Water Filtration is For The Pigs!

Often times in my ventures people, upon hearing me speak about pollution, chemicals, various industrial processes, or environmental science will stop me and say “WAIT” you are a water guy, who do you know anything about these topics?” I am here to tell you, that water science, is at the root of all life sciences and industrial. It has exposed me to scientific problems that are beyond the imagination. What…

Understanding Water Filtration – Part 1

To the average individual the phrase “water filtration” may conjure up a variety of different images. The most common perception of filtration is that of some sort of a screen or barrier in which undesirable particles are trapped and clean water is allowed to pass through. This perception is correct in many cases, incorrect in others, and very over simplified in yet others. People often call their local municipality water…

Obama Bans Micro-beads

As reported in the Huffington Post our government has banned the continued use of microbeads, the little gritty particles that add effective abrasion to products like facial washes and toothpaste. The detractors claim that these little plastic beads are too small to be filtered out by most filtration plants and that once in our waterways adsorb a lot of toxins and then potentially get eaten by fish. The theory is the…