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 Jan 3, 2020 2:48:00 PM

Water quality and purification processes have 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

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

Posted by Julie Nemeth-Harn on Dec 20, 2019 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

8 Simple Steps for Performing a Successful Membrane Installation

Posted by Julie Nemeth-Harn on Dec 6, 2019 10:38:00 AM

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

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