Live better, lose weight, get healthier, save money, improve taste, eliminate contaminants—the array of catchy slogans used by promoters of water treatment solutions is as endless as it can be confusing to consumers, who wade through jargon-heavy clutter to learn which treatment option does what to best protect their water.
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Tony Marino has more than 20 years of experience in the water industry
Icon Technology Systems announced the appointment of Tony Marino as director of technical services for the U.S. market. Marino has been an active member of the drinking water and filtration industry for more than 20 years.
The H-300-NXT Everpure line of luxury residential water filtration products is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 401 for the removal of contaminants such as pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter medications and chemical compounds including bisphenol A. The pleated filter membrane is 30% larger than the standard H-300 and provides 50% greater dirt-holding capacity and contaminant reduction capability while maintaining longer filter life. The drinking water system can be installed in kitchens or wet bars and can be connected to appliances.
New facility will help Rwanda's capital city meet current & projected drinking water needs
The Water and Sanitation Corp. Ltd. (WASAC) in Rwanda awarded Culligan Intl. a contract to design and install a water treatment plant to provide drinking water to Kigali, that country’s capital city. WASAC is a government company that provides water to Kigali City and all urban centers of the country.
“Kigali needs about 100,000 cu meters of water per day while water supplied is 65,000 cu meters per day, which implies a shortage of about 35,000 cu meters per day,” said James Sano, CEO of WASAC Eng.
Consumer protection service Doctor Trusted gave Alkaline Water Plus its stamp of approval
Online water ionizer store and filter retailer Alkaline Water Plus was approved to display a doctor's seal of approval, a benefit granted by consumer protection service Doctor Trusted.
To earn certification, the company passed a strict application process that involved careful evaluation by a doctor of its website and products/services offered. The review process involves predetermined criteria that include fair pricing and return criteria, reasonable medical claims, easy-to-locate customer service and protection of sensitive customer data, among others.
AdVantEdge POE and POU systems for arsenic removal feature Bayoxide E33 media technology. The systems require no chemicals, no regeneration and minimal maintenance. Spent media is nontoxic and can be discarded as nonhazardous waste.
POU Series housings and filters, part of the ONE Filtration Simplified product offering, are designed for simple and easy installation while being ecofriendly. The filter housing is reusable once the internal cartridge has reached its useful life. The high-capacity, high-flow filters with low pressure drop feature Direct Connect installation to connect directly to the kitchen or bathroom cold water faucet for full-flow filtration.
The PUR Ultimate Series of filter pitchers comes in three models: 7-cup, 7-cup with LED indicator, and 11-cup with LED indicator. The pitchers have a sleek, modern design composed of BPA-free components. The filters use Maxion technology, a blend of carbon and ion exchange materials that removes contaminants from water. LED indicators alert users when filters are ready to be changed.
This backwashable LS Series aquatic sand filter is ideal for sensitive aquatic environments or saltwater systems such as aquariums, or science and research facilities. The filter has a corrosion-resistant thermoplastic housing and base, a stainless steel gauge and an efficient, multilateral underdrain assembly. It is available in 31-in. (99-gpm) and 36-in. (130-gpm) sizes.
The system reduces contaminants such as pharmaceuticals from drinking water
Later this month, Pentair will release its newest product, the H-300-NXT, an addition to its Everpure residential line of luxury water filtration products. The system reduces emerging contaminants like pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter medications and chemical compounds like bisphenol A that may be found in drinking water.
The manufacturer states that the larger filter design provides greater dirt-holding capacity, “ideal for parts of the country where high silt content in water is a concern.”