EPA Finalizes Plan for Next Phase of Toxic Site Cleanup

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U.S. EPA
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The toxic New York site has contaminated the public water supply

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its plan to demolish a building, dig up contaminated soil and sediment and treat the groundwater at the Crown Cleaners of Watertown Inc. Superfund site in Herrings, N.Y.

Publication Date: 
April 27, 2012

Components

Environmental World Products focuses on component distribution, sourcing and new product development for commercial and industrial water treatment applications. Its product line includes RO system components, such as membrane housings, filter housings, bag housings, filter cartridges, couplings, control valves, flowmeters, solenoid valves, needle valves, controllers/monitors and pressure gauges.

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Industrial RO Systems

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SWI industrial-sized seawater RO systems have capacities ranging from 8,000 to 500,000 gpd. They feature duplex stainless steel multistage high-pressure pumps, FRP membrane housings, 8-in. TFC membranes, a non-corrosive prefilter and an advanced PLC-based control panel with touch screen, all mounted on a powder-coated steel frame that supports all instruments, piping and valves. Custom-made systems are available.
 

Pretreatment Systems

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Designed to pretreat water for food and beverage preparation, Linis Food & Beverage Systems are available in one-, two- and three-stage configurations that feature scale-reducing polyphosphate to reduce maintenance and extend the service life of downline equipment. The extra-large Sanitary Quick Change filter design means no tools and no mess, with an extended chlorine reduction capacity of up to 30,000 gal.
 

USDA Invests in Nationwide Water Quality Improvement

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USDA
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A total of 54 water and wastewater projects in 33 states will be funded

As part of USDA's Earth Day celebration, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced support for projects that will improve water and wastewater services and benefit the environment nationwide.

This Earth Day, USDA is commemorating 150 years of working with Americans to protect the land. In years to come, it will help address the changing needs of agriculture and rural America, and find strategies for managing the nation's public and working lands to promote a strong middle class today while preserving the environment for generations to come.

Publication Date: 
April 25, 2012
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Reducing Costs With RO

Today, beverage production facilities make a wide range of products, including carbonated soft drinks, energy drinks, juices, teas and purified drinking water. The number one ingredient in all of these products is water. Naturally, the quality of the water, as well as the operation of the water treatment system, are key to the quality and profitability of the facility.

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Ultra-low-energy RO membranes help beverage facilities save energy and costs

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Brian Wise is global product manager, industrial systems, for GE Power & Water. Wise can be reached at brian.wise@ge.com or 952.988.6310.

Publication Date: 
April 24, 2012
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April 24, 2012
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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.

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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.

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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.

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April 10, 2012