Arsenic Removal Technologies – Part 2
In part one of our blog posts regarding removal of arsenic from drinking water supplies, we looked at removal of arsenic through reverse osmosis technology. In part 2, we will look at the removal of two “species” of arsenic often encountered in water wells. The USEPA and other health departments recommend that owners of private water wells with elevated arsenic use an alternate source of water for drinking and cooking, or install a water-treatment system that removes arsenic. Treating water to remove arsenic is not simple. However, there are a variety of arsenic removal technologies available on the market today.
Common household water-treatment methods, such as water softeners, activated carbon filters and sediment filters are not effective for removing arsenic from water.
As previously stated in our blog, reverse osmosis can be an effective tool for arsenic removal from well water. Furthermore, home owners have a variety of other systems available when treating water for the removal of arsenic. Please see the following article here, regarding removal of arsenic “species” III and V. The article delves into arsenic removal methods for two “species” of arsenic often encountered in well water, As(III) and As(V). And remember, Lifestream supplies a variety of reverse osmosis systems! Furthermore, Lifestream is your local water quality and water treatment expert for central Colorado. Please contact us today if you have any questions regarding removal of arsenic from your drinking water supply!
NSF’s Consumer Affairs Office fields thousands of inquiries each year from everyday people concerned about contaminants in their drinking water. Although lead has consistently been the most popular inquiry over the last several years, arsenic is always in the top-10 list of contaminants about which consumers ask. However, removal of this element can be effectively achieved through use of reverse osmosis technology.
As stated, reverse osmosis can be an effective tool for arsenic removal from drinking water supplies. Furthermore, home owners have a variety of RO options available when treating water for the removal of arsenic. Please see the remainder of Water Conditioning and Purification’s article by clicking here for more information regarding the effectiveness of RO technology for arsenic removal! And remember, Lifestream supplies reverse osmosis systems! Furthermore, Lifestream is your local water quality and water treatment expert for central Colorado. Please contact us today!
Lifestream Water Systems offers saltless water softening technology. If you are looking for an alternative to traditional salt based water softening systems, please contact us today, and we can discuss some of the options available for your water softening application, such as a TAC media saltless water softening system.
TAC media anti-scale systems are not water softeners in a technical sense as they do not remove anything from the water and do not change the total hardness of the water. Rather, TAC media anti-scale systems nucleate hardness ions in the water, such as Calcium and Magnesium (commonly referred to as lime scale) so they ions do not adhere to plumbing infrastructure. Please see image for basic representation of this process.
If you have any questions regarding the performance of saltless water softeners, please see the following ASU Scale Control Study which compares 4 different saltless anti-scale technologies. The study found TAC media to be the most promising technology with scale reductions of over 90%.
Please see the Watt’s Scale-Net System brochure located here as an example of saltless water softening systems we provide. Lifestream also supplies commercial water softeners Colorado.
Effective Immediately: Healthcare Facilities Required to Reduce Legionellosis Risks from Tap Water. On June 2, the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a memo that will undoubtedly expand the awareness of Legionella risks and further drive the implementation of preventative approaches. For more information please read Water Conditioning and Purification’s report by clicking here! And remember, Lifestream offer’s a wide variety of AER/hospital water filters. Please check out our AER filter web-pages and please contact us if you have any questions!
Researchers at RICE University in Houston, Texas have developed off-grid solar desalination technology which utilizes the sun’s energy to purify salt water! The technology could produce as much as six liters of freshwater per hour per square meter of solar membrane! Check out the article here.
Denver Water just released their 2017 Denver Water Quality report.
This is a brief read regarding coconut carbon water filters and their ability to remove unpleasant tastes and odors (such as Chlorine) from your drinking water supply.
Natural Resources Defense Council report finds nearly 77 million US citizens are drinking contaminated water (lead, bacteria).
Interesting article regarding beer brewing water treatment. Lifestream provides beer brewing water treatment equipment to multiple breweries and wineries in the central Colorado region.
Contact us today if you have any questions or would like more information regarding water treatment equipment for your beer/wine brewing processes!