Greening Water Quality

The Water Quality Assn.’s (WQA) new eco-labeling initiative seeks to cut through the clutter of environmental product claims to prevent consumer confusion and promote sustainability. Water Quality Products Assistant Editor Kristin Muckerheide recently spoke with WQA’s Tom Palkon to get the scoop.

Kristin Muckerheide: Tell us about the new eco-labeling initiative.

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Eco-labeling initiative provides standards for green products

About The Author: 

Tom Palkon is director of product certification for the Water Quality Assn. Palkon can be reached at tpalkon@wqa.org or 630.505.0160.

Kristin Muckerheide is assistant editor for Water Quality Products. For more information, contact
WQP at wqpeditor@sgcmail.com.

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October 30, 2012
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October 30, 2012
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Planning for Product Design & Development

Product development is a set of actions needed to create a new product for entry into the marketplace. In the design and development process, it is vital to think through the process and outline it in an organized fashion.

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The planning stage is key to a successful product launch

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Glen Kosowski, CWS-VI, is facility assessment manager for the Water Quality Assn. Kosowski can be reached at gkosowski@wqa.org or 630.505.0160.

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October 30, 2012
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October 30, 2012
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AdEdge Water Technologies Hires New Applications Engineer

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AdEdge Water Technologies LLC
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Khushbu Karan to perform tasks related to proposal preparation, system design and execution of water treatment projects

AdEdge Water Technologies announced the addition of Khushbu Karan as an applications engineer. Karan will be responsible for performing a variety of sales engineering support and project tasks related to proposal preparation, system design, project scoping and execution of water treatment projects.

Prior to working at AdEdge, Karan worked as a project engineer at H2Flow Equipment, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and as a project assistant for the municipality of York region in Toronto.

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October 26, 2012

Pores in Graphene Could Give Rise to Membranes

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Tiny pores in graphene offer possibility of membranes that filter microscopic contaminants from water

Much has been made of graphene’s exceptional qualities, from its ability to conduct heat and electricity better than any other material to its unparalleled strength. Previous research has also shown that pristine graphene — a microscopic sheet of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb pattern — is among the most impermeable materials ever discovered.

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October 24, 2012

Expanded Partnership to Help Spanish Manufacturers Access Global Export Markets

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NSF Intl.
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Center for Water Analysis signs agreement with NSF to facilitate export of water distribution and treatment products

NSF Intl. has expanded its collaboration with Laboratorio Dr. Oliver Rodés (LDOR), which has been Spain’s premier water testing laboratory for more than 110 years. Through this collaboration, LDOR will work with NSF to test and certify Spanish water treatment, distribution and plumbing products to facilitate their export to North America and other key markets.

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October 24, 2012

WaterGroup Announces New Warehouse Locations

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WaterGroup
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WaterGroup opens new facilities in Pottstown, Pa., and Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

WaterGroup, a provider of water treatment solutions throughout North America, has announced its facility in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, is relocating to 490 Pinebush Road.

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October 23, 2012

25% of the Cartridge Market is Now in East Asia

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McIlvaine Company
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Purchases of residential point-of-use and point-of-entry filters in East Asia to exceed $1.2 billion in 2013

In 2013, sales of cartridges in East Asia to purify liquids will exceed $4.3 billion and will account for more than 25% of total world sales. This is the latest forecast of the McIlvaine Company in its report, Cartridge Filters: World Market.  

The poor quality of municipal drinking water has led East Asian homeowners to utilize point-of-use filters in far greater numbers than residents of Europe and North America. In 2013, purchases of residential point-of-use and point-of-entry filters in East Asia will exceed $1.2 billion.

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October 19, 2012

Nashville-Based Nonprofit Provides Clean Water to Haiti

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Mobile Medical Disaster Relief
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Mobile Medical Disaster Relief to give all 200,000 people in the area of Thomazeau, Haiti, access to clean water

Nashville, Tenn.-based nonprofit Mobile Medical Disaster Relief (MMDR) is providing clean water to Haiti. The people of Haiti, recently listed as the poorest country in the world, have no access to clean water. Their wells, streams and cisterns are contaminated by E. coli, salmonella and cholera.

MMDR seeks to change that in the area of Thomazeau, Haiti. Using filtration devices and chlorinators, the organization plans to give all 200,000 people in this area access to clean water.

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October 18, 2012

New App Calculates Savings for Ozone Pool Purification

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Clearwater Tech
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Clearwater Tech App calculates yearly savings of ClearWater ozone systems based on the pool size

The ClearWater Tech App is now available for iPhones and iPads. It shows the yearly savings a ClearWater ozone system can produce for a 10,000-gal capacity pool, and users can see the amount of yearly savings go up correspondingly as the capacity of the pool grows up to 80,000 gal.

The app’s calculator shows yearly savings depending on the size of the pool, and cross-links 11 different ClearWater systems, each appropriate for the size of pool being analyzed by the calculator.

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October 17, 2012

Waterlogic Signs Supply Agreement With European Manufacturer

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Waterlogic Plc
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The agreement, valid until end of 2015, is for the supply and distribution of advanced water purification devices

Waterlogic Plc announced that it has signed a supply agreement valid until the end of 2015, with Indesit Co. S.p.A., one of Europe's leading manufacturers and distributors of major domestic appliances.

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October 17, 2012
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