As many as 2,000 people in remote villages lacking public utilities will benefit
The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) has made a grant of $15,000 to provide clean drinking water to an estimated 1,880 students and teachers plus nearby villages through eight schools in remote provinces of Thailand.
The funds went to the Drinking Water for Schoolchildren Project run by Thailand's Betterment of Life Foundation (BoLF) to purchase tanks and filtration systems selected to best meet the needs of each school. Once they are installed, BoLF will maintain these systems indefinitely.
Water filters developed to meet needs of low-income families in Africa and Southeast Asia
This month, three Chinese manufacturers began selling new, low-cost household water filters that were developed using PATH’s design guidelines. All of the new products deliver user-centered design, standardization and affordable performance.
The most important feature of these new water filters is the C1 common interface, which accepts any C1-compatible replacement filter element, allowing users to shop for replacement filter elements on the open market.
SW Premium string-wound cartridges for Hurricane and WaterBetter filter housings are fabricated with the latest technology and provide depth filtration, which primarily retains contaminants within the tortuous passage in the depth of the cartridge wall. Cartridges are wound in a precise pattern around the core, providing dual-gradient filtration with greater surface area. They are capable of withstanding temperatures up to 165°F and will accommodate flow rates up to 150 gpm.
Aqua Flo filter cartridges fit most standard 10- and 20-in. housings and are available in 10 different construction types, including string wound, pleated polyester and dual gradient. Aqua Flo housings include the Big Value series, which comes in a variety of sizes with durable reinforced polypropylene construction and a pressure relief button. The housings have stainless steel reinforced threads, a three-position valve in head, and ship with a mounting bracket, hardware and a filter wrench.
Wound cartridge filters provide true depth filtration, high dirt-holding capacity and low media migration. They are one-piece cartridges manufactured using a high-speed, continuous wind process and are available in a wide variety of lengths and porosities. Filters are available in an almost endless combination of media and core materials to handle virtually any chemical, environment or temperature.
Pentek and Hydronix cartridge filters and housings offer sediment and taste and odor removal
Water-Right Inc. expanded its product offering with a full line of Pentek and Hydronix cartridge filters and housings. Water-Right stocks and distributes a wide variety for virtually any type of water problem, from contaminant removal to taste and odor reduction.
Sediment removal and taste and odor removal cartridges are available in many different sizes and types including polypropylene and pleated, string wound, dual gradient and pleated filter cartridges. Specialty cartridges are also available for use in specific applications such as heavy iron removal or corrosion control.
The PIT-1 water filter pitcher and the US-EZ-1 under-sink drinking water filter system are certified to improve the taste of water
Culligan's PIT-1 water filter pitcher and US-EZ-1 under-sink drinking water filter system have both been named Consumers Digest Best Buys and are featured in the July/August 2012 print and online editions of the magazine. The Best Buy designation in the water filtration systems category is based on the products' features, warranty and the number and efficiency of contaminants that are removed.