I built a tiny test bed for some purolite our of a whole house filter. I was able to put 1 lb in there. 1lb = 0.3 gal per hour MAX flow. All i can say is WOW! no more water for me! this stuff is bad @$$!!!!
My test with dry washing - Topic Powered by eve community
I am going to build the keg setup like this in the coming weeks
Simple Amberlite Setup - Topic Powered by eve community
check out legaleagles setup here
Dry Washing with The New B100-WH Biodiesel Reactor
he is a cool guy. I bought his soap book and have talked with him a few times.
The issue with dry washing is that there is a big startup cost (depending on what you use for columns and how much flow you want) and you will have to replace the resin at some point and that will also cost you money. where as water is really cheap and easy to get. Say you want to be able to do 3 gal an hour of flow. You would need 10 lbs of resin (about $12 a pound) and you need to have a lead/lag setup (so 2 filters) that is 20 lbs of resin. then whatever column cost. so more flow=more resin and = more cost! For me, its taking 2 weeks, 15+ washes and 200+ gal of my crappy water to get a batch clean. I do 25 gal batches, so 2 weeks to make 25 gal..... 0.3 gal an hour is an upgrade for me!
I also found out something cool yesterday. well it was already known, just not to me
Ever heard of the GL method?
GL's Eco-System state diagram
When I drain off my glycerin i always end up with some bio in there (flat tank) and i usually drain a little off also just to try to get all the glycerin off. I pour this into a barrel for it to settle out and then take the bio from the top.
After sitting for maybe a month I noticed that the bio was VERY clear and thought it must be clean being so clear... So i gave it the shake up test and WOW it was maybe 1 or 2 washes from clean! I did not demeth it so the first few weeks with the meth in there were probably not effective in settling and also it was sitting on top of glycerin with meth in it so it was probably less effective.
The moral of the story, demeth the bio and let it settle for as LONG as you can! I am going to be setting up 4 settling barrels with 25 is gal in each. fill them all up and then start rotating them. If I use one a week, that would mean they would settle for 1 month before I wash them. that should cut my washing down to very little till I can get the dry washing going. O and the other thing that helped a bunch for me is the 5% prewash.