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You either use a water filter or your body is one

April 2015


A word from Richard

Yippee don’t you just love the buzz around Easter. Hope you all had a wonderful and safe extra long weekend.

What perfect weather for a long week end. I guess at Easter you either go all out to go away in the hussle and bussle or you stay off the roads and enjoy quality time with friends and family.

I recently went in for key hole arthroscopy surgery to have some large tears in my cartilage removed and then I pinched a nerve in my lower back whilst hobbling around spending at least 2 days in bed with forced rest for my knee.

We had a busy bee with family and good friends thanks Alan, Mark and Lee, to render the whole external badly eroded brick work of our pool fence to keep Mr Pool Inspector happy. What an effort. Only thing is, it now looks better from the outside than it does on the inside.

Well here is April, so enjoy short weeks and long week ends and a nice cool change in the weather.

Don’t forget; You either use a water filter, or your body is one! Cheers Cheers.

Richard Scholes


West Coast Water Filter Man

Water and Space Travel

Recycling astronaut urine for energy and drinking water

On the less glamorous side of space exploration, there's the more practical problem of waste -- in particular, what to do with astronaut pee.

Rather than ejecting it into space, scientists are developing a new technique that can turn this waste burden into a boon by converting it into fuel and much-needed drinking water. Their report, which could also inspire new ways to treat municipal waste water, appears in the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering.

Eduardo Nicolau, Carlos R. Cabrera and colleagues point out that human waste on long-term journeys into space makes up about half of the mission's total waste. Recycling it is critical to keeping a clean environment for astronauts. And when on board water supplies run low, treated urine can become a source of essential drinking water, which would otherwise have to be delivered from Earth at a tremendous cost. Previous research has shown that a waste water treatment process called forward osmosis in combination with a fuel cell can generate power. Nicolau's team decided to build on these initial findings to meet the challenges of dealing with urine in space.

They collected urine and shower waste water and processed it using forward osmosis, a way to filter contaminants from urea, a major component of urine, and water. Their new Urea Bioreactor Electrochemical system (UBE) efficiently converted the urea into ammonia in its bioreactor, and then turned the ammonia into energy with its fuel cell.

The system was designed with space missions in mind, but "the results showed that the UBE system could be used in any waste water treatment systems containing urea and/or ammonia," the researchers conclude.

This article can be found at ScienceDaily

Water facts

The Swan River W.A.

It drains the Swan Coastal Plain, a total catchment area of over 100 000 km2 in area. The river is located in a Mediterranean climate, with hot dry summers and cool wet winters, although this balance appears to be changing due to climate change.

The Swan is located on the edge of the Darling Scarp, flowing downhill across the coastal plain to its mouth at Fremantle.

Before the Tertiary, when the sea level was much lower than at present, the Swan River curved around to the north of Rottnest Island and disgorged itself into the Indian Ocean slightly to the north and west of Rottnest.

In doing so, it carved a gorge about the size of the Grand Canyon. Now known as Perth Canyon, this feature still exists as a submarine canyon near the edge of the continental shelf.

Richard's Health Tip

How do you know if you are hydrated?

Despite common misconception, thirst is actually an imperfect measure of how well hydrated you are.

By the time you are thirsty you can be already dehydrated by half a litre or so. Therefore, thirst can not be relied upon to monitor hydration status.

A better way to keep check on your level of hydration is monitoring urine output. The motto here is, "Don't go for gold!" When fully hydrated your urine should be clear and odourless.

Community support

The Salvation Army's Christmas Appeal

The Bikers Charity Ride are " doing it for the kids" in the annual Perth Teddy bears' big day out; which raises funds for The Salvation Army's Christmas Appeal. Richard loves this yearly ride on his Harley laden with teddy bears. www.salivation.org.au

SIDS and Kids

SIDS and Kids relies almost totally on the support of the community. www.sidsandkids.org

Anglicare WA

Anglicare WA is a not for profit community services agency. They provide 57 services from 35 locations across the state. The West Coast Water Filter Man is proud to help and sponsor the Anglicare Knit in Day. www.anglicarewa.org.au


The West Coast Water Filter Man helps the people that helps the community. www.lifelinewa.org.au

Richard's networking groups

Customer testimonial

Shawn Martino

I want to thank you for the great service I received when I ordered an under the sink water filter. The ordering over the phone was smooth and very efficient, and within a few days I had a new incredibly needed water filter and wonderfully stylish fountain spout

The plumber who installed the water filter did a magnificent job. The filter was well fitted in an out of the way position and the area was left clean and tidy after fitting. A very professional job!

Now drinking the sparkling clean filtered water feels a lot HEALTHIER than before and is so much EASIER to do than using a water filter jug.

I'll definitely be recommending "The Water Filter Man" to anyone who is in the market for a professional water filter installation.

Tapping, W.A.

A closing thought

Lateral Thinking

"Sometimes the paths we take are long and hard, but remember those are often the ones that lead to the most beautiful views. Have the courage to make that journey."

Dainere Anthoney

LGAS mmme CCP Box 33

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