Harn R/O Systems Blog

Everything You Need to Know About Membrane Cleaning

Posted by Julie Nemeth-Harn on Apr 18, 2018 11:10:00 AM

During normal operation of an R/O water treatment system, the membrane elements will often suffer a reduction in performance due to the accumulation of small particles, colloids, microorganisms, or precipitated salts collecting on the membrane surface. 

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Topics: membrane filtration, membrane treatment system, membrane treatment, water treatment, save water, save money

How Much Water on Earth is Drinkable?

Posted by Julie Nemeth-Harn on Jan 30, 2018 4:31:00 PM

Water is one of the most important commodities that supports life on earth but very few understand how hard it is to get clean, potable freshwater. Water, in all its forms, covers three quarters of the Earth's surface. The water levels on Earth remain relatively the same each year. Every day, water goes through a cycle that sees it flow from land, to the seas and then evaporates into the atmosphere through the processes of evaporation and precipitation.

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Topics: membrane filtration, membrane treatment system, reverse osmosis, membrane treatment, water treatment, clean drinking water, membrane plants, water recycling, water quality, water purification process, save water

Top 5 Uses for Reclaimed Wastewater

Posted by Julie Nemeth-Harn on Jan 16, 2018 1:10:00 PM

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

Control Narrative: How Do Water Treatment Plant SCADA & RO Membrane Treatment Systems Communicate?

Posted by Julie Nemeth-Harn on Aug 18, 2017 1:42:49 PM

The following is a brief narrative describing the intended control strategy between each a Reverse Osmosis (RO) train and the water treatment plant SCADA system. 

It describes the control system we will supply and outlines the basic operation of a Reverse Osmosis skid and the required handshaking with the water treatment plant SCADA system.  This narrative in no way encompasses all of the responsibilities of the water plant SCADA as we are not familiar with all of the requirements of the end user.

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Topics: membrane filtration, save water, save money

5 Ways to Save Water and Save Money During Restricted Water Usage

Posted by Julie Nemeth-Harn on Aug 2, 2017 11:37:59 AM

With growing worries about water scarcity, the need for businesses and homeowners to conserve water is becoming more and more evident. Fortunately, many of the ways that you can save water on an individual basis are free or inexpensive. Furthermore, almost all of them are relatively easy to implement. Consider the following ways to save both money and water:

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Topics: membrane filtration, save water, save money