The primary focus of water treatment, regardless of source, is to optimize treatment equipment options and methods to provide consistent, potable water quality to the end user. The main immediate concern is the elimination of dangerous biological contamination through disinfection. As the industry develops new methods and learns more about historic processes, there is a series of options to utilize with various advantages and disadvantages.
Ozone disinfection options for systems large and small
The company will host seminars on UV technology at the WQA’s annual convention
NeoTech Aqua Solutions Inc. (NTAS), designer and manufacturer of ultraviolet (UV) water treatment systems, will be in Orlando, Fla., during the WQA Aquatech USA 2014 show March 18 to 21.
The company will host an informative meeting regarding its technology, as well as seminars on UV technology, at the Rosen Plaza Hotel on March 18 at 10 a.m. Some of the topics that will be covered are:
Gusmer and Pacific Ozone will addressthe changing disinfection needs within the beverage industry
Pacific Ozone announced a collaborative partnership with Gusmer Enterprises to bring water saving solutions to the beverage industry.
Gusmer Enterprises is a manufacturer and supplier to the beverage industry. It delivers high-quality goods and services available for equipment, fermentation, filtration, processing aids, laboratory tools, and now, advanced disinfection with ozone technology.
WWIF South Africa and the Unlimited Child install Biosand filters in South African preschools
In a two- to three-day effort spearheaded by Ken Lister and Robin Tindall, with support from the local H2O Intl. Durban branch and Cape Town, South Africa-based H2O Intl. SA, several crèches (preschools for the underprivileged) in the KwaZulu Natal area received biosand filters, positively impacting the daily lives of several hundred children.
On the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda there is a rural community called Maruba. Rain is rare, so the people of Maruba used to rely on the lake as their only source of freshwater. Unfortunately, it was teeming with microbiological contaminants that cause waterborne diseases such as schistosomiasis, dysentery and diarrhea. The water was further contaminated by pesticides used by local farmers to treat crops. Rain would wash these harmful chemicals into the lake.
Solar-powered treatment system provides clean water for Uganda community
HaloPure removes 99.9% of viruses and bacteria while also preventing bacterial recontamination. Its uses are versatile and it can be applied to a variety of gravity and pressure POU devices. The media has been proven to enhance systems to help them exceed drinking water standards. It can be used with pitcher applications, inline, or with standard 10-in. cartridges for countertop and undersink systems.
The MWF refrigerator filter is NSF-certified and removes cysts plus a range of contaminants, including lead and mercury. In addition, it has been tested by a third party to remove more than 94% of five trace pharmaceuticals: ibuprofen, atenolol, fluoxetine, progesterone and trimethoprim. The filter is available for use in GE side-by-side and French door refrigerators.
UV Superstore introduces a new replacement enclosure for the discontinued Wedeco GLI and CHI Series of industrial UV disinfection systems. Using non-proprietary and fully tested internal parts, the enclosure can keep systems running efficiently for years to come with lower maintenance costs while still delivering the same performance. The enclosure is made of 304 stainless steel with a sealed window kit. High-heat shutoff and a digital UV monitor with dry contacts and 4-20 mA output are available for full system functionality. This replacement enclosure is compatibl
The PearlSense T254 transmittance monitor provides UV transmittance readings in all conditions over an extended lifetime. It features a patent-pending fixed-position single lamp and sensor design with an automatic two-point reference check, and can withstand unlimited cycling without lamp degradation. A UV-LED light source allows instant activation and mercury-free operation. The monitor is capable of battery and solar-powered operation, and can be used in handheld operation, installed directly in a pipe or bracket-mounted in an open-channel environment.