Buyer's Guide 2012-2013

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Publication Date: 
August 16, 2012
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August 16, 2012
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Descaling Systems

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Scalewatcher commercial electronic descaling systems provide effective, eco-friendly limescale buildup removal and prevention. Microelectronics enable the descaling system to fit in small, normally inaccessible spaces in commercial applications. Ideal for use in laundries, restaurants and bakeries, the system is available in NEMA2/IP54, but any ingress rating or configuration can be supplied.
 

Valve

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The LIQUIfit angle-stop adapter valve is designed to allow users to quickly add a connection between an angle-stop valve and a riser when installing water filtration equipment, coffee brewers or icemakers into a plumbing system. A tough engineered thermoplastic material minimizes the potential for cross threading and a removable banjo clip allows the installer to switch the handle orientation. The 1⁄2-in. angle-stop valve comes with an adapter and can be converted to either 1⁄2-in. IPS or 3⁄8-in. compression plumbing systems.

Education Center Dedicated in Name of Former Xylem Employee

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Mark Campbell served as Xylem's training manager and dedicated years of service to educating the industry

Xylem celebrated the opening of its newly renovated training center last week. The dedication of the Campbell Education Center honors the memory of the late Mark Campbell. Campbell was an employee of the company for 20 years and died last year at the age of 54.

Publication Date: 
July 10, 2012

Coca-Cola Pilots Water Recovery System, Wins IWA Award

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Company pilot project wins International Water Assn. Award

The Coca-Cola Co. has developed and tested at commercial scale a first-of-its-kind beverage process water recovery system to produce high-quality water that meets and/or exceeds drinking water standards for use in non-product activities such as clean in place and bottle washing. The system expands the range of manufacturing applications for recovered process water and sets precedent for conservation and reuse in the beverage industry.

Publication Date: 
July 10, 2012

Danger Ahead

The topic of hydraulic fracturing (also known as fracking or hydrofracturing) and its potential effects on groundwater have dominated recent water industry news. WQP Associate Editor Kristin Muckerheide caught up with Marianne R. Metzger of National Testing Laboratories to discuss fracking’s effects and what we can expect in the future.

Kristin Muckerheide: How does hydraulic fracturing affect well water and groundwater?

About The Author: 

Marianne R. Metzger is GPG business manager for National Testing Laboratories Ltd. and a WQP editorial board member. Metzger can be reached at mmetzger@ntllabs.com or 800.458.3330.

Kristin Muckerheide is associate editor for Water Quality Products. Muckerheide can be reached at kmuckerheide@sgcmail.com or 847.954.7922.

Publication Date: 
June 28, 2012
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June 28, 2012
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Sorting Out Scale Prevention

Scale not only clogs pipes and destroys valves, it also consumes energy. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Annual Energy Outlook 2012, more than 10% of the energy consumed in a home goes toward heating water.

Many consumers use energy-efficient products to save money. What many do not know is that energy-saving efforts can be negated if they have hard water and do not address scale.

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Developing a consistent standard for energy-saving anti-scale devices

About The Author: 

Eric Yeggy is business development manager for the Water Quality Assn. Yeggy can be reached at eyeggy@wqa.org or 630.929.2539.

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June 28, 2012
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Factoring in Fittings

Understanding the proper applications for various types of connectors is critical when designing a system or installing equipment. Installations can become routine, but it is important to evaluate each situation for new or unusual criteria.

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Considering connection criteria for a successful application

About The Author: 

Matt Fortner is business development manager, water and beverage connectors, for Parker Hannifin Corp. Fortner can be reached at matt.fortner@parker.com or 269.692.6624.

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June 28, 2012
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Contaminant Removal in Colorado

Located in the heart of Boulder, Colo., the Two Nine North Apartments are eco-friendly luxury units built by Forum Real Estate Group in the late 2000s. Due to the high price per square foot of these apartments, the developer built the residents’ parking garage beneath the complex; however, it is below the water table and posed a threat to the building’s foundation.

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Apartment building meets discharge requirements with dewatering system

About The Author: 

Richard J. Cavagnaro is marketing coordinator for AdEdge Water Technologies LLC. Cavagnaro can be reached at rjcavagnaro@adedgetechnologies.com or 678.739.6506.

Publication Date: 
June 28, 2012
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Scale Reduction Savings

The Greenfield Village mixed-use community, located at the southern end of the Salinas Valley in Greenfield, Calif., experienced significant problems caused by limescale buildup inside its 128 apartments’ water heaters and recirculation pumps. In the four years since the apartment complex was built, limescale buildup was so aggressive that many of the water heaters and recirculation pumps failed. The complex’s owners faced a minimum cost of $600,000 to replace the equipment.

Searching for a Solution

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Conditioning system helps apartment complex increase energy efficiency

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Marc Korody is comptroller and general manager for Greenfield Village LLC. Korody can be reached at 650.204.3140.

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June 28, 2012
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