Bulk Bag Unloader, Flexible Conveyor Improve Filtration Effectiveness at Winery

Beringer Wine Estates, St. Helena, Calif., improved filtration effectiveness in its diatomaceous earth (DE) unloading and winery waste filtration area by an automated bulk bag unloader and flexible screw conveyor.

Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
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11635

Electrocoagulation Technology Keeps Site In Operation, Meets Regulatory Requirements

An oily water treatment facility on the Sabine River near Port Arthur, Texas, was not in compliance and had a large inventory of wastewater on site.

About The Author: 

Louis H. Knieper is the president of Ecoloqip, Inc., Houston, TX; Phone 713-849-1984; fax 713-849-4407; www.ecoloquip.com

Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
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11562

The Gray Area: The Difference Between Commercial & Industrial

For a long time, the commercial and industrial (C&I) markets have been accepted as one sector of the water industry. Although considered different from such other markets as residential, agricultural and wastewater, there is a large murky area when being separated from each other.

With the recent proposals to create standards for the C&I markets comes the question of whether C&I should continue as one sector or be severed into separate entities. If a separation is in order, should it be determined by the application, flow rate or size of the equipment?

About The Author: 

Wendi Hope King is the editor for Water Quality Products magazine.

Publication Date: 
December 28, 2000
Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
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11565

The Challenge of Membrane Maintenance

The membrane processing technologies of microfiltration (MF), ultrafiltration (UF), nanofiltration (NF) and reverse osmosis (RO) are widely used to separate suspended and dissolved materials from water solutions in numerous industrial, medical and drinking water applications.

About The Author: 

Peter Cartwright is the owner of Cartwright Consulting Co., an engineering firm specializing in water and wastewater treatment technologies. He also is a partner in Cartwright, Olsen & Associates, a firm that provides consulting services to the Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies relating to drinking water treatment technologies. Cartwright has presented more than 100 papers, lectures worldwide and has written numerous articles and book chapters. He is the author of two patents and he wrote "Water Purification" in the May 1999, "Practical Guide to Water Treatment" issue of Ashrae Journal

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December 28, 2000
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11567

Desalination System Brings Water to Small Island Off Washington Coast

Off the coast of Washington, 32 families on Guemes Island were faced with an aging well that was drawing salt water into its system. Because groundwater is scarce on the island, residents had to rely on what little rain water soaks into the ground.

About The Author: 

Osmonics, Minnetonka, MN
Phone 800-605-6698, Fax 719-536-3301
www.osmonics.com

Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
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11561

Exploring the Multifunctional Nature of Activated Carbon Filtration

Granular activated carbon (GAC) is commonly used for removing organic constituents and residual disinfectants in water supplies. Activated carbon is a favored water treatment technique because of its multifunctional nature and the fact that it adds nothing detrimental to the treated water.

About The Author: 

Francis J. DeSilva has worked in the water treatment industry for more than 20 years. He is national sales manager for ResinTech, Inc., and currently is the director of the Water Treatment Section of the Liberty Bell Corrosion Course.

Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
Issue Reference: 
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11514

Desalination of Seawater and Brackish Water

The increasingly broad range of requirements for water quality has motivated the water treatment industry to refine existing techniques, combine methods and explore new water purification technologies including desalination.

About The Author: 

Wil Pergande is vice president of special projects for Osmonics, Inc., a manufacturer and worldwide marketer of high-technology water purification and fluid filtration, separation and handling equipment. He offers more than 30 years experience in management, sales and marketing in the water treatment industry. He may be reached at 612-933-2277.

Barry Abolmaali is the manager of applications engineering and customer service at Osmonics, Inc., Vista Operations. He has utilized his chemical engineering degree at Osmonics for eight years. He may be reached at 760-598-1800.

Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
Issue Reference: 
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11516

Media Filters Reduce Biocide Costs at Dairy

A PEP SMF-FG-24 media filter from Process Efficiency Products, Inc., was installed on the remote sump to reduce biocide costs at the dairy.

About The Author: 

This article was contributed by Process Efficiency Products, Inc.

Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
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Legacy ID: 
11518

Filter Design Helps Eliminate Fouling

Filtration is an important part of most water treatment systems. Filters range from simple cartridge systems to large commercial/industrial multi-tank systems, not to mention the large municipal systems that filter drinking water.

About The Author: 

Bill Hall, Sr., is the owner of Amigo Enterprises, Inc. He is nationally recognized for his expertise in the design of water treatment systems. He can be reached at 817-444-2327; e-mail aamigo@flash.net

Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
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11489

Ultraviolet Technology: The Non-Chemical Alternative for Well Water Disinfection

As consumer awareness grows in regard to the quality of water consumed every day from the numerous well water systems across America, the process that is gaining the most attention is that of disinfection.

About The Author: 

Scott Russell is the residential products manager at Ideal Horizons. He has more than six years experience in residential UV applications with a strong technical background in both electrical and mechanical issues. Russell can be reached at Ideal Horizons, 212 Ideal Way Poultney, VT 05764; 802-287-4485; fax 802-287-4486; www.idealhorizons.com.

Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
Issue Reference: 
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Legacy ID: 
11490