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.
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.
Green chemicals play a role in water treatment & reuse applications
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Runoff samples needed from houses in Port Townsend, Wash., with roofs made with composite material
A storm water runoff study is being sought by the Port Townsend Marine Science Center. The center is working alongside University of Washington Center for Urban Waters (UW) scientists who want to study the toxic chemicals that run from roofs.
Center personnel have been seeking roofs from houses that have been built or otherwise reroofed with composite roofing material. The houses should have been roofed in the last three years and ought possess metal rain gutters to keep the study consistent.
Axeon Water Technologies features a range of economical and high-quality membrane chemicals that are specially formulated to treat a variety of feedwater conditions for commercial and industrial applications. The membrane chemicals are compatible with all brands and types of RO, NF and UF membranes. They provide antiscaling and antifouling capabilities to prolong the life of membranes and are certified under ANSI/NSF Standard 60 for drinking water production.