Adventures in Reverse Osmosis

Let’s say you are at a home improvement show—or even in a homeowner’s kitchen—and your prospective customers begin asking questions. Your familiarity with residential plumbing and water quality, through years of training and field expertise, has prepared you well to be in “selling mode.”  

But what if these folks are already in your camp, predisposed to purchasing the systems you recommend? To “nail” the deal, though, they get chatty, eager to see how fluent you are in a slightly off-track conversation.

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Being prepared for all customer questions can help close a sale

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September 2, 2015
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California Island to Increase Freshwater Supply with Desalination Technology

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GE
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The new desalination system will produce up to an additional 150,000 gal of water per day

Located in the Pacific Ocean, 22 miles southwest of Los Angeles, Catalina Island, Calif., is in the middle of a severe drought with residents and tourists potentially facing a mandatory 50% cutback in water usage. To help alleviate the water shortage, Southern California Edison (SCE) is expanding its desalination plant on the island using GE's advanced desalination technology that will convert seawater into clean drinking water.

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September 2, 2015

Dow Water & Process Solutions Pilots UF Modules

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Dow Water & Process Solutions
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The system has provided continuous, quality feedwater to a downstream RO system for almost a year

Dow Water & Process Solutions, a business unit of the Dow Chemical Co., announced the results of a recent piloting focused on Dow ultrafiltration (UF) technologies that was carried out at its Global Water Technology Center in Tarragona, Spain, and has seen continuous high-quality feedwater supply to the reverse osmosis (RO) system downstream over a prolonged period.

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August 12, 2015

IDA Announces 2015-2017 Board of Directors

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International Desalination Assn.
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The 2015-2017 board of directors will be installed on Sept. 3, 2015

The International Desalination Assn. (IDA) named the individuals elected by its membership to serve on the 2015-2017 board of directors, which will be installed on Sept. 3, 2015. 

The IDA board of directors for 2015-2017 includes:

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August 7, 2015

RO System

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The IsoTwist PureWaterMachine is an under-sink RO filter system optimized to treat city water using the existing water pressure. It makes up to 50 gpd of great-tasting water while taking up less space. The proprietary twist-off disposable filters are designed to make installation and replacement quick, easy and sanitary. Choose four or five stages of filtration to ensure premium water taste and quality. The system comes ready to install with connection hardware, tubing, faucet and instruction manual.

 

San Diego Mayor to Address IDA World Congress

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International Desalination Assn.
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The mayor will speak on desalination and water reuse

The International Desalination Assn. (IDA) announced that the Honorable Kevin L. Faulconer, mayor of San Diego, has joined the line-up of speakers from around the world for the upcoming IDA World Congress, which takes place Aug. 30 to Sept. 4 in San Diego.

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July 31, 2015

Bureau of Reclamation Awards $1.49 Million for Desalination, Water Purification Research Projects

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U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
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Reclamation’s funding will support almost $13.5 million in research

The Bureau of Reclamation selected nine projects to receive $1.49 million under its Desalination and Water Purification Research Program. Reclamation’s funding will support almost $13.5 million in research.

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July 30, 2015

Evoqua Renews Contract with FDA Regional Lab

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Evoqua Water Technologies
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The contract renews a five-year agreement with the FDA

Evoqua Water Technologies has been awarded a renewal contract to supply the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) Arkansas Regional Laboratory in Jefferson, Ark., with its ultra-pure laboratory deionized water system.

The success of FDA activities to protect public health often depends on the ability of its laboratories to quickly and accurately analyze samples. Ultra-pure water is key to accurate analysis and suggesting corrective action.

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July 20, 2015

IDA World Congress to Focus on Renewable Water Resources

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International Desalination Assn.
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The event will be held in San Diego, Aug. 30 to Sept. 4

The 2015 International Desalination Assn. (IDA) World Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse will take place in San Diego, Aug. 30 to Sept. 4, at the San Diego Convention Center.

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July 10, 2015

RO Membrane Meets Demand for Higher Production Rates

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July 10, 2015

In today’s marketplace, there is a growing demand for higher production rates from RO membranes. Many light commercial applications require high water output, which standard thin-film membranes have not been able to treat. Many tap water reverse osmosis membrane elements were initially designed to achieve specified flow and rejection rates under only 15% recovery, thus dispensing a lot of water to the drain.

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