PureMadi is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving water quality and quantity. WQP Assistant Editor Williette Nyanue spoke with James Smith and Rebecca Dillingham of PureMadi to learn how the organization is using ceramic filtration technology to bring clean water to rural South Africa.
Ceramic filter technology brings clean water to South Africa
For our protection, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established enforceable guidelines by which municipalities must abide and well owners should abide. These guidelines are known as maximum contaminant levels (MCLs).
Filtration systems remove arsenic from school’s drinking water
Rosedale offers a wide variety of filtration systems for environmental and remediation markets. The automatic backwashing filtration system determines when the dirt load is too great and backwashes the element clean, all unattended. Rosedale filters can remove large quantities of sediment, hydrocarbons and protozoan cysts such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium. With high flow rates and dirt-holding capacities, they will meet a wide variety of needs. Elements are easily disposed of by incineration or at solid waste landfills.
Organizations join to install 400 HydrAid filters in nine rural Dominican communities
“When it rains it pours,” said Guillermo Guzman, founder and CEO of Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF). A day after his return from the Water Quality Assn.'s (WQA) annual convention on April 5, 2013, Guzman received a call from Jim Bodenner, executive director of the Safe Water Team (SWT), inviting the foundation to participate in a three-way challenge to benefit the Dominican Republic.
The quick-change, auto shutoff, environmentally friendly QT drinking water filter is ideal for water cooler and residential filter applications. Removing the filter body from the head automatically switches off the water. An integral mounting bracket incorporated into the head makes installation quick. Push-fit connections in the head, available in either ¼- or 3/8-in. sizes, ensure rapid connection.
MCA Smart Technology couples advanced tank technology with electronics to make complex solutions easy. It is incorporated into a wide variety of Water Quality Assn.- and NSF/ANSI 44-certified water softeners, producing high service flow rates with a trickle of water to drain. It also includes filtration solutions for problem waters. Backwash bed expansion is 25% greater than conventional systems, saving gallons of water and keeping filtration media cleaner.
Pentair celebrates 80 years of its Everpure residential line of products
Pentair celebrated the 80-year anniversary of its Everpure line of products by showcasing its innovations in water treatment at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in New Orleans, April 19 to 21. Pentair is renewing its commitment to developing products that improve ease of use for consumers and reducing the products’ environmental footprint.
Nearly everyone involved in the restaurant industry has an interesting experience to tell. One such situation occurred in the northeastern U.S., in a town where serious water contamination issues were found in the municipal water (and were later immortalized in the John Travolta film, “A Civil Action”). A customer walked into a local restaurant years after the situation was resolved. When the customer approached the counter, the following dialogue took place:
RO treatment system provides high-quality water for better ice
Products reflect the future of water treatment for residential, commercial and industrial applications
Pentair unveiled its newest innovations in water treatment, which encompass smart technological advancements geared toward improving ease-of-use for customers and reducing environmental footprint. These innovations add to the full scope of Pentair’s product capabilities across residential, commercial and industrial applications. The unveiling took place at the WQA Aquatech USA 2013 show in Indianapolis, the industry’s largest tradeshow in North America.
Facility will meet demand for filtration products
At the WQA Aquatech USA 2013 conference and exhibition, Dow Water & Process Solutions announced the opening of a commercial-scale manufacturing facility for the Tequatic Plus fine particle filter in Menlo Park, Calif., that is designed to meet growing demand for its line of F-50, F-75 and F-150 models.