Economic Impact Drought Frequency Ability to Adapt Drought conditions across large portions of the heavily populated US, coupled with flooding from severe rains, create increased pressure on usable water supply. […]
I. Challenges A northwestern particle board manufacturer committed countless hours to complete reverse osmosis (RO) cleanings, occurring at least once every month without seeing any improvement. This client was at […]
I. Challenges A large gypsum manufacturing plant had two reverse osmosis (RO) trains (A and B) but they were inefficient: Train A was operating but experiencing a steady decrease in […]
I. Challenges A Midwest ethanol manufacturing plant replaced the membranes of their large reverse osmosis (RO) system but the differential pressures increased rapidly and exceeded the recommended operating ranges. If […]
I. Challenges A lumber company in East Texas experienced high corrosion in their steam kilns resulting in expensive replace/rebuild costs. They were going through the following issues: High-pressure cycles as […]
I. Challenges Commercial facilities such as hotels, restaurants, bakeries, butcher shops, hospitals, and prisons often suffer from the following problems: Drain line clogging Grease traps Undesirable odor Clogging due to […]
I. Challenges A high-volume beverage plant in Puerto Rico was processing well water at 85% recovery. The plant was performing monthly chemical cleanings and needed to replace the system’s 78 […]
I. Challenges A large municipal water reclamation plant on the Central California Coast that runs 3 RO trains had to switch to a low-cost, low-actives supplier due to a city-mandated […]
BioLargo, a science and engineering company that invents and commercializes platform technologies to solve some of the most challenging environmental problems, has partnered with Garratt-Callahan (G-C). This joint project creates and develops a wastewater treatment product design to salvage usable water from commercial facilities wastewater streams. BioLargo already partnered with G-C and specifically wanted to leverage the existing relationship. G-C will receive 25-35 test units for solid separation, waste, and waste treatment in the project’s first year.
Our most abundant and valuable resource can be detrimental to the very systems that purify it, contain it, and ultimately distribute it to our homes and businesses. Given this, ensuring water is safe for use involves more than just treating it with chemicals to control bacteria and remove contaminants.