Growing Awareness of POU

The future of safe drinking water lies squarely in the hands of the point-of-use (POU) water purification industry. Growing awareness among decision-makers and consumers is the force behind the increasing importance of the POU industry.

About The Author: 

Glenn Land is founder and president of Aduk, Inc. Bill Harrison is vice president of marketing. They may be reached at 276-773-2097.

Publication Date: 
April 25, 2002
Activation Date: 
April 25, 2002
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
13071

Membranes: Fouling & Cleaning

Membrane technology offers the possibility of managing total water resources. The spiral wound membrane element configuration is the most widely used due to its high packing density and relatively low price. This article will describe some technological advances in the area of innovative new membranes and application concepts for spiral wound membrane elements.

About The Author: 

Bjarne Nicolaisen is vice president of business development for the crossflow membrane business at Osmonics, Inc.

Activation Date: 
April 25, 2002
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
13065

Using Advanced Adsorptive Media for Arsenic Treatment

On November 26, 2001, the new arsenic standard was signed into law—lowering the acceptable level for the contaminant from 50 parts per billion (ppb) to 10 ppb. Approximately 4,100 municipal water systems serving nearly 13 million people nationwide are affected by the law and are required to meet compliance by January 2006. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 97 percent of these systems are small systems serving fewer than 10,000 people each. The economic impact on these small systems is likely to be large. However, there currently are options available to small municipalities that may be more affordable than central treatment.

Deck: 

New POU Technologies May Be the Answer for Small Municipalities Facing High Costs

About The Author: 

Greg Gilles is vice president of technical services and Jennifer Mathis is a sales representative for Apyron Technologies, an Atlanta-based material science company developing advanced solutions for arsenic treatment.

Activation Date: 
April 2, 2002
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
13040

Project Compares Brackish Water Desalination Technologies – Part 2

Part one of this article appeared in the February issue and described how nanofiltration, reverse osmosis and electrodialysis reversal are being run side-by-side at the Brackish Water Demonstration Facility in California.

One Year Performance Comparisons

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, San Francisco, Calif.

Publication Date: 
March 5, 2002
Activation Date: 
March 5, 2002
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
12989

Production of High Purity Water From Seawater

The Diablo Canyon Power Plant at Avila Beach in California utilizes seawater for both cooling water and makeup water for steam generation. Ionics, Inc., Watertown, Mass., designed and built and now operates a complete water treatment system serving the high-purity water needs of this power plant. Over the past eight years, the seawater treatment section has demonstrated excellent long-term performance as a result of strong design, consistent maintenance and qualified operators.

Activation Date: 
February 26, 2002
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
12975

Making the Filtration Buying Process Easier for Your Customers

If you’ve seen it once, you’ve seen it a hundred times — customers who come to you looking for a home filtration system, unaware of what their specific needs are. While many consumers simply want a system that improves their water’s taste and aesthetic qualities, the majority are looking for a product that will make their water healthier. But as you know, “healthier” is a subjective term, and without knowing the issues that are present in the customer’s water, providing them with a system that fits their needs isn’t very easy to do.

Deck: 

How Culligan helps its dealers become better-educated consumers of drinking water

About The Author: 

David M. Marsh is the director of marketing for Culligan International Co.

Publication Date: 
February 26, 2002
Activation Date: 
February 26, 2002
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
12968

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
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
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.

Deck: 

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
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
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
Activation Date: 
January 30, 2002
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
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
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
12913
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