Water Conditioning & Purification Magazine

Steam Boilers – Accuracy Matters

By Matthew Wirth and K.C. Willis Four gallons per hour per horsepower is the rule of thumb when calculating water used by a steam boiler, but 34.5 pounds of steam per hour per horsepower is […]

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Giving the Square Foot a Little Respect: gpm/ft2 Matters in...

By Matthew Wirth While the three-dimensional cubic foot gets much of the attention in water softening, the two-dimensional square foot plays second fiddle; πr2 is no less as important as πr2h. In filtration, the square […]

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Arsenic Removal: Technologies and Procedures

By Matthew Wirth There is more than one way to (blank)…add your own analogy. This is true about many things, including removing arsenic from water. Whether it is ion exchange, RO, adsorption or coagulation/filtration, each […]

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Big Motors, Big Trouble: RO Hard Start

By Matthew Wirth Atsunami, a rogue wave, a tidal wave, a storm surge brought on by a hurricane—the enormous force created by water is undeniable. Watch any news story related to a natural disaster involving […]

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The Magic of Manganese Dioxide: What It Is and Why You Shoul...

By Matthew Wirth There are products, practices and processes that are commonplace to professional water treatment. None of it magic. Everyday, these applications go into service and everyday, technicians applying the treatment have no real […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Arsenic Reduction Technologi...

By Matthew Wirth and Kevin Osborn They say a day is never a waste if we learn something new. In the world of arsenic remediation, learning something new is the norm, not the exception. With […]

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Numbers Don’t Lie – A Water Math Tutorial

By Matthew Wirth Among people whose job it is to engineer systems and size equipment, there is a phrase commonly used by all: “You can’t do that!” Playing with numbers and ignoring the laws of […]

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Case Study: When Placing an Arsenic System, Pay Attention to...

By Matthew Wirth Removing arsenic is relatively simple, but the projects can be complex. The prime purpose of this article is to share one dealer’s experience in helping their customer so that others can learn […]

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Arsenic: Confronting Reality Five Years Later

By Matthew Wirth How well do we know our water? The absence of evidence does not guarantee evidence of absence. Just because one may not suffer the harmful effect of arsenic from a single glass […]

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It’s Tough Being a Resin Bead

By Matthew Wirth New resin, Images courtesy of ResinTech Resin lives in a hostile world. It is under continual attack from hydraulic shock, chlorine and chloramines degradation, fouling (particulate and organic), oxidation, osmotic shock from […]

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