Many Americans use water filtration devices in their homes — but are they using the right filter for their local water quality? That is what NSF Intl. set out to discover with its 2013 Water Quality Survey, which posed questions on water filter use and water quality knowledge to 2,025 adults this summer. Water Quality Products Managing Editor Kate Cline recently spoke with Cheryl Luptowski, public information officer for NSF, about some of the survey’s more surprising results.
Evaluating consumer knowledge of filtration devices
You decide to make your favorite soup using the finest, freshest ingredients. Without a second thought, you use tap water — and unknowingly could be adding unwanted minerals, tastes, aromas and chemicals.
So does the water you use really make a difference? According to Northeast Ohio chef and restaurant owner Steve Schimoler, the answer is yes.
Schimoler discovered the value of purified water when he moved his restaurant, Crop Bistro & Bar, to a dramatic historical building in Cleveland’s Ohio City area, a neighborhood where aging pipe is prevalent.
Restaurant uses RO to achieve ideal food & beverage flavor
Rosedale Products Inc. designs and manufactures liquid filtration products. Product offerings include rugged, low-cost filter cartridges designed for flow rates up to 100 gpm; models HSS and HSS750 single-cartridge housings for liquids; and the PVDF/Polypro Model 8 bag filter for pure, ultrapure and corrosive applications.
Enpress ONE Water Filtration Simplified Blue Series carbon block filters for the Cartridge Tank are POE filtration solutions flowing up to 15 gpm and treating 250,000-plus gal of water. With no more control valve, drain, wasted backwash water or dumping of carbon during re-bedding, this is an easy-to-remove cartridge filtration solution for the future.
The SunSpring aids in efforts to overcome contaminated drinking water in the developing world
The SunSpring is a finalist in the Aid Innovation Challenge (AidEx) 2013 technology awards. Manufactured by Innovative Water Technologies of Colorado, SunSpring units are the keystone of Rotary Club Intl.’s efforts to overcome the dire realities of contaminated drinking water in the developing world.
A well-thought-out dewatering plan is important to the success of any jobsite. Dewatering pumps often are necessary to remove groundwater and rainwater in order to perform work safely, but it is crucial to abide by the applicable laws and regulations and consider how selected dewatering methods will affect the environment. Each site has its own dewatering challenges, and it is important to consider all options, especially regarding discharge of water on a jobsite.
Filtration methods for meeting Clean Water Act regulations
New Gardena, Calif., location provides more space and the ability to stock a larger inventory
ResinTech Inc. relocated its West Coast facility to the South Bay section of Los Angeles in Gardena, Calif.
Performance tested by the U.S. EPA, the Multi-Barrier System provides > 4-log reduction of Cryptosporidium and viruses, meeting disinfection requirements for the Ground Water Rule, Groundwater Under the Direct Influence of surface water and Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule. It includes three treatment stages: sediment filtration, charged membrane filter and UV. It offers flow rates from 8 to 480 gpm, with capabilities for monitoring flow, filter life and UV status to provide fail-safe disinfection protection.
Over the past five years, the topic of rainwater harvesting has become prevalent everywhere we look. Many articles on this subject begin with an introduction about rainwater harvesting not being a new concept because systems have been around since before the ancient Greeks. They then cover the basics, from where water can be captured to its various applications. Storage tanks, pumps and filters are typically mentioned, but sometimes without specific details. This is for good reason: Rainwater harvesting systems, especially commercial-sized ones, can be complex.
Considerations for commercial rainwater harvesting applications
Ultrafiltration products available through Enpress One — Water Filtration Simplified product offering
Enpress LLC announced the formation of an exclusive strategic partnership and immediate availability for sales and distribution of Seccua ultrafiltration (UF) products through the Enpress One — Water Filtration Simplified product offering. This strategic alignment will bring inside-out UF products to the forefront of the marketplace for point-of-entry (POE) and point-of-use (POU) applications and markets.