Refrigerator Filter

Company Reference: 
GE

The MWF refrigerator filter is NSF-certified and removes cysts plus a range of contaminants, including lead and mercury. In addition, it has been tested by a third party to remove more than 94% of five trace pharmaceuticals: ibuprofen, atenolol, fluoxetine, progesterone and trimethoprim. The filter is available for use in GE side-by-side and French door refrigerators.

Siemens Water Technologies

Siemens Water Technologies is the world’s leading water and wastewater treatment company. We provide the most comprehensive, cost-effective and reliable treatment systems and services for reclamation and reuse of water for our industrial, institutional, commercial and municipal customers. With the broadest range of technologies, a nationwide service network and a long history of innovation and leadership in the water treatment market, Siemens Water Technologies offers everything from emergency water supply and conventional treatment processes to high-tech membrane filtration systems. Our innovations combine treatment processes into smaller, more efficient treatment packages.

Address

181 Thorn Hill Road
Warrendale, PA 15086
USA
Phone: 800-525-0658
Fax: 724-772-1322

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KDF Fluid Treatment, Inc.

KDF PROCESS MEDIA - Protect or Replace existing filters, founded in 1984, KDF Fluid Treatment, Inc. is a technological leader in the fluid treatment industry. Beginning with a U.S. patent for KDF redox alloy media in 1987, the company continues its technological innovation. KDF process media are used in pre-treatment, primary treatment, and wastewater applications. KDF media supplement or replace existing technologies to dramatically extend system life, lower total cost, and decrease maintenance. Patented KDF process media are 100 percent recyclable and contain no chemical additives.

Address

Three Rivers Area Enterprise Park
Three Rivers, MI 49093
Phone: 800-437-2745 /, ext. 24
Fax: 269-273-4400/8

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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.

Address

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

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Filter Formula

In 2007, the NSF Intl. Drinking Water Treatment Unit Joint Committee revised the NSF/ANSI Standard 53 protocol for pH 8.5 lead reduction based on a substantial amount of research on particulate and colloidal lead. The research conducted by the NSF task group revealed a great deal of inconsistency in the amount of particulate lead formed from batch to batch and from laboratory to laboratory due to the precipitation of this element from the solution.

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Testing and developing a lead-reduction filter for gravity pitchers

About The Author: 

Frank A. Brigano, Ph.D., is vice president technology of KX Technologies LLC. Brigano can be reached at fbrigano@kxtech.com or 203.764.2506.

Andrew Lombardo is senior research engineer for KX Technologies LLC. Lombardo can be reached at alombardo
@kxtech.com or 203.764.2525.

Publication Date: 
May 30, 2012
Activation Date: 
May 30, 2012
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Getting the Lead Out

Lead has been a hot topic for consumers and the media for many years. We all have heard about the deterioration of U.S. water distribution systems, lead service lines, extremely high levels of lead in Washington, D.C.’s drinking water because of a change from chlorine to chloramine, lead in paint, lead in toys, new lead content laws in California and Vermont (soon to be national)—concerns about lead that will never go away.

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Challenges in creating a consistent lead certification protocol

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.

Publication Date: 
November 30, 2011
Activation Date: 
November 30, 2011
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23152

Caution: Lead in Water

The interest in reducing environmental lead exposure is evident with the recent revision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the nation’s Air Quality Standards, which were lowered from 1.5 to 0.15 ug of lead per cubic meter of air. “With these stronger standards, a new generation of Americans is protected from harmful lead emissions, especially children,” said EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson. The same goal was desired for the drinking water lead standard, which the EPA lowered in 1998 from 50 to 15 µg of lead per liter of water.

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Elevated levels of lead in drinking water occur despite government action

About The Author: 

Ivars Jaunakais is president of Industrial Test Systems, Inc. Jaunakais can be reached at 803.329.9712 or by e-mail at ivars@sensafe.com.

Publication Date: 
December 18, 2008
Activation Date: 
December 18, 2008
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
19928

Whole House Filtration

Whole house filtration systems are the end of the line in defense against contaminated water. They are becoming more popular as a non-visible way (compared with end of faucet filters) to ensure safety at point of entry in the house.

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POE Filter Addresses Contaminant Concerns

About The Author: 

Sophie Waghorn is a scientific writer and president of the marketing communications firm Across the Board Communications, in Colorado.

Activation Date: 
March 30, 2004
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
15004