New Approach to Water Treatment: Our Reverse Osmosis Systems Remove Estrogenics from Sewage and Drinking Water

New Approach to Water Treatment: Our Reverse Osmosis Systems Remove Estrogenics from Sewage and Drinking Water

In an era where water quality is paramount, our advanced Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems stand as a beacon of hope. These systems have been expertly engineered to combat a pressing issue - estrogenics in sewage and drinking water sources.

What are Estrogenics?

Estrogenous compounds, also known as endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), are substances that mimic or interfere with estrogen in the human body.

These compounds can be found in various sources, including pharmaceuticals, pesticides, industrial chemicals, and even natural sources like certain plants. When present in drinking water, they can have several concerning effects on human health and the environment.

Hormonal DisruptionEstrogenic compounds can disrupt the endocrine system by mimicking or blocking natural hormones, particularly estrogen. This can lead to hormonal imbalances and health issues, especially in sensitive populations such as children and pregnant women.

Reproductive and Developmental Effects: Exposure to estrogenic compounds in drinking water has been linked to reproductive and developmental problems, including reduced fertility, early puberty in girls, and birth defects in some cases.

Cancer Risk: Some EDCs have been associated with an increased risk of hormone-related cancers, such as breast, ovarian, and prostate cancer.

Disruption of Endocrine Function: EDCs can interfere with the normal functioning of the endocrine system, which regulates various physiological processes, including metabolism, growth, and immune function.

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The Science Behind Our RO Systems

An advanced water recycling demonstration plant in Queensland, Australia, serves as the testing ground for our RO systems. The goal? To evaluate their effectiveness in removing residual pharmaceuticals and natural/synthetic hormones commonly found in sewage.

Researchers conducted a comprehensive analysis using solid-phase extraction (SPE) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS).

Initial tests were carried out to establish baseline concentrations of these compounds during various treatment stages. Subsequent tests, involving standard solutions, provided invaluable insights into the efficiency of selected treatment modules.

Results That Speak Volumes

The findings were remarkable. While ozonation, microfiltration, and nanofiltration exhibited partial effectiveness, it was the reverse osmosis process that emerged as the universally successful method for removing these problematic residuals.

While more data is needed for a full evaluation, this initial investigation strongly suggests that reverse osmosis can be the key to eliminating a broad range of pharmaceutically active residuals and hormones from treated sewage. Read more Here

Is There an Impact on Drinking Water Toxins when Estrogen is Removed from Sewage?

Is There an Impact on Drinking Water Toxins when Estrogen is Removed from Sewage?

Removing estrogenic compounds from sewage is critical to prevent drinking water contamination with harmful toxins. Here's how this process works:

  1. Sewage Contaminants: Estrogenic compounds, including endocrine-disrupting chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and hormones, are often present in sewage due to various sources like industrial discharges, agricultural runoff, and wastewater treatment plant effluents.

  2. Entry into Drinking Water: These estrogenic compounds can enter drinking water sources when sewage mixes with natural water bodies or when sewage effluents are inadequately treated. If not effectively removed, these compounds can pose health risks to those consuming drinking water.

  3. Reverse Osmosis (RO) Removal: To address this issue, reverse osmosis (RO) systems are employed. These systems use semi-permeable membranes to filter water under pressure. Estrogenic compounds are typically large organic molecules, and RO membranes are highly effective at trapping and removing these contaminants and other heavy metals. 

  4.  By doing so, RO systems prevent these contaminants from entering purified drinking water, ensuring a safer and toxin-free water supply for communities.

  5.  Regular maintenance is vital for RO system efficiency.

  6. Removing estrogenics from sewage ensures cleaner, toxin-free drinking water.

Environmental Responsibility

Life Sciences Water understands the critical importance of environmental stewardship. Our RO systems not only safeguard drinking water but also play a pivotal role in environmental conservation by reducing estrogenics in sewage water.

Mechanism: RO systems use a semi-permeable membrane to remove contaminants from water. The membrane has very small pores that can block the passage of molecules, ions, and particles, including many estrogenic compounds

Reverse osmosis alkaline water system for Home

Reverse osmosis alkaline water system for Home:

Life Sciences Water introduces its cutting-edge range of Reverse Osmosis Alkaline Water Systems for pure, revitalizing hydration.

These systems remove impurities from water and also enrich it with essential minerals that provide many health benefits.

    • Learn about Life Sciences™ Reverse Osmosis Alkaline Mineral Water Purifier Generator. Our new 2024 Advanced “tankless” Technology has a smaller “footprint” for our countertop and our Under Counter RO System, seamlessly fitting into your kitchen setup.
    • Our Reverse Osmosis Alkaline Water Systems utilize our Advanced Technologies to enrich your water with essential alkaline minerals. This cutting-edge system removes up to 98% of contaminants and creates mineralized alkaline water with over 40 health benefits.

    • Join us in the journey towards a cleaner, safer, and more sustainable future. Together, we can significantly impact water quality and environmental health. Click here 

    • Learn about Life Sciences Reverse Osmosis Alkaline Water Purifying Generator - Under Counter. The Reverse Osmosis Alkaline Water Purifying Generator is a tankless, under-counter water purification system.

    • It removes up to 98% of contaminants and adds essential minerals, producing mineralized alkaline water. The materials used are premium, 100% BPA-free, and food-grade. It serves dual functions for washing and drinking/cooking water.  Click here

    • Both RO Alkaline mineral water purifying generators come with a lifetime warranty and a bonus Borosilicate Glass Water Pitcher for infused alkaline mineral water beverages. 

    For more details about our advanced technologies RO systems, visit our website or contact us today.

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    Moreira, C. G., de Souza, L. C., Castor Neto, T. C., Gomes, G., Bila, D. M., & Fonseca, F. V. (2023). Combined reverse osmosis and UV/H2O2 treatment of aqueous solutions of bisphenol A and 17α-ethinylestradiol: assessment of estrogenic activity. Environmental technology44(20), 3108–3120.