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.
The life-cycle approach to creating sustainability standards
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.
The company’s coconut-shell catalytic carbon filters contain a granular catalytic carbon or carbon block capable of reducing many contaminants ordinary carbon cannot touch, such as chloramines, hydrogen sulfide, herbacides, pesticides, bad odor, THMs and other organics. They are available in 10- and 20-in. lengths, as well as 2.5- and 4.5-in. optical densities, making them compatible with most standard filter housings for point-of-use and point-of-entry applications.
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!
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.
Evaluating consumer knowledge of filtration devices
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.
Restaurant uses RO to achieve ideal food & beverage flavor
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.
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.
The SunSpring aids in efforts to overcome contaminated drinking water in the developing world
The SunSpring is a finalist in the Aid Innovation Challenge (AidEx) 2013 technology awards. Manufactured by Innovative Water Technologies of Colorado, SunSpring units are the keystone of Rotary Club Intl.’s efforts to overcome the dire realities of contaminated drinking water in the developing world.
A well-thought-out dewatering plan is important to the success of any jobsite. Dewatering pumps often are necessary to remove groundwater and rainwater in order to perform work safely, but it is crucial to abide by the applicable laws and regulations and consider how selected dewatering methods will affect the environment. Each site has its own dewatering challenges, and it is important to consider all options, especially regarding discharge of water on a jobsite.
Filtration methods for meeting Clean Water Act regulations