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Struvite Control at Wastewater Treatment Plants

Anaerobic wastewater treatment plants often encounter nutrient-related problems. A common pain point for anaerobic wastewater treatment plants is the formation of struvite, also known as MAP (magnesium ammonium phosphate hexahydrate). Struvite is a phosphate material (NH4MgPO4·6H2O) and is likely to form in an environment, where there is higher conductivity, lower temperatures, high pH, and higher concentrations of magnesium, ammonia, and phosphate, all of which can be found during the anaerobic digestion of sludge.
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Secondary Disinfection that can Reduce Bacterial Contamination and Chemical Consumption in Pools

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, E. coli bacteria, normally found in the human gut and feces, are present in alarming quantities in a majority of pools. The bacteria find their way into pools when people do not take showers before swimming or have "accidents” in the water. It is more likely to find fecal contamination in municipal pools. HydroFLOW water conditioners are one method of secondary disinfection that can reduce bacterial contamination and chemical consumption in pools.
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Water Conditioner vs. Water Softener

Water conditioning aims to address three major issues that are present in most water sources: limescale, bacteria, and algae. These problems can cause a whole host of issues in water systems, including on the insides of pipes, on heat exchangers, on fixtures and more.

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Green Technology Really Works for Organic Farm

We were contacted by a family-owned organic farm that was having trouble obtaining their food processing license because of a water quality issue. Being an environmentally friendly company, they wanted to alleviate their problems without the use of harmful chemicals. After discussing the benefits of HydroFLOW with one of our distributors, they decided to give it a try.
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Irrigation Ponds - A Chemical Free Way of Removing Algae and Scale in Irrigation.

We were approached by a California vineyard suffering from severe algae growth in its irrigation ponds, which caused them maintenance problems in their filtration stations. They were also spending large amounts of money on alternative algae reduction methods (including copper sulfate and tilapia fish) which were only marginally effective.
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Award-Winning Descaler Aids California Restaurant

HydroFLOW systems do not use salt or chemicals; rather they apply an electrical field to the water inside the pipes, which affects the ions that cause scale. The systems work via the patented Hydropath technology, which travels throughout the water system and causes ions to form small suspended clusters in the water, rather than a mass of hard scale inside pipes and equipment.
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Salt in your water?

Sodium negatively impacts our health in many ways; blood pressure, hypertension, heart disease, kidney problems. Sodium can also impact your balance and hearing. 

 

According to the National Institute of Health, most healthy adults should try to eat less than 2,300 mg of sodium per day. Older adults, people with high blood pressure, diabetes and/or kidney disease, should eat less than 1,500 mg of sodium per day.

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Reduction of Polymer use in Wastewater Treatment Plants

The Somersworth, NH, Wastewater Treatment Plant serves a city with a population of approximately 11,800 people. A city-wide collection system delivers the citizens’ and local industry’s wastewater to be treated at the 2.4 - million - gpd facility, which utilizes a GEA Westfalia Separator, model CB 505-00-32 centrifuge in its sludge dewatering process. The plant’s management team agreed to evaluate Hydropath technology’s ability to reduce polymer usage in this process.

 

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HydroFLOW - A Solution for Bacteria Erradication

Flowback and produced water are normally anaerobic with <2 parts per million (ppm) of dissolved oxygen (O2). They frequently contain a wide range of bacteria that include sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) and acid-producing bacteria (APB). These waters also have free iron and other nutrients to allow the bacterial colonies to multiply rapidly in the anaerobic environment.

 

During pumping and water-handling operations, enough oxygen is introduced to change the environment to an aerobic condition so that aerobic bacteria can grow and proliferate rapidly. While not enough dissolved oxygen is added to kill anaerobic bacteria, their growth is retarded in this state. If allowed to return to a deeper low-oxygen zone, these anaerobic bacteria multiply aggressively. They form colonies that produce high-molecular-weight polysaccharides, which deposit on piping, proppant and other geologic formation surfaces as a biofilm. This serves as the glue that holds the microbial colonies to metal or rock surfaces. Given the right conditions downhole, these microbes continue to expand in numbers, deeper into the geology. This causes the “souring” of the well by the production of hydrogen sulfide.

 

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What Is Hard Water?

You’ve probably heard the term acid rain before. This refers to the ability of rainwater to absorb pollutants — like nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide — from the atmosphere. As a result, the rainwater turns acidic.

 

Similarly, carbon dioxide, which occurs regularly in our atmosphere, can also be absorbed by water. The resulting carbonic acid acts as a solvent when it comes into contact with certain rocks and minerals, breaking down and absorbing some of those minerals. When the water absorbs high enough levels of magnesium and calcium, it becomes what we call hard water.

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HydroFLOW Optimizes Antimicrobial Performance

An apple packing facility in the Pacific Northwest sought our help to reduce their chemical usage while minimizing risks associated with food safety bacteria and decay-causing mold. The results of this study have demonstrated the dramatic benefit of Hydropath’s eco-friendly technology for enhancing the ability of sanitizers to control bacteria and fungi in apple flume water systems reducing the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC). Similar benefits have been observed in cooling water systems, pools, and other industrial water applications.
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Scale Reduction at Apartment Complex

The Greenfield Village mixed-use community, located at the southern-end of the Salinas Valley in Greenfield, California, experienced significant problems caused by scale buildup inside its 128 apartments’ water heaters and recirculation pumps. In the four years since the apartment complex was built, scale buildup was so aggressive, that many of the water heaters and recirculation pumps failed. The complex’s owners faced a minimum cost of $600,000 to replace the equipment.  
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HydroFLOW Wins Prestigious WEF Innovative Technology Award

HydroFLOW USA of Redmond, WA, received the prestigious Innovative Technology Award from the Water Environment Federation (WEF), an international not-for-profit technical and educational water quality organization.
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Homeowner Reports Great Results using HydroFLOW to Kill bacteria and Prevent Scale Buildup in Well Water.

A customer of ours in New Mexico gets potable water from a well that is shared with a next-door neighbor. A well test was conducted prior to the purchase of the property that indicated that the quality of the water was generally good, but that it had mineral content above the minimum detection levels and hardness was an issue.

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Is Drinking Water Ruining Your Diet?

A well-hydrated body is less likely to retain water which contributes to healthy weight loss, but being picky about the water you drink is critical. This is because consuming water with high salt content can cause weight gain. Additionally, elevated salt intake is considered unhealthy for people with high blood pressure who must maintain a low-sodium diet.  
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Legionella Control With Water Conditioning

Early Spring is a good time for facility operators to prepare their building water systems for the warm months ahead, and to consider safe and sustainable ways to prevent legionella, which forms in numerous water systems besides cooling towers. Legionella is not a new strain of bacteria, but with continuous improvements in the efficiencies of systems and building practices, these bacteria could be more difficult to control in some areas that chemicals have difficulty reaching. HydroFLOW is an electronic water conditioning device that controls bacteria, scale and corrosion in water systems. HydroFLOW controls legionella and algae in cooling towers, potable water systems and water heaters with a frequency that extends throughout a water system.
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Winner of the National Restaurant Association, Kitchen Innovations Award

REDMOND, WA - HydroFLOW USA is excited to announce that it was recently awarded the prestigious 2015 Kitchen Innovations award by the National Restaurant Association. The Kitchen Innovations Awards recognizes and celebrates cutting-edge equipment and technology that specifically improves the back of the house operations and benefits foodservice operators.
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