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Public Schools Recognize the Need for Water Filtration

Public Schools Recognize the Need for Water Filtration

Institutions around the country are taking a closer look at their water supply. Any facility that is responsible for the welfare and safety of their patrons owe it to themselves to make sure that their water source is free of contaminants. Schools and Hospitals are taking an active role in making sure their students and patients are drinking clean water by installing filtration systems. The filters and reverse osmosis membranes are an additional line of defense to protect those that could be vulnerable from excess exposure to lead. Young children, the elderly, and the sick need to have the purest water to stay healthy and hydrated. Pittsburgh’s Public School system is taking the lead on this issue. While the federal law does not require water testing for the school system, administrators saw it as a critical component in their student’s quality of life. District officials wanted to take a proactive approach to the situation. “Engaging this was, of course, the events going around the country, particularly with Flint, Mich., and us knowing that there would be increased awareness of drinking water quality in our schools,” said Ronald Joseph, Pittsburgh Public Schools Chief Operations Officer Testing took place across 70 district facilities. What they found was that the level of lead in the water was actually below the EPA’s recommendations. With only 14.9 parts per billion it was far below the 20 ppb regulated by the EPA. This proactive approach is the rising trend in the nation. As more water sources become contaminated it is important that a solution is in place before an issue arises. The Pittsburgh Public School...
Flint Michigan Water Crisis

Flint Michigan Water Crisis

After what was a nightmare scenario for the people of Flint Michigan, their lives are beginning to return to normal. We all know about the water crisis that hit the city and how a switch in water sources caused the city’s lead pipes to begin leaking lead into the water. This story broke at the end of 2015 and after a period of 6 months, it seems they may have found a solution. Filtered water. “This is an important step forward for providing a stable water system for the City of Flint,” Tom Burke, head of the EPA’s research office, said in a statement. The EPA’s tests showed results of decreased levels of lead in the tap water. Low enough to be considered harmless for those at risk, pregnant women, and young children. Michigan began providing in-house filters for residents at the start of the year. The EPA’s tests used the same filters to ensure the results met the expectation of reducing lead levels. “With the results of this testing, residents can be confident that they can use filtered water and protect their developing fetus or young child from lead,” added Nicole Lurie, head of preparedness and response at the Department of Health and Human Services As water scarcity and purity become an issue worldwide it is more important than ever to have a water filtration system in place. It is estimated that by 2025 the water filtration and Reverse Osmosis industries will be 5 Billion dollar industry. The market for affordable solutions is expanding. The medical and biotech industries, along with the service industry, have a dire need...
RO Membranes for Dairy

RO Membranes for Dairy

We tend to think of water filtration as a solution that creates clean water. We know the issues with contaminants in our waters and the risk they pose. We know that clean water is needed for almost everything in our daily lives. We understand the benefits filtrations systems like Reverse Osmosis, Nanofiltration, and Ultrafiltration brings to water purification. So when GEA partnered with GE to develop a Reverse Osmosis system we immediately perked up. The two corporations worked together to develop “GE Blister Free” membranes to reduce dairy processing costs. While not too farfetched, it was a new take on an industry problem, utilizing technology that was already close to perfecting the problem. The issue they set out to overcome was the fact that most membranes and filtration systems are susceptible to blistering. This blistering happens due to the pressures during processing. If they could solve this issue they would create efficiency and reduce waste for the dairy industry, an industry in need of a technological breakthrough. Traditional membranes also posed a risk during USDA inspections. They posed the risk of harboring microorganisms that can cause the products to be unsafe for consumption. If during an inspection, the USDA discovered this was happening it can result in the plant being shut down until the membranes were replaced. Not only are the membranes expensive, but the cost to shut down the plant unexpectedly can be extreme. The loss of revenue, time, and resources can cripple a dairy plant. GEA and GE considered this issue when looking at a new solution for membranes. The partnership took hold after a mutual client,...
Dow FilmTec TW30-2521

Dow FilmTec TW30-2521

Welcome to Western RO. Our company is a supplier of Hydranautics, FilmTec, Ge, Toray RO Membranes and Filters. We have been in business for 4 years and are headquarter is in San Diego, CA. We ship our products globally all over the world including Mexico, South America, Canada, Australia, Middle East and...
Hydranautics CPA5-LD

Hydranautics CPA5-LD

Welcome to Western RO. Our company is a supplier of Hydranautics, FilmTec, Ge, Toray RO Membranes and Filters. We have been in business for 4 years and are headquarter is in San Diego, CA. We ship our products globally all over the world including Mexico, South America, Canada, Australia, Middle East and...
Hydranautics ESPA-4021

Hydranautics ESPA-4021

Welcome to Western RO. Our company is a supplier of Hydranautics, FilmTec, Ge, Toray RO Membranes and Filters. We have been in business for 4 years and are headquarter is in San Diego, CA. We ship our products globally all over the world including Mexico, South America, Canada, Australia, Middle East and...