Does Reverse Osmosis Strip Out Minerals?

July 30, 2017

QUESTION: We are customers of an RO System from US Water.  Speaking with a long time plumber familiar with these systems he stated ours is a very good unit but RO would strip the water of important minerals?  Is this true or false? Our unit is: http://www.uswatersystems.com/5-stage-usa-made-arsenic-reverse-osmosis-filter-pack-fp5a-usa.html If above is true, what is your recommendation for adding this stripped minerals back into the water prior to reaching the drinking faucet?…

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Protect Yourself From Brain-Eating Amoebas

July 7, 2017

If you read this headline, a couple of things may stand out: #1 – You may think it’s right up there with Protect Yourself From the Zombie Apocalypse!  Yeah, that will never happen; and #2 – If you happen to know me, you probably believe I would be immune from such an organism, because the amoeba would likely die of starvation.  So there is that. Actually, the headline is 100%…

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Toxic Algae Blooms in Water

May 13, 2017

Many people have never heard of microcystin, but what you don’t know can harm, or even kill you.  This issue first arose when the Governor of Ohio, John Kasich has declared a state of emergency in Toledo, Ohio  in 2014, after the water treatment plant testing results showed the water contains microcystin.  Also, on May 8, 2017, residents of Summit Lake near Olympia, Washington were advised not to drink or…

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Pulsar Disruptor Filter – A Game Changer

April 30, 2017

New Pulsar™ Disruptor® Filter with Ahlstrom Media The Pulsar Disruptor Filter is a disruptive technology, in that it displaces an established technology and shakes up the industry or a ground-breaking product that creates a completely new industry. When the PC replaced the typewriter, it forever changed the way we work and communicate. Cell phones were “disruptive technology” because it allowed us to communicate from almost anywhere and the Pulsar Disruptor Filter System is…

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Pulsar Quantum Disinfection – The Power to Change the World

What if I told you that there was a way to kill bacteria in water that was instantaneous, consumed no power, used no chemicals and needed no maintenance? Pulsar™ Quantum Disinfection™ harnesses the same force that binds the universe: subatomic attraction.  It uses no electricity, it adds nothing to the water, there are no chemicals and it has no carbon footprint.  Quantum Disinfection™ is a revolutionary, patented technology that uses many  of…

April 12, 2017
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Does UV Disinfection Make Sense?

The obvious answer is “Yes, of course it does.” Ultraviolet disinfection or “UV” has been around for many years and is a generally accepted technology to disinfect drinking water.  More and more families are embracing ultraviolet technology as a way to disinfect their water.  The question in many people’s mind is not whether UV makes sense, but the question is whether UV technology is “the best” method to disinfect water.  Let’s…

December 26, 2016
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The Dirty Little Secret About Reverse Osmosis

OK, this is nothing salacious – I just like the headline!  Well, there is actually truth in that headline.  The dirty secret is: the inside of a residential reverse osmosis tank accumulates and breed heterotrophic bacteria over time. Heterotrophic bacteria are microorganisms that use organic carbon as food.  They are detected using Heterotrophic Plate Count (HPC) which is used to measure the bacteriological quality of drinking water. The National Primary Drinking…

July 20, 2016
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IS QD is a Better Disinfection Solution Than UV?

Water treatment professionals have long known that ultraviolet light does not “technically” kill microorganisms.  They understand that UV damages the DNA of a bacterial cell so that it cannot replicate.  Essentially, it is rendered dead because it cannot replicate.  However, they are still in the water, even if they are “dead men walking“!  Now, we also find that in some cases, bacteria may remain dormant after UV disinfection.  In Chemical & Engineering…

July 1, 2016
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