Alternative Energy for Reliable RO

Tiny Utrik Atoll is part of the Marshall Islands, a scattered group of atolls in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. On Utrik and neighboring islands, rain catchment traditionally supplied all of the drinking water, while well water was used for washing. Over the past decade, however, rainfall has become unreliable, and during the dry seasons Utrik islanders were forced to drink well water with unsafe salinity levels. 

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RO desalination system provides reliable water supply for remote island

About The Author: 

Clark Beek is technical writer for Spectra Watermakers Inc. Beek can be reached at clark@spectrawatermakers.com or 415.526.2780.

Publication Date: 
May 6, 2014
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May 6, 2014
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Membranes

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The Filmtec BW60-1812-75 is a new residential membrane element that produces 75 gpd and nominal 99% salt rejection at 50 psi. It incorporates efficient membrane element design, allowing consumers to enjoy high performance and water quality.

Expanded RO Series Now Includes Three New Models

Publication Date: 
March 3, 2014

Axeon Water Technologies has enhanced the R1-Series reverse osmosis (RO) system offering with three new models. These systems are engineered and manufactured for commercial and light industrial applications up to 20,000 gal per day. The high-efficiency systems use Axeon ultra-low-energy membrane elements that deliver high-quality water with improved energy efficiency.

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RO System

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Innovated and made in Sweden, Spirit harnesses the patented SuperiorOsmosis technology for efficiency, compactness and long product life. Removing practically all contaminants from tap water, the system also cuts water wastage linked to traditional RO systems.

Closing the Deal

As a product manager of point-of-entry systems, I have often been asked, “How does one sell ultrafiltration (UF)?” This question is born out of two issues: First, dealers may view UF systems as niche technologies that do not offer the robust sales opportunities that more general products can offer; and second, in the eyes of the consumer, there are other systems that can do the same thing for far less money. Right or wrong, these views make the recommendation and selection of a UF system less likely. 

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Five steps for successful UF system sales

About The Author: 

Adam Kropp is product manager for point-of-entry ultrafiltration systems for Pentair Filtration & Process. Kropp can be reached at adam.kropp@pentair.com.

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February 6, 2014
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February 6, 2014
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RO System

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These RO drinking water systems have cartridges and membranes that are easily replaced without the need to shut off the system. They are available in wall-mounted or floor models, and all systems come with storage tank, John Guest feedwater and tank shutoff valves, faucet, tubing and instructions. The systems are backed by a two-year warranty.

UF Membranes

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GE

ZeeWeed 1000 and 1500 pressurized and submerged UF membranes are designed for pretreatment of feedwater for seawater RO (SWRO) systems. The immersed design also aligns well with dissolved air flotation technology and directly couples to SWRO. The membranes offer a reduction in operating costs and a reduced footprint while improving performance through energy savings and increased SWRO membrane life. 

RO System

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The ClearFlo RO system has a hinged frame design. It displays pressure gauges and flowmeters, along with readily accessible reject/recycle valves. The system has low-pressure safety shutoff; programmable automatic membrane flush; automatic restart; high-flow, low-energy membranes; corrosion-resistant powder-coated frames; and stainless steel membrane housings.

Culinary Chemistry

You decide to make your favorite soup using the finest, freshest ingredients. Without a second thought, you use tap water — and unknowingly could be adding unwanted minerals, tastes, aromas and chemicals.

So does the water you use really make a difference? According to Northeast Ohio chef and restaurant owner Steve Schimoler, the answer is yes.

Schimoler discovered the value of purified water when he moved his restaurant, Crop Bistro & Bar, to a dramatic historical building in Cleveland’s Ohio City area, a neighborhood where aging pipe is prevalent.

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Restaurant uses RO to achieve ideal food & beverage flavor

About The Author: 

Jennifer Reece is public relations specialist for Yopko Penhallurick. Reece can be reached at jr@yp-pr.com or 440.543.8615.

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December 5, 2013
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December 5, 2013
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Ultra-Low-Energy Membranes Maintain High Flow in Low Temperatures

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November 12, 2013

Reverse osmosis (RO) has become the standard technology for water purification in numerous commercial and industrial applications. This trend has largely been driven by the advancement of low-pressure RO membranes with enhanced energy savings. Axeon Water Technologies is a leader in utilizing innovative proprietary technology for increasing permeate production while lowering operating pressures in RO applications. 

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