Filters

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61580
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March 2012

UFMC Series carbon wrap filters are cellulose free. Manufactured from carbon and polypropylene fibers, these filters will not harbor bacteria and other organics that are typical with cellulose-based filters. These cost-effective, single-stage cartridges are ideally suited for removal of sediments and reduction of unwanted taste, odor and chlorine from drinking water. They are available in 5, 10 and 20 microns in standard 2.6-in. and jumbo 4.5-in. OD diameters of 10- and 20-in. lengths.

Carbon Filters

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Products
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61336
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December 2011

These carbon cartridges eliminate problems associated with loose carbon treatment. Standard cartridges measure 2 ¾ in. in diameter with lengths of 4 to 40 in. With flow rates reaching 2.5 gpm, cartridges are designed for use in either single- or multi-tubed vessels. Carbon styles include high-grade coconut carbon, carbon impregnated paper and wet-molded carbon block.

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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Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23152

Rainwater Recycling in the Lone Star State

Rainwater harvesting and storm water recycling are similar processes, but rainwater harvesting usually involves collecting water from cleaner surfaces, such as roofs, while storm water typically is ground-level runoff. Both require collecting, storing and conserving rain for later use.

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Rainwater harvesting system provides alternative to well water

About The Author: 

Jack Holmgreen, ARCSA-AP, WTS III, is president of SparkleTap Water Co. Holmgreen can be reached at jholmgreen@sparkletap.com or 281.538.1430.

Publication Date: 
November 30, 2011
Activation Date: 
November 30, 2011
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Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23149

Small & Sustainable in North America

More than ever, sustainable surface and groundwater supplies are essential to communities across North America and around the world. The strains of industry and agriculture on groundwater are noticeable as pressures on water supplies intensify and supply patterns change. The increase in agriculture over vulnerable aquifers, climate change and hydrocarbon production are impacting water quality. Unregulated use or uncontrolled flow of groundwater can cause water quality degradation and conflict between water users.

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Small drinking water systems opt for POE UV treatment

About The Author: 

Robin Keating is a regional sales manager with at VIQUA, a Trojan Technologies Co. Keating can be reached at rkeating@viqua.com

Publication Date: 
October 26, 2011
Activation Date: 
October 26, 2011
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Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23090

Leading the Way With Rainwater Reuse

In the words of Alexandra Cousteau, “Water will be the defining crisis of our century.” Essentially, water is running out. Population is constantly growing, and water and storm water management costs are skyrocketing across the U.S., increasing by up to 8% per year. Without a sustainable water management plan that includes rainwater harvesting, both people and businesses will suffer.

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System helps school become South Carolina's first LEED-certified educational facility

About The Author: 

Robyn Albaum is director of marketing for Aquanomix. Albaum can be reached at ralbaum@aquanomix.com or 704.402.4373.

Publication Date: 
September 22, 2011
Activation Date: 
September 22, 2011
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23036

Beat the Competition With Certification

Whether or not we’d like to admit it, we live in a competitive society. To make matters worse, I live in a competitive home. My children are motivated by the thrill of a contest. It is not just playing games either—the competition has moved to simple, everyday tasks.

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Gain an advantage in the marketplace with third-party certification

About The Author: 

Mark T. Unger, CWS-VI, is technical manager at the Water Quality Assn. Unger can be reached at munger@wqa.org or 630.929.2524.

Publication Date: 
July 14, 2011
Activation Date: 
July 14, 2011
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Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22901

Comparing RO Filter Quality and Performance

Consumers who choose to use a residential point-of-use (POU) reverse osmosis (RO) system in their home need to feel secure that their system is producing high quality, reliable water for their family. Because most of us lack sophisticated equipment at home to make this determination, many homeowners rely on trusted brands to deliver the water quality they expect.

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Quality tests and certifications ensure reliable filter performance

About The Author: 

Diego Bonta is an applications development specialist for Dow Water & Process Solutions and a member of the WQP Editorial Advisory Board. Bonta can be reached at dbonta@dow.com.

Publication Date: 
July 13, 2011
Activation Date: 
July 13, 2011
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Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22899

Improving India’s Water Technology

India is regarded as one of the fastest growing global markets. With an official Indian government growth forecast of 8.75% in 2011, the country emerged relatively unscathed from the recent global economic downturn.

India occupies only 2.4% of the world’s landmass, but it has more than 15% of the world’s population, with a median age of 25. Approximately 70% of India’s population lives in more than 550,000 villages; the rest of the population lives in more than 200 towns and cities.

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New filter provides low-pressure solution

About The Author: 

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

Thomas A. Burke is product/marketing manager for KX Technologies LLC. Burke can be reached at tburke@kxtech.com or 203.764.2512.

Pradeep Verma is sales manager, India for KX Technologies LLC. Verma can be reached at pverma@kxtech.com.

Publication Date: 
May 31, 2011
Activation Date: 
May 31, 2011
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Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22808

I Have Municipal Water...Why Would I Want a Point-of-Use Filter?

Benefits of going beyond municipal drinking water

About The Author: 

Frank A. Brigano, Ph.D., is VP of technology for KX Technologies. Brigano can be reached at 203.764.2506 or by e-mail at fbrigano@kxtech.com. Thomas A. Burke is product/marketing manager for KX Technologies. Burke can be reached at 203.764.2512 or by e-mail at tburke@kxtech.com.

Activation Date: 
January 19, 2010
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Legacy
Legacy ID: 
21394
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