Boost POE Sales by Leveraging the New Arsenic Standard

Recent market research showed that more than 73 percent of consumers prefer to consult with a water treatment professional when dealing with arsenic. Combining this inclination with the preference for the POE approach, the treatment professional has a unique opportunity to generate significant new revenue from POE sales with minimal upfront effort.

About The Author: 

Craig Winter, CWS-III, is president of EnviroInvestigations & Remediation, Inc., which operates a water treatment sales and service division called Advanced Quality Water Solutions (AQWS) (www.aqws.com). The company is headquartered in Brunswick, Maine, with additional offices in central and northern Maine. AQWS has been working to combat arsenic contamination in drinking water since 1999. Craig has more than 12 years experience working with contaminated groundwater issues and can be reached at 207-721-8620; cwinter@suscom-maine.net

Publication Date: 
January 30, 2002
Activation Date: 
January 30, 2002
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
12916

Arsenic in Drinking Water - Part 1

The National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council (NAS-NRC) report was released on September 11, 2001. It concluded that the existing health effects data on arsenic essentially were sound. In addition, their review of three new epidemiological studies indicated that the health risks posed by arsenic in drinking water were greater than previously believed. As a result, in October, well before its self-imposed deadline, EPA rescinded its March implementation ban and endorsed the 10 µg/L arsenic MCL.

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The Development of Drinking Water Regulations

About The Author: 

John T. O’Connor, EngD, P.E., is CEO of H2O’C Engineering, Columbia, Missouri. Phone 877-22-WATER email: john@h2oc.com

Activation Date: 
February 4, 2002
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Legacy ID: 
12914

Ultrafiltration Plant Provides Potable Water

West of Scotland Water (WoSW) awarded a contract, under competitive tender, for its first ultrafiltration plant to PCI-Water. This is the first installation in the United Kingdom using a hydranautics-based UltraBar system.

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Small Groundwater Site Requires Metals Removal System

About The Author: 

PCI-Water is a water and wastewater treatment company that provides innovative solutions to the municipal sector including small systems. For more than 30 years, PCI-Water has designed and built membrane filtration systems for the production of potable water.

Activation Date: 
December 3, 2001
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
12805

Arsenic Testing the Easy Way

In the past, testing for arsenic in drinking water has been as difficult as removing it. A variety of test kits have appeared on the market deriving from the need for easier, cheaper and faster methods. These test kits rival both the accuracy and low detection ability of laboratory instrumentation.

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Test strip technology advances make difficult arsenic detection a thing of the past.

About The Author: 

John Gary manages sales for Industrial Test Systems, Inc., Rock Hill, S.C., and manufactures test kits for drinking water quality, pools and spas, education, ponds and aquariums, engine coolants and more. Gary can be reached at 800-861-9712; jgary@cetlink.net.

Activation Date: 
December 3, 2001
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
12804

Coping with Resistance to Copper/Silver Disinfection

Numerous facilities have invested in copper/silver disinfection systems to address the limits of traditional water treatment methods. It seems likely that, as bacterial populations develop resistance, many of these systems will become less effective through time.

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Biocides

About The Author: 

W. Craig Meyer is a professor of environmental science at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Calif.

Activation Date: 
November 13, 2001
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Legacy ID: 
12768

POU Options for Arsenic

The topic of arsenic has received a lot of press coverage this year, ever since the Bush administration halted the EPA’s newly issued maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 10 parts per billion (ppb). Since then, the MCL was reinstated back to 50 ppb and further discussions and studies have continued. This article will discuss some of these updates.

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How to Select from Available Treatment Options

About The Author: 

Contributed by Apyron Technologies.

Activation Date: 
November 9, 2001
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
12759

Carbon Block Manufacturing

Carbon block is used in a wide variety of applications and performs a wider range of filtration tasks than other products. How carbon block is engineered will determine its use.

About The Author: 

Michael D. Steinhardt is the director of engineering at USFilter. For more information on USFilter and water treatment, visit www.usfilter.com.

Activation Date: 
June 11, 2001
Files: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
12398

Continuous Microfiltration System Ensures Safe Drinking Water For Wisconsin Residents

The Kenosha Water Utility treatment facility, located on the shores of Lake Michigan in Wisconsin, needed to upgrade its two plants to meet the expanding water needs of the community it services. Continuous microfiltration helped meet those needs.

About The Author: 

For further information, phone USFilter at 800-525-0658.

Activation Date: 
May 21, 2001
Files: 
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Legacy ID: 
12342

Cryptosporidium - A brief overview of a new technology

The occurrence of Cryptosporidium parvum and other pathogens in water supplies poses a dangerous problem to the water industry and human health. Read about a new technology that is helping rid of this problem.

About The Author: 

Danielle Duclos is a technical writer at Foresight Science & Technology, a firm specializing in bringing people and technology together. The company’s customers range from major corporations and the U.S. government to small firms. Foresight Science & Technology, New Bedford, Mass., is a contractor for EPA, DoD and several other federal agencies tasked with assessing the utility of this new technology work. Foresight maintains an active federally and in-house sponsored research and development program. Additional information can be obtained at www.seeport.com; 508-984-0018, ext. 13.

Activation Date: 
March 14, 2001
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
12204

Roundtable Discussion: E. coli (Escherichia coli)

Escherichia coli, a.k.a. E. coli. A terrible, but familiar word to the public suggests sewage or animal waste contamination. E.

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Recent outbreaks of E. coli have brought consumer’s attention to their drinking water. Understanding its source, regulations and prevention will be key to combating this waterborne illness

About The Author: 

Wendi Hope King is the editor of Water Quality Products magazine.

Publication Date: 
December 28, 2000
Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
11900