Desalination of sea water.

Water Tratment

December 14, 2020

Did you know that 70% of the little fresh water that we have to consume irrigation. 20% takes industrial processes and only 10% is applied to domestic consumption.

Water is essential in food production. Its use in agriculture represents the largest volume of consumption globally.

¿Could much of the solution lie in the oceans, which contain 97% of the planet's water?

It is represented by alternate waters or renewable waters, such as brackish and marine waters.

Currently agriculture is not growing in many regions problems of shortage of fresh water. 

The salinity of the water is a major problem for agriculture, it contains high concentrations of sales, which crops may not tolerate.

If the water treatments are not adequate for use in agricultural irrigation, major agronomic problems can occur that affect crop productivity.

The solution to combat the shortage of fresh water is the treatment of saline water sources through the desalination process.

¿What is desalination?

Physical-chemical process that consists of eliminating salt from sea or brackish water, to transform it into fresh water.

Used by a reverse osmosis system that consists of the sea water being forced to cross a membrane to leave the salt molecules behind, separating them from the water.

Membranes are recognized as leaders in reverse osmosis, responsible for separating salts from water.

All problems related to the application of the use of desalinated seawater to agricultural irrigation can be solved through a correct regulation of this type of supply.

The quality of irrigation water is essential for the successful production of tall crops and thus achieving high yields.

 

Filtration of water for the production of food and beverages.

Water Filters

December 14, 2020

¿Why are filters necessary in the preparation of food and beverages?

Filtration in food and beverage processing plays a very important role in providing a safe and economical method of removing impurities from water and thus extending the life of many consumable products.

Water is the most important component in the production of food and drink products.

High standards of cleanliness and strict control over water contamination are of utmost importance to ensure its preparation.

In the food industry, extreme care must be taken of the quality of the water that is going to be used during the food production process and especially that water that is going to come into direct contact or is going to be part.

Water that does not have the appropriate characteristics from a chemical and microbiological point of view can have serious consequences.

The quality that must be used in the elaboration of them must be a determining factor to maintain their conservation and safety.

 ¿What is it for?

Filtration largely serves as a process that minimizes contamination of a product by removing impurities and protects the taste and quality of the food or beverage.

Water filtration is the process of removing unwanted chemicals, biological contaminants, and suspended solids from contaminated water.

 

Negative effects of water hardness.

Water Tratment

December 14, 2020

¿What is hard water?

It is known as hard water that contains a high level of dissolved minerals calcium and magnesium. And with it the problems it carries.

¿Do you know what consequences it could cause?

It is important to know that hard water causes various problems.

Having hard water can have a major influence on the performance and maintenance of cleaning appliances, as well as the taste of the water.

The negative effects of hard water exist:

  • Hard water can cause significant pressure losses in the water due to calcium scale by reducing the diameter of the pipe.
  • Hot water appliances (boiler, electric water heater, heater) and household appliances (washing machine, dishwasher) are damaged, and can cause breakdowns if we have water with a high calcium content.
  • Water with excess calcium is not as effective when used with cleaning and hygiene products.
  • It wreaks havoc on people's skin. May cause dryness and irritability. Dries out hair and skin. It also clogs the pores of the skin. However, the worst is when eczema or dermatitis occurs.
  • Water appliances that have hard water can consume up to 60% more heat energy, and their efficiency can be reduced by 12%, even generating high costs. If you want to save energy, you will have to solve the problems of hard water.

¿Are you looking for a solution?

Despite this, there is a great solution for this type of operation aimed at eliminating the hardness of the water, called a softener.

The softener offers a complete solution to prevent scale formation caused by these minerals produced by high-grade calcium and magnesium carbonates that are dissolved in water.

The process of softening the water consists of removing some minerals that are found in small proportions in the water that can affect certain activities and be harmful if consumed in high levels.

¿How effective is ozone to disinfect?

Water Tratment

December 21, 2020

¿What is ozone?

It is a powerful oxidant that gives them disinfectant properties against microorganisms as long as they are used in the necessary doses for the necessary time.

¿Is it totally safe to use it?

Claro is completely safe and its use is regulated by its corresponding standard, being its usual application in the purification of water.

Its main advantages are that it does not leave chemical residues and does not impart particular aromas or odors to the final product, as occurs with other disinfectants.

¿How do you disinfect?

Because, by sharing electrons between three atoms, the resulting molecule tends to capture electrons from any compound that comes close to it, which makes it a strong oxidant. Thus, by capturing electrons from other molecules, it oxidizes them until they are destroyed, as long as the ozone concentration and the contact time are sufficient.

¿How effective is it as a disinfectant?

Ozone is highly effective in disinfection against viruses, bacteria, fungi and protozoa, as well as properties that allow the elimination of bad odors and chemical contamination. This is due to its great oxidizing power.

 

¿Are you afraid to drinnk tap water?

Water Filters

December 21, 2020

We know that drinking water is important for you and your family, and above all to avoid illnesses through it.

Most have already become aware of the importance and benefits of drinking water.

But drinking water directly from the tap can, in some cases, be a source of disease.

It is likely that the water you drink is drinkable, but this does not mean that it is completely clean of substances or pollutants such as viruses and bacteria.

It is precisely from these agents that water purifying filters liberate us.

¿What is a water purifying filter?

A water filter is a system that reduces the bacterial contamination of the water that comes through the tap.

When passing through the filter, it traps the particles that the water brings and can be toxic or harmful to health, some of these elements are sand, mud, rust, dust, iron, high amounts of chlorine and bacteria, among others.

To give you the confidence and security that you and your family need, the best option is to install a purifying filter to ensure that the water you drink is completely safe.

The water filters for the home are compact, easy to install know them:

Carbon block

  • Removes odor, color, taste and chlorine from water.

Granulated activated carbon

  • Removes odor, color, taste and chlorine from water.

Polypropylene settler

  • Cleaner sediment-free water.

Know the different applications that Clear Water Tech ozone systems offer.

Water Tratment

January 13, 2021

Clearwater Tech designs and manufactures ozone water treatment systems and related components to serve a wide range of applications.

They focus in  innovation which makes them leaders in the  ozone industry , delivering reliable and efficient systems.

Learn about the applications and benefits for a better use of ozone systems:

Pools and spas

Ozone systems for commercial pools and spas of all sizes can be incorporated with a ready-to-use turnkey system that provides superior disinfection and peace of mind.

Benefits:

  • Clearer and cleaner water. 
  • Reduction of waste and chemicals.
  • Superior oxidation.
  • No measurement or handling of chemicals.

Water problems

Ozone has been approved for use in water treatment.

Benefits:

  • Reduces organic and inorganic compounds.
  • Reduces micro pollutants.
  • Improved disinfection and reduction of disinfection by-products.
  • Reduces strange smells and tastes.

Breweries

Brewery professionals understand the benefits of ozone as an organic disinfection tool to produce the best possible product.

Benefits:

  • Complete and safe sanitation on contact.
  • Cold water disinfectant, which reduces energy and water.
  • Preserves the integrity of the finished product, without sacrificing taste or quality.

 

We invite you to learn more about Clear Water Tech Products

Activated carbon and its function to improve water quality.

Water Tratment

January 13, 2021

¿What is activated carbon?

It is a black, odorless, tasteless powder obtained from coconut shell and wood pulp, being a versatile material that can control and eliminate polluting compounds.

¿What does activated carbon remove from water?

Eliminates impurities in the water such as pesticides, industrial residues, and other chemical products. It also removes pollutants that generate bad odors and flavors, making the water taste better and better quality.

Thanks to the amount of elements that activated carbon removes, it is used in all fields of water treatment.

It's used in treatment plants and in domestic purifiers.

Activated carbon  is one of the most effective ways to improve water quality.

Jacobi Carbons provides solutions to municipalities that need to treat their water so that it is safe and potable.

Jacobi provides AquaSorb ™ series products.

AquaSorb ® 1200 granular activated carbon is manufactured specifically for the treatment of water for human consumption, both in municipal and industrial applications.

Features:

  • Standard activity
  • Versatile adsorbent
  • High mechanical resistance
  • Good adsorption capacity
  • Drinking water grade

We invite you to learn more about the JACOBI ACTIVATED CARBON LINE

 

 

Efficent alternative to desinfect water.

Water Tratment

January 13, 2021

The best efficient alternative for water disinfection is through ultraviolet (UV) light.

UV light prevents microorganisms from reproducing by damaging their nucleic acid.

¿How does UV light disinfect water?

This process is based on the principles of sunlight where by means of strong solar rays the water is permanently purified in a natural way, eliminating the contaminants present in the water.

Its disinfection is not a chemical process and does not produce any residue.

SANITRON® Ultraviolet Purifiers use germicidal ultraviolet lamps that produce lethal short-wave radiation for bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms present in water.

If you need to purify your water, we recommend that you learn about SANITRON water purifying systems.

Advantages of using these systems:

  • Cash
  • Quick
  • Insurance
  • Easy
  • Automatic
  • Chemical free
  • Versatile

We invite you to learn more about SANITRON water purification systems

 

¿What does the desalination of sea water consist of?

Water Tratment

January 13, 2021

¿What is water desalination?

Desalination consists of a process of separating salts from brackish or sea water to convert them into water suitable for human, industrial or agricultural consumption.

¿What is the treatment that this type of water receives?

Water desalination is carried out through different technological processes in desalination plants.

These plants are water treatment facilities that make it possible to take advantage of seawater or brackish water, adapting them to the characteristics required for later use.

¿What is the advantage of desalination of water?

One of the most considered and of great importance is being able to have water available in places where there is greater scarcity.

LG BW R membranes offer a combination of high rejection and reliability suitable for high salinity brackish water and wastewater reuse applications.

Learn more about the membranes of the LG LINE

Advantages of the IWAKI dosing pumps.

Water Tratment

January 13, 2021

An innovative and complete line of dosing pumps for chemical applications in water treatment.

With more than 60 years of worldwide experience, Walchem ​​and Iwaki have developed the most innovative and complete line of metering pumps to meet industrial or municipal water treatment applications, positioning themselves as one of the leading companies in the market.

Depending on the series, Iwaki metering pumps offer:

High accuracy

The discharge volume can be adjusted in the stroke length and the number of pulses. The stroke length can be adjusted between 20% and 100% and the number of pulses between 0 and 360 ipm. Therefore, a wide range of flow rates are covered.

Multifunctional controller

The controller includes an advanced micro-processor with 3 automatic modes (analog / multiply / divide) can be installed instead of manual operation.

Maximum chemical resistance

The pump heads are available in PVC, GFRPP, PVDF and SUS. All other parts in contact with the liquid are made of materials resistant to high corrosion such as Hastelloy C276, ceramic, PTFE, etc.

Easy maintenance

The pump is made up of few modular components. In addition, not only easy operation is guaranteed, but also regular maintenance creates no problems.

If you want to know more about the pumps, click here:  IWAKI PUMPS

Microbicides for industrial reverse osmosis membrane systems.

Water Tratment

February 17, 2021

¿What is it?

It's a broad spectrum liquid microbicide used in UF systems and RO systems for non-potable and non-medical water. Highly effective in water with high concentrations of organics and compatible with low levels of free chlorine and bromine, also scale and corrosion inhibitors.

¿Do you know its advantages?

-Non-oxidizing.

-Readily biodegradable when diluted and effective over a wide range of pH, temperature and water hardness.

-Causes immediate arrest of the growth of microorganisms when in contact with them.

-Broad spectrum activity against algae, fungi and bacteria, including Legionella pneumophila and sulfate reducing bacteria.

-Free formulation designed to be compatible with membrane antifoulants.

-Effective at low concentrations.

 

Learn about our different microbicide models AWC: Microbicides for membrane systems

¿What is a metering pump?

Water Tratment

February 17, 2021

A dosing pump is characterized as one of the most important elements for the operation of the industry.

Its main function is to distribute the different liquids that are used to make a product.

The truth is that what characterizes dosing pumps is that they have millimeter precision, especially when it is necessary to measure the quantities of certain liquids in very large volumes and in a certain time.

Metering pumps are very important for water treatment.

Meet the Walchem ​​Iwaki brand pumps: Iwaki dosing pumps

IWAKI metering pumps combine the most advanced pump technology with the latest electrical technology.

Thanks to its wide range, it is practically possible to select the most suitable pump for any dosage in chemical processes and in water treatment.

For large dosing capacities, which are mainly used in process plants, we offer our many proven mechanical action dosing pumps.

Water disinfection without chemical methods

Water Tratment

March 24, 2021

Ultraviolet light disinfection of water is a unique and rapid method of disinfection without the use of heat or chemicals.

¿Can UV light change the properties of water?

UV light does not chemically alter the structure of the treated fluid, chemical disinfection techniques, which involve handling hazardous substances and reactions that result in unwanted by-products.

Process water makes up a significant portion of water use in commercial and industrial sectors.

An increasing number of industries and user applications have found UV light to be the ideal solution for their water treatment requirements.

Over the years ultraviolet technology has established itself as the preferred method of disinfecting water efficiently and economically.

Atlantic Ultraviolet Corporation® application specialists assist customers in selecting lamps and equipment.

Learn more about the Atlantic Ultraviolet line systems 

 

The importance of water treatment

Water Tratment

March 24, 2021

Water treatment is increasingly necessary due to the scarcity of drinking water and the growing needs of the world's population. 

Inadequate treatment of water generated by human activities is one of the main causes of pollution of ground, river and marine waters and of the alteration and degradation of associated ecosystems. 

Water treatment consists of various chemical, biological and physical operations aimed at reducing or eliminating pollution. By purifying water, it is possible to ensure that those who drink it or use it for hygienic or culinary purposes will not run any risk of contracting diseases or infections.

The main function of wastewater treatment plants is to disinfect contaminated water in order to preserve the environment and increase the availability of this resource.

At American water solutions we have leading brands in the water treatment industry specialized in Pumps, Filtration, Reverse Osmosis (well water and sea water), Demineralization and Control and Instrumentation to improve water quality. 

Why´s the use of antiscalant in membranes important?

Water Tratment

April 7, 2021

The evolution of standardized parameters indicates that antiscalant is effective in inhibiting scale formation and preventing fouling by colloidal material in reverse osmosis membranes. 

Scaling refers to the deposition of particles on a membrane that cause it to become clogged. The blocked surface due to fouling causes a decrease in permeate flux, reducing process efficiency and increasing operating costs.

After an induction period, the plant flow rate decreases rapidly. The duration of this period varies according to the type of scale and the degree of supersaturation of the light soluble salt.

The use of AWC antiscalant can eliminate the need for acid dosing, allow plants to operate at higher recoveries and reduce the frequency of cleanouts. 

AWC has developed highly effective inhibitors that are unmatched in the industry for controlling the most challenging fouling. 

Learn about the different antifouling models for AWC line membranes

What´s water pollution by sediment?

Water Tratment

April 14, 2021

In the process of supplying water, various problems with water quality have arisen, one of the most common being caused by sediment.

What are sediments?

Sediments are sand, clay, rust, mud, and other loose soil particles that settle to the bottom of a body of water.

Know the problems that could cause:

Sediment increases the cost of drinking water treatment and can cause odor and taste problems.

Damage to pipes causing scaling.

Blockages in the pipes.

Don't let poor water quality affect your pipes at home. 

Meet our line of BLUESHARK® filter holders, it is made up of products of excellent quality.

Housing with standard blue bracket.

The latest engineering technology, constructed from reinforced polypropylene that is pressure tested beyond industry standards.

Prevents sediment such as sand particles, rust, mud, etc., from clogging pipes and showers.

How important are water filters for making beverages?

Water Filters

April 21, 2021

High standards of cleanliness and strict contamination control are of utmost importance to ensure product manufacturing.

In the production of beverages, filters are important to obtain a better quality.

What benefit does it have:

Filtration largely serves as a process in industrial manufacturing that minimizes contamination of a product by removing impurities and protecting the taste and quality of the food or beverage.

Proper water filtration has proven to be an important asset that can protect machinery and pumps, ensure desired results such as taste and quality in food and beverage applications.

Shelco Filters offers one of the most extensive lines of industrial filters and cartridges distributed and sold worldwide.

Get to know SHELCO filter bags for liquids. 

What does ozone disinfection consist of?

Water tratament

May 7, 2021

What does ozone disinfection consist of? 

Ozone is a gas that is found naturally in the upper layers of the atmosphere and is characterized by its high oxidizing power, which makes it a highly effective and safe solution for disinfection.

Ozone disinfection eliminates pathogens by oxidizing the coverage of viruses, bacteria and fungi and a wide spectrum of microorganisms, which are deactivated.

Once disinfected, ozone decomposes in the same way that occurs naturally in the atmosphere and returns to oxygen, leaving no chemical residue. This characteristic makes it the most environmentally sustainable option.

In this disinfection process, ozone acts as a powerful deodorizer, eliminating the origin of unpleasant odors, and it does not pose any risk to people, since its application always takes place in controlled environments with specially designed equipment.

What is a centrifugal pump?

Water tratament

May 12, 2021

What is a centrifugal pump? 

Centrifugal pumps are a type of hydraulic pump that transforms the mechanical energy of an impeller into kinetic or pressure energy of an incompressible fluid. 

When to use a centrifugal pump?

Centrifugal pumps are not only used to convey liquids from household objects such as washing machines, they are also used for industries such as the chemical industry, especially in cosmetics, for the manufacture of creams, and in the pharmaceutical industry for the manufacture of syrups. 

A centrifugal pump usually complements other hydraulic installations, whether for industrial use, in stores or homes, depending on the type of centrifugal pump we choose; and they are used in different cases to pump water supply and in places where suction lift is not required.

 

What is the function of a hydropneumatic tank?

Water tratament

June 9, 2021

Hydropneumatic tanks are devices that deliver pressurized water to all the faucets in your home or business, so that you can enjoy drinking quality water. 

It is called hydropneumatic because it is an equipment that works based on water and air, it is composed of a tank and a pump, it has no bladder and the air has direct contact with the water and serves as a cushion to exercise or absorb pressure. 

This type of tank serves three main functions:

  1. Deliver water according to a selected pressure range so that the water pump does not run non-stop.
  2. Prevent a pump from restarting every time the distribution system makes a minor request for water. 
  3. Minimize water hammer. 

BLUESHARK® hydropneumatic tanks are ideal for irrigation applications, booster systems, shallow jet pumps and centrifugal pump configurations. 

Constructed with 100% butyl diaphragm and a complete FDA-approved polypropylene liner assembly that helps keep water in perfect purification condition.

Learn more about Blueshark Hydropneumatic tanks features and all the benefits!

 

What are filter media in water treatment?

Water tratament

June 16, 2021

Filter media are materials that allow the passage of raw water through them and retain particulate material, these are selected according to desired physical characteristics, such as specific size, gravity and particle size.

Filtration through a filter bed is a widely used technique for the removal of particles contained in water, its main applications are in drinking water treatment and water purification.

There is a wide variety of water filter media used in filters and softeners. 

They are also placed in a fiberglass tank or in a cartridge in order to treat the water passing through them and achieve some objective. Among the main water filter media are zeolite, activated carbon, cationic resin, silica gravel, salt pellets, etc. which we will describe below.

Learn about the characteristics of our filter media and all its advantages. 

What are the benefits of filtering water?

Water tratament

July 8, 2021

The water that comes into our homes may be accompanied by bacteria or parasites, and may be treated with products such as chlorine or other additives, which additionally alter the taste and quality of it.

When water is filtered, the risk of diseases is reduced and unwanted particles are eliminated. Having an equipment that provides us with clean and filtered water is a great opportunity to improve our quality of life and we will achieve a much healthier water.

Filtering water eliminates bacteria and reduces the risk of suffering gastrointestinal disorders. In addition, we eliminate viruses and parasites without using chlorine, which in some cases can also be harmful to our health.

Our line of BLUESHARK® filter holders, filters and hydropneumatic tanks consists of products of excellent quality.

BLUESHARK offers innovative and reliable solutions for water treatment and is a leading brand in the field.

What is a valve?

Water tratament

September 1, 2021

A valve is a fluid regulation and control instrument. 

Due to their design and materials, valves can open and close, connect and disconnect, regulate, modulate or isolate an enormous series of liquids and gases, from the simplest to the most corrosive or toxic.

Valves are one more element in an installation that will serve to close, open, divert, retain and regulate the fluid, manually or automatically. 

The digital Clack valves facilitate the programming to the users, they are easy to install and durable. Due to the resistance of their materials, they can be used for residential, commercial and industrial applications. 

Visit our website and get to know them.

In which applications can a reverse osmosis system be used?

Water tratament

September 29, 2021

Reverse osmosis is a technology that separates the solvent from a concentrated solution by applying pressure. The solvent passes through a semi-permeable membrane from the concentrated solution to the diluted solution. 

It can be used in applications such as: 

- Seawater desalination. 

- Wastewater treatment. 

- In the food, pharmaceutical, medical, cosmetic, chemical, electronic, biotechnology, etc. industries. 

- Obtaining ultra pure water for human consumption. 

- Reuse of wastewater. 

It is an efficient, clean and compact technology that allows to obtain high quality water from brackish water and even seawater. 

Visit our website and learn about the most advanced and effective maintenance-free technology available today for the reduction of dissolved salts in water. 

Residential water treatment.

Water tratament

October 20, 2021

Our line of home cartridges are a good choice if you want to stop spending on jugs and bottled water on a daily basis. 

You'll have cleaner water, free of sediment and microorganisms, that doesn't taste or smell like chlorine. 

Filters also inhibit the growth of viruses and bacteria and can be installed in various ways depending on the space. 

We have filters for every need, depending on your choice you can enjoy clean water every time. 

Our filters are manufactured under the highest quality standards and technology that will benefit you in your household activities. The water filters are easy to install and automatically the water from your faucet will come out purified, eliminating excess scale.

Check out our entire line of residential filters! 

Domestic water softeners.

Water tratament

October 25, 2021

Get to know the benefits of our filter media! 

RESINEX RESINE K-8 is a high purity, premium quality, pre-treated, strongly acidic, gel type cation exchange resin specially designed for residential drinking water treatment.

It offers excellent grain integrity and very low extractables. 

The product is well suited for a wide variety of drinking water treatment applications such as: 

- Domestic water softeners.

- Water purification equipment.

- Water softeners or softeners for industrial treatment plants.

It is specially pre-treated to eliminate taste, odor and color injection. 

It can be used for cold water and hot water and has benefits such as: 

- High integrity spheres.

- Excellent mechanical resistance.

- Extended operating capacity.

- Optimized for countercurrent flow.

- Compatible with all modern systems.

- Very high total capacity.

Get high quality process water economically.

Get to know our filter media! 

 

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