New Arsenic MCL: The Dealer’s Perspective

Water Quality Products asked Frank DeSilva, national sales manager for ResinTech, Inc. to share his thoughts on the potential market the new arsenic rule may create for POU/POE dealers.

About The Author: 

For additional information, contac Frank DeSilva at 760.809.4864, fdesilva@resintech.com.

Activation Date: 
January 1, 2006
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16590

Part I: Project Offers Cost-Effective Solution to Meet New Arsenic MCL

Joint NSF/EPA study analyzes the feasibility of an economically sustainable POU/POE decentralized public water system

About The Author: 

Jessica Moorman is associate editor for Water Quality Products. Neda Simeonova is editor of Water Quality Products. Moorman can be reached at 847.391.1012, or by e-mail at jmoorman@sgcmail.com. Simeonova can be reached at 847.391.1007, or by e-mail at nsimeonova@sgcmail.com.

Activation Date: 
January 1, 2006
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16587

In the Months Ahead

After another busy year, it is time to take a look forward to the issues and developments that will likely have the greatest impacts on the water treatment industry’s growth and direction in 2006. In the upcoming year, the industry will experience the results of past efforts while setting the stage for new projects and goals.

Activation Date: 
January 1, 2006
Issue Reference: 
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16584

Arsenic Treatment Demonstration

In mid-2003, AdEdge was selected to implement three full-scale arsenic treatment demonstration projects with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) using its granular ferric oxide technology. At the Rimrock, Ariz., location, implementation began in September 2003 including engineering submittals and permitting by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. Upon completing site preparations and construction in early March 2004, AdEdge Technologies installed a new 100-gpm Adsorption Package Unit (APU) arsenic treatment system at the Montezuma Haven well site.

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AdEdge Technologies installs a new 100-gpm Adsorption Package Unit arsenic treatment system at the Montezuma Haven well site in Rimrock, Ariz.

About The Author: 

Greg Gilles is VP of AdEdge Technologies, Inc., Buford, Ga. He can be reached at 678.835.0052, or by e-mail at greg@adedgetechnologies.com.

Activation Date: 
December 1, 2005
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
16532

Troubled Waters Ahead

As we near January 2006, there are more than 5,000 small water systems that are not compliant with the upcoming 10 ppb total arsenic rule. Iron oxide (hydroxide) based sorbents like granular ferric hydroxide (GFO) appear to be the best choice for removing total arsenic from small municipal drinking water systems, but preliminary studies show there may be disposal problems associated with arsenic spent sorbents from drinking water applications.

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for Arsenic Drinking Water Sorbents

About The Author: 

Henry Nowicki manages day-to-day testing and consulting services for PACS, Inc. He can be reached at 724.457.6576, or by e-mail at hnpacs@aol.com. Barbara Sherman, M.S. is the manager of PACS Short Courses and Conferences. She can be reached at barbpacs@aol.com.

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Arsenic Treatment

In early 2004, AdEdge was pre-qualified and invited to participate in an arsenic pilot study of commercial adsorption-based treatment technologies with Damon S. Williams & Associates (DSWA). As an outcome of the successful piloting and preliminary work with the engineer, AdEdge was chosen by Centennial Contractors to perform full-scale arsenic treatment using its granular ferric oxide adsorption technology at the New River Elementary School site in New River, Ariz., 15 miles north of Phoenix.

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Full-scale arsenic treatment delivers clean water to New River Elementary School in Arizona

About The Author: 

Greg Gilles is vice president and principal for AdEdge Technologies, Inc., Atlanta, Ga. With 20 years of engineering and applied technology expertise, Gilles leads AdEdge’s municipal and commercial water treatment products group providing new business development, designing new technology applications, conducting training, and providing field and startup services in support of its packaged treatment systems. Gilles is also the expert of Water Quality Products Arsenic Zone at www.wqpmag.com. He can be reached at 678.835.0052, or by e-mail at greg@adedgetechnologies.com.

Activation Date: 
June 5, 2005
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16161

High Arsenic Levels

Many of these homeowners were unaware that arsenic was present in their wells and only became aware because they were either selling or buying a home.

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on Private Wells Throughout the U.S. Place Homeowners at a Higher Risk

About The Author: 

Rich Cavagnaro is president of AdEdge Technologies in Atlanta, Ga. AdEdge specializes in development and supply of innovative technologies, adsorbents and integrated systems for removal of contaminants from aqueous and process streams. He can be reached by phone
at 678-835-0052 or by e-mail at
rich@adedgetechnologies.com.

Activation Date: 
June 29, 2004
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15269

'Out of the Box'

Emerging commercial technologies are replacing the "old standards" for small water system (SWS) applications. In contrast to large community systems, competitive economics, simple operation and low waste production will drive changes in technology and engineering. Some out-of-the-box thinking will be necessary in the shift to provide simpler, packaged or preengineered arsenic treatment systems.

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Arsenic Treatment for Small Public Water Systems

Activation Date: 
November 26, 2003
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14622

Arsenic Overview Series - Part 7

These terms are pulled from "All About Water: An Illustrated Dictionary of Water Terminology" by Wes McGowan

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Glossary of Terms

Activation Date: 
July 23, 2003
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14303

Arsenic Overview Series - Part 6

What research is being done at University's throughout the US? Colleges and universities across the U.S. are continuing their efforts in educating the population on the subject of arsenic. Both public and private universities are contributing their time, money, and expertise in areas of arsenic research such as geochemistry, health effects, and treatment options. Research programs, such as the ones listed below, are just a glimpse of the ongoing studies for arsenic. Ongoing research is necessary in order to continue to develop efficient and cost-effective solutions for the far-reaching problem of arsenic contamination.

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University Research Programs

Activation Date: 
July 21, 2003
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