Sunday, September 18, 2016

#WaterWell Drilling: Maintenance Tips

By Janet Slagell

Did You Know?

While the daily recommended amount of water is eight cups per day, not all of this water must be consumed in the liquid form. Nearly every food or drink item provides some water to the body.

Somewhere between 70 and 75 percent of the earth's surface is covered with water.

The total amount of water on the earth is about 326 million cubic miles of water.

The average person in the United States uses anywhere from 80 to 100 gallons of water per day.

15 percent of households supply their own water from private wells or other sources.

Water - we use it for every part of our lives. Consequently, we want to know that it is water that is safe. Depending on where you live, you may be using municipal water which has various additives. However, for many homeowners city water is either not an option, or perhaps not preferred. It is then that a water well drilling team will be called in.

Once the water well drilling team has put in your well, it is not simply a forget about it aspect of the home. To keep your well working properly, there are several maintenance steps you will want to take.

At least once a year, you should have your well checked for any mechanical problems, cleanliness, and the presence of chemicals and contaminates such as bacteria, nitrates, radon and even arsenic.

From time to time, take a moment to ensure that your well cover is at least one foot above the ground.

If at any point you question whether there is proper separation between your well, home, waste system and chemical storage system, call in a water well drilling professional.

To minimize the risk of chemicals entering your well, keep all hazardous materials such as paint, fertilizer, pesticides, and motor oil away from your well.

If you or your family members frequently get stomach related illnesses, consider having your well tested to see that there are no unwanted additives in the water.

The average well has a lifespan of 20 years. Once your well has reached this age, it is wise to have a certified water well drilling expert come decommission the existing well and then put in a new one.

Maintaining your water well is not difficult. But it is not something to overlook. Don't wait until there is a serious problem to ask for help or to call someone to look at it. Be proactive and keep your water well everything you need it to be.

Many websites provide additional information on the topic of water well drilling. One such site worth visiting is http://www.hartmannwelldrilling.com

Janet Slagell independently authors articles for WebDrafter, Inc. for search engine marketing. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those solely of the author, and not of any other person, company or organization. No guarantee or warranty, express or implied, is made regarding the accuracy, fitness, or use of the content herein.

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

#ReverseOsmosis: Industrial Applications - Not Just for #DrinkingWater

By Lacy M. Hatcher

Reverse osmosis equipment has been used for many years to purify drinking water. It is used all over the world to desalinate seawater and bring fresh water to those with limited or no access to it. There are even household versions of reverse osmosis equipment to purify well water before it's fed into the ice maker, for example. More recently, this technology is being used in industrial facilities to recycle the wastewater from manufacturing processes.

Reverse osmosis equipment facilitates the natural osmosis process in reverse. Osmosis occurs when a less concentrated saline solution is drawn to the higher concentrated saline solution. For example, a flower's roots absorb water from the ground through osmosis. In reverse osmosis equipment, a semi-permeable membrane separates the higher concentrated water from the lower concentrated water. A little pressure is applied to the higher concentrated water, forcing it to flow through the membrane, where the salts and other particles become trapped. The result on the other side of the membrane is desalinated and filtered water.

The same reverse osmosis equipment has been scaled down for use in industrial facilities. Industrial reverse osmosis equipment uses a much higher pressure than desalination equipment, operating at 800 and 1,200 psi. Desalination equipment operates between 200 and 400psi. Because of the higher pressure, the industrial reverse osmosis equipment can treat water with up to 35,000 ppm of total dissolved solids (TDS) while the desalination equipment treats water with TDS up to 1,500 ppm. This allows the industrial equipment to remove most any dissolved solid found in wastewater, such as heavy metals.

The effluent quality exceeds discharge permit limits and is ideal for reuse. It is being used to recycle industrial wastewater at a rate of 75% to 95%, instead of treating and discharging. The purity of the effluent can even be adjusted, depending upon what the manufacturing process requires. For example, electronics manufacturers require high purity water.

The disadvantage of industrial RO equipment is the rate at which membranes can become fouled. Replacing fouled membranes is expensive and requires the unit to be shut down. That's where pretreatment comes into play. With the right physical/chemical pretreatment process upstream, the life of the membranes inside the unit will be extended greatly. Cleaning membranes regularly can also extend their life.

It is no longer just a treatment for drinking water. It enables manufacturers to conserve water in innovative ways by recycling their wastewater. A Manufacturer in Texas is using industrial reverse osmosis equipment to recycle both their industrial wastewater and the facility's sanitary water for reuse in their manufacturing process.

Lacy M. Hatcher invites you to read more about industrial water solutions at http://www.prochemwater.com. When you work with ProChem, Inc., your water solution is tailored to your facility's needs, providing you with results, customized support, and access to everything you need to meet your unique water goals.

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