The Science Behind the Standards

There is a buzz of excitement throughout the industry surrounding the Water Quality Assn.’s (WQA) Sustainability Standards. The development of these standards was sparked by the WQA board of governors, which tasked the association with finding a proactive way to promote sustainability and environmental awareness across the entire drinking water treatment sector. This torch was eagerly taken up by industry volunteers, with task force ranks eventually growing to represent more than 50 WQA members and stakeholders.

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The life-cycle approach to creating sustainability standards

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Stuart Mann, CWS-VI, is sustainability certification supervisor for the Water Quality Assn. Mann can be reached at smann@wqa.org or 630.929.2546.
Eric Yeggy, CWS-VI, is program development manager for the Water Quality Assn. Yeggy can be reached at eyeggy@wqa.org or 630.929.2539.

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January 16, 2014
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January 16, 2014
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Carbon Block

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FX ChloraGuard carbon blocks provide five times more chloramine reduction capacity than standard carbon blocks. With more than 70 million Americans drinking chloraminated water, the need for chloramine filtration products has never been greater. These carbon blocks are available in all standard sizes for POU, POE and light commercial applications.

A Guide to Carbon Certification

The application of activated carbon to drinking water dates all the way back to 450 B.C., when Phoenician trading ships stored drinking water in charred wooden barrels. This practice was widely in use on long sea voyages by the 18th century. Even today, brewers use charred wooden barrels to remove impurities during the aging process.

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Assessing activated carbon requires a rigorous review

About The Author: 

Eric Yeggy, CWS-VI, is business development manager for the Water Quality Assn. Yeggy can be reached at eyeggy@wqa.org or 630.929.2539.

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November 29, 2012
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November 29, 2012
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Short-Term Gain, Long-Term Pain

Granular activated carbon (GAC) is the great equalizer, providing superb filtration for a wide range of end-user concerns. It is a versatile, high-capacity powerhouse medium that can reduce and capture a multitude of contaminants. Its massive surface area and physical structure allow for contaminant reduction, primarily via adsorption, catalytic reduction and physical filtration.

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Considerations for properly configuring a GAC filter system

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Jerry Horner, CWS-VI, CI, is regional sales manager for Watts Water Quality. Horner can be reached at hornerjg@watts.com or 800.659.8400.

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November 13, 2012
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November 13, 2012
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United Manufacturing International 2000

UMI-2000 is a supplier of activated carbon, ion exchange resins and adsorption filter vessels. We stock carbon and resins in the USA for immediate shipment. Adsorbers supplied are 55 gallon drum up to 20,000 lb capacity ASME code pressure vessels. Full technical support, adsorber sizing, isotherms, GAC use rates, delivery logistics and tank trailer installation of NSF Municipal carbons. We also rent vapor phase activated carbon adsorbers. Drum exchange program for HAZ & non-HAZ spent carbons. TCLP EPA 8260 VOCs analysis at cost.

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385 Belle Mill Road
Red Bluff, CA 96080-2989
Phone: 530-528-1361
Fax: 530-528-1361

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VIZION by A.J. Antunes & Co.

VIZION by A.J. Antunes & Co. is a leading supplier of ultrafiltration-based water treatment systems that provide high-quality water to restaurants and residential homes. Because VIZION systems require only ONE low-cost carbon cartridge change per year, your customers can enjoy premium water at a low operating cost. VIZION systems utilize multi-bore ultrafilters which substantially reduce particles and yield longer carbonation retention in soft drinks. The ultrafilter’s self-cleaning ability extends the life of the ultrafilter and prevents the carbon cartridges from clogging. For lime scale reduction, the VIZION systems use TAC to reduce lime scale by 96-98% without the use of chemicals.

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180 Kehoe Blvd.
Carol Stream, IL 60188
United States
Toll-free: 800.253.2991
Phone: 630.784.1000

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Genesis Water Technologies, Inc.

We are the manufacturer and wholesale supplier you can rely upon for all your water filtration, treatment, and purification needs Our company pledges to serve and support our water treatment resellers, distributors, OEMs, and commercial/governmental clients in meeting their water related equipment needs. Let us work together to build your business!!

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555 Winderley Place Suite 300
Maitland, FL 32751
USA
Phone: 877 267 3699 , ext. 250
Fax: 407 792 2603

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Filtrex Technologies USA

Filtrex Technologies is a leading manufacturer of Coconut Shell Activated Carbon and Carbon Block. The Global Ecocarb Activated Carbon division uses a revolutionary gasification technology that significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions. This technology is the basis for their greencarbon line of activated carbon products. Global Ecocarb also specializes in advanced surface modification technologies for enhanced Chloramine, VOC, and Lead reduction. Filtrex Technologies' Carbon Block division specializes in both standard and custom sizes and has developed unique formulations for the reduction of Chlorine, Tastes, Odors, Chloramines, Particulates, Turbidity, VOC's, Cysts, and Lead.

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119 N. El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024
USA
Phone: (760) 992-9112
Fax: (760) 992-9112

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Aqua Wholesale, Inc.

Aqua Wholesale, Inc. is a family owned and operated OEM warehouse. We manufacture a complete line of residential and commercial water treatment equipment. Stocking a full line of the major manufactures in the industry. With nearly 30 years of industry experience we assist dealers with technical and sizing information as well as provide our customers superior service and custom-designed equipment. The many services we provide include water testing, technical support, application and sizing, troubleshooting, competitive pricing, training seminars and more! Make Aqua Wholesale your number one water treatment provider…Since 2001 – Your first choice for water treatment solutions.

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6265 E Sawgrass Road
Sarasota, Florida 34240
USA
Phone: 941.341.8047
Fax: 941.341.0746

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Hydrotech Inc.

Hydrotech manufactures, designs and distributes a full line of water treatment equipment, including PURA UV systems and Aqua Flo cartridge filters. Products include softeners, filters, UVs, ROs, cartridge filters and media. Stocking locations are in Fridley, Minn.; Libertyville, Ill.; Pottstown, Pa.; Tampa, Fla.; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; San Antonio, Texas; and Durham, N.C. Call 800.354.7867 in the U.S. or 877.299.5999 in Canada, or visit www.hydrotechwater.com to learn more.

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193 Osborne Rd
Fridley, MN 55432
United States
Phone: 800.354.7867
Fax: 800.544.6651

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Bottled water quality without the hassle or cost. Includes choice of 50 or 75 gpd membranes, sediment pre-filtration, pre- and post-carbon block filtration, quick-connect fittings, proprietary cartridge design that makes replacement easy and helps ensure replacement business, color-coded tubing, chrome faucet, storage tank and optional cartridges for custom test-based solutions. more
  • Bottled water quality without the hassle or cost. Includes choice of 50 or 75 gpd membranes, sediment pre-filtration, pre- and post-carbon block filtration, quick-connect fittings, proprietary cartridge design that makes replacement easy and helps ensure replacement business, color-coded tubing, chrome faucet, storage tank and optional cartridges for custom test-based solutions.
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