Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Homespring Water Purifier to be Stocked By Res-Kem

GE Homespring Water Purifier from
The Homespring Water Purifier will be stocked by Res-Kem Corp.

Previously, the Homespring Water Purifier was marketed for a number of years through a master distributor program direct from the inventor of the system, Zenon. Now, GE Water will be distributing these systems through qualified OEM's. Res-Kem Corp is one of the qualified OEM's and will be stocking these units.

Homespring Certifications:
The Homespring Water Purifier is system tested and certified by NSF against NSF/ANSI 42 & 53 for:
- Cyst Reduction
- Turbidity Reduction
- Particulate Reduction Class 1
- Chlorine, Taste and Odor Reduction

General Specifications of the Homespring Water Purifier:
This innovative system uses ultrafiltration technology to provide the homeowner protection against viruses, bacteria and Giardia cyst. The maximum continuous flow rate is 4.5 gpm with peak up to 11 gpm. Units can be coupled for greater flows.

Homespring Features:
Whole House Treatment
Optional Activated Carbon Prefilter
ZeeWeed(R) Membranes
Flush Out Drain
Self-Cleaning, automatic backwash

Homespring Dealer Certification:
Dealers will need to be tested and certified by GE/Zenon prior to taking delivery of these systems. An on-line test is available for easy access to the certification process. Once certified, dealers will need to make a one-time purchase of an integrity test kit to ensure proper application of Homespring.

Homespring Pretreatment:
While we are just learning about this innovative product, we do know that this unit does not reduce TDS. Also, excessive hardness may foul the membrane. Although the membrane can be treated with citric acid, a softener is recommended as pretreatment. Soluble iron will pass through the membrane so staining is probable.

Homespring Rules:
In order to make the "purifier" claim certain rules exist.
1. OEM's and dealers cannot tell customers that the Homespring is certified for surface or groundwater purification. Most states require approval of each install in advance for these applications - on a site-by-site basis. OEM's and dealers cannot bypass these state regulations. When an installation requiring state regulatory approval is made, the Homespring technical team will need to be contacted.
2. Pricing cannot be posted to the web.
3. Unauthorized individuals cannot install the Homespring. This is important. The technicians installing Homespring must be tested and certified individually!
4. Homespring cannot be installed without an integrity test.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Assembly Facility Expanded by 6000 sqft

Expanded Assembly Plant
In order to meet our demand for new industrial, residential, and commercial water systems, Res-Kem Corp. recently completed the move to our new, 6,000 square foot, expanded assembly facility in Aston, Pennsylvania.

As part of this effort, our Production Manager, is instituting the Kan Ban system to streamline inventory, improve order accuracy, and decrease production times. Also, we are completing an expansion of our Water Supplies Distribution Warehouse to provide better service for and rapid deliveries of the ion exchange resins, filter media, Fleck valves, Aquamatic valves, Autotrol valves, Stenner pumps, etc. you need.

Please contact us for a plant tour of our Assembly, Distribution Warehouse, and Service DI Resin Regeneration Facilities. We are just south of the Philadelphia International Airport.

Condensate Polisher with All Stainless Steel Construction

Stainless Steel Condensate Polisher by Res-Kem Corp.
Last week, Res-Kem shipped a condensate polisher designed to treat an 80 gpm flow rate with a 390,000 grain capacity. The condensate polisher had an all stainless steel construction including an ASME code stainless steel pressure vessel, stainless steel internals, stainless steel Aquamatic valves and face piping. Not shown is the brine tank used to regenerate the high strength cation resin.

Condensate polishers can save a considerable amount of energy by reclaiming waste heat that is in the condensate return from steam boilers, rather than having a large "blowdown" to drain. Treating the condensate return, and keeping the temperature high, usually around 120F, with a condensate polisher, the blowdown rate to drain can be dramtically reduced. Recent calculations show an ROI in as little as 6 months!

Friday, March 02, 2007

Ion Exchange Resin Equivalency Chart

There are many different ion exchange resin manufacturers including Purolite, Dow, Sybron/Bayer, Thermax, Rohm and Haas and ResinTech. We are often asked to provide a resin that is the closest equivalent to the ion exchange resin they have or need to purchase. This is a list we use internally of the most common ion exchange resins and not an exhaustive list of all ion exchange resin equivalencies. Res-Kem does not guarantee the accuracy of this listing. It is, to the best of our knowledge, correct. Please call us to confirm a selection.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Water Quality Test Kits and EPA Regulations

While researching home water quality test kits and the EPA regulations, I found an excellent PDF list of EPA National Drinking Water Regulations on the US EPA website. This list of regulations is color-coded to clearly show Disinfectant, Inorganic Chemical, Organic Chemical, Disinfection Byproduct, Microorganism, and Radionuclide drinking water contaminants

Also, on this list, the EPA groups the regulations in two classifications, National Primary Drinking Water Regulations, NPDWRs or primary standards, and National Secondary Drinking Water Regulations, NSDWRs or secondary standards.

The Primary Standards are legally enforceable standards that apply to public water systems. Primary standards protect public health by limiting the levels of contaminants in drinking water.

The Secondary Standards are non-enforceable guidelines regulating contaminants that may cause cosmetic effects, like skin or tooth discoloration, or aesthetic effects, like taste, odor, or color, in drinking water. EPA recommends these secondary standards to water systems, but does not require systems to comply. However, states may choose to adopt them as enforceable standards.