11/19/2018

Why Water Quality Matters for Surface Finishing

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Surface finishers may know that they need high-quality water for their processes. But what they might not know is what level of quality is needed and how to measure it.

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Surface finishers may know that they need high-quality water for their processes. But what they might not know is what level of quality is needed and how to measure it.

Identifying contaminants in your water is the first step to treating it for your company’s specific applications. Water tests are used to measure factors such as SDI, TDS, pH, ORP conductivity and other characteristics. Your source of water can have a major impact on the performance of the membrane filter, ultimately affecting the RO system as a whole. This can vary from water source to source, from city to city.

Water contamination can take various forms. Salts in potable water, such as iron, calcium, magnesium, chlorides, sulfates, phosphates, silicates, etc. can destroy plating baths if allowed to concentrate over time…READ MORE.


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