A brief synopsis of the year in the water quality industry
Water Quality Products recently spoke with Mark Gross, Ph.D., training manager for Orenco Systems, Inc., Sutherlin, Ore., and asked him to address issues regarding the effects of water softener discharges on onsite wastewater systems. Orenco designs and manufactures advanced onsite(decentralized) wastewater technologies for individual properties and small communities.
Water Quality Products invited Joseph F. Harrison, P.E., CWS-VI, technical director of the Water Quality Association (WQA), to give an overview of current industry issues and what to expect at the upcoming Mid-Year Leadership Conference, to be held Sept. 5-7 in Nashville, Tenn.
Consumers continue to demand soft water as water softeners face opposition from municipalities
In the May 2007 issue, we primarily examined how automatic water softeners operate and discussed many of the potential solutions to operational challenges. Observation, documentation and testing were noted as the most important starting points.
In this issue, we will further discuss specific problem areas and how to overcome them systematically.
We will continue where we left off, with brine concentration and contact issues.
Overview of problem areas and how to overcome them systematically
Water Quality Products invited Joseph F. Harrison, P.E., CWS-VI, technical director of the WQA, to give an overview of the issues discussed at the association’s Mid-Year Leadership Conference held Sept. 6 to 8, 2006, in Park City, Utah.
Proper sizing, application and maintenance of RO systems
Using a water softener is a popular and effective method for residential water treatment. A water softener improves water quality by removing hardness and iron, and in most cases, the benefits of the system far outweigh the equipment and maintenance costs.
The pros and cons of adding various filter media to softening resin