Water has always been an essential ingredient in industrial production, but today, it is also a key strategic asset.
Make the most of water resources with a strategic reuse plan
In my previous article, “Ultrafiltration: A Business Growth Opportunity” (September 2013), I referenced a 2010 BBC research report stating that “the U.S. market for ultrafiltration (UF) technologies was worth $940 million in 2010. It is estimated to be valued at $1.24 billion by 2015.”1 Simply put, the business opportunities for UF are growing rapidly, which could prove extremely profitable for the savvy professional water dealer.
Exploring non-traditional uses for UF technology
The Pearl line of UV-LED disinfection equipment includes the PearlAqua, PearlSense, PearlAero and UV Connect. The PearlAqua is a mercury-free, low-power unit for low-flow applications. The PearlSense monitor is available in a handheld, battery-powered and in-process model. The PearlAero offers a customizable array of modules for easy integration into existing surface treatment applications. The UV Connect is a telemetry system that broadcasts critical operating information to a smartphone or tablet.
NRO Commercial Series reverse osmosis (RO) systems are custom built by Nelsen Corp. to customer specifications. These quality, cost-efficient systems offer a multitude of standard features that are optional on many other RO systems.
NSF-grade high-quality parts are used to build this tough system. All NRO commercial systems are wet tested to optimum pressure and production prior to shipment, and are delivered with individual quality assurance reports to show actual performance data on outputs and rejections.
Over the past five years, the topic of rainwater harvesting has become prevalent everywhere we look. Many articles on this subject begin with an introduction about rainwater harvesting not being a new concept because systems have been around since before the ancient Greeks. They then cover the basics, from where water can be captured to its various applications. Storage tanks, pumps and filters are typically mentioned, but sometimes without specific details. This is for good reason: Rainwater harvesting systems, especially commercial-sized ones, can be complex.
Considerations for commercial rainwater harvesting applications
Isaac Plains is an open-cut coal mine in northern Queensland, Australia, that operates under an environmental authority. One of the environmental monitoring requirements that must be met is water monitoring. This includes monitoring potable water, mine-affected water, natural creek flows, water releases, groundwater and the receiving environment.
Onsite testing technology helps mine meet water monitoring requirements
Brand protection and the production of clean, shiny cans are important in the canning industry. Can corrosion not only negatively impacts a company’s image, but it also can impact the safety of the packaged food. Corrosive cans may cause microleakages, which increase the risk of reinfection after sterilization.
The water used for sterilization must be properly treated so that there is no risk of deposits and corrosion on cans. The chemical products also should protect the sterilizer equipment and cooling system against deposition and corrosion to reduce maintenance.
Food company improves can quality with corrosion inhibitors
The Winona Family YMCA is located in southeast Minnesota, in a town that is home to approximately 27,000 residents. The 4,300-member athletic center is spread across 78,000 sq ft and hosts programs and classes in badminton, basketball, tennis, aquatics and more.
Built in 1951, the original indoor pool at the Winona YMCA measures 20 by 60 yd. When a new, larger pool was built, the smaller pool became the YMCA’s warm-water pool, used for toddler and senior citizen classes, as well as therapeutic activities.
Minnesota YMCA improves indoor pool water quality with an ozone generator
Pacific Ozone expanded its precision control in-line pressurized ozone systems for bottled water, beverage, pure water systems and other industrial ozone disinfection applications. Available in the Summit and Horizon product lines, these fully integrated ozone contacting platforms include the ozone generator, feed gas supply, ozone contacting and gas management system with off-gas decomposition, and complete instrumentation and safety features.
These commercial electronic descaling systems provide effective, eco-friendly limescale buildup removal and prevention. Microelectronics enable them to fit into small, normally inaccessible spaces in commercial applications. Ideal for use in laundries, restaurants and bakeries, the system is available in NEMA2/IP54, but any ingress rating or configuration can be supplied.