Celebrities and educators successfully climb Mt. Kilimanjaro to draw attention to clean water crisis
Summit on the Summit announced the successful ascent of Mt. Kilimanjaro, marking the second time in three years that a team of cultural influencers and clean water advocates has climbed the mountain to raise awareness of the global clean water crisis.
New Aquasana filters remove chloramines from drinking and shower water
Aquasana will introduce new products at the annual International Builders' Show (IBS), Jan. 22 to 24 in Las Vegas. Organized by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), IBS is the country's largest light construction building industry tradeshow. The event kicks off the year by showcasing the market's hottest trends from industry leaders.
A group of 400 native Peruvian Amazonians known as the Maijuna desperately searched for answers to help reduce their high child mortality rate when it became clear that their drinking water was one of the major culprits.
Water filtration system provides Amazon villages with cleaner water
On Sept. 22, 2011, TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation in Grayslake, Ill., initiated a pilot test to study the effectiveness of HydroFlow’s water conditioning technology on its canine therapy pools. TOPS is in the business of veterinary rehabilitation, and one of the treatment options it often employs is hydro-treadmill therapy. The facility has two 1,000-gal therapy pools supported by a large, pool-sized sand filtration system, a dual-speed filtration pump and a booster pump for the jets.
Veterinary facility rehabs canine therapy pools with new treatment system
Combining technologies provides versatility in treating different kinds of water sources while keeping costs low
Rapid urbanization in the Asia Pacific region is prompting the rural population to intensify its demands for a better quality of life, which includes access to cleaner and purer water. This, coupled with demand for high-quality water from water-intensive industries, makes a robust case for mobile water treatment in the region.
New analysis from Frost and Sullivan, "Asia-Pacific Mobile Water Treatment Market," finds that the market earned revenues of $48.2 million in 2011 and is expected to reach $298.3 million by 2017.
The UV-Pearl uses UV-C LED technology, allowing instant full intensity on startup and mercury-free water treatment. The compact system can operate as a standalone unit or be integrated into OEM devices, ultrapure water generators, medical sterilization equipment and other POU applications. It uses UV LED lamps, which emit waves of light in the deep UV spectral range that destroy microorganisms on a cellular level. The lamps can be tuned to different wavelengths to target specific pathogens.
ABuv residential and light commercial UV systems are tested and certified to NSF Standard 55 for Class B disinfection performance and have NSF-rated flow rates of 5.5, 7.8 and 12 gpm. They feature flow restrictors, lamp failure alarms, lamp-change reminders and countdown lamp timers. The units provide supplemental treatment for water that has been tested and deemed acceptable for human consumption.
UV Superstore Inc. specializes in providing high-quality direct replacement parts for various manufacturers. From Aquafine to Zed, it offers an array of replacement parts for UV treatment systems, including current models and obsolete designs.
Conforlab of Brazil signs on as Phigenics LLC first licensing partner
Phigenics LLC has launched a licensing practice for its patented Legionella testing technology. Conforlab Engenharia Ambiental LTDA of Sao Paulo signed on as the first licensee in December 2012.
Update includes setting a limit for E. coli to better protect public health
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated the rule for pathogens in drinking water, including setting a limit for E. coli to better protect public health.
The Revised Total Coliform Rule ensures that all of the approximately 155,000 public water systems in the U.S., which provide drinking water to more than 310 million people, take steps to prevent exposure to pathogens like E. coli. These types of pathogens can cause a variety of illnesses, with symptoms such as acute abdominal discomfort or, in more extreme cases, kidney failure or hepatitis.