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.
Company selected as one of AlwaysOn's GoingGreen Silicon Valley Global 200 winners
UV Pure Technologies has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the GoingGreen Silicon Valley Global 200 winners. Inclusion in the GoingGreen Silicon Valley Global 200 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing and entrenched players in green technology. UV Pure Technologies was selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value and media buzz.
All it took was one member of the Mankato YMCA in Mankato, Minn., to positively alter the swimming environment for the 10,000 members who use the club regularly. That member, a professor at Mankato State University, had read about the use of Sphagnum moss to treat and condition the water in public pools in St. Paul, Minn., and talked to YMCA CEO John Kind about it.
Pool facility improves water quality with moss treatment system
Gravity-based device will first be launched in India
HaloSource Inc. has entered into a development and production agreement with Tupperware Brands Corp. to provide its patented HaloPure technology in cartridges for Tupperware’s new line of gravity-based water purifiers, which will be initially launched through Tupperware India.
UV Superstore announced the newest addition to its line of UV products: Basic Series of Residential UV units. The Basic Series offers simple and reliable units at an economical price. Two models are available: the BA-10 and the BA-15, with maximum flow rates of 10 and 15 gpm, respectively. These units are designed to mount either horizontally or vertically for maximum flexibility.
Inspection reveals excessive level of chemicals in utility’s drinking water supply systems
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a letter and inspection report to the Guam Waterworks Authority (GWA) identifying numerous deficiencies in the utility’s drinking water supply systems uncovered in a May 2012 inspection and sanitary survey.
Twelve water purification systems were donated to the Oceanside Fire District in New York
Steve Steinway, CEO of Propur Water Purification Systems, donated 12 Propur King water purification systems to the Oceanside Fire District in New York for disbursement to district fire stations in need of clean water.
“We wanted to do our part to help those most impacted by Hurricane Sandy and chose the Oceanside Fire District to donate to, after hearing that this was one of the harder hit areas," Steinway said. "We spoke with Alan Gershkowitz at their office and he will oversee their distribution to the fire stations in the greatest need.”
The 212 Series of composite solenoid valves incorporates the new FasN universal connection system, which allows valves to quickly connect to any type of fitting—NPT, quick connect or solvent bond. The valves have pressure and temperature ratings up to 150 psi and 180°F, and have been tested to achieve up to 1 million operating cycles. The series is designed specifically for water purification and conditioning systems in commercial and industrial applications.
Multiplex integrates Hallett and Upstream UV systems in multiples of two, three, four or five to handle a variety of water treatment applications. The systems, housed in NEMA cabinets, are for both wastewater and potable water applications. They treat up to 150-gpm flows and are ideal for hazardous or wet environments. The systems come ready to commission with everything connected, and are self-cleaning, with dual smart sensors.