Water is life and managing water footprint is the way of the future.
ApHinity is a water management company which utilizes science, engineering, and management expertise to apply custom solutions for advancing site specific water efficiency and risk management. The outcomes are accomplished through the design, implementation, and ongoing management of open source and proprietary technologies used to solve unique challenges related to water efficiency and safety issues. ApHinity was created as a partner support company to the parent company, Economic Alternatives Inc. with a specific focus on water efficiency and water safety solutions. The ApHinity executive team has over 100 years of combined industry experience.
People Are The Key To Success
Managing Water is a Trusted Advisor Business
To be a trusted advisor, our focus is to hire the right people. We are adept at and committed to hiring people who fit the mindset, behaviors and skills required to excel in our industry. People are then put into a position to succeed through:
- Deployments which leverage their talents and passion
- Supporting them with first-class resources
- Continually developing them to be the most credible water management resource in their geography.
In turn, our people put their clients in a position to succeed. They are committed to:
- Finding the appropriate fit of products, solutions, and services to meet customer objectives
- Forming water management teams to drive communication, teamwork and accountability
- Verifying and validating outcomes
The expected result is to become trusted advisors to clients. When the right people are hired and the right process is executed, performance excels.
Our People Are...
- Chemical Engineers
- Mechanical Engineers
- Controls Engineers
- Engineering Technicians
- Installation Specialists
- Business Administrators
Technology At Work
Connecting Water Use to the Technology Resources Necessary to Conserve
The ApHinity name was derived from a suite of water processing technologies that work based on the premise of natural chemical affinity. Chemical affinity is the attractive force between substances that cause them to enter into or remain in chemical combination. These types of technologies play an important role in solving challenging water conservation, reusing, and recycling applications by harnessing the power of the natural process. Examples of these technologies are:
Engineered Resin Technology: Engineered Resin Technology is the use of specialty resins uniquely designed to remove specific ions from water that limit the efficient use of the water source. With these ions being selectively removed, the water source can be utilized to optimal efficiency.
Bi Polar Membrane Electrodialysis (BPMED): Bi Polar Membrane Electrodialysis is a technical term for electrolytic salt splitting technology. BPMED is an equipment technology solution designed to convert brine solution into acids and bases. This is done through a combination of electrolytic reaction and membrane technologies. BPMED can be used to generate acids such as hydrochloric acid or sulfuric acid while simultaneously creating caustic solutions such as sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide all from a brine solution such as sodium chloride or potassium chloride. The benefits of the technology are reduced chemical shipping and handling along with improved safety.
Chlorine Dioxide: Chlorine dioxide has many uses in water and gas processes. Chlorine dioxide is most often used for disinfection of water. However ApHinity engineers utilize it in additional ways such as odor control, NOx and SO2 abatement, powdery mildew mitigation, and specialty membrane treatment.
On Demand Chlorine Gas Generation: Chlorine gas has a reputation as being a dangerous chemical for facilities to store and handle, all of which are legitimate concerns related to the product. However, chlorine gas has been utilized for decades as various forms of disinfection and thus has technical benefits compared to other competing technologies such as chlorine dioxide, hydrogen peroxide, sodium hypochlorite, and peroxyacetic acid. Chlorine gas is an EPA approved potable water disinfectant that doesn’t form measurable levels of chlorate biproducts and thus doesn’t contribute measurable levels of perchlorate. To capitalize on these treatment benefits yet address the on site safety concerns, ApHinity offers a unique equipment offering of on site, on demand chlorine gas generated under negative pressure where no more than 0.2 lbs of chlorine gas is stored at any time. On site chlorine gas is generated under negative pressure from high purity brine solution, thus making it highly cost effective. This offering is highly beneficial to the food and agriculture industry.
Forward Osmosis: FO utilizes specialty membranes that work by the natural process of osmosis. Engineered brine draws pull pure water across a membrane which are then filtered by reverse osmosis, thus producing a clean stream of water. The primary benefit of FO is the low membrane driving pressure significantly reduces fouling potential compared to traditional reverse osmosis technology.
- Engineered Resin Technology
- Forward Osmosis
- Reverse Osmosis
- Capacitive Deionization
- Chlorine Dioxide
- Mixed Oxidants
- Odor Mitigation
- Equipment Infrastructure
- Energy Production
- Feed and Beverage
- Power Generation
Moving and Storing Water
Successful water conservation project engineering consists of several integral components. The specific technology used to treat the water is only one of many parts of a solution. The efficient process of capturing, moving, and storing water is equally important as the chosen water treatment technology. For this reason ApHinity has invested extensive resources into the infrastructure implementation, engineering design, project management, controls automation, remote monitoring, and ongoing project support. This includes stamped engineering design drawings and construction oversight. The ability to bring all of these engineering disciplines together to drive a successful water conservation project to completion is very challenging. The designers, engineers, and technicians at ApHinity have over 100 years of combined industry experience that is relied upon to complete a project. If you have a potential water conservation project or desire to pursue one, please contact your local ApHinity Representative.
Some examples of potential water reuse projects are:
- Waste Water Recovery
- WFI Still Blow Down Recovery
- Tempered Boiler Blow Down Recovery
- RO Reject Recovery
- Produced Water Recovery
- Heavy Metals Removal