• Reverse Osmosis – Ultrafiltration – Nanofiltration
  • Service Exchange Deionization (DI Tanks) – Trailer/Mobile DI
  • Resin Cleaning – Toll Processing – Bulk Regeneration
  • Ozonation – Ultraviolet Light
  • Softening – Carbon Filtration – Media Filtration – Cartridge Filtration
  • Pumps – Tanks – Valves – Gauges – Sensors – Controls – Instrumentation
  • Boiler and Cooling Tower Chemistry
  • Flocculants – Coagulants – Dispersants – Oil Skimmers
  • Wastewater Chemistry – Dissolved Air Floatation – Centrifugation – Decanting

10 thoughts on “Services and Technologies

  1. Hi Tom I have 2 questions, we have a shower filter to remove chlorine , in your opinion does this do anything to help our health or just a waste of money ? Since you talk about the removal of chlorine from water might not be a good thing , is it better to just drink tap water? We have a reverse osmosis filter hooked up to our water supply in our kitchen for drinking . Is this worth the money? Thanks.

    1. Hi Cindy,

      thanks for writing. There is a fine balance I always walk in talking about water without trying to be a doctor. However, I am comfortable answering many of these types of questions based on my education, working 5 year in Hemodialysis and of course designing water systems from 35 years.

      Regarding your shower filter and the health benefits of a shower filter that removes Chlorine. Most likely this is an activated carbon filter. There are volumes enough to fill a library on the toxicity of chlorine and you will find just as much agreement as disagreement about it. I have never seen any credible research to suggest that showering in chlorinated water is toxic or a health risk. Some swimming pools can be dosed very heavy and the fumes can irritate some.

      Unless the chlorine and chlorine related compounds are an irritant to a family member’s skin, I think a filter on a shower head is an absolute waste of money. It honestly could cause health problems. Again, one you remove chlorine from water bacteria, viruses, algae, mold and yeast are free to grow. If you have small puddles in your shower when you get out, I think it is better to have water with sanitizing chlorine still in it.

      Regarding Reverse Osmosis. RO is one of the most widely used technologies for making clean water. It is used in medicine for dialysis, autoclaves, and more. It is used in making pharmaceuticals, beverages, and more things than I have time to write about. Dasani, Aquafina and the like are all RO water. They however put back in about 60 mg/l of salts before bottling because RO water itself tastes flat to many.

      There are a lot of things to discus about RO. For instance, for every 17 gallons your machine makes, 83 or more go down the drain. Not a big deal when we only drink a few gallons per day. Do you have a storage tank to pressurize the RO water? If so, I always recommend cleaning the tank with a milk chlorine soak and rinse once a month. Same concern, the water in the tank has no chlorine, and bugs can grow.

      At the end of the day, it is a natural, unstoppable fact that our source water (lakes, streams wells, etc.) will continue to become more and more polluted. Also, America does not have the funds that it would require to update all our treatment plants and piping networks, many of which were built 50 years ago, when many of today’s contaminants didn’t exist.

      As we go forward, we won’t be able to expect the local utility to provide safe water all the time. Smarter home filtration is going to be required. My company, is working to develop new, safer than any home technology but we are a year or so away. The good news for you, is that of all the home technology you could implement, RO is absolutely the best safeguard you can have. It removes all bugs almost to a sterile level, and it removes 98% or more of toxic metals like lead aluminum and chromium.

      Keep the RO. The shower filter, well, honestly, those things are a gimmick for all but those sensitive to chlorine.

      I hope this helps.

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  3. Hi, we have a whole house water filter system and would love if you would give it a review. Can you email me or visit our site and we’ll get in contact with you? Great article by the way! We would also love it if you wanted to do a guest post if you can keep it water related.

  4. Hello,
    I came upon your site while searching for that ‘best water filtration’ system. I am curious about your statement regarding the complete chlorine removal and reason it is problematic. I see your point but did not see a counter or an offer to solve your perceived issue. While my question, do you have recommendations, seem redundant, I am interested in your expert opinion. Are water filtration systems not recommended due to complete de-chlorinized water? I am sure the size of filters entraps small to larger sized microbes making it impossible to stage removals. I can vividly read your passion about healthy and safe water for human consumption. Are you in the business therefore market your services using the same products you claim are problematic? Just need to clarify conflict of interest so I can perform my own diligent work and arrive at my best best decision.

    Thanks for your time.

    1. Angela,

      Thank you for your comments. I have two replies based on your comments.

      1) Regarding existing water technology being problematic; It is not equipment that is problematic, it is non-chlorinated water. Regardless of manufacturer, when non-chlorinated water is allowed to stand still, it immediately begins to be contaminated with bacteria, viruses, mold, algae and other living organisms. This has to do with science, and there is simply no way around it.

      In industry, highly purified water is kept sanitary by a number of different technologies. None of which are addressed to any great extent in currently available home water purification systems. On a side note, I have indeed designed such technology but at the present time am not pursuing the commercialization of it due to my available time going toward launching a new type of water filtration media.

      This brings me to your next question. I do not sell, endorse or recommend any home water filtration technology. I have absolutely no conflict of interest. I am a hired/paid consultant to industry and municipalities but devote a good deal of time to volunteering to help people like yourself better understand water. My blog also has numerous helpful (I hope) articles on the subject of home drinking water systems. I do have one exception to what I just said. I do endorse the Kinetico water softener as it is the most technically sound water softener available anywhere. However, again, I receive no compensation for the endorsement.

      I hope this helps.

      1. Hello,
        You say: “It is not equipment that is problematic, it is non-chlorinated water. ”
        In the Netherlands (among other countries) we have totally NON-chlorinated water.. so how would you explain this?

        1. Muriel,

          thank you for your great question. Water treatment and distribution in the US, as well as most nations, are vastly different from the techniques used in the Netherlands, and a few other places. In the US, much of our infrastructure is old and not in good repair. In the Netherlands, most, if not all of your piping network has been replaced with food-grade plastic pipes, and without getting into great detail employs an engineering task of creating self-cleaning pipes (using smaller pipes with mroe turbulence, for instance). This keeps the occurrence of biofilm on the inside of the pipes to a minimum. In addition, treatment in the Netherlands is more extensive using more ultraviolet lights and ozone sanitization closer to the points of distribution.

          It is absolutely true that safe water can be delivered without the use of chlorine, or another chemical sanitant. However, to do this a much higher degree of technology, care and design must be employed. The expense to improve the US water distribution system and bring it up to the standards of the Netherlands is prohibitive.

          However, the truism remains. For worldwide assimilation, I should have specified that non-chlorinated water must be treated in some fashion to keep it free of organisms. Clearly, the drive to have non-chlorinated water comes from wanting to eliminate chlorine-based carcinogenic suspects.

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