Tweet *Note: This procedure applies to the Ultrameter, PoolPro, TechPro, and D-6 Dialysate meter. a. Fill and rinse the conductivity cell three times with a KCL standard solution. In this example, we’re using KCL-7000. b. Refill conductivity cell with same standard solution you rinsed with. c. Press then press . […]
*Note: This procedure applies to the Ultrameter, PoolPro, TechPro, and D-6 Dialysate meter.
a. Fill and rinse the conductivity cell three times with a KCL standard solution. In this example, we’re using KCL-7000.
b. Refill conductivity cell with same standard solution you rinsed with.
The “CAL” icon will appear on the display.
to step the displayed value toward the standard’s value.
In this example, we’re pressing
to go down from 7032 to 7000. You can also hold a key down to scroll rapidly.
once to confirm the new value and end the calibration.You can find technical advice and videos, the calibration solutions you need, and reliable Myron L meters at MyronLMeters.com
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My 750 Series II Monitor or Monitor/Controller display shows a 1, then a space, then a decimal point. What does this mean?
This is an over-range condition that can be fixed by performing an Electronic calibration of the circuit board. Please see directions in the Operations Manual or follow this brief review of Electronic Calibration. Hook up a Multi-Meter to the R+ and R- leads located at the top of the circuit board, switch the Multi-Meter to DC volts, push the Full Scale Push to Test button and read the DC voltage on the Multi-Meter. While pushing the Full Scale Push to Test button, adjust the CAL screw on the circuit board until the Multi-Meter reads 9.95-10.00 VDC. The display on the Myron L Monitor or Monitor/Controller should now read Full Scale.
How do I pick the correct range module for my Monitor or Monitor/Controller?
You must pick a range module that covers your 2/3 of your operating range. If you pick a range module that is too broad, then your accuracy will suffer or it will not show a number on the display. For example, if your operating range is 100-150 microsiemens, a range module of 0-200 microsiemens (-115) would be a good choice. A range module of 0-5,000 microsiemens (-123) would not be a good choice for this application.
Why does my displayed number fluctuate?
There is air or air bubbles around the sensor or the sensor is not properly installed. Tap on the sensor body to dislodge air bubbles or loosen securing nut to release trapped air. The sensor tip must be in the flow of water.
My device connected to the dry contact relay does not work and has no power. What do I do?
The Myron L dry contact relay does not draw power from the circuit board. You must supply the power to the relay to power your device.
Why is the display number on the Monitor or Monitor/Controller negative?
This is the offset that is being display and is caused when the sensor is not hooked up or is hooked up and sitting in air.
Why is the displayed number on the Monitor or Monitor/Controller half the reading than it should be?
This is caused when the 115/230 VAC switch is set to 230VAC when in fact it should be switched to 115 VAC.
Does the Aquaswitch I require any other device to help it switch banks?
Yes, the AquaSwitch I requires a Monitor/Controller in order to switch banks.
What is the recommended method to mount a Conductivity or Resistivity sensor?
The optimal method to mount the sensor is in the end of a tee with the water flowing directly into the tip of the sensor and flowing up and away at a 90 degree angle. Please see the 750 Series II Operations Manual for complete instructions.
I want to use my Monitor or Monitor/Controller for another application but the water quality is a totally different range. Can my existing unit be changed?
Our 750 Series II Conductivity/TDS and Resistivity Monitors and Monitor/Controllers can be “Re-Ranged” with a new range module to meet you changing needs. Simply un-plug the old range module and plug in the new range module into the circuit board. Refer to page 8 of the Operations Manual to see the Range Selection guide and to see if any minor modifications are necessary.
How can I tell what the model number of my Monitor or Monitor/Controller is?
The module number is circled on the transformer and printed on the back of the case.
TweetAll Myron L pH and Oxidation Reduction Potential or ORP sensors are combination pH/reference, or ORP/reference. These sensors are designed to operate with Myron L 720 Series II pH and ORP Monitor/controllers. Each sensor has a built-in isolated preamplifier that guarantees accurate and reliable measurements — completely eliminating ground-loops and noise issues. The preamp allows […]
All Myron L pH and Oxidation Reduction Potential or ORP sensors are combination pH/reference, or ORP/reference. These sensors are designed to operate with Myron L 720 Series II pH and ORP Monitor/controllers. Each sensor has a built-in isolated preamplifier that guarantees accurate and reliable measurements — completely eliminating ground-loops and noise issues. The preamp allows for longer distances between the sensor and our Monitor/controller without the loss of accuracy or reliability due to cable capacitance, resistance, or noise.
Our preamp is so simple and low cost that we build it right into the sensor, thus allowing for a truly sealed sensor system — no O-rings to become damaged and leak, no BNC connectors to corrode and cause unreliable readings. It is actually no more expensive than the BNC connectors and coax cable it replaces.
All pH sensors include a built-in Temperature Sensor for automatic Temperature Compensation (TC). The TC may be disabled, requirements per USP, or if a separate temperature device is required for your SCADA system.
All bodies are made of Schedule 80 Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC) or Ryton®* Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS) to withstand the demanding requirements of most applications. Choice of double ended 1/2” or 3/4” MNPT body allows for ease of installation in either in-line or submersion applications. All Myron L sensors are completely encapsulated and sealed to keep out moisture and to assure long life under demanding conditions. Just install and use. Overall length is ~165 mm/6.5 in. Standard cable length is 3 meters/ 10 ft. Sensors may be ordered with 8 meter/25 ft. or 30 meter/100 ft. lengths. Cable may be extended simply and without problems. We recommend a junction box to protect the splice.
For in-line use, simply install sensor into female threaded fitting or tee. For submersion use, simply install into user supplied pipe coupling and extension pipe.
• Built-in isolated preamp guarantees accurate, trouble
• Temperature Sensor built-in for automatic Temperature
Compensation (may be disabled as required).
• All sensors are double ended MNPT for simple in-line
or submersion applications.
• All sensors are pH/reference, or ORP/ reference, or a
combination of the two.
• CPVC/Ryton® bodies assure compatibility in most
• All sensors are completely encapsulated and sealed.
• Sensor cable may be extended simply, without problems.
• All ORP sensors have an extended tip Platinum
electrode except “F” models.
• Heavy Duty “F” models may be installed in ANY
direction, including inverted.
In the specific descriptions below, substitute ORP for pH where
General Purpose Single Junction
Low Cost In-line/Submersion pH and ORP Sensors.
The Single Junction “S” reference sensor is used for simple, non-demanding applications. It uses Potassium Chloride (KCI) reference gel. Response time, generally 95% in one second. For intermittent use up to 100°C/212°F @ 3,45 bar/50 psi. Twelve (12) month shelf life. This is our most economical sensor.
Special Purpose Double Junction
Low Cost In-line/Submersion pH and ORP Sensors.
The Double Junction “D” reference sensor is used in more demanding applications where “poisoning” of the reference is a possibility or a concern. It uses Potassium Nitrate (KNO3) gel where the reference meets the solution. This sensor is an ideal, cost effective alternative for demanding environmental applications not requiring the added advantages of the Heavy Duty Flat Tip sensor listed below. Response time, generally 95% in one second. When in doubt it is best to select a Double Junction sensor. Twelve (12) month shelf life. This sensor is the ideal, most cost effective Double Junction sensor on the market.
Low Cost In-line/Submersion pH and ORP Sensors.
The Low Conductivity “LC” sensor is recommended when the pH or ORP of low conductivity (low ionic strength) solutions must be measured. This sensor utilizes a porous polyethylene Double Junction with a low molar (0.1) KCI gel in the reference meeting the solution. This low molar reference more closely matches the low ionic strength of the solution, which allows more stable readings and cuts down in the contamination of the solution being measured. The LC sensor is recommended for use in RO/DI applications with solutions less than 100 µM/
µS/ppm. Twelve (12) month shelf life. This sensor is made for special, low conductivity applications.
Low Cost In-line/Submersion pH and ORP Sensors.
The Heavy Duty “F” utilizes a FLAT-TIP self cleaning sensor (flat glass in place of a round bulb) for use where the most demanding applications are found, such as wastewater. The flat tip will last longer in most abrasive and/or oily solution environments. These sensors utilize a HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) Double Junction reference with a high temperature
— chemical resistant acrylamide gel. Response time, generally 95% in five seconds. For continuous use 100°C/212°F @ 3,45 bar/50 psi, 81°C/178°F @ 5,86 bar/85 psi, and 76°C/169°F @ 6,9 bar/100 psi. Six (6) month shelf life. This sensor may be installed in ANY direction including INVERTED, and is simply the BEST sensor for tough applications.
Note: High flow reference junctions (HDPE, Kynar and Teflon) are available on above models upon special order. These special junctions will help keep the reference from clogging as easily — in some applications, however, they will deplete the reference gel more quickly, and thus have a shorter shelf/use life.
ALL pH and ORP sensors are life limited. For this reason, it is recommended that extra sensors be kept on hand for all process applications. To obtain the maximum life, ALWAYS store sensor in pH/ORP Sensor Storage Solution when not in use. DO NOT allow sensor to dry out.
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TweetA. Conductivity/TDS Standard Solutions Your Ultrameter II has been factory calibrated with the appropriate Myron L NIST traceable KCl, NaCl, and our own 442™ standard solutions. Most Myron L conductivity standard solution bottles show three values referenced at 25°C: Conductivity in microsiemens/ micromhos, the ppm/TDS equivalents (based on our 442 Natural Water™) and NaCl standards. […]
A. Conductivity/TDS Standard Solutions
Your Ultrameter II has been factory calibrated with the appropriate Myron L NIST traceable KCl, NaCl, and our own 442™ standard solutions. Most Myron L conductivity standard solution bottles show three values referenced at 25°C: Conductivity in microsiemens/ micromhos, the ppm/TDS equivalents (based on our 442 Natural Water™) and NaCl standards. All standards are within ±1.0% of reference solutions.
1. Potassium Chloride (KCl)
The concentrations of these reference solutions are calculated from data in the International Critical Tables, Vol. 6. The 7000 µS is the recommended standard. Order KCL-7000 here: http://www.myronlmeters.com/Myron-L-KCL-7000-uS-32-oz-calibration-solution-p/s-kcl-7000q.htm
2. 442 Natural Water™
442 Natural Water Standard Solutions are based on the following salt proportions: 40% sodium sulfate, 40% sodium bicarbonate, and 20% sodium chloride, which represent the three predominant components (anions) in freshwater. This salt ratio has conductivity characteristics approximating fresh natural waters and was developed by Myron L over four decades ago. It is used around the world for measuring both conductivity and TDS in drinking water, ground water, lakes, streams, etc. 3000 ppm is the recommended standard. Order 442-3000 here: http://www.myronlmeters.com/442-3000-ppm-TDS-calibration-solution-32oz-quart-p/s-442-3000q.htm
3. Sodium Chloride (NaCl)
This is especially useful in sea water mix applications, as sodium chloride is the major salt component. Most Myron L standard solution labels show the ppm NaCl equivalent to the conductivity and to ppm 442 values. The 14.0 mS is the recommended standard. Order NACL-14.0 here: http://www.myronlmeters.com/Myron-L-NACL-14-0-mS-32-oz-calibration-solution-p/s-nacl-14.0q.htm
B. pH Buffer Solutions (6PFCE)
pH buffers are available in pH values of 4, 7 and 10. Myron L buffer solutions are traceable to NIST certified pH references and are color-coded for instant identification. They are also mold inhibited and accurate to within ±0.01 pH units @ 25°C. Order 4, 7 or 10 Buffers here: http://www.myronlmeters.com/pH-Buffer-Calibration-Solutions-s/82.htm
C. pH Sensor Storage Solution (6PFCE)
Myron L pH Sensor Storage Solution prolongs the life of the pH sensor.
Order Ultrameter pH/ORP Sensor Storage solution here: http://www.myronlmeters.com/Myron-L-pH-ORP-Sensor-Storage-Solutions-32-oz-p/s-ssq.htm
D. Soft Protective Carry Cases
Padded Nylon carrying case features a belt clip for hands-free mobility. Two colors to choose from:
Blue – Model #: UCC Desert Tan – Model #: UCCDT Order your UCC Ultrameter carrying case here: http://www.myronlmeters.com/Myron-L-UCC-Canvas-Case-p/a-ucc.htm
E. Hard Protective Carry Cases
Large case with 2 oz. bottles of calibration standard solutions (KCl-7000, 442-3000, 4, 7, & 10 pH buffers and pH storage solution). Model #: PKUU Small case (no calibration standard solutions) – Model #: UPP
Order your PKUU Ultrameter hard carrying case here: http://www.myronlmeters.com/Myron-L-PKUU-Porta-kit-Digital-Meter-Carrying-Case-p/a-pkuu.htm
F. Replacement pH/ORP Sensor (Ultrameter 6PFCE)
pH/ORP sensor is gel filled and features a unique porous liquid junction.
It is user-replaceable and comes with easy to follow instructions.
Model #: RPR Order your Ultrameter replacement pH/ORP sensor here: http://www.myronlmeters.com/Myron-L-RPR-Ultrameter-pH-ORP-Sensor-p/a-rpr.htm
G. bluDock™ Wireless Data Transfer Accessory Package
This accessory lets you download the Ultrameter II stored readings to a spreadsheet on a computer. The package includes a bluDock modified circuit board in the unit, software CD, installation and operating instructions, and dongle. Model #: BLUDOCK Order your Ultrameter bluDock here: http://www.myronlmeters.com/Myron-L-BluDock-Wireless-Download-Module-p/a-bd.htm
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Tweet BATTERY CHECK Most Myron L analog meters have a battery indicator glow light visible through the small hole on the lower right-hand corner of the meter face plate. If this light fails to glow when the black button is pressed, replace both batteries. BATTERY REPLACEMENT To […]
Most Myron L analog meters have a battery indicator glow light visible through the small hole on the lower right-hand corner of the meter face plate. If this light fails to glow when the black button is pressed, replace both batteries.
To replace the batteries detach the battery connectors. Pull on the plastic straps to remove the batteries. Replace with fresh zinc carbon or alkaline 9 volt batteries. Reinsert the plastic straps to secure batteries.
Self-conditioning of the built-in electrodes occurs each time the button is pressed with a sample in the cell cup. This ensures consistent results each time. With some samples a small downward swing of the pointer is a result of this conditioning action. This action is powerful and removes normal films of oil and dirt. However, if very dirty samples – particularly scaling types – are allowed to dry in the cell cup, a film will build up. This film reduces accuracy. When there are visible films of oil, dirt, or scale in the cell cup or on the electrodes, scrub them lightly with a small brush and household cleanser. Rinse out the cleanser, and the meter is ready for accurate measurements. pH SENSOR The unique pH electrode in your pDS meter is a nonrefillable combination type which features a porous Teflon* liquid junction (covered by U.S. Patent No. 4128468). It should never be allowed to dry out (see pH MEASUREMENT). If it does, the sensor can sometimes be renewed by soaking in a saturated potassium chloride (KCI) solution for several days. “Drifting” can be caused by a film on the sensor bulb. Use a liquid cleaner such as Windex™ or fantastik™ to clean it. The sensor buIb is very thin and delicate. Excessive pressure during cleaning may break it. Leaving high pH (alkaline) solutions in contact with the pH sensor for long periods of time can damage it. Rinsing such liquids from the pH compartment and moistening it with 4 buffer or tap water will extend its useful life. Samples containing chlorine, sulphur, or ammonia can “poison” any pH electrode. If it is necessary to measure the pH of any such sample, thoroughly rinse the pH sensor with clean water immediately after taking the measurement. Any sample element which will reduce (add an electron to) silver, such as cyanide, will attack the reference electrode. Replacement sensors are available from MyronLMeters.com. *™ DuPont Company
WATER INSIDE THE METER
Your Myron L meter is a rugged instrument and will withstand water exposure around its cell, meter movement, and switches. However, care should be taken to keep water from leaking in around the bottom cover. It is not sealed (to prevent condensation from forming). If the water is relatively clean (i.e., tap water or better), and there are only a few drops inside the meter, dry it as described below. Large amounts of water, or corrosive or very dirty solutions will almost certainly damage the meter movement or electronics. Such meters should be returned to the Myron L Company for repair.
To dry your meter:
1. Shake excess water out of the inside of the meter.
2. Dab the exposed surface dry with an absorbent cloth or tissue. Avoid pushing any water into the Calibration Controls or the switches.
3. Air dry the meter in a warm area with the bottom cover off. Allow several hours for thorough drying. If the water entered through a leak in the case or cell, or if the instrument shows erratic readings or other unusual behavior, return it for servicing.
For more on repairs and maintenance, or to download an operations manual, please visit us HERE.
Tweet Advanced Ultrapen features include automatic temperature compensation; highly stable microprocessor-based circuitry; user-intuitive design; and waterproof housing. A true one-handed instrument, the Ultrapens are easy to calibrate and easy to use. To take a measurement, you simply push a button then dip the pen in solution. Results display in seconds.This instrument […]
Advanced Ultrapen features include automatic temperature compensation; highly stable microprocessor-based circuitry; user-intuitive design; and waterproof housing. A true one-handed instrument, the Ultrapens are easy to calibrate and easy to use. To take a measurement, you simply push a button then dip the pen in solution. Results display in seconds.This instrument is designed to be extremely accurate, fast and simple to use in diverse water quality applications.
Tweet PoolPro gives you the most reliable, precise, affordable, multiparameter pool testing meter available for testing water quality in any pool or spa. Professional Analysis PoolPro is a comprehensive high performance tool designed to simplify pool and spa water quality control for the pool professional. Both PoolPro […]
PoolPro gives you the most reliable, precise, affordable, multiparameter pool testing meter available for testing water quality in any pool or spa.
PoolPro is a comprehensive high performance tool designed to simplify pool and spa water quality control for the pool professional. Both PoolPro models feature innovative user-friendly features and functions that make it easy to manage parameters critical to disinfection, water balance, system maintenance and compliance.
The FCE function reports FAC quickly and accurately by measuring ORP, the chemical characteristic of chlorine that directly reflects its effectivity, cross referenced with pH. Both DPD kits and colorimeters may tell the user the FAC value of the sample in the test tube, but since the chemistry of that sample is quite different from the source water being analyzed, the results are imprecisely related to actual disinfection power. The FCE function measures the real, unaltered chemistry of source water, including moment-to-moment changes in that chemistry. FCE can be used for other types of oxidizing germicides and will track the effect of additives, such as cyanuric acid, that degrade chlorine effectivity without changing the actual concentration of free available chlorine present.
In-Cell Titration Functions
The PS9TKA adds the ability to perform in-cell conductometric titrations that provides a convenient way to determine alkalinity, hardness and LSI in the field. This eliminates the need to collect and transport samples to another location for analysis. User intuitive display prompts guide you through titration procedures from start to finish. All required reagents and equipment are included in the PS9 titration kit.
Water Balance Analysis
The PS9TKA features both an LSI Calculator and an LSI Titration measurement mode. The Calculator allows you to perform what-if scenarios to predict how changes in solution parameters would affect the water balance of a system. The titration measurement function allows you to accurately calculate a saturation index value of a specific solution to determine whether the solution is balanced, scaling or corrosive.
Hardness Unit Conversion
The Hardness and LSI Titrations and LSI Calculator functions allow you to set the hardness unit preference to either grains of hardness or ppm CaCO3 according to your needs.
System Validation & Calibration
Myron L’s PoolPro provides a fast, precise, easy-to-use method of obtaining Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP or REDOX) mV readings to check the true level of effectiveness of ALL sanitizers in any pool or spa. ORP objectively and precisely measures sanitizer ability to burn up, or oxidize, organic matter in the water. ORP can only be determined by an electronic instrument. PoolPro ORP mV readings serve as a necessary check to ensure automatic ORP control systems are working properly. PoolPro also provides independent readings for recalibration and to detect system failure.
Saltwater Chlorine Generation
PoolPro provides a convenient one-touch test for Mineral/Salt concentration. This is ideal for saltwater systems where manual testing with separate instrumentation is necessary to ensure the proper amount of sodium chloride is present for chlorine generation in quantities specified for microbial disinfection. PoolPro can also be used to recalibrate equipment as part of regular maintenance.
The optional bluDock™ accessory package is an integrated data solution for your record keeping requirements, eliminating the need for additional hardware, wires and hassle. Because the user never touches the data, there is little opportunity for data tampering and human error. bluDock software has an easy to use interface with user intuitive functions for storing, sorting and exporting data.
PoolPro is lightweight, portable, buoyant, waterproof, easy-to-calibrate, and easy-to-use. Simply rinse and fill the cell cup by dipping the PoolPro in the water, then press the button of the parameter you wish to measure. You immediately get a standard, numerical digital readout — eliminating all subjectivity. And you can store up to 100 date-time-stamped readings in PoolPro’s non-volatile memory.
Myron L Meters
PoolMeter™ is a high quality analog instrument that measures TDS/NaCl/ Salt. Myron L meters are so reliable, some have been in continuous use for over 45 years.
TweetMyron L Meters provides introductory as well as professional level material on water quality and water treatment. Did you know that Myron L Meters carries a meter specifically for testing RO systems (see below)? Water purification systems have purified brackish water and sea water for the military, businesses and farms in many different locations on […]
Myron L Meters provides introductory as well as professional level material on water quality and water treatment. Did you know that Myron L Meters carries a meter specifically for testing RO systems (see below)?
Water purification systems have purified brackish water and sea water for the military, businesses and farms in many different locations on planet Earth. Reverse osmosis water purification will create clean drinkable water when used on your drinking water.
Reverse osmosis will generally remove salt, manganese, iron, fluoride, lead, and calcium (Binnie et. al., 2002). Most mineral constituents of water are physically larger than water molecules and they are trapped by the semi-permeable membrane and removed from drinking water when filtered through an RO system (AllAboutWater.org, 2004). Meanwhile, consumers are concerned about the removal of minerals from their drinking water.
Reverse Osmosis (RO) removed 90-99.99% of all the contaminants including minerals from the drinking water supply (see Figure 1). RO removes minerals because they have larger molecules than water. The subject of minerals and RO created controversy and disagreement among water and health professionals. The World Health Organization (WHO) made clarification that majority of healthy minerals are needed for human body is from food or dietary supplementary sources and not from drinking tap water. In addition, minerals found in water can be harmful to human health. The evidence is strong that calcium and magnesium are essential elements for human body (WQA, 2011). However, its a weak argument to suggest that we should make up this deficiency through water consumption (WQA, 2011). Tap water presents a variety of inorganic minerals which the human body has difficulty absorbing (Misner, 2004). Their presence is suspect in a wide array of degenerative diseases, such as hardening of the arteries, arthritis, kidney stones, gall stones, glaucoma, cataracts, hearing loss, emphysema, diabetes, and obesity. What minerals are available, especially in “hard” tap water, are poorly absorbed, or rejected by cellular tissue sites, and, if not evacuated, their presence may cause arterial obstruction, and internal damage (Dennison, 193; Muehling, 1994; Banik, 1989).
Figure 1. Reverse Osmosis Membrane (Source:DOI-BUR, 2009)
Organic Minerals vs. Inorganic Minerals
There are two types of minerals in water, organic and inorganic. Human physiology has a biological affinity for organic minerals. Most organic minerals for our body functions come from dietary plant foods (Misner, 2004). A growing plant converts the inorganic minerals from the soils to a useful organic mineral (Misner, 2004). When an organic mineral (from a plant food) enters the stomach it must attach itself to a specific protein-molecule (chelation) in order to be absorbed, then it gains access to the tissue sites where it is needed (Misner, 2004). Once a plant mineral is divested within the body, it is utilized as a coenzyme for composing body fluids, forming blood and bone cells, and the maintaining of healthy nerve transmission (Balch & Balch 1990).
Reverse Osmosis has Little Effect on Water pH
Water pH levels will automatically change when water is ingested and comes into contact with the food in your stomach (Wise, 2011). Even on an empty stomach, your stomach acid alone is already several times more acidic than RO water (pH 6-8) with a pH level of 2 (Wise, 2011). The human body regulates pH levels constantly to find balance and equilibrium (see Figure 2). Therefore under normal conditions it will always maintain a neutral 7.4 pH balance (Wise, 2011). The healthy body is very robust and it will restore homeostatic pH fairly quickly and easily (Wise 2011). Soft drinks and sports drinks typically have a pH level of 2.5, orange juice has a 3 pH and coffee has a 4 pH level and we drink these beverages all the time without problems (Wise, 2011).
Figure 2. Comparison of pH Levels (Source: Wise, 2011)
Water filtered or treated by reverse osmosis is generally pure, clean, and healthy. A reverse osmosis treatment system is currently the only technology that can remove most of the emerging contaminants (i.e., prescription drugs and perchlorate) including other contaminants (i.e., arsenic, cyanide, and fluoride) that are difficult to remove by other treatment methods. No more ingesting of harmful inorganic minerals means the body will no longer be stressed with trying to absorb something that wasn’t supposed to be there in the first place (Wise, 2011). Consumers should not be concerned about the removal of minerals by RO system. As the WHO (2009) and WQA (2011) pointed out, the human body obtains the vast majority of minerals from food or supplements, not from drinking water.
One of the downsides to the reverse osmosis process is that it is so effective in removing particles, it will also remove minerals from your water that may be beneficial. The body needs certain minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, to function properly. In addition, some people believe minerals such as this actually add flavor to the water, so that will be missing if you filter the water. Some find a certain acidic taste to water that has been purified by reverse osmosis. A reverse osmosis system also wastes a certain amount of water. For every gallon of purified water, three or four gallons have to be processed. If water is scarce or expensive in your area, this is a strong consideration.
The Myron L RO-1 was developed years ago specifically for Culligan, and is designed for testing RO systems.
The choice of professionals for years, this compact instrument has been designed specifically to demonstrate and test Point of Use (POU) reverse osmosis or distillation systems. By measuring electrical conductivity, it will quickly determine the parts per million/Total Dissolved Solids (ppm/TDS) of any drinking water.
With a single ‘before and after’ test, this handy device effectively demonstrates how your RO or distillation system eliminates harmful dissolved solids. It will also service test systems, including membrane evaluation programs. Find out more about the RO-1 meter HERE.
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