Filtering water in the washing machine reduces water consumption by 30%
Through a joint development with Dow Water & Process Solutions (DW&PS), Haier Group has commercialized the first Casarte eco-friendly washing machine using Dow ultrafiltration (UF) technology. The washing machine is designed and built with the new Dow Purinze UF module, which facilitates more than 30% reduction in water consumption while improving water quality by removing as much as 99 percent of common bacteria.
The Neo-Pure TL3 is an under-sink drinking water system that utilizes the latest UF technology to deliver great-tasting water and greatly reduce viruses, cysts and bacteria. This high-quality water is generated through two 0.5-µ carbon blocks and a hollow-fiber UF membrane. The system has a flow rate of 1 gpm, produces no wastewater, does not require a holding tank, and keeps all the essential minerals in drinking water necessary for great-tasting coffee and teas.
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.
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.
The year started off with big news in the water treatment industry. The chemical spill in West Virginia, which affected more then 300,000 people, topped national headlines for weeks in January. The “do not use” advisory lasted more then a week for portions of that population, forcing them to rely on bottled water for drinking, cooking and bathing for up to 10 days.
HaloPure removes 99.9% of viruses and bacteria while also preventing bacterial recontamination. Its uses are versatile and it can be applied to a variety of gravity and pressure POU devices. The media has been proven to enhance systems to help them exceed drinking water standards. It can be used with pitcher applications, inline, or with standard 10-in. cartridges for countertop and undersink systems.
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.
The MWF refrigerator filter is NSF-certified and removes cysts plus a range of contaminants, including lead and mercury. In addition, it has been tested by a third party to remove more than 94% of five trace pharmaceuticals: ibuprofen, atenolol, fluoxetine, progesterone and trimethoprim. The filter is available for use in GE side-by-side and French door refrigerators.
In my previous article, “Ultrafiltration: A Business Growth Opportunity” (September 2013), I referenced a 2010 BBC research report stating that “the U.S. market for ultrafiltration (UF) technologies was worth $940 million in 2010. It is estimated to be valued at $1.24 billion by 2015.”1 Simply put, the business opportunities for UF are growing rapidly, which could prove extremely profitable for the savvy professional water dealer.
Exploring non-traditional uses for UF technology