Drought Solutions From Down Under

The U.S. is currently experiencing its worst drought in 56 years. Many cities and regions are enduring unprecedented water restrictions and unfortunately, it looks like there is no end in sight.

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Sydney highrise implements innovative blackwater reuse system

About The Author: 

Mark Meredith is product manager, Aquacell, for Phoenix Process Equipment Co. Meredith can be reached at markm@aquacell.us or 502.751.2263.

Publication Date: 
November 13, 2012
Activation Date: 
November 13, 2012
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Aquacell Case Studies Published in EPA Water Reuse Guidelines

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Aquacell Water Recycling Solutions
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Studies detail use of onsite recycling systems

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) included two case studies featuring Aquacell onsite water reuse systems in its 2012 Guidelines for Water Reuse, released on Sept. 29, 2012. This was the first year information regarding onsite reuse was included in the EPA guidelines.

Aquacell CEO Colin Fisher was one of 300 experts in the field that helped EPA write the guidelines and review case studies and policy language. Fisher took an active role in developing these sections and contributed two case studies regarding onsite reuse.

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Publication Date: 
November 5, 2012

Declare Database Assigns 'Nutrition Labels' to Building Materials

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Aquacell Water Recycling Solutions
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Aquacell featured in the International Living Future Institute database

The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) launched its Declare label and database program Oct. 3, 2012, and included Aquacell Water Recycling Solutions as one of the first companies to be featured.

ILFI included products from green building manufacturers, including Aquacell, in its first database.

Publication Date: 
November 2, 2012

Solenoid Valves

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The 212 Series of composite solenoid valves incorporates the new FasN universal connection system, which allows valves to quickly connect to any type of fitting—NPT, quick connect or solvent bond. The valves have pressure and temperature ratings up to 150 psi and 180°F, and have been tested to achieve up to 1 million operating cycles. The series is designed specifically for water purification and conditioning systems in commercial and industrial applications.
 

Electrolyzed Water System

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The Viking Pure 1000 25-gal pump unit is an electrolyzed water system that produces 100% non-toxic cleaner and 100% non-toxic sanitizer at a rate of 100 gph. The system utilizes pumps that have a tank output of 3.7 gpm. The unit is approved by the FDA and the U.S. EPA for use in the food, hospitality, healthcare and agricultural industries, with applications ranging from home use to industrial use.
 

Sealing Gasket

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The 3505 Gylon Stress Save low-load gasket is designed to seal lightweight metallic, plastic and fiberglass flanges. It creates a tight seal on both flat- and raised-face flanges and provides cold flow, creep resistance, chemical resistance, and high temperature and pressure capabilities. The gasket prevents leaching, delamination and foldover for easy installation and removal, and can be used in food, beverage, pharmaceutical and potable water systems.
 

EPA Takes Legal Action Against Western New York Gas Stations

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EPA
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EPA issues legal complaint to the owner and operator of 17 underground storage tanks for violating federal regulation

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a legal complaint to the owner and operator of 17 underground storage tanks at six gasoline stations in western New York state for violating federal regulations. The complaint, which seeks $42,295 in penalties, was issued to United Refining Co. for violations at its Kwik Fill stations in Dunkirk, Westfield, Jamestown, Fredonia and Rochester, N.Y. In addition to paying penalties, the complaint requires the facilities to come into full compliance with the environmental regulations.

Publication Date: 
October 26, 2012

Testing Pen

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The PT2 pH and temperature pen is designed to be extremely accurate, fast and simple to use in diverse water quality applications. Advanced features include temperature compensation; one-, two- and three-point calibration; choice of continuous and snapshot measurement modes; and waterproof housing. A true one-handed instrument, it is easy to calibrate and use. To take a measurement, simply push a button, then dip in solution.

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Going Green in the Park

Located in the Logan Square neighborhood on Chicago’s north side, Haas Park is a testament to the city’s commitment to sustainability through appropriate use of rainwater harvesting.

Haas Park honors Joseph F. Haas (1857-1928), a widely respected public servant. During his 42-year career in public office, he served as a Chicago alderman, secretary of the sanitary district, state senator and more.

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City park implements rainwater harvesting for new fieldhouse

About The Author: 

Jeff Arnold is water treatment manager for Watertronics Inc. Arnold can be reached at jeff.arnold@watertronics.com or 262.337.2567.

Publication Date: 
October 9, 2012
Activation Date: 
October 9, 2012
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Culligan Matrix Solutions Hosts Commercial & Industrial Water Treatment Forum

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Culligan Intl.
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The forum will feature training and continuing education, introduce new programs, share best practices and review the latest industry data

Culligan Matrix Solutions is holding a Commercial and Industrial Forum Oct. 8 to 9 in Rosemont, Ill. Culligan dealers from North America are gathered for high-level training and continuing education, the introduction of new programs, sharing best practices and viewing the latest industry data impacting this business sector.

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Publication Date: 
October 9, 2012