Contaminant Reduction Testing for RO & Filters

There are many different technologies that can be used to reduce the level of contaminants in water. The two most common that are tested in the Water Quality Assn.’s (WQA) product testing laboratory are reverse osmosis (RO) systems and filters. This testing is used to provide independent third-party certification for these types of products. 

Testing for RO Systems

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The process for certifying POU & POE devices to NSF standards

About The Author: 

Emily Bolda was formerly laboratory assistant for the Water Quality Assn. For more information, contact Tom Spoden at tspoden@wqa.org.

Publication Date: 
June 16, 2014
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June 16, 2014
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Packaged Treatment Systems

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WaterPod containerized treatment units contain one of many AdEdge package units treating a wide variety of contaminants for drinking water, remediation or industrial applications. The fully integrated, pre-engineered, pre-wired packaged water treatment solution combines system performance with economy, resulting in a solution for sites where space, cost and schedule are critical.

The Lowdown on Lead

In 2011, the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) reported in Water Quality Products on the history of lead in drinking water and the difficulties of testing for it. 

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The challenges of creating a lead removal certification protocol

About The Author: 

Tom Spoden, CWS-VI, is laboratory manager for the Water Quality Assn. Spoden can be reached at tspoden@wqa.org or 630.505.0160.

Publication Date: 
May 9, 2014
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May 9, 2014
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Duke Energy Updates N.C. Legislative Commission on Coal Ash

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Duke Energy
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Duke Energy takes full responsibility for the Dan River incident

Duke Energy's North Carolina state president, Paul Newton, spoke before the N.C. Joint Environmental Review Commission (ERC) on the company's response to the Feb. 2 Dan River coal ash incident and its near-term and longer-term actions to address coal ash across the state.

Newton told the ERC the company takes full responsibility for the Dan River incident. He also discussed the significant steps Duke Energy has taken on the site and in the river since the company's previous update to the ERC on Feb. 17. These include:

Publication Date: 
April 25, 2014

Filters

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EF-1500 and EF-6000 commercial-grade drinking water systems can be connected directly to any existing faucet anywhere in the home. The systems filter down to 0.5 µ and remove many substances commonly found in tap water, including lead and chlorine. They are rated at 1,500- and 6,000-gal capacities, respectively, and are available in select U.S. markets only. 

NSF Intl. Drinking Water Expert to Speak at WQA Aquatech USA

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Rick Andrew will discuss the new draft standard on emerging compounds/incidental contaminants

Rick Andrew, director of the NSF Intl. Drinking Water Business Development Div., will discuss a new draft standard on emerging compounds/incidental contaminants at the WQA Aquatech USA tradeshow in Orlando, Fla., on Thursday, March 20, at 8 a.m.

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March 18, 2014

NSF Launches StaySafer Program

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NSF Intl.
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StaySafer program will help the hospitality industry prevent food and water contamination

NSF Intl. launched a new program that helps hotels, resorts and other hospitality settings prevent food and water contamination. The StaySafer program provides the hospitality industry with a credible means to demonstrate the safety of its food and water to travelers, agencies and hotel rating websites.

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February 25, 2014

New Year, New Laws

Whether you slept through the ball drop at midnight or yelled “Happy New Year!” with your friends and family, 2014 is well underway. With the new year came some new laws that everyone in the drinking water treatment industry we should be aware of. 

California Product Registration

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Regulatory changes affecting the water industry in 2014

About The Author: 

Amy Reichel is Gold Seal sales and marketing associate and tradeshow specialist for the Water Quality Assn. Reichel can be reached at areichel@wqa.org or 630.505.0287.

Publication Date: 
February 6, 2014
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February 6, 2014
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Trouble at the Tap

Many Americans, Asians and Europeans worry about the quality of their tap water; almost 40% of Americans participating in a new survey said they boiled or filtered their water before drinking it. That level of concern is a key trend in consumer attitudes toward the water they drink at home, work and leisure.

Bottled Water Binge

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Attitudes toward tap water lead consumers to search for treatment options

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David Noble is corporate communications manager for Blueblue AB. Noble can be reached at dn@bluewater.se.

Publication Date: 
February 6, 2014
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February 6, 2014
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Feeling the Fear

The year started off with big news in the water treatment industry. The chemical spill in West Virginia, which affected more then 300,000 people, topped national headlines for weeks in January. The “do not use” advisory lasted more then a week for portions of that population, forcing them to rely on bottled water for drinking, cooking and bathing for up to 10 days.

About The Author: 

Kate Cline is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

Publication Date: 
February 6, 2014
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February 6, 2014
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