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.
The center is collaborating with universities & global brands to research UV applications
Ultraviolet (UV) treatment specialist Hanovia and the Industrial Div. of its U.S. sister company Aquionics have launched a new UV Application Center in Shanghai. Aquionics provides industrial UV technology to the Americas, with Hanovia focusing on the rest of the world. Serving as a research and development center for research into the science of UV for new and emerging applications worldwide, the center will directly support existing and future requirements in Aquionics’ traditional markets for food and beverage, pharmaceuticals and high purity water.
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.