Monday, March 25, 2013

New Ultrafiltration Skid Feeds Reverse Osmosis and EDI Unit


Lifestream™ Watersystems Inc. has implemented cutting edge technology from Dow Chemical Company on a new Ultra Filtration skid to run in conjunction with an R/O. Ultrafiltration is a heavyweight filtration process capturing suspended solids and solutes with especially high molecular weight. This skid is designed to pull water from the most polluted sources in the world. Like most large-scale Lifestream™ products, this skid was built custom to meet the client’s specification of having full redundancy to provide uninterrupted 24 hour service. When one side of the unit is cleaning itself the other side is running, automatically oscillating to allow for the most reliable product water and run time.  

The second stage of the system is a dual R/O with electrodeionization units designed to deliver ultra pure water. This quality is demanded by many industrial sectors for a myriad of specialized applications. The Lifestream™ UF16X in conjunction with the BWHP9 is designed to transform some of the most compromised of our Earth’s surface water into a high purity product.





For more information on Lifestream Watersystems Inc., contact Julie Kimmel:


Lifestream Watersystems Inc.
P.O. Box 634
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

(714) 375-6583
(800) 468-5426 (Toll free except CA)
FAX: (714) 375-6586
http://www.lifestreamwater.com/

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Chuuk Islands Mobile Emergency Water Unit

As a humanitarian gesture to the people of the Chuuk State in Micronesia, the Church of Latter Day Saints has donated a Lifestream 26,000 gallon/day desalination unit with a genset constructed inside a mobile trailer.  Presented to the local utility in October 2010, on hand were local dignitaries and church officials.  The 2 day trip to assist in the demo and training was made by Ed Kimmel, President of Lifestream.  It was reminiscent for him.  He had travelled to the Marshall Islands during a water emergency years back and had the similar experience of children dancing in the water as it came gushing out of the system after a long local drought.


After a 6 week transit, the trailer arrived in Chuuk and cleared customs the day before the presentation.  It was up and operational within hours of arriving at the Church facility.

Whether it be a system for US Fish and Wildlife at Tern Island, at Cornell University’s Field Campus off the Coast of Maine, or at a resort in Little Cayman, islands are unique in that their beauty with water all around doesn’t always mean there is water to drink, especially as droughts come and go.

Lifestream supplies systems for island use that can operate not only from local power but gensets and solar.  Lifestream diligently tackles the challenges of remote access for equipment delivery, service and parts support.

For more information on Lifestream Watersystems Inc., contact Julie Kimmel:

Lifestream Watersystems Inc.
P.O. Box 634
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

(714) 375-6583
(800) 468-5426 (Toll free except CA)
FAX: (714) 375-6586
http://www.lifestreamwater.com/

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Water Research Trip to Argentinian Glacier

Earlier this year the staff of Lifestream was on the go searching for the best tasting water on the planet to serve as a standard for the quality of water to strive for as we further develop the technology of Lifestream’s water purification equipment.

We were in Argentina in March of 2012 for some important touring and exploration.

One of the trips which we embarked on was a visit to one of the few self sustaining glaciers in the world in Argentinian Patagonia - The Perito Moreno Glacier.  The glacier is 250 km2 in area and 30 km in length and 5 km wide at the face. The total ice depth is 174m and with about 74 m above the surface of the lake it drains into and 100 m of ice below the level of Lake Argentino.

FACE OF PERITO MORENO GLACIER PATAGONIA

We had heard great stories about the amazing quality of the melted glacier water from this Andean Ice field.  The plan was to travel on the glacier with and experienced guide to see and taste the amazing glacial water first hand.
The only way to access the glacier is on a specially equipped ship which can weather the icebergs and stray rocks in the lake approaching the glacier.

NOTE THE EXCELLENT DOCKING FACILITIES AT THE GLACIER 
After the boat docks, there is about a 1½ km walk to the glacier where the Lifestream crew is fitted with crampons to allow one to hike into the heart of the glacier safely if all goes well.

LIFESTREAM RESEARCHERS DONNING CRAMPONS FOR THE NEXT STAGE OF THE JOURNEY
We were happy to learn that our guide was the world renowned glacier guide and mountain climber Leonardo.  He has had over 10 years of guiding in the Andes and particularly in the glacial ice fields. He instructed us on the proper use of crampons which is necessary to avoid ending the day in a crevasse which are everywhere on a glacier.

As one climbs onto the glacier one is amazed at the noise of the glacier moving and splitting and fracturing. It sounds like muted rifle shots and brings home the fact that this is dynamic, almost living system.

LIFESTREAM CREW ON THE SEARCH FOR PURE, COLD GLACIAL WATER 
A good deal of time as spent on the glacier surface skirting crevasses and avoiding sink holes filled with deep blue glacial melt water which disappear into the core of the ice.

At last we arrive at the source of the purest of glacial water.


THE LIFESTREAM RESEARCH CREW WORKS CLOSELY WITH LEONARDO AND THE OTHER EXPERT GUIDES TO TASTE THE GLACIAL MELT WATER
It is the most pure natural water we have ever experienced and the combination with the freshly chipped glacial ice makes it even more rare and wonderful.

On the spot it was decided to have that freshly melted Patagonia water be the standard to strive after for all Lifestream potable water purification equipment  Crystal clear, sparkling clear and incredibly refreshing to the body and soul.

This was deemed by all present to have been a successful research venture which will benefit the thousands of people who depend on Lifestream Watersystems equipment for the water in their lives.


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Pilot Plants Assist in Defining Recycling Systems

February, 2012

As Lifestream works with customers to provide multi-process recycling systems for waste treatment, increasingly the first step is using a pilot plant to confirm potential outcomes, savings and streamline processes for scale up. Most recently Lifestream has work with a customer to create the first ever pilot plant to utilize proprietary Forward Osmosis Technology with Nano filtration and Reverse Osmosis and full computerization and automation to integrate the processes. Trials underway using the containerized Pilot system to treat waste water are resulting in astounding results laying the foundation for the customer to expand the project with their end user. Other pilot plants Lifestream has provided include plants for textile waste water recycling, and recycling of water from coal bed methane gas extraction and well fracking. Development of a pilot plant requires close technical interface between Lifestream engineering and our custom manufacturing capability. The buyer for the pilot plant is fully engaged in the problem solving process to create a solution for their challenging water problems.




For more information on Lifestream Watersystems Inc., contact Julie Kimmel:

Lifestream Watersystems Inc.
P.O. Box 634
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

(714) 375-6583
(800) 468-5426 (Toll free except CA)
FAX: (714) 375-6586
http://www.lifestreamwater.com/

Expanded Production Facilities

November, 2011

Lifestream has leased additional manufacturing and warehouse space to meet the demand for desalination systems, high purity water systems, and customized waste water treatment/recycling systems.

"We are seeing exciting new contracts for our systems. In 2011 we seem to be over the slowdown where projects were delayed and older systems were being repaired. It was most fortunate that space became available right next door here in Huntington Beach, enabling us to almost double our Production space without a move!" -Ed Kimmel, President

For more information on Lifestream Watersystems Inc., contact Julie Kimmel:

Lifestream Watersystems Inc.
P.O. Box 634
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

(714) 375-6583
(800) 468-5426 (Toll free except CA)
FAX: (714) 375-6586
http://www.lifestreamwater.com/

Monday, April 25, 2011

ON-SITE ANYWHERE

For many projects, Lifestream travels worldwide to the site of use of our water purification equipment.  This may be to start up or train operators on new systems.  It may also be to upgrade or service older systems, which may have been in operation for up to 19 years.  These travelers must be a hearty bunch.  Arrival on oil platforms may mean swinging on a rope from a heaving shore boat onto a grate and up stories of stairs.  They are advised not to look down at the churning water below.

They may have to be prequalified to arrive as our engineer was to attend our start up on the BP Lan Tay platform off the coast of Vietnam.  First he went to platform emergency helicopter evacuation training in Singapore which included simulation in a pool.  He spent his 2 weeks on the platform fighting a severe ear infection from the experience.

Servicing a desalination system on board a cruise ship in Alaska resulted in extra duties when a fire on board occurred and everyone was evacuated.  Lifestream’s engineer was able to offer an extra helping hand to many disoriented elderly passengers getting to lifeboats when the fire alarm system failed.

Post 911, security is fierce to enter military bases, shipyards and ports where Lifestream is working to service our systems on vessels.  Sometimes it makes customs look like child’s play.

Stranded and waiting out an erupting volcano, flying very low in very small planes in bad weather over remote Alaska while sharing a ride with the local Eskimos, make arriving home even days late a welcome return.

Lifestream manufactures and services desalination systems for use on oil drilling platforms, and for the marine industry including navies and coast guards in many countries.  Land based systems from 200 gallon/day to 1 million gallons/day are supplied for a variety of industries.

For more information on Lifestream Watersystems Inc., contact Julie Kimmel:

Lifestream Watersystems Inc.
P.O. Box 634
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

(714) 375-6583
(800) 468-5426 (Toll free except CA)
FAX: (714) 375-6586
http://www.lifestreamwater.com/

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Lifestream 31,680 Gallon/Day Reverse Osmosis Desalination System Produces First Pure Drinking Water In Marshall Islands Relief Effort

Lifestream Watersystems Inc., a Huntington Beach manufacturer of reverse osmosis desalination systems has just completed installation of a 31,680 gallon/day seawater desalination plant as part of a FEMA effort to assist the Marshall Islands, hard hit by a 7 month drought brought on by El Nino conditions.

The emergency relief is being managed by Brown & Root, a Houston based company with worldwide experience in supplying emergency water and other relief in places such as Rwanda and Algiers. Shipped from Lifestream's Huntington Beach factory, the skid mounted system was transported by a C-130 Transport Charter to Ebeye on the Kwajalein Atoll. Within days the systems was delivering much needed water to the community of 13,000 people.

Lifestream Watersystems Inc. supplies a standard line of desalination systems and custom water purification systems of up to 200,000 gallons/day for military applications, emergency disaster use, commercial marine use and a variety of land based and industrial applications.

For more information on Lifestream Watersystems Inc., contact Julie Kimmel at:

Lifestream Watersystems Inc.
P.O. Box 634
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

(714) 375-6583
(800) 468-5426 (Toll free except CA)
FAX: (714) 375-6586