Clean water is crucial to health, and around the world, thousands of people die each day due to waterborne illnesses. The Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (WASRAG) is an organization that implements WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) programs around the world in an effort to reduce death and disease. Water Quality Products Managing Editor Kate Cline recently spoke with Steve Werner of WASRAG to find out more about educating people on safe water and sanitation.
Reducing waterborne disease around the world
Many regions in Malawi, Africa, are struggling with access to safe drinking water. Urban areas are subject to tap water supplies with little to no water treatment, while the surrounding rural communities are forced to drink from untreated and poorly maintained wells and boreholes, resulting in high rates of diarrhea and other sanitation-associated illness.
Solar water treatment helps Malawi communities achieve clean water
The Neo-Pure TL3 is an under-sink drinking water system that utilizes the latest UF technology to deliver great-tasting water and greatly reduce viruses, cysts and bacteria. This high-quality water is generated through two 0.5-µ carbon blocks and a hollow-fiber UF membrane. The system has a flow rate of 1 gpm, produces no wastewater, does not require a holding tank, and keeps all the essential minerals in drinking water necessary for great-tasting coffee and teas.
The QU Series’ unique design raises water vending to a new level. These systems are used for multiple vending stations and/or multiple water types. These systems have a multipass flexibility and field expandability of up to four passes per unit. The QU Series has flow rates of up to 16 gpm for standard models and 20 gpm for high-output models. These systems are manufactured in the United States, designed for ease of maintenance and provide years of reliable service.
UV Superstore Inc. provides premium-quality replacement UV lamps and quartz sleeves for use in most UV treatment systems. These parts are manufactured in the United States to meet exacting UV output requirements. UV Superstore’s vast inventory allows it to offer same-day shipping on most in-stock products.
Legionella occurs naturally in the environment and is most commonly found in water. These bacteria thrive in warmer environments, so they are often found in hot tubs, hot water tanks, cooling towers, larger plumbing systems and decorative fountains.
Proper testing & maintenance help prevent deadly Legionella outbreaks
One of the most pronounced shifts in the water treatment industry is the rapidly burgeoning need to improve water quality. The need for water treatment systems is growing quickly, and, unfortunately, North America is hardly immune to challenges.
A look at three tried-and-true methods for water softening & treatment
Aquionics technologies will be featured as part of the show’s Innovation Pavilion
Aquionics has been selected to exhibit its new line of highly efficient UV-C LED disinfection equipment at Singapore International Water Week’s Innovation Pavilion. This special exhibit runs the duration of the show June 1 to 5, 2014 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre Singapore, Stand IE8.
The High Output (HO) line of UV water treatment systems is designed for commercial and industrial applications. These products are intended for disinfection, ozone destruction and total organic carbon reduction, and are available in flow rates from 30 to 800 gpm. Each system is specifically engineered to provide optimized flow and retention time to effectively reduce bacteria by up to 99.9%. Dosage levels of 30,000 µw seconds per sq cm and higher at rated flow provide effective UV treatment.
The Coyote UV Series is an in-house engineered design manufactured in the U.S. and specifically intended for a wide range of commercial and industrial applications. Its modular design provides for fast turnaround times. These products are available in flow rates from 40 to 150 gpm for clear freshwater and can be used for disinfection, ozone destruction or TOC reduction.