The Legionella bacterium, Legionella pneumophila — the fundamental agent of Legionnaires’ disease — is a water-based organism that causes infection when inhaled in aerosol form. Legionnaires’ disease acquired its name in 1976, when an outbreak of pneumonia occurred among attendees of a convention of the American Legion in Philadelphia. Later, the bacterium causing the illness was named Legionella.
Scale prevention helps reduce risk of Legionnaires’ disease
BluMetric ships five water purification systems to construction, hospitality and energy clients
BluMetric Environmental Inc. announced that it has completed manufacturing and begun delivery of five reverse osmosis (RO) water purification systems, valued at a total of $1.624 million, to clients in a broad range of industries in Latin America.
"This demonstrates the growing demand for water treatment across the commercial and industrial spectrum," said BluMetric CEO William Touzel. "Increasing demand is the foundation of our growth strategy."
MF-1000 Series pressure filters clarify water by removing sediment, turbidity, iron, unpleasant tastes and odors, suspended particles, and unwanted color. They can be used in industrial, municipal and institutional applications. Standard features include a carbon steel tank at 100 psi, epoxy and certified interior coating, digital controller, automatic valves, NEMA 1 enclosure, vent and drain ports, PVC face piping, internal piping, distributor, and high-quality media.
Zeolite natural media is an inorganic, micro-porous, alumino-silicate material with filtration properties that include a high cation exchange capacity. It is a cost-effective, environmentally safe solution for treating water, wastewater and air pollution contaminants. The media has applications in water and wastewater treatment, pollution control, aquaculture, mining, industrial oil and gas, agriculture, horticulture, food and beverage, and air filtration.
Rosedale filters can remove large quantities of sediment, hydrocarbons and protozoan cysts such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium, and are ideal for groundwater remediation and environmental concerns. They feature high flow rates and dirt-holding capacities, and are easily disposed of by incineration or at solid waste landfills.
KDF 85 process media removes and reduces iron and hydrogen sulfide from municipal and other water supplies through redox (oxidation-reduction). KDF 85 is a point-of-entry treatment that can be used alone or with existing water filtration or purification. It also controls scale, bacteria and algae, and is ideal for GAC beds, ion exchange resins, carbon block filters and inline carbon filters. It can remove up to 99% of water-soluble lead, mercury, nickel, chromium and other dissolved metals, and is 100% recyclable.
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.