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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Chloramine Reduction Cartridge

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The UGACR chloramine reduction cartridge is a cost-effective POU option for reducing chloramines in municipal water supplies. The cartridge uses catalytic coconut shell carbon that acts as a chloramine “grabber.” It is available in 10- and 20-in. lengths, as well as 2.5- and 4.5-in. ODs, making it compatible with most standard filter housings.  

Catalytic Carbon for Chloramine Removal

Many water utilities across the U.S. are transitioning to chloramine for disinfection as an alternative to chlorine. This change is in response to stricter U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations on disinfection byproducts (DBPs), which are created when chlorine reacts with organics in water. Chloramine, a combination of chlorine and ammonia, is more stable and does not create DPBs.

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Specialized carbon products improve chloramine removal

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Vivekanand Gaur, Ph.D., is general manager of technology and R&D operations for Filtrex Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Gaur can be reached at vgaur@filtrex.co.in.

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March 15, 2013
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March 15, 2013
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Charger Water Treatment Products

Founded in 1979, Charger Water Treatment Products is now one of the largest water treatment product OEM's in the industry. With six regional warehouses; Elgin, IL. Bally, PA. Reno, NV. Ft. Worth, TX. San Antonio, TX. and Port Richey, FL. , Charger is able to offer the water treatment dealer training, expertise and fast service with a large, local inventory of the products their business requires.

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1180 Dundee Ave
Elgin, IL 60120
USA
Phone: 800-647-4274
Fax: 847-468-1088

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Carbon Activated Corp.

Carbon Activated Corporation, a leading Activated Carbon & Related Services company in the United States supplying high-quality Activated Carbon and filter media certified for NSF-61 and meets AWWA standards; specialized in municipal potable water and wastewater treatment plants, odor control, etc.; also provide liquid and vapor filter systems and installations, performance-guarantees and superior lead-time; we have advanced material handling equipment for change-outs. Also available, onsite laboratory testing, quality control, and free technical support. ISO 9001:2008 Certified.

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250 E. Manville Street
Compton, California 90220
Phone: (310) 885-4555
Fax: (310) 885-4558

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Pure Aqua, Inc.

Pure Aqua is a leading manufacturer of water treatment and reverse osmosis systems. Pure Aqua, activities range from small bracket mounted water treatment systems to hundreds of thousands of gallons per day custom built plants. Products Offered by Pure Aqua, Inc.: Brackish Water Reverse Osmosis, Sea Water Reverse Osmosis, Double Pass RO, Automatic Multi Media Filters, Automatic Carbon Filters, Cartridge Filters, Automatic Water Softeners, Electrodeionization, EDI, Two Column DI or Mixed Bed Deionizers, Ultra Violet Sterilizers (UV), Chemical Dosing Systems, Ozonation Systems, Chlorination Systems, and Custom Built Water Treatment Systems.

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2230 South Huron Drive
Santa Ana, CA 92704
United States
Phone: 714 432 9996, ext. 202
Fax: 714 432 9898

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H2O International, Inc.

P H2O International, Inc. is a progressive company with experience in manufacturing and marketing water filtration products worldwide. Our extensive line of products include countertops, undersinks, in-line appliance cartridges, shower filters, portable filters, ceramic/sediment prefilters, water softeners, water dispensers, whole house systems, amngst others. PAlthough we are involved with many technologies in the purification industry, our main line of products uses the single most effective filtration technology, Kinetic Degradation Fluxion (KDF). This patented bacteriostatic media has been tested to drastically reduce chlorine and other contaminants from the water.

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3001 SW 15th Street Ste. C
Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442
USA
Phone: 954-570-3464
Fax: 954-480-9962

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KX Technologies LLC

KX Technologies LLC 55 Railroad Avenue West Haven, CT 06516 Phone: 203-799-9000 Email: sales@kxtech.com Website: www.kxtech.com Manufactures custom-designed OEM drinking water filtration solutions. Products include media and system level solutions. Standard media includes MATRIKX extruded carbon block and finished filters. FACT Media is made using various adsorbents immobilized by fibrillated nanofibers for use in finished filters. MATRIKX Purifier technology offers 99.9999% Bacteria reduction, 99.99% Virus reduction and 99.95% Cyst reduction, and can be applied to carbon block to create microbiological reduction filters. This technology can also be applied to FACT Media.

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55 Railroad Avenue
West Haven, Connecticut 06516
USA
Phone: 203-799-9000

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Pleated Carbon Filter

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This filter’s pleated design gives it a high surface area, providing excellent flow and dirt-holding capacity with minimal pressure loss. Constructed with carbon-impregnated media, it provides resistance to bacterial attack. It is ideal for non-chlorinated water supplies in which sediment reduction is the primary purpose of the filter and when taste, odor and chlorine reduction are desired.

Carbon Filtration Basics

Six months ago I opened the refrigerator to pour myself a glass of water from my pour-through pitcher. As I was filling my glass, I realized I could not remember the last time I changed the carbon filter. I had been thinking about replacing the filter for a while—a really long while.

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Determining when to change your activated carbon filter

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Amanda Thomas, CWS-VI, is product certification supervisor for the Water Quality Assn. Thomas can be reached at athomas@wqa.org or 630.505.0359.

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November 4, 2011
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November 4, 2011
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