Harn R/O Systems Blog

Is Water Recycling Really New?

Posted by Julie Nemeth-Harn on Feb 14, 2019 9:19:41 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

The Impact That a Hurricane Can Leave on Your Water Treatment Plant

Posted by Julie Nemeth-Harn on Jan 10, 2019 11:43:18 AM

Three major hurricanes have already hit the United States this year. Being prepared for a hurricane has never been more important, especially for those who run and manage water treatment facilities. Water treatment is essential for removing constituents that can be unpalatable and lead to illnesses and other serious conditions. Houston experienced an outbreak of E. Coli due to water contamination from the impact of hurricane Harvey, which knocked out at least 40 water treatment facilities in the area. Water is essential for our survival so it is of utmost importance that water treatment facilities are prepared to handle and respond to natural disasters, like a hurricane.water

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Topics: water treatment, membrane treatment, membrane plants, weather challenges, water treatment plant

How Global Warming and Climate Change Presents Major Water Treatment Challenges

Posted by Julie Nemeth-Harn on Oct 4, 2018 10:48:00 AM

The effects of global warming and climate change are continuously being felt on the earth. In fact, we are expected to experience a 2-5 degrees Celsius increase in global temperatures within the next 30 years. An effect of climate change that often gets overlooked is its impact felt on water treatment processes.

Climate change poses major challenges to the effective treatment of water. Some of these challenges include inundated water supplies that lead to higher levels of contaminants in the water, pressure on the operation of current water infrastructure, and the effect of inclement weather on water systems.

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Topics: water treatment, global warming, climate change, membrane treatment

What is Membrane Water Treatment Technology and Why Do We Specialize In It?

Posted by Julie Nemeth-Harn on Sep 6, 2018 10:44:00 AM

Membrane water treatment is a process that removes unwanted constituents from water. A membrane is a barrier that allows certain substances to pass through while blocking others. Water treatment facilities use various types of membranes and processes to clean surface water, groundwater, and wastewater to produce water for industry and for drinking. It is a multi-billion dollar industry that is growing as a result of increasing concerns about contaminants in water and decline in safe, clean, easily accessible existing water sources.

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Topics: membrane treatment system, reverse osmosis, desalination, clean drinking water, membrane filtration

Can Cars be Made to Run on Water?

Posted by Julie Nemeth-Harn on Jun 28, 2018 4:17:00 PM

It has always been the Holy Grail of automobiles – the car that will run on water. What would it take to build such a car? Innovation, skill, experience, and an immense amount of knowledge about water systems. It will also take a very good hydrogen generator.

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Topics: reverse osmosis, membrane treatment

How Much Water Do Americans Use Versus Other Countries?

Posted by Julie Nemeth-Harn on May 24, 2018 10:28:00 AM

Much of the environmental discussion of the new millennium has been centered on an individual’s carbon footprint. From running the shower to the continuous flow of the faucet as you brush your teeth, we have all heard statistics regarding how much water we use. Similar to our carbon footprint, we can estimate our individual water footprint.

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Topics: water footprint, water treatment, water