What is whole house reverse osmosis?
A whole house reverse osmosis (RO) system filters all water entering your house. This includes bathroom, kitchen and even laundry. A proper whole house RO design starts from a comprehensive water quality test that specifies the contaminant concentrations of microbiologicals, metals, physical factors, inorganics and organics in your water. Next we decide what type of pretreatment is needed before water is properly conditioned to enter a RO system. Too much iron, silica, manganese, chlorine, hardness or low pH can damage a RO system. After filtering through a RO, the water is stored in
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What are Microplastics?
Microplastics are considered plastic particles 5mm (5000 microns) in size or less. Plastic particles are in wide use in industries such as cosmetics, ion-exchangers in some water filtration systems, air blasting technology, tires, etc. Microplastics are divided into two classes: Primary microplastics are in their original form, and secondary microplastics are smaller pieces derived from breakdown of primary microplastics. Microplastics have a very long degradation process that contributes to buildup in the environment.
Are there health concerns with Microplastics?
Posted: August 06, 2019Categories: Importance of Filtering Water
Substances Reverse Osmosis Technology Struggles to Remove
Nidia K Trejo
Reverse osmosis (RO) was first commercialized at UCLA in the 1960s. Now it is used throughout the world at the advanced, end stages of water treatment. The quality of water output from these RO systems is high. This makes the water safe enough for people to drink and can be pure enough for use in industrial processes.
RO effectively removes dissolved salts that can contribute to water hardness as well as metal ions like lead and mercury. The pore size of RO filters enable proper removal of protozoa, bacteria, and viruses from water. The pores are an order of magnitude smaller than nanofilters and three
Posted: August 01, 2019
Instructions for Installing the FC-1400 Pump Retrofit Kit for Reverse Osmosis Systems
- Aquatec Pressure Booster Pump Qty 1
- Pump Transformer Qty 1
- High Pressure Switch (Tank Shutoff) Qty 1
- Elbow ¼" Stem x ¼" Tube Qty 2
- Elbow ⅜" Stem x ¼" T
Water hardness is measured by the amount of calcium and magnesium minerals in water. Within the water quality improvement industry, Grains per gallon (gpg) is the most common method for designating the water hardness. Lab reports may express hardness using parts per million (ppm) or milligrams per liter (mg/L). Multiply the grains per gallon by 17.1 to get the equavalent ppm or milligrams per liter.
The Water Quality Association breaks down water hardness into the following categories:
Soft: < 1 gpg (<17.1 mg/L)
Slightly hard: 1 to 3.5 gpg (17.1 to 60 mg/L)
Moderately hard: 3.5 to 7.0
Which type of filter do I need?
Nearly every water source can be improved with the right water filtration system. Even if your water is under tight federal oversight, it contains substances that cause unpleasant taste and odors.
Posted: May 12, 2019
Do I need a booster pump?
If you're running city water through your RO system, you probably don't need an additional booster pump. Municipalities try their best to maintain water pressure at individual homes at or above 50 PSI, which is exactly what your residential undersink or countertop reverse osmosis membrane requires.
FILMTEC™ TW30-1812-100HR Pressure Rating