Lead-Free Goes National

Worldwide, engineered plastic connectors and tubing are used in the water quality industry for a host of residential, commercial and industrial applications. From water treatment and filtration to beverage dispensing and ice making, there are several sound reasons for their widespread use.

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Low-lead plastic products are ready for federal lead legislation

About The Author: 

Maribel Pagan is marketing communications manager for John Guest USA Inc. Pagan can be reached at maribel.pagan@johnguest.com.

Publication Date: 
July 13, 2011
Activation Date: 
July 13, 2011
Company Reference: 
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22896

Organic Contaminant Removal With Activated Carbon

Activated carbon is commonly used in point-of-use (POU) and point-of-entry (POE) water applications. Activated carbon is predominantly used to remove organic-based contaminants and inorganic contaminants like free chlorine and monochloramine from water. Other water treatment processes such as reverse osmosis or ion exchange are better suited for other inorganic chemicals that may be present in water.

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Factors impacting contaminant removal

About The Author: 

Robert Potwora is technical director of Carbon Resources. Potwora can be reached at robert@carbonresources.com or 760.630.5724.

Publication Date: 
May 31, 2011
Activation Date: 
May 31, 2011
Company Reference: 
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22810

A Modular Treatment Solution

Elevated levels of arsenic, iron and manganese prompted Brandywine Elementary School in Greenfield, Ind., a small town just east of Indianapolis, to seek a treatment solution for the school’s drinking water. The water system is served by one well that provides drinking water for approximately 330 students in kindergarten to fifth grade.

In July 2009, Ladd Eng. Inc. contacted AdEdge Technologies Inc. to provide a proposal for the Brandywine Elementary School in the Southern Hancock School District.

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System remedies elementary school’s high arsenic, iron and manganese

About The Author: 

Richard J. Cavagnaro is marketing
coordinator for AdEdge Technologies
Inc. Cavagnaro can be reached at rjcavagnaro@adedgetechnologies.com or 678.730.6506.

Publication Date: 
May 31, 2011
Activation Date: 
May 31, 2011
Company Reference: 
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22807

It’s Academic

College selects arsenic removal system

About The Author: 

Rich Dennis is separations process manager for Severn Trent Services.
Dennis can be reached at rdennis@severntrentservices.com or 813.886.9331.

Activation Date: 
April 29, 2011
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22718

Arsenic Advances

Arsenic and its compounds have been known to be toxic for millennia. Arsenic trioxide (As2O3), often referred to as white arsenic, was a favored poison in the Middle Ages because it had little odor or taste, enabling it to be easily incorporated into the food or drink of a victim. As little as 300 mg can be fatal to an average person.

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Solutions to an age-old threat

About The Author: 

Paul Sylvester, Ph.D., is technology development group manager for Layne Christensen Water Technologies. Sylvester can be reached at psylvester@laynechristensen.com or 508.393.5115.

Publication Date: 
April 29, 2011
Activation Date: 
April 29, 2011
Company Reference: 
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22717

A Better Way

As its traditional ion exchange process grew more expensive for perchlorate treatment, the West Valley Water District (WVWD) sought change with a new bioremediation plant. Assistant General Manager Thomas J. Crowley, P.E., recently discussed making the switch with WQP Managing Editor Rebecca Wilhelm.

Rebecca Wilhelm:What conditions necessitated the new plant?

About The Author: 

Thomas J. Crowley, P.E., is assistant general manager, West Valley Water District. Crowley can be reached at tcrowley@wvwd.org or 909.820.3702.

Rebecca Wilhelm is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Wilhelm can be reached at bwilhelm@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

Publication Date: 
April 13, 2011
Activation Date: 
April 13, 2011
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22696

What the HEX is Going on With our Drinking Water?

I am sure many of you have seen the flood of recent headlines and articles posted all over newspapers, the Web and every news channel across the nation. The headlines are grim:

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Getting to the bottom of a hot-button issue

About The Author: 

Brian Donda is Gold Seal and exhibit manager for the WQA. Donda can be reached at bdonda@wqa.org or 630.929.2527.

Publication Date: 
April 13, 2011
Activation Date: 
April 13, 2011
Company Reference: 
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22693

Value-Oriented Water Treatment

Giving customers value is what most retailers and wholesalers are doing during the economic slump. With rising costs for products and shipping, it is difficult to maintain sales and acquire profits. Cutting costs without cutting corners can be difficult as well. Sizing a water system and applying the correct treatment system can be a daunting task because salespeople must take into consideration that the customer wants the best possible water treatment at the lowest possible cost.

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Providing the right solution at a good value while maintaining profit margins

About The Author: 

Jeffrey H. Roseman, CWS-VI, is a freelance writer and consultant and a member of the Water Quality Products Editorial Advisory Board. Roseman can be reached at 219.575.2490.

Publication Date: 
April 13, 2011
Activation Date: 
April 13, 2011
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22688

Going Public: Water Quality Issues

USGS study unlocks new findings on contaminants

About The Author: 

Patricia J. Toccalino and Jessica A. Hopple are hydrologists for the USGS. Toccalino can be reached at ptocca@usgs.gov. Hopple can be reached at jahopple@usgs.gov.

Activation Date: 
November 23, 2010
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22322

A New Use for DNA

Detecting heavy metals in drinking water

Activation Date: 
September 27, 2010
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22183