When Water Technology Costs Jobs!

In 1986 I made a sales call on a Northeastern Ohio plant that made automobile and truck windshields. At this point in time American Auto Manufacturing was booming. I don’t remember the productivity of this particular plant but there were thousands of windshields as far as the eye could see. On conveyor belts, in ovens, in packages being loaded on trucks; windshields, everywhere. In my sales call I detailed how…

What is Purified Water?

There is no standardized definition of purified water. In consumer products the term Purified Water is used as a marketing gimmick to sell the consumer on the concept of a more healthy, safer drinking product. In industry there are many different types of purified water with specification designed for particular applications. Industrial grades of purified water include different grades of Electronic Grade, Food Grade, United States Pharmacopoeia, and even different analytic…

Osmosis – Purifies Water and Purifies Blood

We learned before that Reverse Osmosis uses what is called a semi-permeable membrane (SPM) to purify water. An SPM is a material designed with a pore size that lets specific materials pass through it, while blocking others. In water purification the membrane allows water to pass, but blocks salts, bacteria and other solids. We also learned that when a SPM separates a highly concentrated solution from a less concentrated solution…