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What is Reverse Osmosis?

Reverse osmosis is a wastewater recycling process that takes contaminated or salty water and turns it into potable, clean water. This water, after being “cleaned” by reverse osmosis, can be used as drinking water, for watering plants, and throughout the industrial process. Reverse osmosis occurs when water is placed under high pressure and pushed through a porous membrane. Any harmful particles, bacteria, or unclean substances are removed from the water and trapped in the membrane, resulting in clean water.

Because of the large amount of contaminants removed from the water, reverse osmosis systems can become clouded with buildup. Additionally, scaling, excess deposits, microbial fouling and degradation of the system can occur. When these occur, not only is the lifespan of the membrane within the reverse osmosis system decreased, but overall performance is also decreased. Because this membrane is expensive to repair, preemptive measures should be taken to increase the life and function of your reverse osmosis system.

We have a variety of products that can help you get a preemptive strike on the negative reverse osmosis buildup. These products include scale inhibitors, dispersants, and microbiocides, in addition to various membrane cleaners. We also offer technical support for any other problems you may be experiencing with your reverse osmosis system. Have a reverse osmosis system you want help with? Check out our reverse osmosis product page for more information or give us a call at (800)645-1350!

Bioaugmentation: Your Non-Hazardous Wastewater Treatment Option

With it’s non-toxic, non-corrosive, non-hazardous, and non-pathogenic benefits, Bioaugmentation has become a leading process for wastewater treatment. Bioaugmentation is a method in which naturally occurring micoorganisms are used to treat organic wastes and polluntants. Specific microorganisms are selected to quickly and efficiently degrade organic wastes. Used to degrade fats, oils, grease, starch proteins, cellulose, and industrial wastes improves plant efficiency and reduces costs associated with plant expansion and equipment solutions.

 

It is always important to understand which wastewater treatment will best suit the needs of your facility, and with the additional benefit of bioaugmentation reducing sludge volume, which in turn reduces dewatering and off-site dumping cost, bioaugmentation is an option you will not want to pass up. Click here to find out more options for you wastewater treatment plan.

What Causes Corrosion And How Can We Help?

Have you ever wondered what is causing the corrosion of your water pipes? You might be surprised to realize that many different elements cause corrosion, which demands different types of treatment to combat. Corroding of water pipes is an eventuality that must be faced, but understanding the causes of the process and the techniques used to reduce the rate of corrosion will result in an efficiently functioning water system that produces the highest quality of water.

Some of the well-known causes of corrosion stem from alkalinity (a solution used to dissolve acid) and an imbalance in the hardness of the water. Oxidizing agents can also speed up corrosion by forming certain acids and metal oxides that wear down the durability of water pipes.

Other factors include atmospheric impressions, extreme temperatures of the water, and bacteria that finds its way into the pipes.

Our inventory of raw materials includes a vast array of high performance threshold inhibitors, dispersants, and corrosion inhibitors which can be formulated to control almost any expected deposit or corrosion problem. Look here to find out more information about the products that can help reduce the rate of corrosion in your water treatment system.

Cooling Water Treatment

Cooling water is the process of removing heat from temperature sensitive equipment, thereby keeping it from malfunctioning or failing. Cooling water is the preferred method of cooling for many companies due to water’s inexpensive, nontoxic, and reusable nature. However, this cooling method does have a few major drawbacks if the cooling water is left untreated.

Untreated cooling water accelerates corrosion in metal pipes and holding tanks, allows biological growth, and leaves behind deposits from the minerals in the water supply. A system not properly maintained will cause losses in productivity due to equipment failures, health and safety concerns, increased energy consumption (due to buildup of deposits), and higher production costs.

Our cooling water deposit and corrosion control programs make use of the most up-to-date technologies to keep your system operating efficiently. We have expertise in biofilm control to help minimize problems caused by microorganisms, including fouling, deposits, corrosion, and disease (i.e. Legionellosis).

To limit deposit and corrosion problems, we offer a complete line of speciality cooling water treatment products. We have a vast array of high performance threshold inhibitors, dispersants, and corrosion inhibitors which we can customize to fit your specific needs. Since we can custom blend products, we can also create products for any unique conditions you business might be facing.

Contact us today at 800-645-1350 or visit our website so we can discuss your needs and begin implementing your cooling water treatment plan.

Reverse Osmosis

Reverse osmosis (R.O.) products are among the many resources offered by Water Consultants of America. Reverse Osmosis is an increasingly popular water purification technique, and we strive to provide the newest and best products available to our clients. The main purpose of R.O. is to eliminate contaminants in water to decrease the risk of scaling, deposits, microbial fouling and degradation in mechanical systems.

So how does it work? The reverse osmosis process has greatly evolved over the years. Because of more advanced technology and processes, we are now able to purify large amounts of water at a time. The process of regular osmosis can be broken down by HowStuffWorks.com as “when a solvent of low concentrated solute solution moves through a membrane to get to the higher concentrated solution, thus weakening it”. The solvent is the mixture of water and contaminants (solute). By literally reversing the process of osmosis, we essentially are making the solvent filter out of the high concentrate into the lower concentrate solution to separate out the solute from the solvent. This leave you with clean, usable water without the harmful contaminants.

Let us know if you’re interested in learning more about the reverse osmosis process and how it can help your water treatment facility. Call us today to make a consultation so we may provide the right products for you. 800.645.1350.

What It Means to be a Water Treatment Operator

Where does the water in your kitchen sink come from?

It was pumped from a lake or other source to a water treatment plant. Once there, it is the responsibility of the Water Treatment Operator to regulate processes and equipment components that remove pollutants from the water. Upon arriving at the plant, the operator takes water readings, collects samples, and reads meters and gauges. After examining the data they receive, they adjust the machinery and chemicals accordingly. They use tools to maintain and repair pumps, valves, and other equipment. The operator needs to have in-depth knowledge of chemical processes and interactions, machinery, and ecology; it is a delicate mix that requires specialized training.

Those tasks are just the daily operations. Operators are also in charge of handling emergencies and often have to work in dangerous or dirty conditions. Just like other emergency personnel that work to keep our cities safe, water treatment operators are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to ensure public health standards are met.

Though it may not be the most glamorous job, it is very important the community. Call us or check out our Services page today to hear more about how WCA can train your Water Treatment Officer on site! 800.645.1350

 

Take Your Records To The Next Level With WCA Reports

Apparently, water and computers can mix! At Water Consultants of America, we take pride in our technological advances that make water treatment easier for our clients. That’s why we offer cutting edge software with a web based reporting system called WCA Reports. With WCA Reports, you can go paperless for a faster, more convenient way to track your records. Our customers are able to access their service report and controller data anytime from anywhere with Internet access. Having the most up to date technology can help your facilities perform at their peak. Our reports are clearly organized easy to use so you may interpret them at a glance. This will help in quick interpretations and diagnoses for any operating issues within your equipment.

Find out how WCA Reports can advance your water treatment system reporting into the future; give us a call! 800.645.1350

Don’t Let Crypto Be Your Kryptonite

Crypto may not be a substance from an alien planet that will drain your energy, but it is a serious water contaminant that you need to be careful of.

Crypto, short for Cryptosporidium, is a waterborne disease that lives in water that can handle living in tough environments. The tough outer shell of the bacteria allows it to survive even in chlorinated pools. Crypto spreads most often during summertime due to an increase in recreational swimming. Persons infected by Crypto contract the disease called Cryptosporidosis, and it can cause severe illness and diarrhea for up to 2-3 weeks.

While it is not a pleasant subject, it should raise serious concerns and call for extra precaution. Waterborne diseases are so easily spread that you must be aware of contamination. While Crypto generally affects pools and hot tubs, but rivers, lakes, and streams that feed into other water sources can be contaminated as well. Be sure that your water treatment systems are operating at their prime during the height of the the spread of this disease. Call us today to see how Water Consultants of America can assist you! 800.645.1350

 

The People Of WCA

While we at the Water Consultants of America pride ourselves on the exceptional products and services we offer our customers, the key to our success is the people of WCA. It is our team of employees that binds our operation together, the glue if you will of our organization. We would not be positioned as one of the leaders in the industry without the continued work and support of our most valuable asset.

Our employees hold an average of 17 years experience in the water treatment industry, and with this experience are able to provide programs to meet customer needs as well as troubleshoot to provide innovative water treatment solutions. The majority of WCA employees have achieved Certified Water Technologist status, which reflects on both their level of experience and their years in the water treatment industry. This combined experience and certification allows for WCA to provide technologically advanced, affordable solutions to all of your treatment needs.

WCA’s core philosophy involves the utilization of a team approach whenever addressing the needs and concerns of our customers. Teams comprised of individuals with years of experience in both the water treatment industry as well as working under the WCA moniker allows for a comprehensive, personal relationship between company and client, something that would not be possible without the dedication of our many employees. Visit our website to learn more about the atmosphere of success establish by our employees at www.waterconsultantsofamerica.com.

Why Use WCA?

We here at Water Consultants of America have been working for years to bring you the best water system maintenance solutions out there. So, why should you choose to work with WCA? Here are some of the advantages to being one of our customers.

1. Drumless Chemical Storage and Hands-Free Delivery: We are all about keeping you and your business safe. By eliminating the chemical drums and delivering the chemicals to you, we can reduce the risk of chemical hazards and liability. We handle the chemicals and you just tell us where you need them.

2. Cutting Edge Technology: WCA is committed to finding the newest and best technologies in the water treatment industry. Many manufacturers choose to partner with us because we are known for being on the leading edge of technology. We thoroughly test the new technologies prior to use to ensure everything works correctly. Some examples of the innovations we use are the WCA pump containment system, total wireless feed and control, and the NC3150 chlorine dioxide generation system.

3. WCAReports: The WCAReports system is an electronic reporting system that allows technicians to enter data after each service visit and compile it with your company’s system records. These reports can then be view at any time as well as emailed to you. The program can also be configured to receive reporting data from your system 24/7.

4. Custom Solutions: No two systems or companies are the same. We work with you to create the perfect maintenance plan that will work best with your system. When there is an issue, we work hard to ensure that it is fixed properly and efficiently, rather than giving the cookie-cutter answer.

We want to give you the best service out there. With our dedication to new technology and drive to always be better water technicians, you can count on us. Visit our website to see all of our services.