Federal Agencies to Address Issue of Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water

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U.S. EPA
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Agencies to share scientific data and information and coordinate potential future research

Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) are being discovered in U.S. waters at low concentrations. Pharmaceuticals refer to prescription and over-the-counter therapeutic drugs and veterinary drugs. Personal care products refer to products used for personal and cosmetic reasons, such as soaps, fragrances and cosmetics.

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January 18, 2013
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Federal Agencies to Address Issue of Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water

Hydraulic Institute Expands Membership Globally

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Hydraulic Institute
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Membership opened to companies that manufacture outside of North America but sell into the North American market

Membership in the Hydraulic Institute (HI) has been opened to pump and supplier companies that manufacture wholly outside of North America but who sell into the North American market. This change significantly expands HI membership opportunities globally.

Publication Date: 
January 10, 2013

Commercial Compliance

Residential drinking water treatment products have a plethora of standards and protocols available to demonstrate that they have been tested and certified to ensure that the materials that come into contact with drinking water are not harmful, the products are structurally sound and the performance reduction claims are accurate. Commercial products were left in the dust, however, and end users do not have a significant amount of guidance within the standards to make the same distinctions about these larger systems.

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Certification options for commercial treatment systems

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Tina Donda is product certification supervisor for the Water Quality Assn. Donda can be reached at tfischer@wqa.org or 630.929.2533.

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January 8, 2013
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January 8, 2013
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Canine Connection

On Sept. 22, 2011, TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation in Grayslake, Ill., initiated a pilot test to study the effectiveness of HydroFlow’s water conditioning technology on its canine therapy pools. TOPS is in the business of veterinary rehabilitation, and one of the treatment options it often employs is hydro-treadmill therapy. The facility has two 1,000-gal therapy pools supported by a large, pool-sized sand filtration system, a dual-speed filtration pump and a booster pump for the jets.

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Veterinary facility rehabs canine therapy pools with new treatment system

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Laurie McCauley, DVM, CCRT, is owner of TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation. McCauley can be reached at tom@tops-vet-rehab.com or 847.548.5007.

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January 8, 2013
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January 8, 2013
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From Water to Wine

Robert Mondavi Winery, located in Oakville in California’s famous Napa Valley, produces half a million cases of wine per year for distribution all over the world. Founded in 1966, the winery now works as a well-oiled machine, with acres of onsite vineyards, several floors of barrel rooms and fermentation tanks, its own laboratory and bottling facility, and extensive guest facilities and tasting rooms.

One does not often associate water treatment with wine, but effective water filtration is a key component of Mondavi’s wine production.

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Water treatment aids in many aspects of the wine making process

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

Publication Date: 
January 8, 2013
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January 8, 2013
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RO Systems

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X2 RO systems are engineered to produce high-purity water by reducing dissolved minerals, bacteria and organic impurities with product water outputs from 57,600 to 468,000 gpd. The systems are ideal for customers seeking efficient water treatment solutions for drinking water, cooling towers, boiler feed, food processing, bottling, agriculture and a variety of other applications.

Rotary Control Valve

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The RevV4 rotary control valve analyzes real-world operating conditions for optimal efficiency and is designed with two highly-polished ceramic discs. This engineering advancement eliminates the traditional control valve’s use of pistons and seals, and also reduces noise level during operation. The valve’s flow rates, advanced programming options, interlocking capabilities and a 32-mm distributor tube make it ideal for both residential and light commercial applications.
 

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UV System

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The UV-Pearl uses UV-C LED technology, allowing instant full intensity on startup and mercury-free water treatment. The compact system can operate as a standalone unit or be integrated into OEM devices, ultrapure water generators, medical sterilization equipment and other POU applications. It uses UV LED lamps, which emit waves of light in the deep UV spectral range that destroy microorganisms on a cellular level. The lamps can be tuned to different wavelengths to target specific pathogens.
 

Filter

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The Tequatic Plus fine particle filter combines continuously cleaning, cross-flow filtration with centrifugal separation. It is designed to handle a range of difficult-to-treat feedwaters consistently and cost-effectively. Applications range from pretreatment for ultrafiltration and RO to filtering produced water for oil and gas. The product can be used as an alternative or a complement to traditional filtration and is currently available in various flow rates, with filter cutoffs from 10 to 55 µ to meet specific customer needs.
 

UV Systems

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ABuv residential and light commercial UV systems are tested and certified to NSF Standard 55 for Class B disinfection performance and have NSF-rated flow rates of 5.5, 7.8 and 12 gpm. They feature flow restrictors, lamp failure alarms, lamp-change reminders and countdown lamp timers. The units provide supplemental treatment for water that has been tested and deemed acceptable for human consumption.