Profit, Productivity and Today's Technology for the Water Filtration and Bottled Water Industries

All successful bottled water and water filtration business owners know that the integration of all operational phases of their business is crucial.

About The Author: 

Lorraine Keating is president and owner of PC Data Processing, Inc., headquartered in New York and Florida, with distributors throughout the United States and Canada. The company has been a software supplier to the water industry for over eight years and is the developer of Visual WaterMate. Visual WaterMate is integrated with Visual AccountMate, a product of AccountMate Software Systems in California, with a base of 80,000 users. Ms. Keating may be reached at 516-767-3158, email: pcdata@webcom.com.

Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
11023

Filter Media Rids Iron from Groundwater

The most common process for iron removal from water is to allow water-soluble ferrous iron (FE2+) in water to turn into water-insoluble ferric iron (Fe3+), and then capture FeIII (iron oxide) particles by filtration.

About The Author: 

Yun H. Zhang is an engineer for World Construction Co., San Francisco, CA. He holds patents in the U.S., UK and Japan for this media system under the title "Ground Water Filter for Obtaining Drinking Water."

Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
10950

Media is a Big Thing ... But Not the Only Thing

Shower filter dechlorination requires its own unique design approach to meet various health requirements.In less than 10 years, shower filters have grown from a non-industry to a significant niche market. Consumers, at first only concerned with the quality of their drinking water, are now more aware of the importance of removing chlorine, one of nature's most toxic elements, from their shower water, too.

Deck: 

The many considerations in shower filter design

About The Author: 

George Ricci, president of Pacific Environmental Marketing & Development Company, San Gabriel, California, is the designer of the Rainshow'r ® non-carbon shower filter and Gard'nGro garden filter. He began his career in the filtration industry in 1987 and was the creator of the first non-carbon shower filter brought to market. Ricci founded Pacific Environmental in 1989 to design and manufacture a broad line of shower and garden dechlorination
devices.

Publication Date: 
December 28, 2000
Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
10886

Filter Process Removes Cryptosporidial Oocysts From Water Supplies

A backwashable depth filter process removes and destroys these microorganisms with great efficiency.

About The Author: 

James A. Bell, P.E., is the vice-president of technical services at Smith & Loveless, Inc., a manufacturer of water treatment equipment in Lenexa, Kan.

Dr. Graeme K. Pearce is the technical director of Kalsep Ltd. of the United Kingdom.

Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
10811

Pilots Prove that Larger is Better

Tertiary Filtration Piloting conducted at two different WWTPs demonstrate improved performance of large anthracite media compared to dual and single sand media filtration.

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Editorial Emphasis

About The Author: 

Bill Scully is the marketing manager for the United States Filter Corporation's General Filter and Microfloc Products. For further information, visit their website at http://usfilter.com

Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
10825

Filtering Through the Claims of Varying Water Treatment Methods

A thorough discussion of not only water treatment systems, but also the contaminants they remove.

About The Author: 

U. S. Filter is the world's largest manufacturer of water and wastewater treatment equipment, systems and services for industrial, commercial, municipal, and residential customers. With corporate offices in Palm Desert, California, U.S. Filter serves customers through its worldwide network of more than 350 sales and service facilities.

Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
10668

Drink the Water: Proven Methods, New Advances in Ground Water Treatment

Ground water is the most popular source for water in the United States. Now with growth of proven treatment methods and advances in treatment technologies for contaminated ground water, the future is bright for the ground water industry.

About The Author: 

Bob Masters is the director of marketing for the National Ground Water Association. For further information call 800-551-7379.

About the National Ground Water Association: Water well drillers, hydrogeologists, engineers, manufacturers and suppliers make up the world's largest ground water association with over 18,000 members.

Association president Bill Stoner from Corsicana, Texas has many years of experience in the ground water and well drilling business.

Executive director Kevin McCray, a 13-year veteran of the association, has given testimony before both the Ohio House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate on the ground water industry, compiled or authored a number of books on ground water, and written numerous articles on ground water.

Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
10621

Ozone, Direct Filtration System Performance Prove Technology's Value

A three-year test of ozone and direct filtration so convinced the Altoona City Authority (ACA) of its merits that the central Pennsylvania water authority is now installing the technology at six new treatment plants and will retrofit another by 1999.

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Products at Work

Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
10636

Granular Activated Carbon Filtration & Nitrification

Granular activated carbon (GAC) has been used in the water and wastewater industries to reduce taste, odors and dissolved organic compounds. GAC filter media in potable water treatment plants serve a dual purpose: filtration and adsorption. This article will focus on potential problems with bacteria in the application of GAC at a potable water treatment plant.

Deck: 

GAC filter media is widely used for filtration and absorption, but potential problems with bacteria in GAC's application need to be explored

About The Author: 

Shin-ichi Tokuno is a microbiologist with the Water Utilities Laboratory for the City of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Publication Date: 
December 28, 2000
Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
10599

Air Blown Optical Filter Network Delivers 'Future Proof' Supervisory Control System

During an upgrade of the primary treatment plant, the Metropolitan King County West Point Plant used a new approach to its optical fiber network.Planning and building optical fiber local area networks (LANs) capable of accommodating unknown future capacity and routing requirements have long vexed information systems and information technology managers. The primary cause of this vexation is the high labor cost to construct or modify conventional systems.

Deck: 

Network upgrade

About The Author: 

Philip M. Daniels is the Supervising Engineer for the Water Pollution Control Division of Department of Natural Resources, Metropolitan King County, Seattle, Wash.

Publication Date: 
December 28, 2000
Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
10551