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.  
 

Pool Purification

As winter becomes nothing more than a memory and the days get warmer, our thoughts are quickly turning to the lazy, hazy days of summer. And nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day than a dip in the pool.

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UV systems offer treatment option with fewer chemicals

About The Author: 

Jen St. Louis is marketing communications specialist for VIQUA, a Trojans Technologies Co. St. Louis can be reached at jstlouis@viqua.com or 519.563.1032.

Publication Date: 
June 3, 2013
Activation Date: 
June 3, 2013
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Conditioning for Coffee

About 55% of adults in the U.S. drink coffee daily, according to the National Coffee Assn. Coffee shops have helped consumers develop an appreciation for specialty coffee. Higher-grade coffee beans, improved roasting methods and better brewing equipment have improved product quality and increased customer expectations. Because coffee is about 99% water, water quality is critical to the brewing process.  

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Treatment systems provide high-quality water for coffee chain

About The Author: 

Kirsten Martenson is former director of marketing for HydroNovation Inc. For more information, contact Mark Bertler at mark@hydronovation.com.

Publication Date: 
June 3, 2013
Activation Date: 
June 3, 2013
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A Green Approach to POU

For our protection, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established enforceable guidelines by which municipalities must abide and well owners should abide. These guidelines are known as maximum contaminant levels (MCLs).

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Filtration systems remove arsenic from school’s drinking water

About The Author: 

Chubb Michaud, CWS-VI, is technical director for Systematix Co. Michaud can be reached at askchubb@aol.com or 714.522.5453.

Publication Date: 
May 3, 2013
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May 3, 2013
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