Plant Fine Tunes Filtration Performance with On-Line W

Because particle counting is a more sensitive measurement than turbidity measurement, liquid-borne particle counting is playing an increasing role in potable water treatment. At San Francisco’s Harry Tracy Filter Plant, operators are using a water particle counter to fine-tune filter operations. Based on the successful performance of its online unit, plant management is planning to fine-tune filter runtimes even further by installing additional particle counters to monitor raw water influent as well as individual filter and combined filter effluent particle counts.

About The Author: 

Joe Guerra is senior operator, Harry W. Tracy Treatment Plant, San Francisco Water Department.

Activation Date: 
June 19, 2001
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12439

Carbon Block Manufacturing

Carbon block is used in a wide variety of applications and performs a wider range of filtration tasks than other products. How carbon block is engineered will determine its use.

About The Author: 

Michael D. Steinhardt is the director of engineering at USFilter. For more information on USFilter and water treatment, visit www.usfilter.com.

Activation Date: 
June 11, 2001
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12398

Continuous Microfiltration System Ensures Safe Drinking Water For Wisconsin Residents

The Kenosha Water Utility treatment facility, located on the shores of Lake Michigan in Wisconsin, needed to upgrade its two plants to meet the expanding water needs of the community it services. Continuous microfiltration helped meet those needs.

About The Author: 

For further information, phone USFilter at 800-525-0658.

Activation Date: 
May 21, 2001
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12342

Filter Cartridges

The following is some basic information compiled from industry experts at diverse companies. Additional information is available at the contact information provided.

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The Basic Types, Materials and Applications for Various Filter Cartridges.

About The Author: 

Information provided by Ceramic Filters Co., Inc. Contact James Webb at 888-236-8586; fax 517-467-4587; eramic@frontiernet.net.

Activation Date: 
May 10, 2001
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12352

Desalination of Seawater Helps Meet Fresh Water Demand

Three French companies are meeting the water demands of large populations through the use of seawater desalination.Distillation and reverse osmosis are two competing techniques in the desalination of seawater. While each method has pros and cons, both provide a vital service in making seawater drinkable. Three French water companies (Saur, Degremont and Sidem) are working to improve the quality of fresh water created by both these methods and have invested heavily in the Mediterranean and Middle East markets with these technologies.

 

Las Palmas, Spain

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Water Sources

About The Author: 

J.L. Martin-Lagardette is a free-lance environmental writer in Paris, France.

Publication Date: 
March 30, 2012
Activation Date: 
April 20, 2001
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12334

Reverse Osmosis Membranes Help Conserve Water At the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

During the 2000 Olympic Games, U.S. Filter Australia/Vivendi Water supplied a wastewater reclamation plant that recycled sewage and rainwater runoff at the games site. Part of the purification process involved the use of reverse osmosis (RO) technology.

About The Author: 

For further information from Dow Chemical Company, phone at 800-447-4369.

For further information regarding USFilter’s filtration/separations products, phone 805-393-7233.

Activation Date: 
March 22, 2001
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12249

Cryptosporidium - A brief overview of a new technology

The occurrence of Cryptosporidium parvum and other pathogens in water supplies poses a dangerous problem to the water industry and human health. Read about a new technology that is helping rid of this problem.

About The Author: 

Danielle Duclos is a technical writer at Foresight Science & Technology, a firm specializing in bringing people and technology together. The company’s customers range from major corporations and the U.S. government to small firms. Foresight Science & Technology, New Bedford, Mass., is a contractor for EPA, DoD and several other federal agencies tasked with assessing the utility of this new technology work. Foresight maintains an active federally and in-house sponsored research and development program. Additional information can be obtained at www.seeport.com; 508-984-0018, ext. 13.

Activation Date: 
March 14, 2001
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12204

Seawater Desalination With Reverse Osmosis

Desalination technology has brought fresh water and hence industrial and commercial development to areas of the world that otherwise might have remained unproductive. Not only has development been enhanced by this technology but, more importantly, the health and welfare of many people have been improved by the supply of sanitary fresh water supplies.

About The Author: 

Jorg Menningmann is president of Waterlink Pure Water Division.

Activation Date: 
March 14, 2001
Issue Reference: 
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Legacy ID: 
12207

A Leading Team

After nine months of silence, the Osmonics team emerges renewed and ready for a future full of success.

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Charting a Course for the Future

Activation Date: 
March 14, 2001
Issue Reference: 
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Legacy ID: 
12203

Centrifuge Helps Filter Water and Process Fluids Automatically

Customers’ calls documenting the ability to remove solids that build up in their water in their production and processing plants continue to confirm for Jeffery Beattey, president of Midwest Engineered Products Corp., an original equipment manufacturer based in Indianapolis, Ind., that his recent invention of a new centrifuge for fluid filtration was just in time.

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Products At Work

Activation Date: 
February 19, 2001
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Legacy ID: 
12167