RO Elements

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Filmtec RO 75- and 100-gpd home drinking water membranes help remove contaminants and reduce impurities. With a stabilized salt rejection rate of 99% at 75 gpd and 98% at 100 gpd, in standard sizes, the BW-60-1812-75 and TW30-1812-100HR home drinking water elements produce high-quality water quickly. The elements offer a balance of flow and high rejection, producing more water with 20% higher flow rates.

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UV Systems

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These residential UV systems can treat water at a variety of flow rates, from 7 to 20 gpm. Features include a stainless steel chamber, electronic ballast and an alarm to indicate lamp usage or power failure. The MWC-ES Series includes a solenoid valve to shut off the water supply in case of outages, and the MWC-EM Series has an additional UV meter to monitor wavelength.

RO System

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The 3M Pro RO drinking water filtration system uses multistage filtration and includes a high-pressure booster that keeps consistent pressure. It is able to deliver 36 to 50 gal of clean water per day. The system has an electronic pressure switch set to activate at 40 psi and shut off at 60 psi. It is compact and can be installed centrally in a home. With its quick tank recovery, the system is convenient for sinks in kitchens, baths, wet bars and refrigerators.

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Generations of Water Treatment

When brothers Andy and Tim Peacock took over Peacock Water in Ohio, the company had already been around for three generations. In 1906, Andy and Tim’s great grandfather cofounded Peacock Brothers Plumbing with his brother. In 1953 the brothers decided to delve into the water conditioning business, and the company was renamed Servicesoft.

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Tim and Andy Peacock carry on the legacy of water service in Ohio

About The Author: 

Williette Nyanue is assistant editor for Water Quality Products. Nyanue can be reached at wnyanue@sgcmail.com.

Publication Date: 
May 15, 2013
Activation Date: 
May 15, 2013

The Art of Selling

I could truthfully state that I was a door-to-door salesperson — for one whole day.

I shadowed a security system salesperson to gain an accurate view of different sales techniques and potential customer reactions and interactions, and to gauge success rates of and attitudes toward this type of direct marketing.  

It was a long but educational day.

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Tips for making the most of door-to-door sales presentations

About The Author: 

Sarah Ripley is marketing consultant and partner for Wizard of Ads. Ripley can be reached at sarahripley@wizardofads.com.

Publication Date: 
May 3, 2013
Activation Date: 
May 3, 2013
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Membrane Makeover

Membrane processes can be classified in many ways, based on nature, structure or driving force. Hydrostatic pressure differences are used in microfiltration (MF), nanofiltration (NF), reverse osmosis (RO) and gas separation as the driving force for mass transport through the membrane.

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Growing range of applications spans the water treatment spectrum

About The Author: 

Isabelle Duchemin is commercial manager for Polymem. Duchemin can be reached at i.duchemin@polymem.fr. Additional reporting was provided by Richard Mest, president of Master Water Conditioning Corp. Mest can be reached at richard@masterwater.com.

Publication Date: 
May 3, 2013
Activation Date: 
May 3, 2013
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Efficiency Revolution

Stated simply, hard water is water that is hard to lather, and soft water is not. A more technically accurate definition of soft water describes the physical removal, to less than 1 grain per gal (gpg) in most cases, of calcium and magnesium salts. If you cheat and go to the end of this article, however, future generations’ definition of soft water might read “less than 4 gpg, as defined by the U.S. Geological Survey.”

Softening Through the Years

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New technologies offer dealers opportunities to maximize efficiency for customers

About The Author: 

Mike Mecca is director of marketing and innovation for Performance Water Products. Mecca can be reached at mikemecca@performancewater.com.

Greg Reyneke is managing partner for Red Fox Advisors. Reyneke can be reached at gregreyneke@redfoxadvisors.com.

Publication Date: 
May 2, 2013
Activation Date: 
May 2, 2013
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Septics & Salt: Results From the Septic Study

If you attended the WQA Aquatech USA 2013 tradeshow in Indianapolis in April, you heard about many exciting topics, but probably none that have been in the works for as long as the septic study. After more than 10 years in the making, the Water Quality Research Foundation published results from the Environmental Impact Study that was funded to investigate the effects residential ion exchange water softeners may have on the performance of onsite septic tanks.

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Septic study results show systems working together efficiently

About The Author: 

Pauli Undesser is director of regulatory and technical affairs for the Water Quality Assn. Undesser can be reached at pundesser@wqa.org or 630.929.2514.

Publication Date: 
May 2, 2013
Activation Date: 
May 2, 2013
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Concerning Consumers

Recently, the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) released the results of a survey it commissioned on homeowners’ opinions on water quality and treatment. The respondents showed increasing awareness of water quality and willingness to pay for treatment systems — all promising news for dealers and distributors of residential water treatment.

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: 
May 2, 2013
Activation Date: 
May 2, 2013
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Website

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UV Superstore Inc. launched a new website for improved user experience and enhanced functionality. It features an extensive search and cross-reference of replacement UV lamps, quartz sleeves and other consumables for use in most UV water and air treatment systems.  The new website features UV Superstore brand UV treatment systems, with models for residential and commercial/industrial applications. Designed to give the user access to the company’s knowledge base, which comes from many years of experience, the new website is designed as an online tool to find “anything UV.”