2011: Top Water Quality Projects

This year’s winning projects for the second annual Top Water Quality Projects program come from all corners of the water treatment marketplace. These winners represent the most innovative and challenging projects submitted by readers to Water Quality Products (WQP) for recognition this year.

To be considered, all projects must have been in the planning or implementation phase in the past 18 months.

About The Author: 

Raissa Rocha is an editorial intern for Water Quality Products. Rocha can be reached at rrocha@sgcmail.com.

Activation Date: 
November 30, 2011
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23148

Reclaim, Reuse, Reduce

Gateway Village, a 15-acre mixed-use development complex in North Carolina—designed to bring businesses, retailers, restaurants, new residents and visitors to the area—was developed through a joint venture between Bank of America and Cousins Properties. The complex is home to three office towers totaling more than 1 million sq ft of class A office space. In late 2007, North Carolina and a large portion of the southeastern U.S. endured an exceptional drought that prompted water restrictions across the region.

The Concept

Deck: 

Water reclamation system saves energy & water costs

About The Author: 

Joe Sgroi is an environmental applications engineer for Aqualine Water Treatment Products. Sgroi can be reached at jsgroi@aqualine.net or 704.895.5500.

Publication Date: 
November 4, 2011
Activation Date: 
November 4, 2011
Company Reference: 
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23120

Contaminant Removal for Industrial Applications

When the McGraw Hill Data Center in East Windsor, N.J., was being built, the local municipal authority informed the company that it did not have the capacity to support the makeup water for the data center’s condensers or chill water plant. A new well was drilled to serve the plant; however, the groundwater supply had iron and manganese levels that exceeded regulatory limits.

Deck: 

System resolves high contaminant concentrations for data center

About The Author: 

Richard J. Cavagnaro is marketing coordinator for AdEdge Technologies Inc. Cavagnaro can be reached at rjcavagnaro@adedgetechnologies.com or 678.730.6506.

Publication Date: 
July 13, 2011
Activation Date: 
July 13, 2011
Company Reference: 
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22898

Commercial Softening in a Salt-Sensitive World

Commercial softening provides a significant opportunity to well-grounded water improvement professionals. It requires a special skill set, similar to residential applications, but at an elevated and more detailed level. While the troubleshooting and repair methods may be more sophisticated, the basics are the same.

System configuration is more critical and variable, allowing for a wider variety of possible solutions. Choose wisely, as the cost of poor initial system selection will be exacerbated over the life of the equipment. The least expensive option is almost never the best.

Deck: 

Selecting the right system for the application

About The Author: 

Jerry Horner is regional sales manager for Watts Water Quality Products. Horner can be reached at hornerjg@watts.com.

Publication Date: 
July 13, 2011
Activation Date: 
July 13, 2011
Company Reference: 
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22895

Water Generation Systems

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New Product Showcase
Legacy ID: 
60651
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June 2011

PURA water generation systems are designed for the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and veterinary industries, providing flow rates up to 36 gal per minute. Each system comes with a tank, RO unit, polishing treatment with continuous electro-deionization (CEDI) and control panel. It uses a hot water sanitization method that will not damage the RO or CEDI components.

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A Modular Treatment Solution

Elevated levels of arsenic, iron and manganese prompted Brandywine Elementary School in Greenfield, Ind., a small town just east of Indianapolis, to seek a treatment solution for the school’s drinking water. The water system is served by one well that provides drinking water for approximately 330 students in kindergarten to fifth grade.

In July 2009, Ladd Eng. Inc. contacted AdEdge Technologies Inc. to provide a proposal for the Brandywine Elementary School in the Southern Hancock School District.

Deck: 

System remedies elementary school’s high arsenic, iron and manganese

About The Author: 

Richard J. Cavagnaro is marketing
coordinator for AdEdge Technologies
Inc. Cavagnaro can be reached at rjcavagnaro@adedgetechnologies.com or 678.730.6506.

Publication Date: 
May 31, 2011
Activation Date: 
May 31, 2011
Company Reference: 
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22807

World-Class Brew

Treatment system ensures high-quality coffee beverages

About The Author: 

Roy Parker is senior marketing manager, global foodservice, for Pentair Foodservice. Parker can be reached at roy.parker@pentair.com or at 630.307.3010.

Activation Date: 
January 17, 2011
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22446

Arsenic Treatment In Wine Country

Meeting arsenic MCLs in northern California wine country

About The Author: 

James Knoll is Metsorb commercial manager for Graver Technologies LLC. Knoll can be reached at jknoll@gravetech.com or at 800.249.1990.

Activation Date: 
January 17, 2011
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22445

Solving Scale Problems

The Monterey peninsula is considered by some to be the California coastline’s finest area. Within it lie the Santa Lucia Highlands, home to the Hahn family’s vineyard estate. It was here in the 1970s that Nicolaus “Nicky” Hahn and his wife Gaby discovered a love for California wines. Two years later, in Monterey County, they purchased two ranches on which to start a winery. Today, Hahn brand wines are among the finest produced in the region.

Deck: 

Template-assisted crystallization solves scale problem for California winery

About The Author: 

John Vastyan is a journalist who has written about industrial, commercial and residential building systems, including water treatment and purification, for 25 years. Vastyan can be reached at cground@ptd.net or at 717.664.0535.

Publication Date: 
January 14, 2011
Activation Date: 
January 14, 2011
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22443

Testing for Better System Efficiency

Testing can improve RO system performance before, during and after implementation

About The Author: 

Heather Rekalske is technical writer for Myron L Co. Rekalske can be reached at hrekalske@myronl.com or at 760.438.2021.

Activation Date: 
January 14, 2011
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22442