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.
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!
Topics: water footprint
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:
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?”.
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.
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.