Producing the Ideal Quality Water for Cannabis
After decades of trial and error, serious cannabis growers realize the importance of a pure water base as the foundation for a healthy, premium value crop. The best method for cannabis water filtration is a HyperLogic commercial reverse osmosis system, custom built to address site-specific water chemistry. Using reverse osmosis for cannabis water filtration is the most economical, efficient, and reliable way to ensure consistently pure water quality used for growing cannabis.
While some cultivators are lucky enough to enjoy a clean, consistent water source that’s always available, increasingly, that’s not the case across the country. Heavy metals, medications, pesticides and other kinds of toxic materials are making their way into the water supply. With an intensified regulatory focus on cannabis quality and safety, commercial reverse osmosis is becoming a crucial component of crafting a top-shelf, legally compliant product.
RO Water Benefits for Cannabis
Both city and well water sources typically carry important plant nutrients that are not readily bio-available to the plant, a common chemical condition which can cause nutrient lockout. The remedy is simple: Treating water with a commercial reverse osmosis system guarantees a consistent, clean base for mixing nutrient formulas that contain compounds optimized for maximum uptake. In fact, nutrient formulas are calibrated with reverse osmosis water for accuracy and consistency. Read more about how Green Dot Labs produces premium cannabis with HyperLogic commercial reverse osmosis water.
Furthermore, cultivators using beneficial bacteria must have chlorine and chloramine-free water for helpful microbes to survive. All city water contains chlorine and/or chloramines to kill microorganisms, which must be removed with either a carbon filter or reverse osmosis system to protect root health and beneficial bacteria.
With the strict product testing standards of legalization, growers need to control every variable capable of introducing contamination. Many states are testing for contaminants like heavy metals and bacteria, which can be introduced through raw, unfiltered water. For growers striving to comply with regulations and produce the highest quality product possible, consistently pure water is an essential ingredient.
Source Water Filtration
Often overlooked as a prerequisite to building out a site, no cannabis operation should purchase land or start growing without first getting the water thoroughly tested. Difficult contaminants like iron, manganese, and boron can require additional filtration costs and even render some properties useless. At HyperLogic, our systems are custom designed based on a site’s unique source water chemistry, to guarantee a proper water filtration solution. Take a look at our Commercial Reverse Osmosis Systems, designed to treat source water on a commercial scale.
Industrial Reverse Osmosis
For larger projects that require higher flows or more control over water operations, our Industrial Reverse Osmosis Systems are built to deliver the flow. The HyperLogic Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) completely automates the reverse osmosis operation by utilizing multiple flow meters, pressure gauges, temperature probes, and Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) meters to constantly monitor variables and provide analytic feedback, for on-demand data to ensure maximum efficiency. A Membrane Clean-In-Place System (CIP) simplifies and automates the membrane cleaning process which drastically increases the lifespan of the membranes, improving the Return On Investment (ROI). Browse our Industrial Series Reverse Osmosis Systems to see what filtration solutions are available on an industrial scale.
As the cannabis industry continues to evolve in both environmental awareness and legal compliance, dealing with nutrient runoff has become an issue no professional cultivator can ignore. Wastewater treatment plants are beginning to document significant problems cannabis wastewater causes to their equipment. Furthermore, most septic systems are not designed to process contaminated cannabis wastewater. This leaves growers few choices on how to deal with legally processing cannabis wastewater. Gone are the days of careless disposal, and any savvy grower or consultant now knows that wastewater must be treated and/or properly disposed of. We offer reclamation systems that treat condensate runoff from HVAC equipment and nutrient runoff, integrated into our Minimum Liquid Discharge plan, read more about reclamation systems and nutrient runoff solutions.