Water Reuse Goes to School

This article will review the benefits and challenges of implementing water reuse strategies, focused on building heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and plumbing systems at the new 217,000-sq-ft Milton Union K-12 School. Public policy changes (codes, etc.) needed to be addressed during a project to more readily integrate these strategies into the building design. A summary of the water savings associated with incorporating these strategies is described herein.

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K-12 school uses rainwater for toilet flushing & irrigation

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Michael J. Berning, P.E., CEM, LEED AP BD+C, is director of sustainable design for Heapy Eng. Berning can be reached at mjberning@heapy.com or 937.224.0861.

Publication Date: 
October 9, 2014
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October 9, 2014
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Cool Energy Savings

Commercial applications for harvested rainwater are no longer a rarity in the U.S., though few uses of this heaven-sent water match the AdvancED facility in Alpharetta, Ga., for sustainability and energy efficiency. The U.S. Green Building Council thought so, too — the new global headquarters facility earned LEED Gold status.

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Building leverages rainwater for HVAC energy savings

About The Author: 

John Vastyan, owner of Common Ground, is a journalist whose work focuses on the plumbing and mechanical, HVAC, geothermal and radiant heat industries. Vastyan can be reached at cground@ptd.net or 717.664.0535.

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October 9, 2014
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October 9, 2014
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Desalination Destination

With the global population estimated to grow from 7 billion in 2011 to more than 9.5 billion by 2050, profound stress has been placed on the world’s limited water supply, not only by its burgeoning population, but also by other factors, such as rapid urbanization, industrialization, pollution and climate change.1 As water scarcity and “water stress” persist, the water treatment industry has been tasked with developing innovative solutions to produce clean, potable water.

Demand for Desalination

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Popular vacation spot uses RO desalination to produce drinking water

About The Author: 

Blanca Salgado is technical service and development for Dow Water & Process Solutions. Salgado can be reached at bsalgado@dow.com or +33 672 36 59 99.

Joan Sanz is technical direction for Veolia Water Technologies Ibérica. Sanz can be reached at joan.sanz@veolia.com and +34 935 110 141.

Publication Date: 
October 8, 2014
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October 8, 2014
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Considering Commercial

Last month, WQP staff attended the Water Quality Assn.’s (WQA) Mid-Year Leadership Conference in Williamsburg, Va.

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Kate Cline is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

Publication Date: 
October 8, 2014
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October 8, 2014
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Aqua Systems CI Division

Manufacturer & Distributor of Commercial / Industrial and small Municipal water treatment systems. A full line of Pre-engineered, Custom manufactured and packaged systems are available. Products include Water Softening, Dealkalization, Reverse Osmosis, Ultrafiltration, Deionization, Portable Deionization, and Filtration including Carbon, Multimedia, Iron and H2S A provider of high purity water treatment systems including accessory components such as storage tanks, pumps, controls, UV TOC removal, micro filtration and installation, start-up and training. Medical services for Dialysis clinics include medical rated water treatment equipment, installation, start-up and service. The company provides field service and training, maintains a large inventory of service parts, accessories and water test kits. The company offers engineering services, specification writing and consultation. The company offers prepackaged kits of 89 different water softening models and 142 filtration models. These models are complete with model specific assembly, installation, plumbing illustration and start-up instructions. Repair kits complete with parts, required tool list and written instructions are available.

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Metal-free flowmeters are well suited for ultrapure water, deionized water and highly corrosive applications. The float is guided by polysulfone ridges that are molded into the meter body. Floats are constructed of PTFE, allowing no metal contaminants into the fluid path. Adapters are constructed of polysulfone, PVC or PVDF, depending on model; and O-ring seals are FKM (EP is optional). Optional socket-fusion 63-mm fittings also are offered.  

Filters

The Neo Pure High Efficiency Melt Blown Filter Series consists of 100% polypropylene depth filters. These cartridges effectively and economically reduce sediment, dirt and particulates for commercial and industrial applications, and are offered in a variety of lengths and end cap configurations. Each of the filters is made in the U.S., utilizes FDA-compliant materials and is certified by WQA to NSF/ANSI standards 61 and 42.

 

RO Systems

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New Axeon L1-Series light commercial RO systems are ideal for a wide range of applications, including food and beverage preparation, aquariums, hydroponics, misting and more. The 200- to 300-gpd systems offer quality and reliability. They feature a new single-pump design, extra-low-energy membranes with auto flush, extensive pre- and post-filtration, and a compact wall-mount space-saving design that is simple to install, energy efficient and competitively priced.

 

RO Elements

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Filmtec Seamaxx RO elements offer low energy consumption and an optimized module design that helps maximize the productivity of a desalination system with low differential pressure, low cleaning frequency and high cleaning efficiency. Producing up to 99.7% water purity, up to 10% energy savings and less fouling at high operating flux, they are ideal for applications that treat medium to high TDS, brine and high-salinity brackish water. 

Resorting to RO

The island of Anguilla in the British West Indies is one of the northernmost Leeward Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Like many Caribbean islands, tourism is its main industry, with more than 100,000 visitors each year. 

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Firm designs reverse osmosis systems for two Anguilla resorts

About The Author: 

Amy McIntosh is associate editor for Water Quality Products and Building Design+Construction. McIntosh can be reached at amcintosh@sgcmail.com or 847.954.7966.

Publication Date: 
August 27, 2014
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August 27, 2014
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