Filter Media

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HaloPure removes 99.9% of viruses and bacteria while also preventing bacterial recontamination. Its uses are versatile and it can be applied to a variety of gravity and pressure POU devices. The media has been proven to enhance systems to help them exceed drinking water standards. It can be used with pitcher applications, inline, or with standard 10-in. cartridges for countertop and undersink systems.

Refrigerator Filter

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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.

The Science Behind the Standards

There is a buzz of excitement throughout the industry surrounding the Water Quality Assn.’s (WQA) Sustainability Standards. The development of these standards was sparked by the WQA board of governors, which tasked the association with finding a proactive way to promote sustainability and environmental awareness across the entire drinking water treatment sector. This torch was eagerly taken up by industry volunteers, with task force ranks eventually growing to represent more than 50 WQA members and stakeholders.

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The life-cycle approach to creating sustainability standards

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Stuart Mann, CWS-VI, is sustainability certification supervisor for the Water Quality Assn. Mann can be reached at smann@wqa.org or 630.929.2546.
Eric Yeggy, CWS-VI, is program development manager for the Water Quality Assn. Yeggy can be reached at eyeggy@wqa.org or 630.929.2539.

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January 16, 2014
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WRF Project Evaluates Biological Filtration

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Water Research Foundation
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Project provides assistance for utilities looking to boost understanding of biological filtration

The Water Research Foundation (WRF) is helping water utilities improve their understanding of monitoring and controlling biological filtration (BF) through a recently completed research project that resulted in a guidance manual that describes and evaluates current BF monitoring and control techniques.

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January 9, 2014

Chloramine Reduction Cartridge

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The UGACR chloramine reduction cartridge is a cost-effective POU option for reducing chloramines in municipal water supplies. The cartridge uses catalytic coconut shell carbon that acts as a chloramine “grabber.” It is available in 10- and 20-in. lengths, as well as 2.5- and 4.5-in. ODs, making it compatible with most standard filter housings.  

Drinking Water Filter Provided to Typhoon Victims

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L'oeuvre Leger
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Léger Foundation and Global Medic hold bucket-drilling day to provide 1,000 water filters

Following the damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan, thousands of Filipino families are still homeless today, with no access to clean drinking water. "Our team of volunteers on the ground has already distributed water to over 10,000 people, but it's still far from being enough!

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December 24, 2013

Filtration Education

Many Americans use water filtration devices in their homes — but are they using the right filter for their local water quality? That is what NSF Intl. set out to discover with its 2013 Water Quality Survey, which posed questions on water filter use and water quality knowledge to 2,025 adults this summer. Water Quality Products Managing Editor Kate Cline recently spoke with Cheryl Luptowski, public information officer for NSF, about some of the survey’s more surprising results.

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Evaluating consumer knowledge of filtration devices

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Cheryl Luptowski is public information officer for NSF Intl. Luptowski can be reached at cluptowski@nsf.org or 800.673.8010.
Kate Cline is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

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December 5, 2013
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December 5, 2013
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Culinary Chemistry

You decide to make your favorite soup using the finest, freshest ingredients. Without a second thought, you use tap water — and unknowingly could be adding unwanted minerals, tastes, aromas and chemicals.

So does the water you use really make a difference? According to Northeast Ohio chef and restaurant owner Steve Schimoler, the answer is yes.

Schimoler discovered the value of purified water when he moved his restaurant, Crop Bistro & Bar, to a dramatic historical building in Cleveland’s Ohio City area, a neighborhood where aging pipe is prevalent.

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Restaurant uses RO to achieve ideal food & beverage flavor

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Jennifer Reece is public relations specialist for Yopko Penhallurick. Reece can be reached at jr@yp-pr.com or 440.543.8615.

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December 5, 2013
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December 5, 2013
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Filtration Products

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Rosedale Products Inc. designs and manufactures liquid filtration products. Product offerings include rugged, low-cost filter cartridges designed for flow rates up to 100 gpm; models HSS and HSS750 single-cartridge housings for liquids; and the PVDF/Polypro Model 8 bag filter for pure, ultrapure and corrosive applications.
 

POE Filters

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Enpress ONE Water Filtration Simplified Blue Series carbon block filters for the Cartridge Tank are POE filtration solutions flowing up to 15 gpm and treating 250,000-plus gal of water. With no more control valve, drain, wasted backwash water or dumping of carbon during re-bedding, this is an easy-to-remove cartridge filtration solution for the future.


 

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