What Is The Life Of An RO Membrane?

The life of a fresh water RO membrane is dependent mostly on these influences. Absence of oxidants in the feed water (Chlorine is the big one with tap feed) Hardness of feed water (Hard water will scale the membrane) Organic content of the tap water (Algae, mold, bacteria, fungi etc.) Silt Density Index (Fouling from sediment – 5 is a max, most surface waters are 5 or more and need…

More Water Careers!

For most of my life, when I told people what I did for a living, their eyes glazed over and would ask me, “water, what the hell kind of work is that?” As it turns out the field of water technology is the most stable, inflation-proof, diverse, and ever-growing source of new jobs in existence. In my entire adult life, it didn’t matter what the economy or my employer did,…

Is Drinking Soft Water Really Bad?

Water softeners are a necessity in many parts of the US. A water softener removes Calcium and Magnesium from water and replaces it with sodium, which the unit gets from using salt pellets (NaCl). Doctors often warn that people on low sodium diets, or that have high blood pressure should be cautions when drinking soft water. This warning is sound advice, but depending on the type of soft water involved,…