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.

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January 19, 2010
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21394

Filters

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September 2009

The HQCBC series of filters offers performance in reducing sediment, color, soluble organic compounds such as pesticides, dioxins, and volatile organic compounds such as chloroform and petrochemicals. With uniform and solid media structures, HQCBC filters do not exhibit problems such as channeling, fluidizing, bypassing or the release of carbon fines.

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Filters

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September 2009

Big-Bubba non-metallic filter housings are an economical replacement for stainless steel filtration equipment because of its non-metallic construction compared to today’s high cost of stainless steel! The rugged, glass-reinforced polyproplyene won’t chip, rust or dent. And, because all wetted surfaces are non-metallic, Big-Bubba filter housings are ideal when chemical compatibility is an issue or for sea water applications. A full line of proprietary cartridges with double o-rings are easy to service, replace and guarantees repeat business.

Water Softener and Filter

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August 2009

The Watts Dual Media Water Softener and Filter utilizes Vortech patented distributor technology to maximize media efficiency with two separate media chambers in one tank. Activated carbon for pre-treatment removes chloramines, chlorine, taste, odors and extends ion exchange resin life. High efficiency ion exchange resin increases efficiency and enhances performance with high iron content water.

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August 2009

Water Inc. was founded in 1977 to manufacture and distribute high-quality non-commodity products to the water improvement industry. In 2008, Water Inc. partnered with 3M to develop Body Glove water filtration products. The filters employ the latest filtration technologies and have the first truly recyclable cartridge. A portion of every sale goes to support the Surf Rider Foundation.

Timer & Volumizer

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New Product Showcase
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56363
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January 2009

The new patent-pending Filter Monitor (model FM-1) is an inline combination timer and volumizer for multistage filtration or purification systems. The battery-powered FM-1 has five timers for a five-stage system, as well as a water volumizer and programmable set points and alarms for each function. It has an optional flow switch and faucet light disc and is backed by a one-year factory warranty.

Filter Cartridge

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January 2009

The new Carbflex OAC-20BB oil absorbing filter cartridge is an efficient solution for reducing hydrocarbon contamination and other pollutants. It is constructed from modified cellulose-based filter media for exceptional absorption, high flow rates and low pressure drop, and allows the filter media to chemically bond with hydrocarbons instantly, absorbing up to 95% of total hydrocarbons in a single pass.

Forward Osmosis & Water Treatment

Understanding self-dosing systems in water filtration devices

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Youn-Kook Kim, Ph.D., and Soo-Young Lee are senior researchers for the Research Div./Environment Technology Institute of Woongjin Coway, Ltd., Coway USA, Inc. Both can be reached at 213.480.1600 or by e-mail at dealer@coway-usa.com.

Activation Date: 
December 18, 2008
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Legacy
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19931

What are the Requirements?

A certification overview of POU & POE products

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Ellen Van Buren is business development manager for the Drinking Water Treatment Units Program, NSF, Intl. Van Buren can be reached at 800.NSF.MARK or by e-mail at vanburen@nsf.org.

Activation Date: 
November 21, 2008
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Not All Filters are Created or Tested Equal

Understanding the different types of chemical reduction claims available for drinking water filters

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Mark Unger is technical manager for the Water Quality Association. Unger can be reached at 630.929.2524 or by e-mail at munger@wqa.org.

Activation Date: 
June 25, 2008
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19398