REVERSE OSMOSIS – PART ONE OF THREE

When I began designing and selling Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems circa 1975, very few people ever heard of the technology let alone understood it. Today, RO is a common technology found in many homes but many still do not understand why it is called Reverse Osmosis. So, lets take a closer look. The accompanying figure will help with the description. The key to an RO system is something called a…

What To Do After A Water Main Break

As a rule, after a municipality corrects whatever it was that caused the water alert, they send out notices to users to perform an adequate flush to drain, and then resume using the water as normal. Unfortunately, we are never told exactly how many gallons to flush, and we aren’t given any guidelines or specific tests we can do to make sure the contaminant is no longer in our system. …

How Does My Refrigerator Know When The Filter Needs Replaced?

Do our refrigerators have a water chemistry analyzer to detect when the filter is no longer making good water? Or perhaps it measure how many gallons goes through? With different parts of the country having different water qualities, how the hell does a big dumb thing like refrigerator have the smarts to know when a filter needs to be changed? If you have ever asked any of those questions, feel…