WERF awards the University of Cincinnati, Southern Nevada Water Authority & Iowa State University contracts to support further research on TOrC & pathogens
The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) has awarded the University of Cincinnati, Southern Nevada Water Authority and Iowa State University with contracts to support further research on trace organic compounds (TOrC) and pathogens. These projects will advance our knowledge of the fate, transport and detection of TOrC (i.e., personal care products and pharmaceuticals) and pathogens.
The subcommittee hearing was in response to the water pollution incident in Toledo, Ohio
In testimony this week before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) President John Donahue stressed that the solution to keeping drinking water safe from cyanotoxins begins with reducing nutrient pollution.
The subcommittee hearing was in response to an event in August 2014, when the city of Toledo, Ohio, found the cyanotoxin microcystin in finished water and issued a “do not drink” advisory for more than 400,000 people. The contamination was the result of an algal bloom in Lake Erie.
Children’s speeches in television ads utilized to drive change
Every day, thousands of children die from preventable diseases because they lack access to proper sanitation, hygiene and clean drinking water. Equally, millions of people do not know where their next meal is coming from, yet tons of food are wasted every year.
This patent-pending POU water filtration device produces drinking water without frequent maintenance, chemical additions or component replacement. The system traps and neutralizes contaminants through an ion exchange process. It processes enough water to support a family of six, includes built-in safe water storage and lasts for 10 years. The system meets the World Health Organization’s Household Water Treatment specifications for removing bacteria, protozoa and viruses.
Filtering water in the washing machine reduces water consumption by 30%
Through a joint development with Dow Water & Process Solutions (DW&PS), Haier Group has commercialized the first Casarte eco-friendly washing machine using Dow ultrafiltration (UF) technology. The washing machine is designed and built with the new Dow Purinze UF module, which facilitates more than 30% reduction in water consumption while improving water quality by removing as much as 99 percent of common bacteria.
The initial launch is targeting Chile, Peru and Colombia
HaloSource Inc. announced its partnership with Jarden Consumer Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Jarden Corp., a global Fortune 500 consumer goods company, to launch a line of Oster drinking water pitchers powered by HaloSource’s HaloPure water purification technology. This announcement gives further detail to the announcement on June 26, 2013, of a partnership with H20 Intl. and "a major Fortune 500 company."
Students will study using solar energy to disinfect greywater
Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $13,742 to Austin Community College in Austin, Texas, for a solar water disinfection project under the People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3). Every year, the P3 program helps student teams pursue projects that deliver sustainable, alternative methods to address environmental challenges.
UV Superstore has announced new models in its BA Series line of UV water disinfection systems. Five models are now available, and they feature new flow rate options. With easy installation and flow rates from 4 to 16 gpm, these systems are designed to provide years of safe, effective and reliable service. BA Series whole-house UV systems inactivate pathogens without adding anything to the water—no aftertaste, no chemicals and no harmful byproducts.
Protector UV systems are made with polished 304 stainless steel. The systems have an audible alarm for lamp-out conditions and LED light signals when the system is operating. A digital display indicates lamp and ballast life in hours. The systems are suitable for 1-, 8- and 12-gpm flow rates and come with a seven-year warranty.