Innovations in the Activated Carbon Industry

Like an international cookbook, the attendees of the Ninth Annual International Activated Carbon Conference (IACC) from around the world contributed to a recipe for a successful future for the activated carbon industry. Speakers brought their new ideas and on-going practices together. This annual conference had guests from all over the United States, Canada, Australia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa and India. The conference connects buyers, sellers and users of activated carbon and related materials and services.

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Summary of the 9th Annual International Activated Carbon Conference

About The Author: 

Henry Nowicki, Ph.D., directs the day-to-day laboratory testing and consulting services for PACS Laboratory and Consulting Services. Nowicki has 25 years of practical experiences with activated carbon and other sorbents applied to environmental projects.

Barbara Sherman, B.A., directs the day-to-day PACS Short Courses and Conferences. Fifty-seven courses and four focused conferences are provided annually including the September International Activated Carbon Conference and Courses in Pittsburgh, and the October Sampling, On-Site Analysis and Sample Preparation Conference.

Homer Yute, M.S., works on special projects as a computer programmer for software development for using activated carbon at PACS Laboratory. Yute has provided seven programs for the activated carbon industry available through PACS.

All three authors can be reached at PACS by calling 724-457-6576; 724-457-1214; Hnpacs@aol.com; http://pacslabs.com

Activation Date: 
January 30, 2002
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12919

Legionella Management and Monitoring: Part 2

Well-designed water distribution and cooling systems,
coupled with sound management and operational procedures, are essential to
control Legionella in industrial facilities—and a monitoring program
should not be considered as a replacement. However, most experts even those
ill-disposed towards routine Legionella monitoring, would agree that monitoring
should be considered if enough legionellosis risk factors apply to the system
in question. No management program, regardless of its treatment, maintenance or
monitoring components, can guarantee the absence of future legionellosis, but
prudent operational practices combined with ongoing review of risk factors will
allow facility managers to minimize exposure to Legionella and to its legal consequences.

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Water specialists should make Legionella reduction a top priority

About The Author: 

Paul Warden is the vice president of Analytical Services, Inc. (ASI). Dr. Kristen Fallon is the laboratory director of ASI. Dr. Colin Fricker is an independent water quality and treatment consultant affiliated with ASI for special projects and research. Warden may be reached at 800-723-4432 ext. 15 or pwarden@analyticalservices.com.

Activation Date: 
January 30, 2002
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12917

Boost POE Sales by Leveraging the New Arsenic Standard

Recent market research showed that more than 73 percent of consumers prefer to consult with a water treatment professional when dealing with arsenic. Combining this inclination with the preference for the POE approach, the treatment professional has a unique opportunity to generate significant new revenue from POE sales with minimal upfront effort.

About The Author: 

Craig Winter, CWS-III, is president of EnviroInvestigations & Remediation, Inc., which operates a water treatment sales and service division called Advanced Quality Water Solutions (AQWS) (www.aqws.com). The company is headquartered in Brunswick, Maine, with additional offices in central and northern Maine. AQWS has been working to combat arsenic contamination in drinking water since 1999. Craig has more than 12 years experience working with contaminated groundwater issues and can be reached at 207-721-8620; cwinter@suscom-maine.net

Publication Date: 
January 30, 2002
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January 30, 2002
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12916

Project Compares Brackish Water Desalination Technologies - Part 1

In Port Hueneme, California, a state-of-the-art desalination facility uses three brackish water desalination technologies: reverse osmosis (RO), nanofiltration (NF) and electrodialysis reversal (EDR), operated side-by-side to produce over three million gallons per day (mgd) of high quality drinking water. The Brackish Water Reclamation Demonstration Facility (BWRDF) is the cornerstone of the Port Hueneme Water Agency’s (PHWA) Water Quality Improvement Program. In addition to providing desalted water for local use, the BWRDF also serves as a full-scale research and demonstration facility.

About The Author: 

Jim Passanisi is with the City of Port Hueneme, Calif., Janet Persechino is with Ionics, Inc., Watertown, Mass., and Todd K. Reynolds, is with Kennedy/Jenks Consultants.

Activation Date: 
February 4, 2002
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Biofilm Elements Treat Colorado Town

Kaldnes North America, an Anglian Water Company, was chosen to supply the city of Broomfield, Colo., with the Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) process to treat its municipal wastewater.

 

Under the terms of the contract, Kaldnes will retrofit Broomfield's existing aerobic basins with Kaldnes media, an aeration grid system and sieve assemblies. In addition, there will be new construction for phosphorus and nitrate removal.

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Products at Work

Activation Date: 
December 27, 2001
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Slowsand - Nanofiltration in Small Drinking Water Systems

The patented combination of slowsand with nanofiltration offers benefits that merit considerable discussion. This combination successfully was piloted by the University of Arizona beginning in 1987.

About The Author: 

Dr. Brent Cluff is owner and president of Clean Water Products. Clean Water Products is a company in Tucson, Ariz., available to help facilitate the use of slowsand/nanofiltration systems anywhere in the world. For additonal information, call 520-293-1561; www.cleanwaterproducts.com.

Activation Date: 
January 1, 2002
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RO Maintenance

Understanding and reacting to the performance of a reverse osmosis (RO) system is necessary for continued successful operation. It is this interaction that allows us to quickly and correctly identify and correct issues that may arise.

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Tending to System Maintenance is Necessary for Successful Operation

About The Author: 

Nevin Rudie has been in the water treatment business since 1976. He is product and applications manager at Aqua Systems, Avon, Ind. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in business management from North Central College, Naperville, Ill., and can be reached by phone at 317-707-3163; Aqua2Solve@Aol.com.

Activation Date: 
January 1, 2002
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12833

Filters Help Preserve 17th Century Shipwreck

To most people, water clarity is important, but the nautical
archaeologists at Texas A&M University know that to rebuild a 300-year-old
ship, it is essential. They needed filtration equipment that was up to the
task.

About The Author: 

This article was contributed by Harmsco Filtration

Activation Date: 
December 10, 2001
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Filters Help Preserve Shipwreck

The Belle, a small 17th-Century French frigate, was discovered in July 1995 in Matagorda Bay, Texas, in 12 feet of water. The delicate nature of the waterlogged wood meant it could not be allowed to dry out. The water storing the ship must be free of particulate, algae and bacteria and may contain only chemicals safe for the staff to work in. Water also must be kept particulate-free in order for the conservation solution to work properly.

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Harmsco filters provide maximum performance for ship’s excavation.

About The Author: 

Harmsco is a manufacturer of filters and filtration equipment.

Activation Date: 
December 4, 2001
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12810

Bioterrorism May Pose Threat to Water Supplies

If our water supplies actually do come under attack, the question remains: Is there any way for consumers to protect themselves? Unfortunately, it seems to be too early to tell, yet some companies are beginning to emerge with products that may be the answer.

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Can POU/POE technology aid the war on bioterrorism?

About The Author: 

Wendi Hope King is the editor of Water Quality Products and may be reached at wqpeditor@sgcmail.com. Linda Chaloux is an environmental industry analyst for Frost & Sullivan and is focused on water and wastewater applications, specifically on water recycling. She has authored 125 technical articles in 30 publications, completed two industry reports and published a field testing method for Hexavalent Chromium (VI).

Activation Date: 
December 4, 2001
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