All it took was one member of the Mankato YMCA in Mankato, Minn., to positively alter the swimming environment for the 10,000 members who use the club regularly. That member, a professor at Mankato State University, had read about the use of Sphagnum moss to treat and condition the water in public pools in St. Paul, Minn., and talked to YMCA CEO John Kind about it.
Pool facility improves water quality with moss treatment system
The Water Quality Products staff celebrates the best water treatment projects of 2012 with the third annual Top Water Quality Projects awards. The program recognizes the most innovative and challenging projects submitted by readers.
This year's projects come from across the U.S. and address a range of issues. From groundwater contaminant removal to reverse osmosis, they demonstrate how companies are employing innovative technologies to solve water treatment problems.
Water Quality Products understands the importance of keeping up to date with current industry trends and information. We are pleased to bring you our sixth annual State of the Industry Report, which includes valuable current information regarding the water treatment industry and its trends.
An assessment of the water treatment industry
The WW Waterwarmer heat exchanger/cartridge filter allows you to heat or cool as you filter, with no need for a separate heat exchanger. Its compact design and dual-purpose features save space, piping and installation time while improving lubrication and cutting performance. Features include a patented up-flow design, an electropolished 304 stainless steel housing and a fail-safe lid closure rated for 150 psi. It comes in three sizes for greater media surface area and thermal output transmittance, and is equipped with Harmsco Premium 801-20-HT Polyester-Plus filter cartridges.
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.
Sydney highrise implements innovative blackwater reuse system
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.