Many types of industrial processes require clean water to assist with cooling, cleaning, sanitizing, and a range of other tasks. To ensure water is consistently clean and ideal for these applications, it must maintain a certain level of purity.
At Reynolds Culligan, we provide water treatment services to help maintain water purity for a wide variety of industrial and commercial applications. We use our comprehensive water treatment technology platform to provide services for nearly any industry and application, with more than 70 years of experience backing us.
Industries That Use Pure Water
Multiple industries rely on pure water to facilitate certain processes. These industries include:
Manufacturing plants often use large amounts of water to dilute, cool, clean, fabricate, dissolve, and sanitize, all of which are processes that require pure water.
Normally, water contains a mix of minerals and microbial life, which could pose a risk for equipment along with plant workers and end-users. Through the use of clean water in manufacturing, businesses can benefit from increased growth and a healthier environment.
Energy and power plants require clear, clean water to facilitate hydroelectric power generation. Under-treated or untreated water could cause damage and erosion to steam generation equipment in these environments.
Many types of energy and power equipment, including turbines, cooling towers, and boilers, rely on clean water to ensure efficient, reliable system operation.
Food & Beverage
Businesses in the food and beverage industry need advanced water treatment and purification methods to adhere to Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) norms. The Hazard Analysis at Critical Control Points (HACCP) and European Environment Committee (EEC) require these companies to meet cGMP norms in accordance with health guidelines.
The food and beverage industry requires ultra pure water to produce uncontaminated foods and beverages, clean and sterilize equipment, and reduce downtime.
Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
All hospitals, healthcare centers, and pharmaceutical facilities require high-quality, pure water. In addition to needing access to municipal systems with ample water supplies, the facilities themselves require sufficient on-site resources to treat and purify water. Visit our blog for more information about how purified water is used in the healthcare industry.
Schools of all types need clean water for everything from drinking fountains to kitchen sinks. Water treatment systems help remove or reduce any chemicals and compounds present in water supplies to ensure they comply with operation-appropriate standards. These systems improve water quality, enhance the performance of equipment, protect equipment from potential damage, and increase the ROI of educational facilities.
Hospitality & Lodging
Hotel rooms use an average of around 200 gallons of water per day. With such large quantities of water used in these facilities, hotels and other businesses in the hospitality industry need to make sure water is safe for consumption and use in pipes, showerheads, and appliances that could otherwise experience wear from pollutants and hard water.
Municipal Water Treatment
Many homes and industries across the country need municipal water, which travels through a network of underground pipes. Although municipal water isn’t as healthy or clean to consume as filtered and purified water, it still undergoes treatment and processing to ensure it complies with drinking water standards in place under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The water quality of municipal water ultimately needs to be suitable for drinking, bathing, and cooking.
Industrial wastewater treatment processes help produce clean, reusable water while reducing the production of waste.
Some of the key benefits of wastewater treatment include:
- Reduced amount of waste produced and released into the environment
- Prevention of water loss resulting from water pollution
- Removal of potentially harmful chemicals
Car wash facilities need pure water during the wash process, but they also rely on clean water to help maintain wash equipment and get the best results from cleaning chemicals. As a result, water quality can significantly affect the customer experience.
Some common concerns regarding water contaminants and overall quality include:
- pH levels
- Silica levels
- Total dissolved solids (TDS)
- Water hardness resulting from concentrations of calcium, magnesium, iron, or manganese
This finishing process entails the application of dry thermoplastic or thermoset powder to material surfaces, followed by heating, melting, and drying the powder to provide a long-lasting protective and aesthetic coating.
Many applications use powder coating to finish industrial equipment and tools. Using water treatment systems, powder coating processes benefit from high-quality rinse water devoid of dissolved and undissolved solids from previous coating steps.
Water Treatment Services from Reynolds Culligan
A wide variety of commercial and industrial applications require consistently pure water for all types of processes. If you need reliable water treatment services, the professionals at Reynolds Culligan offer superior services using the latest technology.
Water purification is achieved when water treatment systems remove unwanted organic and inorganic materials, chemical compounds, and biological contaminants from water. In healthcare, pure water that meets industry regulatory standards is invaluable for safe medical tools, processes, and facilities. Learn more about why water treatment is necessary and how your healthcare setting will benefit from installing a treatment system.
Why Is Water Purification Important to the Healthcare Industry?
Water purification systems provide pure and potable water by removing contaminants like bacteria, thus preventing harmful substances from entering the body of patients. Installing treatment and distribution systems at hospitals and other medical facilities provides access to reliably safe water, and the ability to monitor that water on-site. To that end, water purification offers numerous advantages for this sector.
Pure water aids in the disinfection and sterilization of equipment and tools that doctors and other healthcare professionals use on patients, which, in turn, improves overall patient care. The last thing a hospital or medical center wants to worry about is causing infection or illness in those who have come there for treatment.
That water is potable, tasteless, and odorless is vital, given the number of patients, visitors, and medical professionals who rely on clean drinking water. Kitchens and cafeterias also need safe water for food preparation. On-site water treatment systems can deliver the required amount of water that a facility needs with uninterrupted, on-demand service. Having pure water can also decrease a facility’s overall energy usage, and that leads to cost savings as well.
In addition to general sterilization, water for drinking, and food and beverage services, some other water purification applications include:
- Boilers in utility rooms, as well as utility water treatment
- Washers for laundry decontamination
- Sample and specimen analysis
- Facility heating and cooling
- Laboratory and research water purification
- Medical diagnosis
Healthcare Water Treatment Solutions at Reynolds Culligan
At Reynolds Culligan, our highly experienced team is ready to help your healthcare facility by designing and installing a comprehensive, high-performance water treatment system on-site. Our safe and cost-effective systems are capable of providing three tiers of purification: purified water, highly purified water, and water for injection. We will ensure that your facility meets all water and environmental safety regulations for the healthcare industry with a system customized to your specific needs. To do this, systems from Reynolds Culligan prevent scale and deliver uniform purification results.
We serve the healthcare industry by offering facility monitoring, hospital HVAC water treatments, ice machine Filtration, and water management programs. Reynolds Culligan achieves this utilizing one or more of the following processes:
- Deionization. To minimize corrosion and scaling within a system’s piping, ion exchange resins within a water tank can eliminate dissolved mineral salts. They bond with the salt particles in the water and isolate them from the water molecules.
- Water softening. The goal of Water softening is to address hard water, or water containing minerals, and treat it so that it won’t cause mineral buildup in pipes. Systems achieve this utilizing an ion exchange treatment that removes calcium, magnesium, and other minerals from the water.
- Reverse osmosis. This process makes use of a membrane within a system that is built to be semipermeable so that feedwater can flow through it under pressure. The membrane’s purpose is to catch dissolved particles that would otherwise contaminate the water. Ultimately, the water that does pass through the membrane has higher levels of purity.
- Dealkalization. To lower the risk of corrosion and scaling while extending a system’s operating life span, Dealkalization lowers the pH level of water within that system. With the help of ion dealkalizers and brine or salt resin, this treatment can rid water flow of sulfates, nitrates, carbonates, and bicarbonates.
- Filtration. Often taking place after sedimentation, water will flow through various filters for higher levels of purification, with the filters keeping pathogenic material from moving on in the system. There are many options in filter sizes and material compositions, with charcoal and sand as two examples.
- Ultraviolet disinfection. UV disinfection, or UV radiation, utilizes ultraviolet light for water treatment. Specific UV wavelengths are effective at ridding water of microbial particles within a system, disturbing the DNA structure to eliminate the contaminants.
Partner With Reynolds Culligan
At Reynolds Culligan, our water treatment specialists can develop a custom, comprehensive water treatment process that enables your facility to treat water on-site to the extent that meets your intended purpose. We pride ourselves on being the only company acting as a single source for complete-technology water treatment solutions in the Mid-Atlantic region. Contact us today to learn more about installing a cutting-edge water treatment system at your healthcare facility or to get a free estimate.