The town of Newport Center, Vt., is a small community of approximately 1,500 residents located just south of the U.S.-Canada border. A combination of drought and increased water use required the drilling of a new well for the community to supplement the two wells already in service. Water quality testing of the new well found arsenic levels at 20 ppb, well above the drinking water standard set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state of Vermont of 10 ppb.
Arsenic removal system helps New England town meet standards
In June 2012, a group of George Mason University (GMU) students and faculty traveled to the Amazon jungle to help an indigenous group of roughly 400 people called the Maijuna complete a water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) project. The project included teaching proper toothbrushing, hygiene and handwashing, and building bio-slowsand filters (biosand filters) for each household.
Biosand filters improve water quality for indigenous group
The Evo Eau reusable water bottle filters up to 99% of contaminants from tap water
Evo Eau — a reusable water bottle that filters up to 99% of contaminants from municipally supplied tap water — is now available through IndieGoGo.
Manufactured in the U.S. for more than 20 years, these filters provide increased surface area, low pressure drop and long service life. Pleated filters are manufactured in polypropylene for wider chemical compatibility and industrial use, polyester for water applications and reusability, and cellulose media for economical uses. Pleated filters are available in all standard sizes. Custom dimensions are welcome.
Axeon SDF sediment depth filters are available in 2.5- and 4.5-in. diameters and provide economical and high-quality options for numerous pre- and post-filtration applications. SDF cartridges are engineered to create an outside-in flow that allows the outermost layer to capture large particles and the inner layer to capture the stated micron rating of the filter.
The top dome Umbrella for the Cartridge Tank filtration vessel is a molded plastic cover solution that keeps rain and water off the top cap of this POE filter series. It is ideal for parts of the world that do not have basements, where installations are outside. Held in place by provided Velcro, it is removable for easy access and removal of filtration solutions.
Axeon Water Technologies carries a complete line of filter cartridges equipped to remove and reduce common water problems such as sediment, bacteria, cysts, chlorine and organics from various water sources. Cartridges can be used as standalone solutions or integrated into system configurations for maximum effectiveness.
The expanded line of Aqua Flo filters now is available in string wound, pleated polyester, radial flow, carbon block, dual gradient, impregnated carbon cellulose, impregnated carbon polyester, pleated cellulose, spun poly bonded and polypropylene melt-blown construction types. Aqua Flo housings now include the Big Value series and new clear housings. Every housing ships with a mounting bracket, hardware and filter wrench.
Pentek DFX Series Diamond Flow cartridges utilize several core competencies by merging technologies into one cartridge. The cartridges offer the chlorine taste and odor reduction found in traditional Pentek carbon blocks, joined with sediment reduction to resist premature plugging. These dual-purpose cartridges are well suited for a wide range of applications.
The Yellow Series of filtration solutions for the Cartridge Tank filtration vessel is now available. This series consists of combination filters with an outer layer of polypropylene string and a meltblown polypropylene core. All components and materials are FDA approved.