by Innovative Water Treatment on April 15th, 2015

How can a commercial reverse osmosis system fortify a business’s healthy water supply? This type of treatment system will remove all contaminants, resulting in higher-quality water for drinking, food preparation and production. Pure water, sans minerals and pathogens, will no longer cause clogging and damage to commercial equipment and plumbing systems.

What Is Osmosis?

It is the tendency of molecules to move through a semipermeable membrane from a location with a low concentration of those molecules to a location with a high concentration. A semipermeable membrane is simply a membrane that allows certain molecules to pass but restricts others. For example, a container of salt water is attached by a semipermeable membrane to another container of salt water with a higher salt concentration. The salt concentration will begin to rise even more in the container with the higher concentration.

What Is Reverse Osmosis?

A reverse osmosis system works in opposition to osmosis, but it requires energy. The system’s semipermeable membrane is designed to allow only pure water to pass through. Pressure is applied to the initial water supply so the system’s output is pure water, minus any previously contained contaminants. Depending on the quality of the system, it can most likely successfully separate 85 to 99 percent of all harmful substances from the initial fluid supply.

What Contaminants Are Removed?

Reverse osmosis membranes are porous and will filter out molecules based on their size. In general, minerals such as manganese, iron and calcium are all removed. In addition, salt and fluoride are eradicated. The system can also eliminate lead, pesticides and bacteria. While not all minerals removed are bad for human ingestion, they can still contribute to scaling in commercial plumbing and appliances.

Benefits of a Commercial System

The market is flooded with residential systems for sanitizing in-house drinking water. However, these machines are designed to fit the daily water use of one residence. A commercial system can handle daily water usage at more voluminous rates. The system chosen for install is directly tailored to the business’s current consumption, outfitted with a higher capacity membrane so the pure water tank is constantly replenished.

Some businesses use ice makers, coffee machines and steam equipment on a daily basis. When low-quality water is fed into these machines, minerals build up on the inner mechanical parts. In some cases, high levels of mineral buildup can void the warranty on appliances and equipment. This can also occur inside plumbing lines and water heaters on commercial properties. A reverse osmosis system will not only improve water quality and taste, it will also protect commercial assets from damage and premature wear.

Contact Innovative Water Treatment to obtain an individual estimate on a commercial reverse osmosis system for your business.

Posted on March 3rd, 2015

Awareness of the negative effects of water pollution can encourage businesses to implement best recycling and landscape design practices to ensure no further harm comes to the environment.

Health Risks of Pollution 

Storm water runoff is a major source of pollution in the United States. Due to an increase in urbanization, unsanitary materials such as gasoline, pet waste or fertilizers collect on pavement and concrete. When rains come, the water washes the bacteria into storm drains, which feed into nearby rivers and streams and soak through the earth into the groundwater supply – where drinking water originates.

Human exposure to polluted water containing bacteria, E. coli, pesticides or other harmful substances can lead to sickness. While young children and the elderly are the most susceptible to illness, anyone may contract nausea, vomiting, deadly gastrointestinal diseases or even cancer.

How Can Commercial Properties Limit Pollution?

Commercial buildings can construct a landscape design to limit storm water runoff. Planting trees on the property can assist in absorbing rain that would otherwise collect on the pavement. Whenever possible, native plants should be used in the landscaping, along with soil types allowing the most water absorption. Experts recommend steering clear of clay soil, the least absorbent. In addition, when laying pavement, businesses can investigate nontraditional options. Porous pavement is an excellent method of allowing the ground to naturally absorb moisture through a hard surface.

If an expansive paved area is not necessary for business operation, tearing up the space and replacing it with natural grass is ideal. Some properties have produced man-made ponds to hold runoff and allow pollutants to settle to the bottom of the body of water. Afterward, the water can be gradually released into the town’s storm drains, helping to ensure no backups or overflows occur.

Rain gardens are helpful in parking lots. The pavement is graded so water drains into the area and is soaked up by the plants, or evaporates throughout the course of the next 72 hours. Rain gardens are designed specifically to absorb water within that time frame, so no stagnant pools remain and become a mosquito and bacteria breeding ground.

For commercial properties with minimal space for natural landscaping, pond construction or rain gardens, a subsurface structure can be installed beneath the pavement. Storm drains will empty all runoff into the tank, and the pollutants are filtered out before the system releases the fluids into the sewer system.

In some jurisdictions, commercial properties can obtain water bill credits and rebates for storm water safety measures, especially if the business is located in a district where properties are charged for storm water runoff management.

Learn about the negative effects of water pollution along with potential solutions for your building from the experts at Innovative Water Treatment.

by Rebecca Gingerich on February 13th, 2015

What is a cooling tower?

Before we get started here are a few definitions that may come in handy:
  1. Waste Heat:  Heat rejected or escaping from furnaces of various types (as coke ovens, cement kilns, or steel furnaces) after it has served its primary purpose.
  2. Wet Bulb Temperature:  Temperature at which no more evaporation will occur, and thus no further decrease in the temperature. The air will continue to cool until the air can evaporate no more moisture.
  3. Dry Bulb Temperature:  Temperature of air measured by a thermometer freely exposed to the air but shielded from radiation and moisture. DBT is the temperature that is usually thought of as air temperature, and it is the true thermodynamic temperature.
  4. Carnot cycle:  An ideal heat-engine cycle in which the working substance goes through the four successive operations of isothermal expansion to a desired point, adiabatic expansion to a desired point, isothermal compression, and adiabatic compression back to its initial state.
​A cooling tower is a heat rejection device. Its basic purpose is to pull in hot water used by various machines and cool it down so it can either be re-used or evaporated. The re-use of cooling tower water is called working fluid.

An air conditioner is an example of a system that would need a cooling tower. Many schools, hospitals and large office buildings will use a HVAC cooling tower to dispose of unwanted heat in the chiller. In other words the cooling tower helps reject the hot water.

One of the biggest pros to a water cooling tower is that you are being more energy efficient. This is due to air cooled towers need to reject heat at a higher Dry Bulb temperature, they  then,  have a lower average reverse carnot cycle. In turn making water cooled chillers more efficient due to the heat rejection at or near wet bulb temperatures.

Posted on February 12th, 2015

Installing a system to harvest rainwater on a commercial building can supplement a high percentage of the building’s non-potable water use. Commercial properties do not require as much potable water as households, since most of the water supplied is used for cleaning, irrigation, landscaping, flushing toilets or industrial purposes. A rainwater recycling system could give commercial properties an advantage by saving money in the interim and presenting a long-term water solution with environmental benefits.

Groundwater Depletion

In arid regions of the United States, groundwater supply has decreased rapidly. Depleted groundwater resources have greatly affected the Colorado River Basin, including Arizona, California, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Nevada and New Mexico. Experts have measured groundwater lowering at a rate of 5.6 cubic kilometers per year. Groundwater does not replenish quickly. It takes thousands of years to restore the supply.

When an imbalance occurs in an area’s water resources, restrictions on water usage are soon to follow. Rainwater harvesting offers a concrete solution to groundwater depletion, especially for businesses that require hefty water supplies to operate.

Benefits of Harvested Rainwater

The most obvious perk to using rainwater is the cost: it’s free. No current restrictions bar the use of collecting, treating and reusing rain that falls on your property. The only cost is the initial installation of the system and regular upkeep and maintenance.

Rainwater is lacking the chemicals and acids of groundwater. Whereas groundwater is hard, rainwater is soft. Without the acids contained in groundwater, rainwater will not have the same eroding effects on equipment.

When large quantities of water from rain or melting snow run over streets, it is gradually contaminated. Storm runoff that makes its way to streams and rivers or seeps into the ground can contaminate local water supplies and have negative environmental effects. Collecting rainwater reduces detrimental storm water runoff, helping to negate this problem.

Depending on your municipality’s regulations, rainwater harvesting systems may qualify for tax incentives and benefits, further reducing annual business costs.

Engineering a Rainwater Recycling System for Your Property

To harvest rainwater from your building, you will need a system tailored to your property’s specifications. The engineer will assess certain aspects of your building, including the surface area of the roof, the amount of annual rainfall in your location, and the regular water usage needs of the property. The systems to harvest rainwater vary from underground cisterns to above-ground tanks.

For every inch of rain on 1 square foot, 0.6 gallons of water result. After one inch of rain on a 1,000-square-foot building, your rainwater harvest system would produce 600 gallons of water. For a geographic location averaging 18 inches of rain per year, 10,800 gallons of water could be reused for building operations. Investing in a way to harvest rainwater can provide businesses with sustainable, enduring water reserves.

Posted on January 28th, 2015

Learning about the benefits of grey water recycling can help your business save money and preserve the environment. On average, each American household uses 400 gallons of water per day, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. A large part of people’s daily usage — washing their hands or flushing the toilet — may take place at your commercial property.

You would not be a business owner or property manager if you did not consider ways to cut unnecessary costs. As the need for water conservation rises, some municipalities pass bylaws requiring commercial properties to limit waste. Have you considered investing in a recycling system?

What Constitutes Grey Water?

Not all wastewater is the same. Water used to wash hands in bathroom sinks, to clean floors, to rinse dishes in commercial kitchens or to supply industrial laundry machines is labeled grey water. Black water comes from toilets and has made contact with feces. One type is recyclable, the other is not.

How is the Water Used?

The term “recycled water” may cause some to flinch. There is no need for panic. First of all, it is fully treated to minimize any toxic risk. Government organizations have placed standards on recycling with strict risk management guidelines that are more stringent as the probability rises that it will come into contact with humans. To be safe, the recycled product is considered “nonpotable,” or not fit for consumption.

Recycled water has a plethora of uses, with irrigation as the primary terminus. According to the EPA, it can subsidize 50 percent of a property’s irrigation needs. It can also be used as a coolant at power plants and refineries. It is used to flush toilets, mix concrete and fill some artificial lakes. Many industrial uses do not require water at potable levels, making grey water an excellent substitute.

How Will Your Business Benefit?

Keeping your company’s grass green in the summer might result in an astronomical water bill come fall. By allocating funds toward the installation and maintenance of a grey water recycling system, you could significantly drop next year’s charges to a much lower, more manageable rate.

Recycling wastewater also diminishes the wear and tear on your sewage system. Reusing water means fewer gallons flushing needlessly through expensive piping systems.

As groundwater stores deplete, it will take more energy for suppliers to transport water to your company’s location, translating to a price hike for you. A recycling system solves this issue, offering a long-term solution and a measure of independence from suppliers. It is also an edge of protection against drought.

Environmental sustainability is not simply a buzzword, but the new way of life for the next century. Contact Innovative Water Treatment for more information about the benefits of grey water recycling, system installation and quotes based on your specific property’s needs.

Posted on June 18th, 2014

Posted on October 9th, 2013

We have great news!  

Innovative Water Treatment is now on the list of approved water purification and water treatment Vendors for the University of Utah.  

IWT Provides:
  • Commercial Water Filtration
  • Water Softening
  • Reverse Osmosis
  • DI
  • High Purity Medical Water
  • Greywater & Rainwater Harvesting 
  • Water Purification
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Cooling Tower Filtration solutions

We  treat all types of troublesome and contaminated water.  We provide Turnkey Skid Systems for most applications along with being  extremely cost effective compared to our competitors.  

Please feel free to call our sales department so they can design a system for your water treatment needs.  (801) 582-7177

by Rebecca Gingerich on February 20th, 2012

Innovative Water Treatment LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Park Environmental to our company. If you haven’t heard of them you are missing out on awesome products and great people!
Park Environmental has been around since 1984 specializing in environmentally friendly products. This privately owned company focuses it’s sales in the United States and all products are made in the USA! Their products fulfill waste water treatment and water distribution needs. You will find a wide variety of storm water products as well as custom fabrication all in one great company.
Water Products
  • Water Meter Assemblies
  • Back Flow Prevention
  • Fire Department Connection
  • Water Storage

Waste Water Products
  • Acid Neutralization Tanks
  • pH Monitoring Systems
  • Interceptors
  • Elevator Sump Oil/Water Separators
  • Waste Water Treatment
  • Decontamination tanks
  • Sanitary Sewer Pump Stations
  • Macerator Grinder Units
  • Bar Screens
  • Waste Water Flowing Metering
  • Waste Water Flow Control
Storm Water Products
  • Utility Products
  • Storm Water Pump Stations
  • Storm Water Flow Meter
  • Storm Water Quality Products
  • Rainwater Harvesting Systems

Custom Fabrication
  • Concrete Products
  • Steel Products
  • Plastic Fabrication
  • Engineered Coatings
  • Super Vault - Above Ground Fuel Tanks
If you are as excited as we are to be able to welcome Park Environmental into our company be sure and check out their entire site and see more in-depth details on the products they carry. We are happy to be continually providing up to date and innovative products by great manufactures in the Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Nevada areas.
PARK-Houston Corporate Office
7015 Fairbanks N.Houston
Houston, TX 77040
Tel: 713-937-7602 Fax: 713-937-4254 Wats: 888-611-PARK
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