Reverse Osmosis Systems

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February 2012

R2-series and M2-series reverse osmosis systems are engineered and manufactured for commercial and light industrial applications and for feedwaters up to 10,000 TDS. These high-efficiency systems utilize Filmtec LC LE low-energy membrane elements, making them the first low-energy brackish water systems in the industry.

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Cutting Commercial Costs

Commercial reverse osmosis (RO) systems encompass a wide variety of applications. Some applications, such as metal plating or boiler feed water, require pure water with low dissolved solids. Other applications, in which a higher dissolved solids content is acceptable, such as car wash or drinking water applications, need to produce as much water as possible, or just enough water at the lowest cost possible.

Each of these categories presents unique challenges to commercial OEMs to configure systems that reduce the total water cost (TWC) to their customers.

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New RO elements can lower total water costs

About The Author: 

Diego Bonta is an applications development specialist for Dow Water & Process Solutions and a member of the WQP Editorial Advisory Board. Bonta can be reached at dbonta@dow.com or 952.914.1019.

Publication Date: 
February 2, 2012
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February 2, 2012
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Legacy
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23219

All in the Details

Started in 1988, Dunbar Water/Mr. H2O Pumps and Filters began as a simple operation, with founder Carl Dunbar working out of his home and using his Subaru to make sales calls. Since then, a “can-do” attitude and a dedication to providing excellent customer service have helped the business grow.

Today, the dealership has 10 employees, a fleet of six vehicles and a 2,400-sq-ft warehouse with an office and showroom. It is also the exclusive Evolve Dealer for Water-Right in southern Maine.

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Maine dealer finds success by focusing on the small stuff

About The Author: 

Kate Cline is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

Publication Date: 
January 25, 2012
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January 25, 2012
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Legacy
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23193

RO Systems

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January 2012

Flexeon AT, BT, CT, DT and GT series reverse osmosis systems are engineered, manufactured and factory-tested to provide an affordable, high-quality solution for commercial and industrial applications. These high-efficiency low-energy systems use Axeon membrane elements that deliver high-quality water at low operating pressures.

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Water Dispenser

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December 2011

The Palm Spring water dispenser comes equipped with a five-stage reverse osmosis (RO) system suitable for places with a greater demand of drinking water such as meeting or convention rooms. The dispenser is available in cold, hot and room temperatures and can also dispense soda water. Options include an ultraviolet (UV) and direct chill system.

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2011: Top Water Quality Projects

This year’s winning projects for the second annual Top Water Quality Projects program come from all corners of the water treatment marketplace. These winners represent the most innovative and challenging projects submitted by readers to Water Quality Products (WQP) for recognition this year.

To be considered, all projects must have been in the planning or implementation phase in the past 18 months.

About The Author: 

Raissa Rocha is an editorial intern for Water Quality Products. Rocha can be reached at rrocha@sgcmail.com.

Activation Date: 
November 30, 2011
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Legacy
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23148

Keeping It Green

Perhaps the most attractive aspect of golfing is the idea of spending several hours in a park-like setting strolling across lush fairways, putting greens and tees. For this reason, golf course managers dedicate a great deal of resources to the maintenance and health of special turf grasses.

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RO treatment system keeps golf course grass healthy

About The Author: 

Jeff Dunn is president of Water Treatment Systems Inc. Dunn can be reached at jeff.dunn@watertreatmentsystems.us or 561.477.2609.

Publication Date: 
October 26, 2011
Activation Date: 
October 26, 2011
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Legacy
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23088

Comparing RO Filter Quality and Performance

Consumers who choose to use a residential point-of-use (POU) reverse osmosis (RO) system in their home need to feel secure that their system is producing high quality, reliable water for their family. Because most of us lack sophisticated equipment at home to make this determination, many homeowners rely on trusted brands to deliver the water quality they expect.

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Quality tests and certifications ensure reliable filter performance

About The Author: 

Diego Bonta is an applications development specialist for Dow Water & Process Solutions and a member of the WQP Editorial Advisory Board. Bonta can be reached at dbonta@dow.com.

Publication Date: 
July 13, 2011
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July 13, 2011
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Legacy
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22899

Preventing Short-Life Field Failures

Previous articles in this series explained principles of how reverse osmosis (RO) systems work and the main factors and components that impact their performance. Once a point-of-use (POU) RO system is operating in the field, there are several troubleshooting tips that can prevent failures due to shortened lifetimes. These failures are usually caused by scaling, biofouling or particles. This article will cover techniques and tools that are used to troubleshoot these failures.

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Avoid fouling to keep RO systems running smoothly

About The Author: 

Diego Bonta is an applications development specialist for Dow Water & Process Solutions and is a member of the WQP Editorial Advisory Board. Bonta can be reached at dbonta@dow.com.
Denise Haukkala is part of the Technical Services team for Dow Water and Process Solutions. Haukkala can be reached at drhaukkala@dow.com.

Publication Date: 
May 31, 2011
Activation Date: 
May 31, 2011
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Legacy
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22809

Field Guide for Point-of-Use RO Systems

There are several factors that impact the performance of a residential point-of-use (POU) reverse osmosis (RO) system. The previous article in this series (“Factors that Impact RO Filter Performance,” March 2010) highlighted how changes in the feedwater quality can impact the quality of the permeate water. This article focuses on how changes in the components used in a residential POU RO system impact the permeate water.

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Impact on permeate water from changes in residential POU RO system components

About The Author: 

Diego Bonta is an applications development specialist for Dow Water & Process Solutions and a member of the WQP Editorial Advisory Board. Bonta can be reached at dbonta@dow.com.

Denise Haukkala is part of the Technical Services team for Dow Water and Process Solutions. Haukkala can be reached at drhaukkala@dow.com

Rick Andrew is the operations manager of the NSF Drinking Water Treatment Units Program for certification of POE and POU systems and components. His contributions to this article include information regarding NSF/ANSI 58 requirements. Andrew can be reached at andrew@nsf.org or 800.NSF.MARK.

Publication Date: 
April 29, 2011
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April 29, 2011
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Legacy
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22716