Seeking Water Safety

When it comes to drinking water safety, many new innovations are focused on emerging contaminants. One new testing method, however, focuses on something that has plagued drinking water for ages — contamination by fecal matter. Water Quality Products Managing Editor Kate Cline recently spoke with Vladislav V. Yakovlev, developer of the technology, about the new testing method and its potential benefits. 

Kate Cline: Briefly describe the new detection method procedure. 

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A new method for detecting fecal matter in water

About The Author: 

Vladislav V. Yakovlev is professor for the departments of biomedical engineering and physics and astronomy at Texas A&M University. Yakovlev can be reached at yakovlev@bme.tamu.edu or 979.458.2326.

Kate Cline is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

Publication Date: 
July 18, 2014
Activation Date: 
July 18, 2014
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Commercial Certification

Residential drinking water treatment unit products have many standards and protocols available to companies to demonstrate that their products have been tested and certified to verify that the materials that come into contact with drinking water are not harmful, the products are structurally sound and the performance reduction claims are accurate. Commercial products were seemingly left in the dust, however, and end users do not have a significant amount of guidance within the standards to make the same distinctions about these larger systems. 

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Testing & certification options for commercial water treatment systems

About The Author: 

Tina Donda, CWS-VI, is global business development manager for the Water Quality Assn. Donda can be reached at tdonda@wqa.org or 630.929.2533.

Publication Date: 
July 18, 2014
Activation Date: 
July 18, 2014
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Making Marketing Priorities

Google, Kleenex, Xerox, Wite-Out and Seeing Eye Dogs. These household names all share a common trait: They all carry an automatic recognition stimulus to the brain, yet not one of them is an actual product. They are however, brand names that have become synonymous with their product category. Have you Googled something lately? If you have a runny nose do you reach for a facial tissue or a Kleenex?

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Four key aspects of a strong marketing plan

About The Author: 

Brad Good is partner for the Good Marketing Group. Good can be reached at bgood@goodgroupllc.com or 484.902.8914.

Publication Date: 
July 18, 2014
Activation Date: 
July 18, 2014
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Into the Future

When people find out I am involved with the water treatment industry, there is one topic that almost always comes up: the ongoing drought in California and other states, and what is being done about it.

About The Author: 

Kate Cline is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

Publication Date: 
July 18, 2014
Activation Date: 
July 18, 2014
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Duke Energy Completes Cleanup Work Along the Dan River

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Duke Energy
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Approximately 2,500 tons of coal ash and river sediment have been removed from the location

Duke Energy has completed cleanup work along the Dan River just upstream of the Schoolfield Dam in Danville, Va. Completion of the work was reviewed and approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Publication Date: 
July 18, 2014

NanoH2O Founder, CEO Joins NeoTech Aqua Solutions Board of Directors

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NeoTech Aqua Solutions Inc.
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Validated disruptive UV technology positions company for rapid growth

NeoTech Aqua Solutions Inc. added Jeff Green, founder and CEO of NeoTech, to its board of directors.

Publication Date: 
July 18, 2014

Augustin Plains Ranch Files Application for New Mexico Water Permit

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Augustin Plains Ranch LLC
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Water reclamation, transport project would provide large, sustainable source of water

The Augustin Plains Ranch LLC (APR) has submitted its application for a permit to pump, reclaim and then transport 54,000 acre-ft of water per year (AFY) from its location near Datil, N.M., to those Rio Grande River communities that are most in need.

Publication Date: 
July 17, 2014

Water Filtration Technology Wins 2014 R&D 100 Award

Source: 
Dow Water & Process Solutions
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R&D Magazine names Tequatic Plus filter one of the 100 most influential innovations in 2013

Less than a year after its global launch, R&D Magazine the Tequatic Plus fine particle filter as a groundbreaking solution for treating difficult, high-solids water.

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July 16, 2014

Competition Rewards Technological Breakthroughs in Safe Water

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Water Quality Assn.
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First place winner of the FTW competition will be awarded a $15,000 prize

Entries are currently being accepted in the Future Technologies for Water (FTW) Competition.

Publication Date: 
July 15, 2014

Water Reuse Conference Abstract Deadline Announced

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The Water Reuse Assn.
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The abstract submission deadline is Friday, July 18, 2014

The WateReuse Assn. will host the 2015 Industrial and Commercial Water Reuse Conference in Austin, Texas on Feb. 2 to 3, 2015 — and there is still time to submit an abstract to be considered for a place on the podium. The abstract submission deadline is Friday, July 18, 2014.

Publication Date: 
July 14, 2014