New Managing Director of NSF Intl. Passport Global Market Approvals Program Named

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NSF
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NSF Passport Program helps manufacturers gain global market access for water treatment, distribution and plumbing products

NSF Intl. has named Dr. Guy Franklin as the new managing director of the recently launched NSF Passport Program, which helps companies gain global market access for water treatment, distribution and plumbing products.

Publication Date: 
April 20, 2012

NGWA Calls for More Research on Hydraulic Fracturing

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NGWA
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EPA and U.S. departments of Energy and the Interior recently announced a formal partnership to coordinate research

The National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) reiterated its call for additional peer-reviewed studies of the potential for hydraulic fracturing to contaminate groundwater while also applauding new federal efforts to coordinate relevant research.

“Additional studies, research and monitoring related to the potential for groundwater contamination from the installation, hydraulic fracturing, operation and maintenance of oil and gas wells are needed, given the growing use of horizontal wells and hydraulic fracturing,” NGWA said.

Publication Date: 
April 18, 2012

Queen’s University to Ban Bottled Water This Fall

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Kingston Herald
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The ban aims to reduce plastic water bottle waste and address social concerns

After the Queen’s University Principal’s 2010 pledge to end all bottled water sales on its campus in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, the university is on track to enforce the ban in September, according to the Kingston Herald.

The aim of the ban is to create a greener campus community by reducing plastic water bottle waste as well as address social concerns regarding private corporations' control of drinking water.

Queen’s is among the first Canadian universities to push for such a ban, according to Aaron Ball, the university’s sustainability manager.

Publication Date: 
April 17, 2012
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Filtronics Inc. Media Receive NSF Certification

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Filtronics Inc.
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The company's Electromedia I and V filtration media are now compliant to NSF/ANSI Standard 61

Filtronics Inc.’s Electromedia I and Electromedia V filtration media now carry certification by NSF Intl. to be compliant to NSF/ANSI Standard 61 for contact with water. The review process included an inspection of Filtronics’ manufacturing facility in Anaheim, Calif., and testing of the media materials to ensure the safe use of these filter media in the treatment of drinking water.

Publication Date: 
April 10, 2012

Filtronics Partners With GE to Offer RO Technologies

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Filtronics Inc.
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Bruce Scholten hired to head Filtronics’ service department

Filtronics Inc. announced the addition of GE Water & Process Technologies reverse osmosis (RO) systems to its line of municipal and industrial water treatment solutions. According to Filtronics, the partnership will broaden its capabilities in the market for RO water treatment.

Publication Date: 
April 3, 2012
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55206

New Technology Helps Fukushima Nuclear Reactor Meet Radionuclide Discharge Limits

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Environmental Expert
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Purolite reports non-detect levels of all 62 radionuclides at plant damaged in Japan earthquake

Purolite announced that it has been successful in achieving non-detect levels on all of the 62 radionuclides that exceed mandated discharge limits in the coolant water at the Tokyo Electric (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Reactor in Japan.

Publication Date: 
March 30, 2012
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55203

Informational Sessions on New Pennsylvania Fracking Law Planned

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Environmental Expert
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Pennsylvania DEP will host four online sessions in March and April

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host online information sessions on implementing Act 13, which Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law in February to further protect the environment and place more stringent regulations on the natural gas drilling industry.

“Act 13 reaffirms our strong commitment to safe, responsible, environmentally sensitive and transparent natural gas development here in Pennsylvania,” said DEP Secretary Mike Krancer. “Our intent with these sessions is to explain the law and answer whatever questions people may have.”

Publication Date: 
March 28, 2012
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55198

The Deal on Dewatering

Wellpoint dewatering is the process of removing groundwater temporarily from soils in a localized area to complete the construction of a foundation, pipeline or other below-ground structure or to perform soil remediation.

Typical wellpoint dewatering applications include:

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Pump selection and planning for successful wellpoint dewatering

About The Author: 

Kirsten Peterson Stroud is marketing manager for Thompson Pump. Stroud can be reached at kpetersen@thompsonpump.com or 386.944.4145.

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April 3, 2012
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March 27, 2012
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23270

Quality Reigns Supreme

While consumers and business owners are now more cautious and conscientious with their dollars than at any time in recent history, there are still significant opportunities in both residential and commercial water treatment. These opportunities rely on three important facts:

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RO system’s results outweigh initial problems

About The Author: 

Tom Cartwright is CEO and cofounder of PureOFlow Inc. Cartwright can be reached at tcartwright@pureoflow.com.

Publication Date: 
March 27, 2012
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March 27, 2012
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23269

Clean Water Act Celebrates 40th Anniversary

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U.S. EPA
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EPA launches website as central information resource on anniversary

This year is the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the nation’s law for protecting our most irreplaceable resource. Throughout the year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and others will highlight the tremendous progress in reducing pollution since 1972, the many milestones along the way, the ways that the job is far from over and the tough challenges faced today and in the future. EPA has set up a webpage, www.epa.gov/cleanwater40, as the central location for information, activities, news and networking.

Publication Date: 
March 27, 2012
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55192