Arsenic in Drinking Water - Part 3

Only recently has a substantial amount of data become available on the concentrations of arsenic in United States drinking water supplies. Most of these data have been accumulated by the state regulatory agencies responsible for monitoring drinking waters. Since the arsenic standard has been 50 µg/L, some state agencies have recorded arsenic concentrations only in excess of that concentration. Others have been limited by the sensitivity of the analytical techniques and equipment used for the arsenic analysis. As a result, much of the available arsenic data are “below the limits of detection.

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Occurrence of Arsenic in U.S. Waters

About The Author: 

John T. O’Connor, EngD, P.E., is CEO of H2O’C Engineering, Columbia, Mo. Phone 877-22-WATER; e-mail: john@h2oc.com.

Activation Date: 
May 6, 2002
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Making the Filtration Buying Process Easier for Your Customers

If you’ve seen it once, you’ve seen it a hundred times — customers who come to you looking for a home filtration system, unaware of what their specific needs are. While many consumers simply want a system that improves their water’s taste and aesthetic qualities, the majority are looking for a product that will make their water healthier. But as you know, “healthier” is a subjective term, and without knowing the issues that are present in the customer’s water, providing them with a system that fits their needs isn’t very easy to do.

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How Culligan helps its dealers become better-educated consumers of drinking water

About The Author: 

David M. Marsh is the director of marketing for Culligan International Co.

Publication Date: 
February 26, 2002
Activation Date: 
February 26, 2002
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Arsenic in Drinking Water - Part 1

The National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council (NAS-NRC) report was released on September 11, 2001. It concluded that the existing health effects data on arsenic essentially were sound. In addition, their review of three new epidemiological studies indicated that the health risks posed by arsenic in drinking water were greater than previously believed. As a result, in October, well before its self-imposed deadline, EPA rescinded its March implementation ban and endorsed the 10 µg/L arsenic MCL.

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The Development of Drinking Water Regulations

About The Author: 

John T. O’Connor, EngD, P.E., is CEO of H2O’C Engineering, Columbia, Missouri. Phone 877-22-WATER email: john@h2oc.com

Activation Date: 
February 4, 2002
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RO Maintenance

Understanding and reacting to the performance of a reverse osmosis (RO) system is necessary for continued successful operation. It is this interaction that allows us to quickly and correctly identify and correct issues that may arise.

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Tending to System Maintenance is Necessary for Successful Operation

About The Author: 

Nevin Rudie has been in the water treatment business since 1976. He is product and applications manager at Aqua Systems, Avon, Ind. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in business management from North Central College, Naperville, Ill., and can be reached by phone at 317-707-3163; Aqua2Solve@Aol.com.

Activation Date: 
January 1, 2002
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Filters Help Preserve 17th Century Shipwreck

To most people, water clarity is important, but the nautical
archaeologists at Texas A&M University know that to rebuild a 300-year-old
ship, it is essential. They needed filtration equipment that was up to the
task.

About The Author: 

This article was contributed by Harmsco Filtration

Activation Date: 
December 10, 2001
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Products In Action

Microfiltration, Nanofiltration Help Meet EPA Standards at Lake
Mead

About The Author: 

For additional information, contact The Dow Chemical Company at
517-636-9086.

Activation Date: 
November 21, 2001
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Process Effectively Strips Hydrogen Sulfide Gas From Wastewater

Hydrogen sulfide is a common component in wastewater treatment plant off-gases (e.g., biogas) and waste gases from certain industrial processes. It is highly toxic and odorous. Therefore, its release into the atmosphere is regulated. In addition, it is very corrosive, which can result in costly damage to equipment and piping systems used in biogas handling. Several technologies exist for removing H2S from gas streams, but many suffer from drawbacks such as insufficient removals, complexity or high cost.

Publication Date: 
November 13, 2001
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November 13, 2001
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Carbon Block Manufacturing

Carbon block is used in a wide variety of applications and performs a wider range of filtration tasks than other products. How carbon block is engineered will determine its use.

About The Author: 

Michael D. Steinhardt is the director of engineering at USFilter. For more information on USFilter and water treatment, visit www.usfilter.com.

Activation Date: 
June 11, 2001
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Continuous Microfiltration System Ensures Safe Drinking Water For Wisconsin Residents

The Kenosha Water Utility treatment facility, located on the shores of Lake Michigan in Wisconsin, needed to upgrade its two plants to meet the expanding water needs of the community it services. Continuous microfiltration helped meet those needs.

About The Author: 

For further information, phone USFilter at 800-525-0658.

Activation Date: 
May 21, 2001
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Filter Cartridges

The following is some basic information compiled from industry experts at diverse companies. Additional information is available at the contact information provided.

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The Basic Types, Materials and Applications for Various Filter Cartridges.

About The Author: 

Information provided by Ceramic Filters Co., Inc. Contact James Webb at 888-236-8586; fax 517-467-4587; eramic@frontiernet.net.

Activation Date: 
May 10, 2001
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