Re: Dessalator Watermakers & Filmtec Membranes
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Tom, Another owner posted a youtube video ,where a major manufacturer ,it may have been Spectra ,but not positive answered that question . He said as long as you are careful not to exceed the max psi ,it is fine to use in fresh water. He suggested to keep it a little lower and warned that it will get up to max more quickly. Being in fresh water and wanting to operate the W/M before leaving for the islands ,I called him to confirm this. He said that he has many operating on the Great Lakes and other inland waters. If you search youtube you may find it.
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This is not an area of expertise for me. However, I would like to either make a couple of points or ask of couple of questions, depending on my depth of knowledge.
The Dessalator manual mentions not to run in water less salty than normal ocean water. However, a member of this forum, name escapes me, stated that you could run in brackish water so long as you did not exceed the water production rate, which for me is 60 liters per hour. My theory on why was that either high pressures, or high water production rate was potentially harmful to the membranes. Is this correct?
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