New Filter Provides Barrier From <I>Legionella</I> Bacteria & Other Pathogens in Hospital Water

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Pall Corp.
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In response to the increasing number of outbreaks in U.S. hospitals, Pall Corp. introduced a water filter that prevents the spread of Legionella and other potentially lethal pathogens

Presence of the bacteria Legionella pneumophilia in hospitals and nursing homes in the U.S. and Europe has been detected at an alarming rate. Contaminated water has frequently been found to be the source. In response to the increasing number of outbreaks in U.S. hospitals, Pall Corp. introduced the Pall AquaSafe water filter.

Publication Date: 
June 12, 2003
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35122

Arsenic Treatment

A wide range of technologies, some new and some more traditional, is being marketed and applied for arsenic treatment. Each of these technologies has specific properties impacting its suitability for any particular scale of application. While rare, the ability of a single water treatment technology to perform effectively across many treatment platforms is not unique.

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Cross-platform viability of treatment technologies

About The Author: 

Dr. Ley Hathcock is vice president of operations and marketing. He holds a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry with more than 15 years of international business management and product development experience in the adsorbent and environmental industries. Rich Cavagnaro, president of Adedge Technologies, Inc. has nearly 20 years of international business experience in strategic marketing, business development, product development and commercialization of new products and services in a broad spectrum of industries. Greg Gilles, vice president of engineering and business development, has more than 20 years of treatment technology, industrial, regulatory, engineering and management experience.

Publication Date: 
May 30, 2003
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May 30, 2003
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Legacy ID: 
14120

NSF Conference Addresses Public Water System Compliance Using POU/POE

In February, NSF International arranged for many experts to cover the issues and facets of point-of-use and point-of-entry (POU/POE), how they can be used for PWS compliance and other opportunities for the manufacturers and users. This article is intended to provide opinions and a broad conference overview.

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Special Feature

Activation Date: 
May 30, 2003
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14117

Water Treatment: Thinking Small

As populations grow, as urban, suburban and ex-urban areas expand, demand for water increases and safety standards rise. An effective and creative way to deal with problems of growth and resource management might just be to think small. A case in point is the Olivenhain Municipal Water District's (OMWD) treatment facility in San Diego County, California.

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Editorial Emphasis

Activation Date: 
May 6, 2003
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14075

Arsenic Removal System Keeps Village in Compliance

A combination of increasing arsenic levels from the new well and the lowering of the MCL to 10 ppb has the water company concerned about meeting the new arsenic standards.

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At Work on Arsenic Removal

Activation Date: 
May 6, 2003
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14061

Advanced Surface Water Treatment Plant's Enhanced Coagulation Treatment Process Requires Tough Protective Coatings

Lake H. Barrett, Jr., is the director of water and wastewater operations at Tnemec in Kansas City, Mo. He holds a Bachelor's degree from Penn State University and is pursuing a Master's degree in management. He is an active member of SSAC, NACE, ASME, AWWA and WEF.

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Coatings

About The Author: 

Lake H. Barrett, Jr., is the director of water and wastewater operations at Tnemec in Kansas City, Mo. He holds a Bachelor's degree from Penn State University and is pursuing a Master's degree in management. He is an active member of SSAC, NACE, ASME, AWWA and WEF.

Activation Date: 
May 6, 2003
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14059

George Warren Fuller, Industry Pioneer

The George Warren Fuller Award is presented annually to one member of each section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA). It is based on recommendations from the sections for distinguished service in the water supply field and "in commemoration of the sound engineering skill, the brilliant diplomatic talent and constructive leadership talent" that characterized Fuller's life.

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About The Author: 

Bill Swichtenberg is the editorial director of WEM.

Activation Date: 
May 6, 2003
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14056

Chesapeake Seals the Deal

The City of Chesapeake, Va. is located in the region called Hampton Roads, the 27th largest metro area in the country with more than 1.5 million residents. With an annual rainfall of approximately 48", its designers must contend with the prospects of determining where 294 billion gallons of water will go. A large share of this rainfall will find its way into the storm sewers. Last year, the City Council appropriated an extra $467,600 for contract cave-in repairs. The City of Chesapeake has recognized this problem and is developing a program to address it.

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Pipe Sealing Project Prevents Future Flooding, Cave-ins

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This article was put together by the Watertight Storm Sewer Group, York, Pa.

Activation Date: 
May 6, 2003
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14055

E. Coli

This article provides a general overview of E. coli and drinking water as well as current and emerging monitoring and decontamination technologies.

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Current and emerging monitoring and decontamination technologies

About The Author: 

Danielle Duclos is with Foresight Science & Technology

Activation Date: 
April 25, 2003
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14051

Greensand Process Removes Iron, Manganese, Arsenic from Groundwater

Manganese greensand is a specially processed medium for iron, manganese, and hydrogen sulphide removal. This premium non-proprietary filter medium is processed from glauconitic greensand on which a shiny, hard finite thickness manganese oxide coating is formed and is firmly attached on every grain by a controlled process.

Activation Date: 
March 13, 2003
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Legacy ID: 
13846
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