Harn R/O Systems Blog

4 Reasons You Need to Replace Your Conventional Water Treatment Plant with a Membrane Water Treatment System

Posted by Julie Nemeth-Harn on Mar 29, 2017 11:44:55 AM

Water quality and purification processes improved over time, while demand for drinkable water has increased. Today’s membrane treatment plants can be tailored to the overall composition of water to be processed, and the membrane treatment methods used can reduce more possible contaminants. Where the desired outcome is stable, clean water with an appreciable return on the investment, upgrading to a membrane water treatment system is backed by cutting edge industry science.
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Topics: membrane treatment system, water treatment, water quality, water purification process

How to Save Money and Avoid Issues in Your Membrane Water Treatment Plant by Using a Pilot During the Design Process

Posted by Julie Nemeth-Harn on Mar 15, 2017 10:46:00 AM
Pilot systems are the most cost-effective method of testing membrane plant designs. The basic idea is that a pilot system can be implemented at a fraction of the cost of the full system, and then full implementation follows after the design has been optimized and potential obstacles have been worked out.
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Topics: membrane treatment system, water treatment, pilot systems, reverse osmosis pilot

Improve Your Existing Water Treatment Process with a Membrane System

Posted by Julie Nemeth-Harn on Feb 23, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Membrane filtration systems are helping water treatment providers simplify and automate their processes while significantly improving water quality. Replacing or augmenting conventional treatment with membrane processes helps avoid heavy use of chemical processes and methods and can provide a superior finished water quality.

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Topics: membrane treatment system, water treatment

Membrane Water Treatment: A Simpler and More Cost- Effective Process Than You May Think

Posted by Julie Nemeth-Harn on Feb 8, 2017 10:15:00 AM


Membrane filtration can be explained as a method of allowing certain materials to permeate a surface while blocking others. For water, this means allowing clean water to flow through the membrane while eliminating sediments and other materials or pathogens. Membrane filtration is a multiple-step process which is considered to be one of the most cost-effective water treatments available.

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Topics: reverse osmosis, membrane treatment, water treatment

Is the ISO 9001 Certification Still Relevant for Manufacturers?

Posted by Julie Nemeth-Harn on Jan 26, 2017 11:30:00 AM

The ISO 9001 first debuted in 1987 with the goal of helping organizations satisfy customer and stakeholder needs as well as statutory and regulatory requirements relating to their product or service. This certification has evolved over time, with regular revisions requiring associated companies to expend resources in order to maintain their certification.  

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Topics: florida manufacturers, iso 9001

Use Variable Frequency Drives to Save Energy in Membrane Plants

Posted by Julie Nemeth-Harn on Jan 18, 2017 11:45:00 AM


Variable frequency drives (VFD) are becoming the popular choice for many industrial processes that need to make use of motors with changing speeds. In membrane plants, these motors are used to feed the pressure and flow of the water as it moves through the various areas of the treatment cycle.

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Topics: water treatment, membrane plants, vfd

The Power of Automation in a Membrane Water Treatment Plant

Posted by Julie Nemeth-Harn on Jan 12, 2017 9:45:00 AM


From IT computer server rooms to automotive factories, improved productivity is a reality thanks to modern automation technologies. Membrane water treatment plant operations can be supervised by the same intelligent controls, easy-to-use human interfaces, and industrial SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems that are used in other industries.

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Topics: water treatment, design-build

Design Build Misconceptions for Your Membrane Water Treatment Plant

Posted by Julie Nemeth-Harn on Jan 5, 2017 11:00:00 AM

At Harn R/O we have an extensive history with the Design-Build process and believe it to be one of the most effective ways for an owner to ensure they receive the quality they demand. Traditional Design-Bid-Build procurement processes often leave the critical work of properly vetting scopes to an untrained eye; and often the scope documents are left out in the cold when the low price war is waged. Ultimately the owner is left holding the bag and as the saying goes “the bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”.

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Topics: water treatment, design-build

Is Water Recycling Really New?

Posted by Julie Nemeth-Harn on Nov 23, 2016 10:15:00 AM

Water recycling technology has advanced exponentially in recent years, yet the concept is not one that was born in the new millennium.Water recycling is the process by which wastewater is treated to remove impurities and solids so that reclaimed or recycled water can be used. Reclaimed water can be used for commercial and industrial water needs, the recharging of groundwater aquifers, and sustainable landscaping irrigation. It can also be used as drinking water.

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Topics: water recycling

Which Takes More Water to Produce: a Pound of Beef or a Pound of Corn?

Posted by Julie Nemeth-Harn on Nov 16, 2016 12:15:00 PM

You may be surprised to learn just how much water it takes to grow the food we eat and bring livestock to market. So, just how much water does it take to produce a pound of corn and a pound of beef? Read on to find out!

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Topics: water footprint