Robert Mondavi Winery, located in Oakville in California’s famous Napa Valley, produces half a million cases of wine per year for distribution all over the world. Founded in 1966, the winery now works as a well-oiled machine, with acres of onsite vineyards, several floors of barrel rooms and fermentation tanks, its own laboratory and bottling facility, and extensive guest facilities and tasting rooms.
One does not often associate water treatment with wine, but effective water filtration is a key component of Mondavi’s wine production.
Water treatment aids in many aspects of the wine making process
X2 RO systems are engineered to produce high-purity water by reducing dissolved minerals, bacteria and organic impurities with product water outputs from 57,600 to 468,000 gpd. The systems are ideal for customers seeking efficient water treatment solutions for drinking water, cooling towers, boiler feed, food processing, bottling, agriculture and a variety of other applications.
The RevV4 rotary control valve analyzes real-world operating conditions for optimal efficiency and is designed with two highly-polished ceramic discs. This engineering advancement eliminates the traditional control valve’s use of pistons and seals, and also reduces noise level during operation. The valve’s flow rates, advanced programming options, interlocking capabilities and a 32-mm distributor tube make it ideal for both residential and light commercial applications.
The UV-Pearl uses UV-C LED technology, allowing instant full intensity on startup and mercury-free water treatment. The compact system can operate as a standalone unit or be integrated into OEM devices, ultrapure water generators, medical sterilization equipment and other POU applications. It uses UV LED lamps, which emit waves of light in the deep UV spectral range that destroy microorganisms on a cellular level. The lamps can be tuned to different wavelengths to target specific pathogens.
The Tequatic Plus fine particle filter combines continuously cleaning, cross-flow filtration with centrifugal separation. It is designed to handle a range of difficult-to-treat feedwaters consistently and cost-effectively. Applications range from pretreatment for ultrafiltration and RO to filtering produced water for oil and gas. The product can be used as an alternative or a complement to traditional filtration and is currently available in various flow rates, with filter cutoffs from 10 to 55 µ to meet specific customer needs.
ABuv residential and light commercial UV systems are tested and certified to NSF Standard 55 for Class B disinfection performance and have NSF-rated flow rates of 5.5, 7.8 and 12 gpm. They feature flow restrictors, lamp failure alarms, lamp-change reminders and countdown lamp timers. The units provide supplemental treatment for water that has been tested and deemed acceptable for human consumption.
ONE cartridge tank filter systems are offered in two configurations and can utilize a variety of large-capacity cartridges, extending replacement cycle times. The EF-835-1 cartridge tank, with top-mount valve including bypass, is suitable for residential and light commercial applications. The EF-835-2 cartridge tank was designed with a 2-in. inlet/outlet connection at the bottom of the tank, making it ideal for commercial and industrial applications.
Conforlab of Brazil signs on as Phigenics LLC first licensing partner
Phigenics LLC has launched a licensing practice for its patented Legionella testing technology. Conforlab Engenharia Ambiental LTDA of Sao Paulo signed on as the first licensee in December 2012.
The company consolidates headquarters and leadership
Layne Christensen Co. announced that its board of directors has approved the relocation of its global corporate headquarters from Mission Woods, Kan., to The Woodlands, a suburb of Houston. The move is expected to commence in spring 2013 and be completed by winter 2013.
The move will involve most executive positions in Layne's corporate leadership, as well as certain other management and staff positions. Most senior executives from Layne's six divisions will ultimately consolidate into the Houston headquarters.
Meeting to feature more than 300 exhibitors and more than 70 hours of educational offerings
The world’s largest gathering of groundwater professionals has inundated the Las Vegas Convention Center for the 64th National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) Expo and Annual Meeting.
Among the highlights are: