WaterSense pre-rinse spray valves to help food establishments save water and energy
To help restaurants and other food service establishments save water and energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) WaterSense program has released its first draft specification for a commercial kitchen fixture. Water-saving pre-rinse spray valves, which help kitchen staff wash pots and remove excess food from dishes, offer a significant opportunity for energy and cost savings as well.
CEO Dillon Schickli announces retirement; Tom Harrington to serve as new CEO
DS Waters of America Inc. announced the retirement of its CEO, Dillon Schickli, and that its board of directors has named Tom Harrington to serve as the company's new CEO, effective immediately. Harrington previously served as the company's president and chief operating officer; his new role combines the previously divided roles of president and CEO.
Chem-Aqua to distribute Nephros's ultrafilters in North America
Nephros Inc. and Chem-Aqua Inc., a wholly owned water treatment subsidiary of NCH Corp., announced that they have signed a non-exclusive distributor agreement for Chem-Aqua to distribute Nephros' ultrafilters (UF) in North America. Chem-Aqua is now beginning launch efforts, including scheduling training sessions and promoting UF to the hospital market.
Move allows increased production for new UV-Pearl UV-C LED disinfection system
To accommodate for its continued growth, ultraviolet (UV) disinfection specialist Aquionics has moved to a new location in Erlanger, Ky. The new facility is close to the international airport, and allows the company to complete more of its manufacturing in house.
The Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa is a flagship for the school’s commitment to sustainability. Completed in September 2010, it not only serves USF’s School of Global Sustainability and Patel Center for Global Solutions, it also is the first building at the Tampa campus to aim for U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.
University center lives up to green ideals with water reuse system
The Doulton Rio 2000 offers superior flow rates for domestic and light commercial environments. The module does not require a power supply and uses six bespoke Sterasyl ceramic filter candles to maximize flow rates even at low water pressure. The module is reusable—only the filter candles need replacement—and is available with or without a jumbo Big
Increasing power plant output using a new methodology for cooling loop maintenance
Tom Muilenberg, MIOX director of commercial operations, and Cem Candir, MIOX vice presidents of sales and marketing will present the technical paper, “How Stripping Biofilm From the Cooling Water Loop Impacts Power Plant Production Output” at the Cooling Tower Institute (CTI) Conference in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Feb. 4, 2013.
Axeon offers a comprehensive selection of light commercial RO systems. These high-quality and compact systems offer substantial savings, low maintenance and operational costs. They come pre-assembled, fully tested and ready for immediate use in applications such as beverage production, food processing, hydroponics, aquarium, misting and more.
Summit to feature more than 190 presenters, 32 platform presentations and 25 posters
The 2013 National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) Summit — the national and international conference on groundwater taking place April 28 to May 2 in San Antonio — features an agenda covering "everything groundwater," from availability and the impacts on it from hydraulic fracturing to global issues such as sustainability, quality and remediation.
Held annually, the NGWA Summit is now in its ninth year. More than 190 presenters are expected, who will offer 32 platform presentations and 25 posters in nine topic areas:
Construction and use of Pearce Creek has degraded groundwater quality close to the facility
The construction and subsequent use of the Pearce Creek Dredge Material Containment Area, combined with pre-existing natural conditions, has degraded the quality of groundwater close to the facility, according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study.