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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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.

Publication Date: 
June 28, 2012
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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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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

About The Author: 

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

Publication Date: 
June 28, 2012
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June 28, 2012
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Dow Invests in Water Technology Manufacturing in China

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Dow Water & Process Solutions
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Dow Water & Process Solutions announces its plans for a new Dow Filmtec reverse osmosis membrane plant at the company’s site in Huzhou, China

The Dow Chemical Co. announced plans to invest in a world-class manufacturing facility for Dow Filmtec reverse osmosis (RO) elements in Huzhou, China. The new facility will be online in 2013.  

Publication Date: 
June 8, 2012

William Peace University Launches Rainwater Harvesting System Project on Campus

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PR.com
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Water conservation program will include new showerheads, sink aerators, more efficient toilets

William Peace University of Raleigh, N.C., announced that it launched the Rainwater Harvesting System Clean Water Management Trust Fund (CWMTF) Grant Project, a $710,000 campus-wide environmental water conservation program. The grant will support the installation of a cistern, which is projected to supply the campus with 90% of the irrigation water needed.

Publication Date: 
June 5, 2012

Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. Welcomes Three New Members

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PMI
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PMI recently welcomed two new supplier allied members and one certified allied member

Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. (PMI) recently announced three new members. Chase Brass & Copper Co. Inc. and Mueller Brass Co. joined PMI as supplier allied members, and CSA Intl. joined as a certifier allied member.

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June 5, 2012

Intelligence Squared to Debate Pros and Cons of Fracking at Aspen Ideas Festival

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Intelligence Squared U.S.
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The debate will happen at the Aspen Ideas Festival in July

On July 1, Intelligence Squared U.S. will partner with the Aspen Ideas Festival to present its 62nd debate, “No Fracking Way: The Natural Gas Boom is Doing More Harm Than Good.”

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June 4, 2012

Restaurant Chain Orders Disinfection Systems for 17 Locations

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Environmental Expert
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Eco-Safe Systems USA will provide ozone disinfection systems for national chain

Eco-Safe Systems USA Inc. announced a purchase order for the installation of its NSF-registered ozone disinfection systems for 17 locations of a large national restaurant chain.

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May 23, 2012

Survey Finds Many Adults Skip Showering Before a Swim

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PR Newswire
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WQHC to offer free pH and chlorine test strips again this year

As Memorial Day approaches, heralding the summer pool season, a new survey on swimmer hygiene conducted by the Water Quality & Health Council (WQHC) finds that although most (93%) say they would never reuse someone else's bath water, almost seven in 10 (68%) admit they do not always shower before getting in the pool. Failing to shower before swimming adds contaminants to the pool that can lead to unhealthy swimming conditions.

Publication Date: 
May 22, 2012
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