RO Systems – Name Brands Versus Generic

I feel like comparison articles this week, so let’s look at RO systems. Is there a difference between name brand units and generic, DIY-store type units? Well, actually, there are differences, but not in the areas you might think. The actual membrane itself can come from a variety of places…Dow (Filmtech) is the king. Companies like Toray, Hydranautics, DeSal, and others make terrific alternatives that are just as good. The…

World’s Dumbest Industrial H2O Professionals – Case #314 – BDFL

Back around 2008, I worked for one of the major players in the water treatment industry, a company that since got sold and renamed. The branch I worked had a bean counter/business manager type that I shall call Big Dumb Foghorn Leghorn (BDFL). Prior to being hired he never worked in the water industry before. You can already see this blog won’t have a happy ending. So, in that year…

Home RO User Safety Tip

The popularity of home water purification systems is growing rapidly. As we read about more municipal drinking water horror stories it is only normal for people to want to protect themselves and their loved ones by purchasing home water purification technology. As I have mentioned before, without a good, scientific understanding of water, the consumer will be taking on unadvertised health risks with a home water purification system. More often than…