Harn R/O Systems Blog

8 Simple Steps for Performing a Successful Membrane Installation

Posted by Julie Nemeth-Harn on Mar 22, 2021 9:15:00 AM

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

How Much Should My New Membrane Treatment Plant Cost?

Posted by Julie Nemeth-Harn on Mar 8, 2021 9:45:00 AM

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

How Much Water Do Americans Use Versus Other Countries?

Posted by Julie Nemeth-Harn on Feb 22, 2021 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 treatment, water footprint, water

Is the ISO 9001 Certification Still Relevant for Manufacturers?

Posted by Julie Nemeth-Harn on Feb 8, 2021 9:00:00 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

Top 5 Uses for Reclaimed Wastewater

Posted by Julie Nemeth-Harn on Jan 25, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Whether commercial or residential, the modern world is currently seeing an increase in water reclamation practices. Reclaimed water, perhaps better described as "recycled water," is wastewater that has been filtered and treated for reuse, thereby limiting the need for fresh water use. This practice has increased in popularity over recent years. GAO reported 36 states as using reclaimed water in 2013, compared to just 23 states in 2003.  

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Topics: reclaimed water, reverse osmosis, water treatment, clean drinking water, water recycling, reverse osmosis pilot, save water, water treatment plant

Why Daily Data Collection is Important and What Parameters to Use to Monitor Your Membrane System

Posted by Julie Nemeth-Harn on Jan 18, 2021 9:00:00 AM

An important part of operating membrane systems is accurate data collection on a daily basis.  The data will help predict normal maintenance schedules and will help determine the cause of any system upsets.  Comprehensive data is very useful in determining when the membranes need to be chemically cleaned, or eventually replaced. It also alerts the operator to changes taking place such as fouling, leaking “O” rings etc.

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Topics: membrane treatment system, membrane treatment, water treatment, water quality, silt density index