Membrane Makeover

Membrane processes can be classified in many ways, based on nature, structure or driving force. Hydrostatic pressure differences are used in microfiltration (MF), nanofiltration (NF), reverse osmosis (RO) and gas separation as the driving force for mass transport through the membrane.

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Growing range of applications spans the water treatment spectrum

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Isabelle Duchemin is commercial manager for Polymem. Duchemin can be reached at i.duchemin@polymem.fr. Additional reporting was provided by Richard Mest, president of Master Water Conditioning Corp. Mest can be reached at richard@masterwater.com.

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May 3, 2013
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May 3, 2013
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Website

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UV Superstore Inc. launched a new website for improved user experience and enhanced functionality. It features an extensive search and cross-reference of replacement UV lamps, quartz sleeves and other consumables for use in most UV water and air treatment systems.  The new website features UV Superstore brand UV treatment systems, with models for residential and commercial/industrial applications. Designed to give the user access to the company’s knowledge base, which comes from many years of experience, the new website is designed as an online tool to find “anything UV.”

Filtration Systems

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Rosedale offers a wide variety of filtration systems for environmental and remediation markets. The automatic backwashing filtration system determines when the dirt load is too great and backwashes the element clean, all unattended. Rosedale filters can remove large quantities of sediment, hydrocarbons and protozoan cysts such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium. With high flow rates and dirt-holding capacities, they will meet a wide variety of needs. Elements are easily disposed of by incineration or at solid waste landfills. 

Faucets

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No-Drip faucets have a chrome-plated polypropylene HFSL body with ¾-in. 16 UNF threads. They mount to dispensers and containers with a ¾-in. hole dia-meter. They use standard H Line uppers, including the 2-5PSC bonnet and child-resistant Touch Guard upper. Rated for ambient and cold temperatures, the faucets have flow rates of 1.51 gpm. They are ideal for glass, plastic and ceramic beverage and water dispensers and containers.
 

Disinfection System

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The RIO Zuni generates 1 or 2 lb of chlorine-equivalent mixed oxidant solution chemistry from salt for biofilm and airborne bacterial control in process and makeup water disinfection per day. The system is designed for minimal maintenance with no storage or handling of hazardous chemicals. It can handle up to 170 mg/L hardness without softening and has an optional integrated brine tank and remote monitoring capabilities. This cost-effective solution is ideal for industrial and commercial cooling towers.
 

Pentair Showcases Product Innovations at KBIS

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Pentair
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Pentair celebrates 80 years of its Everpure residential line of products

Pentair celebrated the 80-year anniversary of its Everpure line of products by showcasing its innovations in water treatment at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in New Orleans, April 19 to 21. Pentair is renewing its commitment to developing products that improve ease of use for consumers and reducing the products’ environmental footprint.

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April 22, 2013

Disinfection Double Team

West Fraser Mills in Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada, received a demand order from the province’s Workmen’s Compensation Board to have potable, disinfected water available at all locations in its sawmill, including in the dust suppression misting system.

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Canadian mill installs UF & UV to meet disinfection needs

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Kim Sepkowski is owner and operator of Air & Water Home Environment Centre Inc. Sepkowski can be reached at donato@specialassignment.com or 416.964.6118.

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April 11, 2013
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April 11, 2013
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On the Rocks, Hold the Salt

Nearly everyone involved in the restaurant industry has an interesting experience to tell. One such situation occurred in the northeastern U.S., in a town where serious water contamination issues were found in the municipal water (and were later immortalized in the John Travolta film, “A Civil Action”). A customer walked into a local restaurant years after the situation was resolved. When the customer approached the counter, the following dialogue took place:

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RO treatment system provides high-quality water for better ice

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Tom Cartwright is CEO of PureOFlow. Cartwright can be reached at tcartwright@pureoflow.com.

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April 11, 2013
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April 11, 2013
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Pentair Unveils Innovations at WQA Aquatech USA 2013

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Products reflect the future of water treatment for residential, commercial and industrial applications

Pentair unveiled its newest innovations in water treatment, which encompass smart technological advancements geared toward improving ease-of-use for customers and reducing environmental footprint. These innovations add to the full scope of Pentair’s product capabilities across residential, commercial and industrial applications. The unveiling took place at the WQA Aquatech USA 2013 show in Indianapolis, the industry’s largest tradeshow in North America.

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April 4, 2013

Dow Water & Process Solutions Opens Manufacturing Facility

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Facility will meet demand for filtration products

At the WQA Aquatech USA 2013 conference and exhibition, Dow Water & Process Solutions announced the opening of a commercial-scale manufacturing facility for the Tequatic Plus fine particle filter in Menlo Park, Calif., that is designed to meet growing demand for its line of F-50, F-75 and F-150 models.

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April 4, 2013