Amiad Receives NSF Certification

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Amiad
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The company can now display the NSF mark on the certified products

Amiad announced that major product lines based on its automatic self-cleaning screen and microfiber technology have been certified by NSF Intl. The technology meets the requirements of NSF/ANSI Standard 61 – Drinking Water System Components – Health Effects for 2015.

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February 18, 2015

Rainwater Rules

Almost all of the water that has ever existed on our planet is the same water we see today, 97% of which is non-potable seawater. The remaining 3% is freshwater, mostly locked in ice caps, glaciers and the ground. Only a fraction of a percentage is the surface water we typically depend on. To put it in perspective, if all of the Earth’s water were condensed down to fit into a single gallon jug, the freshwater readily available for our use would only equal about one tablespoon.

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Standards & treatment considerations for rainwater harvesting systems

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Jason Carlson is senior project chemist for UL. Carlson can be reached at jason.carlson@ul.com.

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February 12, 2015
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February 12, 2015
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NSF Intl. President & CEO Elected Board Chair of ANSI

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NSF International
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ANSI brings together organizations from both the private and public sectors to develop voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessments

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has elected Kevan P. Lawlor, president and CEO of NSF Intl., as chair of its board of directors. 

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February 9, 2015

FWQA to Host Annual Trade Show June 11 to 13

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Florida Water Quality Assn.
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The FWQA will host its annual convention and trade show June 11 to 13

The Florida Water Quality Assn. (FWQA) announced its 2015 convention and trade show, scheduled for June 11 to 13, 2015, at Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, Fla.

This year’s event will kicked off with the Rusty Schoenthaler Annual Golf Tournament at Hawk’s Landing Golf Course on Thursday, June 11. That evening, attendees will enjoy hospitality suites, which are not only an occasion for fellowship with other water conditioning professionals, but also a networking opportunity.

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January 27, 2015

Dr. Tina Yerkes Appointed General Manager at NSF Intl.

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NSF Intl.
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Dr. Tina Yerkes is the new general manager of drinking water filtration products for NSF Intl.

NSF Intl. appointed Tina Yerkes, Ph.D., as general manager of filtration products for its Global Water Div. Yerkes will help NSF grow its testing, auditing and certification services for point-of-use and point-of-entry drinking water treatment and filtration products.

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January 26, 2015

Sustainable Standards

NSF Intl.’s National Center for Sustainability Standards worked with stakeholders from municipalities, industry, government and academia to develop two new sustainability assessment standards for water contact products and water treatment chemicals. NSF 375: Sustainability Assessment for Water Contact Products provides a science-based framework for collecting data and communicating information on the sustainable attributes of water contact products in the recreational water, wastewater and drinking water areas.

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New standards offer certification for chemicals and water contact products
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Mindy Costello is standards development liaison for NSF Intl.’s National Center for Sustainability Standards. Costello can be reached at sustainability@nsf.org.

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January 16, 2015
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January 16, 2015
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AWWA: SDWA Anniversary Cause to Celebrate, 'Renew Our Commitment' to Safe Water

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American Water Works Assn.
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AWWA CEO David LaFrance thanks water professionals nationwide for keeping water safe for drinking

Dec. 16, 2014, marked the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which today includes regulations for more than 90 contaminants. American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) CEO David LaFrance issued the following statement to mark the occasion.

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December 18, 2014

Amway's eSpring Product First to Receive Certification for All NSF/ANSI 401 Contaminants

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Amway
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Fifteen contaminants covered by standard include drugs, herbicides, pesticides and chemicals

Amway’s eSpring water treatment system was the first recipient of NSF Intl.’s NSF/ANSI 401 certificate, a drinking water treatment standard that evaluates if water is

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December 17, 2014

Keeping Up With the Contaminants

Emerging contaminants and incidental compounds discovered in drinking water supplies have sparked consumer concern throughout the U.S. WQP Associate Editor Williette Nyanue spoke with NSF Intl. drinking water expert Richard Andrew to find out what consumers are saying and how the new NSF/ANSI Standard 401 will help address these concerns.

Williette Nyanue: What are emerging contaminants and incidental compounds?

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NSF addresses emerging contaminants and incidental compounds

About The Author: 

Richard Andrew is director, global business development, water systems for NSF Intl. Andrew can be reached at andrew@nsf.org. For more information, contact WQP at wqpeditor@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

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December 1, 2014
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December 1, 2014
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In It to Win It

As my children enter their toddler years, I can see how competition will begin to play a role in our lives. My kids compete over everything — mostly toys — and they frequently end up getting angry at one another. Nevertheless, they continue, time and again, to compete against each other in whatever they are doing. 

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Product certification can give products an edge in the marketplace

About The Author: 

Tom Spoden is laboratory manager for the Water Quality Assn. Spoden can be reached at tspoden@wqa.org or 630.505.0160.

Publication Date: 
December 1, 2014
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December 1, 2014
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