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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Legacy
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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

Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
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11567

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
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Legacy
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11490

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
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Legacy
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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: 
Legacy
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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
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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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Legacy
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11489

Fiber Reinforced Filter Housings

A discussion of filter housings.

About The Author: 

Tom Boisseranc is with Eden Equipment Company, Inc., which designs and manufactures fiberglass bag and cartridge filtration systems where corrosion and chemical compatibility are required. Tom has a Bachelors of Science degree from California State Polytechnic University and has been involved in the filtration industry for nine years. The company may be reached at 8-00-842-5081 or visit www.edenexcel.com.

Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
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Legacy
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11346

Filtration Process Restores Murky Pools

One Hawaiian hotel was able to quickly fix a filter problem that was turning its tropical ponds into a milky and murky mess.

Deck: 

al Clarity

About The Author: 

Jim Jebbia is the facilities manager and David Simon is the manager of Landscape/Pools/Pond for the Westin Maui Hotel, Lahaina, Hawaii.

Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
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11302

CA Membranes: Under-the-Sink's Best Choice

Cellulose acetate membranes serve as the under-the-sink choice for a host of reasons.The nation's water systems are increasingly cited for causing illness due to water-borne bacteria and organisms, creating distrust in the quality of our domestic tap water. At the same time, business opportunities for water treatment vendors are thriving due to the increasing demand in purified water.

About The Author: 

Inge Bisconer is marketing communications manager for Osmonics' Crossflow Global Business Unit. Osmonics is a leading manufacturer and worldwide marketer of high-technology water purification and fluid filtration, separation and handling equipment, as well as the replaceable components used in purification, filtration and separation equipment. These products are used by a broad range of industrial, commercial and institutional customers.

Publication Date: 
December 28, 2000
Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
Legacy
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11305