Harn R/O Systems Blog

How Much Should My New Membrane Treatment Plant Cost?

Posted by Julie Nemeth-Harn on Nov 22, 2019 5:01:03 PM

Since Harn R/O has been in the membrane treatment business for more than forty years now, we have seen our number one question from engineers and potential owners transition from “will membranes work on my water source?” to “how much will the membrane treatment plant cost?”.

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Topics: membrane treatment, membrane plants, water treatment plant

Meet our Newest Engineer!

Posted by Harn R/O Systems on Sep 16, 2019 11:07:49 AM

We are pleased to announce the recent hiring of Isabel Cunningham for the position of Project Engineer. Isabel is a recent graduate from Clarkson University with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering and has moved here from a town called Sandwich (yes, really!) in New Hampshire. She is currently learning how to implement all aspects of membrane system design, fabrication, start-up and pilot testing of membrane filtration and reverse osmosis water treatment systems. Soon Isabel will be able to provide another point of contact for owners and engineers to obtain information about membrane treatment systems, prepare bids and submittals for membrane treatment systems, and set up and monitor operations for pilot test units. Some fun facts about Isabel: she played rugby in college, she loves to paddle board and sail, and her favorite book is Pride & Prejudice.

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How Do I Know I’m Getting the Best Value on My Membrane System?

Posted by Julie Nemeth-Harn on May 1, 2019 3:11:29 PM

Water treatment membrane systems are complex. Even after the technical design is finalized, it can be difficult to assess cost versus value. We all know from purchasing anything from shoes to washing machines that the cheapest product probably won’t provide us the best value.

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Topics: membrane treatment system, membrane treatment, water treatment, water quality

8 Simple Steps for Performing a Successful Membrane Installation

Posted by Julie Nemeth-Harn on Feb 28, 2019 12:48:10 PM

Membrane Installation Components

Membranes are loaded from the feed end of the pressure vessel. To better understand the installation procedure, the following definitions are helpful:

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Topics: membrane treatment system, membrane treatment, water treatment, water quality

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