As more companies tout “green” and eco-friendly products, Dennis Roberts of Filtrex Technologies, along with other industry insiders in the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) task force, take on the complicated challenge of creating green product standards.
Controlling VOC contamination with activated carbon
This proprietary custom-made carbon formulation consists of powdered KDF media bonded onto the surface of granular activated carbon (GAC). This media controls the buildup of bacteria, algae and fungi, which is often associated with bad tastes and odor in GAC filters. It has enhanced filter performance compared with traditional GAC filters and minimal carbon fines are released.
Water Quality Products invited Joseph F. Harrison, P.E., CWS-VI, technical director of the Water Quality Association (WQA), to give an overview of current industry issues and what to expect at the upcoming Mid-Year Leadership Conference, to be held Sept. 5-7 in Nashville, Tenn.
Water Quality Products invited Derek Rowley, product manager for Pentair Filtration, to comment on the carbon anti-dumping issue as it relates to Pentair Water and the water treatment industry as a whole.
At this point, many of you probably have learned that the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced a significant preliminary increase of anti-dumping duties on steam-activated carbon imported from China. Domestic manufacturers can expect to see duties increase from 4.8% to as much as 14 to 228%.
Following the announcement, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will require importers to post a deposit in the amount of the duties.
Water Quality Products invited Joseph F. Harrison, P.E., CWS-VI, technical director of the WQA, to give an overview of the issues discussed at the association’s Mid-Year Leadership Conference held Sept. 6 to 8, 2006, in Park City, Utah.