POUs for PFCs

A recent third-party study by Minnesota-based Water Science & Marketing (WSM), LLC, identified commercially available point-of-use (POU) treatment devices as effective for removing perfluorochemicals (PFCs) from drinking water supplies. Stephanie Harris, managing editor of Water Quality Products, recently spoke Phil Olsen, partner and project manager for WSM, about the findings of this study.

Stephanie Harris: Provide an overview of the recently completed PFC study.

About The Author: 

Stephanie Harris is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Harris can be reached at 847.391.1007 or by e-mail at sharris@sgcmail.com.

Activation Date: 
August 25, 2008
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19581

Removing Perchlorate with Resin

Perchlorate is one chlorine atom (green) and four atoms of oxygen (red).

About The Author: 

Daryl Gisch, Ph.D., works on Ion Exchange Team for Dow Water Solutions. Gisch can be reached at 989.636.9254 or by e-mail at djgisch@dow.com. Alan Greenberg is market development manager for Dow Water Solutions. Greenberg can be reached at 989.636.1123 or by e-mail at abgreenberg@dow.com.

Activation Date: 
August 25, 2008
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Legacy
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19574

When it Comes to Drinking Water Ignorance is Not Bliss

Report on pharmaceutical-tainted drinking water drives interest in ozone treatment

About The Author: 

Paul Overbeck is executive director of the International Ozone Association. Overbeck can be reached at 480.529.3787 or by e-mail at pauloverbeck@io3a.org.

Activation Date: 
April 25, 2008
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Legacy
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19216

Arsenic Removal by Regenerable Anion Resin

Effective arsenic removal applications for water treatment

About The Author: 

Frank DeSilva is national sales manager for ResinTech. DeSilva can be reached at 760.809.4864 or by e-mail at fdesilva@resintech.com. Scott Blumhof is applications engineer for ResinTech. Blumhof can be reached at 856.768.9600 or by e-mail at sblumhof@resintech.com.

Activation Date: 
April 25, 2008
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Legacy
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19211

Treating Troubled Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has long regulated radium in drinking water, but in December 2000 the EPA lowered the maximum allowable levels for radionuclides. As a result, water utilities across the country retested for radium. Those that found radium contamination exceeding new EPA standards faced a three-year deadline to comply—by either removing the radium to improve the quality of the existing water supply or finding alternative water sources.

Deck: 

Water treatment system successfully removes radium from drinking water

About The Author: 

Ron Dollar is vice president for Water Remediation Technology, LLC. Dollar can be reached at 303.424.5355 or by e-mail at rdollar@wrtnet.com.

Publication Date: 
March 27, 2008
Activation Date: 
March 27, 2008
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Legacy
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19119

The Right Kind of Test

Water contaminants and bottled water testing

About The Author: 

Barbara Marteney is food and beverage business unit manager for National Testing Laboratories, Ltd. Marteney can be reached at 800.458.3330 or by e-mail at marteney@ntllabs.com

Activation Date: 
March 27, 2008
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Legacy
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19118

Emerging Contaminants

Are PFCs the next public water concern?

Like other manmade chemicals that have been polluting our drinking water over the years, perfluorochemicals (PFC) are not naturally occurring chemicals; they were developed in a lab- oratory to meet an industry need. PFCs are carbon chains (typically four or eight carbon atoms) that are bonded to fluorine atoms.

PFCs can be used as an ingredient in a manufacturing process or as part of a finished product. Companies have used them for a number of years for products that resist heat, oil, grease and water.

About The Author: 

Thomas Palkon is director of product certification for the Water Quality Association. Palkon can be reached at 630.505.0160 or by e-mail at tpalkon@wqa.org.

Publication Date: 
November 8, 2008
Activation Date: 
February 27, 2008
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Legacy
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19017

Keeping a Watchful Eye on Arsenic

Maintaining compliant arsenic levels in drinking water with regular testing of POE and POU treated water

About The Author: 

Teresia Möller is chemist for SolmeteX research and development. Möller can be reached at 800.216.5505 or by e-mail at tmoller@solmetex.com. Dan Shepard is commercial manager for SolmeteXWater. Shepard can be reached at 800.216.5505 or by e-mail at dshepard@solmetex.com.

Activation Date: 
February 27, 2008
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Legacy
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19011

Ozone’s Expanding Reach

Ozone applications in food service and grocery

About The Author: 

Jeremy Ke is operations manager for Element Ozone. He can be reached at 707.747.9600, or by e-mail at jeremyk@elementozone.com.

Activation Date: 
January 8, 2008
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
18835

Oxidation Revelation

New system successfully removes iron from problem water

About The Author: 

Stephanie Harris is managing editor for Water Quality Products. She can be reached at 847.391.1007, or by e-mail at sharris@sgcmail.com.

Activation Date: 
November 9, 2007
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Legacy
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18652