West Europe Water Cooler Market Records 2.78 Million Units in 2012

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Zenith Intl.
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According to a Zenith Intl. report, there has been a major shift in the types of machine used

The western Europe water cooler market, which scarcely existed 25 years ago, climbed to a record 2.78 million units installed at the end of 2012, according to a new report from the sector’s specialist consultancy, Zenith Intl.

Publication Date: 
July 15, 2013

Culligan Intl. Expands Facility in Libertyville, Ill.

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Culligan Intl.
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New facility will be used for engineering, manufacturing and assembly of water treatment solutions

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn will join a host of dignitaries from state, federal and local government at the formal opening of Culligan Intl.’s new expanded facility in Libertyville, Ill. The expansion features 217,000 sq ft of manufacturing, assembly, warehousing and office space. Approximately 75,000 sq ft is dedicated to manufacturing — triple the space of its previous facility.

Publication Date: 
July 12, 2013

EPA Proposing Plan to Clean Up New Jersey Superfund Site

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EPA
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Tetrachloroethylene and other volatile organic compounds are polluting groundwater

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposed plan to clean up soil at the Ellis Property Superfund site in Evesham Township, N.J., which is contaminated with tetrachloroethylene and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are polluting groundwater underlying the site.

Publication Date: 
July 12, 2013

Industrial Filtration Design & Selection

Industrial water treatment can be classified by the following categories (not including wastewater treatment, which is a separate topic):

  • Process water treatment;
  • Boiler water treatment; and
  • Cooling water treatment.

Water treatment is used to optimize most water-based industrial processes, including heating, cooling, processing, cleaning and rinsing, so that operating costs and risks are reduced.

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Proper sizing & media selection for successful systems

About The Author: 

Gerry Bulfin, CWS-IV, is CEO of Clean Water Systems & Stores Inc. Bulfin can be reached at gb@cleanwaterstore.com or 831.462.8500.

Publication Date: 
July 8, 2013
Activation Date: 
July 8, 2013
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Beyond the Average

Filmtec BW30-8040 elements have been used for the past 21 years at the Antelope Valley Station, a lignite coal-based power plant in North Dakota operated by Basin Electric Power Cooperative. In 1992, the plant sought a cost-effective solution to treat feedwater from its Lake Sakakawea source — a reservoir of Missouri River water.

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RO membranes provide power plant with cost-effective, environmentally friendly treatment

About The Author: 

Craig Granlund is senior account manager for Dow Water & Process Solutions. Granlund can be reached at craig@dow.com or 952.233.1445.

Publication Date: 
June 26, 2013
Activation Date: 
June 26, 2013
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Fishing for Filtration

When you think about all of the cargo flying in and out of an airport on a daily basis, passengers’ luggage and ordinary mailed packages might come to mind—but certainly one of the last things you might consider is tropical fish.

At Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), fish transport is part of everyday business, thanks, in part, to Sea Dwelling Creatures, a marine fish wholesaler located in Los Angeles. The company, owned by brothers Scott and Brad Cohen, ships 700 to 800 boxes of fish per day, each containing up to 20 fish.

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Filtration system provides specialized water for fish & coral

About The Author: 

Meredith Flynn is director of marketing for NuWater USA. Flynn can be reached at meredith@nuwaterusa.com or 415.464.1909.

Publication Date: 
June 26, 2013
Activation Date: 
June 26, 2013
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Electrodeionization

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The FEDI-2Rx fractional electrodeionization product range is designed for applications in pharmaceutical, biomedical and laboratory applications in which installations require hot water sanitization to meet pharmacopoeia standards for purified water and water for injection.

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Turbine Flow Sensors

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The Model PFAD exchangeable turbine flow sensor enables users to quickly exchange flow tubes in biomedical, chemical feed and flow control loop applications. It features PFA wetted parts with ruby bearings and chemical- and corrosion-resistant sensors. Optional elements include a programmable K factor, flow switch and programmable batch feedback function for pump control. External electronic packages for converting from digital output to analog are available.

Barbed Fittings

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Thermobarb barbed fittings for use with plastic and rubber tubing and reinforced hose are available in polypropylene, polyethylene, nylon, PVDF and brass, for applications such as laboratories, food and beverage processing, vending equipment, potable water and more. These fittings offer simple connections, with sizes from 1/8- to 1-in. tubing ID in styles including tees, wyes, reducers, connectors, adapters and nipples. Pinch clamps, check valves, clamps and other fittings also are available.

Membrane Elements

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The Lewabrane RO line consists of spiral-wound, thin film composite membrane elements designed specifically for industrial applications. The membrane chemistry and element construction are designed to provide optimized, low cost of operation for downstream unit operations, like separate- or mixed-bed ion exchange units. The elements comply with NSF/ANSI Standard 61.