Many Australians rely on rainwater as their water supply for their daily needs. The general public perception is that rainwater is safe to drink. In most areas of Australia, the risk of illness arising from consumption is relatively low, providing it is visually clear, has little taste or smell and, importantly, the storage and collection of rainwater is via a well maintained tank and roof catchment system. Australian Households using rainwater. Source ABS 2010   This water may be used as if it [...]

The dangers lurking in dams, rivers and other untreated water supplies A large proportion of Australians rely on untreated or minimally treated water supplies for their daily water requirements. Recent events have highlighted the dangers of untreated water supplies, even when the water is not consumed. The dangers lurking in stagnant waters-Source: Wikipedia Rainwater that falls from the sky is perceived safe to drink and provides a false sense of security- the same applies to dams and rivers that may be located [...]

What are Chloramines ? Most of us are familiar with chlorine, which is the disinfectant of choice in swimming pools  and also our public water supplies. Now, in the case of our drinking water supplies, it is being rapidly replaced by a substance called chloramine, a mix of chlorine and ammonia. The decline in the use of chlorine began with the relatively recent discovery of a group unsavoury and often deemed carcinogenic disinfection by-products called trihalomethanes (THMs) that are formed when [...]

Introducing our New Personal Ozone Health Protector Pacific Water Technology has launched a new product into the Australian Market- A personal battery operated ozone health protector for a wide range of potential applications. Pacific Water Technology, based in Brisbane is on the forefront of evolving ozone technology for personal and commercial applications. The German designed  Aquapure personal  ozone health protector  uses the natural cleaning powers of O3 or Ozone to both clean and disinfect your fridge and extend the shelf life of  your produce.  The  low [...]

Rotameters for Liquids and Gases. Pacific Water Technology is an Australian  supplier of high quality  rotameters for liquids and gases including specialised applications like ozone compatible rotameters. Rotameters are the most widely used type of variable-area (VA) flowmeter. In these devices, the falling and rising action of a float in a tapered tube provides a measure of flow rate. Rotameters provide economical measurement and visual indication of fluid flow Rotameters are known as gravity-type flowmeters because they are based on the opposition [...]

You probably have heard about the benefits of minerals in alkaline water and the benefits of  alkaline water .  However,  you don't have to look too far to read about  negative publicity relating to  alkaline water . The negative  publicity  claims that your stomach fluids are acidic and you need the acidity to digest the food.  Others argue, that the amount of minerals in water can hardly make an impact  on the overall pH of your body.   The reality is [...]

Pacific Water Technology has launched a range of alkaline water purifiers and RO water filters into the Australian market.   Also known as alkalisers, these alkaline water filters remove unwanted contaminants from your water and replace with  a healthy balance of minerals . These systems all ensure a healthy balance of minerals are added to the purified water whilst also providing a higher pH and increased buffering capacity.  High pH  alone is not sufficient to deliver healthy alkaline water- [...]

NextSand is a remarkable advance in media filtration technology. Based on a rare natural mineral that is highly processed and refined, NextSand's unique properties allow it to significantly  alter the performance and cost of media filtration. The hardness, stability and micro-porous character of nextSand makes it a perfect filtration media for virtually every application in the water and wastewater treatment industry.NextSand has high filtration performance at <5 micron compared to 12 to 15 micron for multi media. It also [...]

Pacific Water Technology , the Australian Distributor for Longer Pumps, has recently opened a new warehouse and distribution centre in Brisbane.   A large range of peristaltic pumps and parts  will be kept in stock to support the local business. Peristaltic pumps (also known as hose pumps, tube pumps) are a type of positive displacement pump which are widely used in  laboratories, water treatment, chemical processing and food processing industries. It creates a steady flow for dosing and blending [...]