    Nidia K Trejo

    What RO Doesen't Remove

    Reverse osmosis (RO) was first commercialized at UCLA in the 1960s. Now it is used throughout the world at the advanced, end stages of water treatment. The quality of water output from these RO systems is high. This makes the water safe enough for people to drink and can be pure enough for use in industrial processes.

    RO effectively removes dissolved salts that can contribute to water hardness as well as metal ions like lead and mercury. The pore size of RO filters enable proper removal of protozoa, bacteria, and viruses from water. The pores are an order of magnitude smaller than nanofilters and three

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  2. Guide for "Salt-Free" Water Softening

    Salt-free softening guide

    Water hardness is measured by the amount of calcium and magnesium minerals in water. Within the water quality improvement industry, Grains per gallon (gpg) is the most common method for designating the water hardness. Lab reports may express hardness using parts per million (ppm) or milligrams per liter (mg/L). Multiply the grains per gallon by 17.1 to get the equavalent ppm or milligrams per liter.

    The Water Quality Association breaks down water hardness into the following categories:

    • Soft:   < 1 gpg   (<17.1 mg/L)

    • Slightly hard: 1 to 3.5 gpg (17.1 to 60 mg/L)

    • Moderately hard: 3.5 to 7.0

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  3. General Water Treatment Q & A

    Which type of filter do I need?

    Nearly every water source can be improved with the right water filtration system. Even if your water is under tight federal oversight, it contains substances that cause unpleasant taste and odors.

    Whole House vs Undersink Filtration

    Whole House Water Treatment Options




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  4. Why to speak with a water treatment specialist and how to determine what water treatment equipment is best for you

    Why do I need a water treatment specialist? Wont some equipment from the store work just fine?

    When it comes to water treatment there is no turnkey solution that works for all water sources. The water that is supplied changes throughout the planet while also changing with the seasons. So there may be a setup in New York that works really well on their water source but it might not work well in California. Each water treatment system needs to be adjusted for based on the water that will be processed within the system. So if we want to find the perfect equipment to process our water we need to find a way to figure out what’s in the water. This is where a water sample should be obtained and sent in for analysis.

    City Water vs Well Water?

    A water analysis is important so a water treatment professional can assist you in what

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  5. Is Whole House Reverse Osmosis Right for You?

    The article will aim to help assist you in the understanding of determining the water processing equipment you may need while also providing clarification on some of the small details within determining the correct equipment and chemicals to use within your house or place of business.

    Whole House RO

    To first begin we can discuss why water processing is so important. I don’t have to tell you the importance of water as it is used from everything from drinking water or consumable products, to use within energy systems, boilers and many other applications. The one trouble however that water poses is that it is a universal solvent. It has the ability to dissolve many different chemicals or substances. Now depending on the substance, it may dissolve more or less but most things

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  6. Is Nanofiltration Right for Your Industrial Application?

    According to a report published by the United Nations, clean water sources are under increasing pressure as global population increases. In turn, many industrial facilities are under pressure not only to treat the water they need to operate, but also to reduce overall water consumption. Nanofiltration can help industrial facilities filter water, soften water, and generate potable water while helping to save energy and valuable industrial space.

    In commercial settings, nanofiltration can remove:

    heavy metals—which in some cases can be demineralized and reused

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  7. Can a Water Softener Treat Iron?

    Our experts can help you determine the correct system, so please consult us before ordering.  The limiting factors in choosing the proper filtration media include the amount of dissolved oxygen, pH level, oxidation-reduction potential (ORP), water temperature, and carbon dioxide (CO2).  Let WECO help you find the proper system to best meet your needs.

    Treating Iron with a Softener


    How much iron is too

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  8. Laboratory Water Testing

    Municipal water supplies are tested at the treatment facility to maintain the mandated water quality standards set by US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). However, if you own or manage a private well, you should already know that there is no federal or state oversight of your water supply. If you buy or sell the property there may be a requirement to have the well tested. You are responsible for the quality of your well water. All testing, conditioning and filtration is your responsibility.

    How frequently should I test?

    EPA recommends you test your well water supply every year for total coliform bacteria, nitrates, total dissolved solids and pH levels, especially if you have a new well, or have replaced or repaired pipes, pumps or the well casing.

    EPA | When to Test Water

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  9. Benefits of Alkaline Water

    If you’re health-conscious you’ve heard about the benefits of drinking alkaline water.  Independent research is beginning to verify a link between drinking alkaline water and health benefits. At Montana State University, Dr. Dan Heil discovered that drinking alkaline water is beneficial to our health. Dr. Heil conducted an experiment comparing blood characteristics of people who drank alkaline water versus a group that consumed non-alkaline water. The test group that consumed alkaline drinking water had measurable increases in urine and blood pH during the second and third week of the experiment. Dr. Heil also found that the alkaline test group had higher levels of hydration. These positive changes reversed after the group started drinking non-alkaline water during the fourth week. The health benefits were observed only when alkaline water was consumed regularly. Our bodies try to maintain a neutral pH because it makes biochemical reactions run smoothly. However, our

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  10. The Importance of Water Filtration in Your Home

    Just about everyone is talking about the quality of their drinking water. But what is “good” drinking water? We hear about contaminated water supplies, chemical spills, bad tastes and odors but don’t understand what it all means. Unless you’re a water expert, it can be hard to understand what defines water quality. Not to worry! We’ll break it down into an easy to understand guide that will make you a well-informed consumer of drinking water.

    Let’s start by defining your water source. If you have a well your water is being pumped from an individual well located on your property. There is no federal or state oversight of your water supply. If you buy or sell the property there may be a requirement to have the well tested. You are responsible for the quality of your well water. All testing, conditioning and filtration is your responsibility.

    Municipal water sources are under the oversight of federal and state regulations. The water supply

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