Products reflect the future of water treatment for residential, commercial and industrial applications
Pentair unveiled its newest innovations in water treatment, which encompass smart technological advancements geared toward improving ease-of-use for customers and reducing environmental footprint. These innovations add to the full scope of Pentair’s product capabilities across residential, commercial and industrial applications. The unveiling took place at the WQA Aquatech USA 2013 show in Indianapolis, the industry’s largest tradeshow in North America.
Facility will meet demand for filtration products
At the WQA Aquatech USA 2013 conference and exhibition, Dow Water & Process Solutions announced the opening of a commercial-scale manufacturing facility for the Tequatic Plus fine particle filter in Menlo Park, Calif., that is designed to meet growing demand for its line of F-50, F-75 and F-150 models.
The Nelsen Poly-UF offers filtration down to 0.02 micron at service flow rates of up to 12 gpm. Utilizing ENPRESS’s patented and industry exclusive liner design, the internal UF module treats colloids, bacteria, cysts, viruses, turbidity, tannins and other particles down to 0.02 micron size. The Nelsen Poly-UF can be utilized as a final polishing stage or with water reclamation systems for storm or grey water, and it offers protection during power outages and intermittent power. The system is BioVir certified and tested for log reduction.
New 75- and 100-gpd elements help remove contaminants and impurities in household water systems
Dow Water & Process Solutions, a business unit of the Dow Chemical Co., launched Filmtec reverse osmosis (RO) 75- and 100-gal-per-day (gpd) home drinking water membranes at the WQA Aquatech USA 2013 conference and exhibition.
The RO membranes are the company's latest innovation to facilitate potable water that tastes better, smells better and has fewer impurities to help bring clean drinking water to homes in water-stressed areas.
WWIF challenges Safe Water Team to a dollar-for-dollar match towards the purchase of 500 filters
Guillermo Guzman's recent visit to Bagliga and neighboring villages in northern Ghana reinforced his desire to do more. Upon his return to the U.S., the founder and CEO of Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF) contacted Jim Bodenner, Safe Water Team (SWT) executive director, to discuss future collaboration between the two organizations in Ghana and other countries where SWT oversees distribution centers, including Kenya, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Honduras.
FX ChloraGuard carbon blocks provide five times more chloramine reduction capacity than standard carbon blocks. With more than 70 million Americans drinking chloraminated water, the need for chloramine filtration products has never been greater. These carbon blocks are available in all standard sizes for POU, POE and light commercial applications.
Dust-free GreensandPlus finely granulated media for drinking water applications requires minimal backwashing upon installation — usually less than 10 minutes. It removes iron, manganese, arsenic, radium and hydrogen sulfide for municipal, industrial, POU, POE and other applications. It has WQA Gold Seal certification and is available in 1⁄2-cu-ft bags on pallets or 2,205-lb bulk sacks.
Many water utilities across the U.S. are transitioning to chloramine for disinfection as an alternative to chlorine. This change is in response to stricter U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations on disinfection byproducts (DBPs), which are created when chlorine reacts with organics in water. Chloramine, a combination of chlorine and ammonia, is more stable and does not create DPBs.
Specialized carbon products improve chloramine removal
Aquasana releases a pitcher and under the counter system
Aquasana introduced two filtration products at the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago, held March 2 to 5, 2013.
Researchers in India develop filter system to remove fluoride
Researchers in India have developed a filter system based on a medicinal herb, which they say can quickly and easily remove fluoride from drinking water. The technology described in the March issue of the International Journal of Environmental Engineering uses parts of the plant Tridax procumbens as a biocarbon filter for the ion.