Many water utilities across the U.S. are transitioning to chloramine for disinfection as an alternative to chlorine. This change is in response to stricter U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations on disinfection byproducts (DBPs), which are created when chlorine reacts with organics in water. Chloramine, a combination of chlorine and ammonia, is more stable and does not create DPBs.
Specialized carbon products improve chloramine removal
UNICEF ambassadors and supporters take to social media to help provide clean water for children
Facebook users can help provide children around the world with access to clean water and sanitation and urge their friends and family to do the same. The seventh annual UNICEF Tap Project, a national fundraising and awareness campaign, is going digital this year by utilizing social media.
Waterborne illnesses are the second leading cause of preventable childhood deaths in the world, killing nearly 4,000 children under the age of five every day. With $5, UNICEF can provide one child with access to safe, clean water for 200 days.
NGWA develops industry best suggested practice for water well system professionals
The National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) has developed an industry best suggested practice (BSP) for water well system professionals to use regarding the emergency disinfection of flooded residential water wells.
The BSP, "Residential Water Well Disinfection Following a Flood":
Chem-Aqua to distribute Nephros's ultrafilters in North America
Nephros Inc. and Chem-Aqua Inc., a wholly owned water treatment subsidiary of NCH Corp., announced that they have signed a non-exclusive distributor agreement for Chem-Aqua to distribute Nephros' ultrafilters (UF) in North America. Chem-Aqua is now beginning launch efforts, including scheduling training sessions and promoting UF to the hospital market.
Move allows increased production for new UV-Pearl UV-C LED disinfection system
To accommodate for its continued growth, ultraviolet (UV) disinfection specialist Aquionics has moved to a new location in Erlanger, Ky. The new facility is close to the international airport, and allows the company to complete more of its manufacturing in house.
UNICEF to deliver 1,000 tons of chlorine across all 14 governorates in Syria
A large-scale operation is underway in Syria to secure safe water supplies for more than 10 million people — close to half the population, according to UNICEF.
The first four trucks, carrying 80 tons of sodium hypochlorite water chlorination supplies, crossed the Jordanian border into Syria on Feb. 3, heading for Homs, Aleppo, Hama and Idleb. Over the coming weeks, UNICEF will deliver 1,000 tons of chlorine to cities and communities across all 14 governorates in Syria.
Ultraviolet (UV) disinfection products are one of the fastest growing segments of the water treatment market today. One of the advantages of selling UV systems is that every system a dealer sells should generate an annual UV lamp replacement sale for as long as the system is in service. The challenge is that the technology that has existed in the UV market to date has yet to fully capture this annuity, or “razor blade,” UV lamp business.
New technologies help dealers benefit from UV lamp replacement business
The Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa is a flagship for the school’s commitment to sustainability. Completed in September 2010, it not only serves USF’s School of Global Sustainability and Patel Center for Global Solutions, it also is the first building at the Tampa campus to aim for U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.
University center lives up to green ideals with water reuse system
Company receives award at a water summit in Beijing
HaloSource Inc. was awarded Top 10 Best Component Supplier of the Year by HC360.com in China.
With almost 20 years' history, HC360 covers a variety of industries, including water treatment and purification in China. During the last several months, it has been organizing the annual water purification industry “Oscar” event. HaloSource, being nominated/voted by existing and prospective clients (Perfect, Honeywell, AO Smith and Qinyuan, to name a few) and reviewed by industry/technical experts, received this prize at a water summit in Beijing.
CELF and Vestergaard Frandsen partner in sustainability education program
The Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF) has partnered with Vestergaard Frandsen (VF) to launch the LifeStraw 100 Schools Water Campaign. CELF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to making sustainability education an integral part of every school’s curriculum and culture. Vestergaard Frandsen manufactures LifeStraw water filters, which turn dirty water into safe, clean drinking water.