AWWA: SDWA Anniversary Cause to Celebrate, 'Renew Our Commitment' to Safe Water

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American Water Works Assn.
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AWWA CEO David LaFrance thanks water professionals nationwide for keeping water safe for drinking

Dec. 16, 2014, marked the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which today includes regulations for more than 90 contaminants. American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) CEO David LaFrance issued the following statement to mark the occasion.

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December 18, 2014

University of Michigan Partners With Mexel USA for Energy-Efficient Campus Water Treatment System

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Mexel USA
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The company's filming amine emulsion will be used in the university’s cooling water towers

The University of Michigan is partnering with the U.S. division of French water purification company Mexel to perform a 12-month demonstration using the company’s filming amine emulsion Mexel 432/0 for cooling water treatment.

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December 17, 2014

'Super Detector' Tracks Toxic Algae

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Lund University
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A Ph.D. student's research may save lives

A "super detector" that can track the traces of a lump of sugar in the Baltic Sea was the starting point for a potentially life-saving technique developed at Lund University in Sweden. The method detects toxic algae blooms in drinking water.

A biosensor recently developed at Lund University can detect substances at 10,000 times lower concentrations than what is currently possible. PhD student Lesedi Lebogang found a practical application that could be particularly helpful in warm climates such as Africa, Australia and the southern U.S.

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October 23, 2014

Critical Chemicals

On April 11, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its 2014 to 2018 Strategic Plan, with goals that include protecting U.S. waters, ensuring the safety of chemicals, and protecting human health and the environment through enhanced compliance activities.

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Green chemicals play a role in water treatment & reuse applications

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Mary Wolter Glass is president of Mexel USA. Glass can be reached at mglass@mexelusa.com or 703.349.3347.

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July 18, 2014
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July 18, 2014
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Harwil Appoints New Vice President

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Harwil Corp.
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Ellis Anderson will expand Harwil’s reach into the water treatment, municipal, industrial, irrigation and HVAC markets

Ellis Anderson has been named vice president of Harwil Corp. Harwil is a manufacturer of flow switches, level switches, chemical feed controls and wireless systems for fluid processes. Anderson started in the water industry in 1987 as the founder of Pura Inc., an ultraviolet water treatment company. Harwil, founded almost 60 years ago in 1956, is best known in the pool and spa industry for the flow switches used in spas and pool salt chlorinators.

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July 1, 2014

Membrane Chemicals Minimize Fouling

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June 13, 2014

Axeon Water Technologies offers a line of proprietary chemicals specially formulated to minimize the harmful effects of foulants, maximize the efficiency of systems, and extend the performance of reverse osmosis (RO) membranes.   

Axeon S-100 is an effective antiscalant, formulated for feedwater with the highest levels of metal oxides, silica and scale-forming minerals. It works with up to 150 grains of hardness and possibly higher, keeping the system running smoothly and lowering the chance of fouling.

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Duke Energy Claims Responsibility for North Carolina Coal Spill

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Fitzgibbon Media Inc.
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The spill appears to be the third largest in U.S. history

Another huge coal ash spill has polluted a river and currently threatens public drinking water supplies. On Feb. 3, Duke Energy reported that it spilled between 50,000 to 82,000 tons of coal ash into the Dan River near Eden, N.C. Coal ash is the waste left after burning coal in a power plant.

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February 7, 2014

Veolia Signs Agreement to Distribute MIOX Technology

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MIOX Corp.
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MIOX technology continues to bring cost-reduction and safety to industrial markets

MIOX Corp. signed a distribution agreement with Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies for cooling tower water treatment, wastewater reuse, industrial water treatment and downstream oil and gas water applications. This partnership marks a major milestone for both Veolia and MIOX.

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October 10, 2013

Scale-Control Solution Receives Patent for Reducing Deposits

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Blue Earth Labs
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Clearitas removes scale, kills bacteria, reduces chlorine demand in utility and commercial water systems

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded U.S. Patent 8,518,270 directed to methods encompassing use of the Blue Earth Labs’ Clearitas (formerly RE-Ox) scale-control solution. This patent, the 10th one held or acquired by the company, broadens the exclusive rights obtained by the previously granted U.S.

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October 3, 2013

Potassium Permanganate

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The new Pot Perm Plus formula is more soluble and effective in converting dissolved iron and manganese to insoluble oxides, which can be easily removed through filtration. The product regenerates and oxidizes greensand iron filter media, with no change in dosage or settings on iron filters needed. It is formulated with the company’s goal of sustainable life-cycle management.