The Pearl line of UV-LED disinfection equipment includes the PearlAqua, PearlSense, PearlAero and UV Connect. The PearlAqua is a mercury-free, low-power unit for low-flow applications. The PearlSense monitor is available in a handheld, battery-powered and in-process model. The PearlAero offers a customizable array of modules for easy integration into existing surface treatment applications. The UV Connect is a telemetry system that broadcasts critical operating information to a smartphone or tablet.
The Winona Family YMCA is located in southeast Minnesota, in a town that is home to approximately 27,000 residents. The 4,300-member athletic center is spread across 78,000 sq ft and hosts programs and classes in badminton, basketball, tennis, aquatics and more.
Built in 1951, the original indoor pool at the Winona YMCA measures 20 by 60 yd. When a new, larger pool was built, the smaller pool became the YMCA’s warm-water pool, used for toddler and senior citizen classes, as well as therapeutic activities.
Minnesota YMCA improves indoor pool water quality with an ozone generator
Distribution through 3M Purification in the U.S. and 3M in Canada to stop at the end of the year
Wholesalers, distributors and dealers that have purchased UV Pure products and parts from 3M in the U.S. or Canada may now purchase them directly from UV Pure Technologies. Parts will continue to be available to wholesalers from 3M through calendar year 2014, or directly from UV Pure.
Pacific Ozone expanded its precision control in-line pressurized ozone systems for bottled water, beverage, pure water systems and other industrial ozone disinfection applications. Available in the Summit and Horizon product lines, these fully integrated ozone contacting platforms include the ozone generator, feed gas supply, ozone contacting and gas management system with off-gas decomposition, and complete instrumentation and safety features.
This new in-line pressurized precision control ozone system is ideal for bottled water, beverage, pure water systems and other industrial ozone disinfection applications. Available in the Summit and Horizon product lines, these fully integrated ozone contacting platforms include the ozone generator, feed gas supply, ozone contacting and gas management system with off-gas decomposition, and complete instrumentation and safety features. The systems provide control and precision ozone dosing, and are easy to use.
With flow rates ranging from 30 to 60 liter per minute, UVDynamics Mini-Rack Systems incorporate up to three filter housings and an ultraviolet disinfection system into one clean-looking, integrated product. An optional floor stand simplifies installation where wall mounting is impractical. UVDynamics Mini-Rack systems speed installation, are easy to service and provide lasting value.
Excito under-counter systems remove mechanical impurities, organic contaminants, and some bacteria and viruses. They reduce hardness, the concentration of heavy metals and up to 99% of chlorine, and improve taste and odor. Big Blue 10- and 20-in. housings can be mounted individually or connected in series. They consist of the housing and filter head with a 1-in. brass insert and are equipped with a valve that allows the release of pressurized air accumulated in the filter.
Safe Water Network develops affordable safe drinking water solutions for rural communities in need. WQP Assistant Editor Williette Nyanue spoke to Poonam Sewak, development and partnerships manager for Safe Water Network, about the organization’s new tablet-based water and health education campaign.
Williette Nyanue: What inspired the tablet-based water and health education campaign?
Organization uses tablets to spread the word about safe drinking water
In June 2012, a group of George Mason University (GMU) students and faculty traveled to the Amazon jungle to help an indigenous group of roughly 400 people called the Maijuna complete a water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) project. The project included teaching proper toothbrushing, hygiene and handwashing, and building bio-slowsand filters (biosand filters) for each household.
Biosand filters improve water quality for indigenous group
The water treatment industry seems to be full of new ideas about how to treat water in innovative ways. NPR reported that UNICEF is promoting a machine developed by Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology and HVR that turns sweat into drinking water by filtering the drippings squeezed from clothes. In answer to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Reinvent the Toilet” competition, researchers at Duke have developed a new toilet, complete with a self-contained waste recycling system, that transforms wastewater into drinking water.