On the Rocks, Hold the Salt

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:

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RO treatment system provides high-quality water for better ice

About The Author: 

Tom Cartwright is CEO of PureOFlow. Cartwright can be reached at tcartwright@pureoflow.com.

Publication Date: 
April 11, 2013
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April 11, 2013
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Pentair Unveils Innovations at WQA Aquatech USA 2013

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Pentair
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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.

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April 4, 2013

Dow Water & Process Solutions Opens Manufacturing Facility

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Dow Water & Process Solutions
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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.

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Publication Date: 
April 4, 2013

Filtration System

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The Nelsen Poly-UF offers filtration down to 0.02 micron at service flow rates of up to 12 gpm. Utilizing ENPRESS’s patented and industry exclusive liner design, the internal UF module treats colloids, bacteria, cysts, viruses, turbidity, tannins and other particles down to 0.02 micron size. The Nelsen Poly-UF can be utilized as a final polishing stage or with water reclamation systems for storm or grey water, and it offers protection during power outages and intermittent power. The system is BioVir certified and tested for log reduction. 

New Residential Water Filtration Elements Introduced

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Dow Water & Process Solutions
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New 75- and 100-gpd elements help remove contaminants and impurities in household water systems

Dow Water & Process Solutions, a business unit of the Dow Chemical Co., launched Filmtec reverse osmosis (RO) 75- and 100-gal-per-day (gpd) home drinking water membranes at the WQA Aquatech USA 2013 conference and exhibition.

The RO membranes are the company's latest innovation to facilitate potable water that tastes better, smells better and has fewer impurities to help bring clean drinking water to homes in water-stressed areas.

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April 2, 2013

WWIF Challenges Safe Water Team

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Wishing Well Intl. Foundation
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WWIF challenges Safe Water Team to a dollar-for-dollar match towards the purchase of 500 filters

Guillermo Guzman's recent visit to Bagliga and neighboring villages in northern Ghana reinforced his desire to do more. Upon his return to the U.S., the founder and CEO of Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF) contacted Jim Bodenner, Safe Water Team (SWT) executive director, to discuss future collaboration between the two organizations in Ghana and other countries where SWT oversees distribution centers, including Kenya, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Honduras.

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April 2, 2013

Carbon Block

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FX ChloraGuard carbon blocks provide five times more chloramine reduction capacity than standard carbon blocks. With more than 70 million Americans drinking chloraminated water, the need for chloramine filtration products has never been greater. These carbon blocks are available in all standard sizes for POU, POE and light commercial applications.

Filtration Media

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Dust-free GreensandPlus finely granulated media for drinking water applications requires minimal backwashing upon installation — usually less than 10 minutes. It removes iron, manganese, arsenic, radium and hydrogen sulfide for municipal, industrial, POU, POE and other applications. It has WQA Gold Seal certification and is available in 1⁄2-cu-ft bags on pallets or 2,205-lb bulk sacks.

Catalytic Carbon for Chloramine Removal

Many water utilities across the U.S. are transitioning to chloramine for disinfection as an alternative to chlorine. This change is in response to stricter U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations on disinfection byproducts (DBPs), which are created when chlorine reacts with organics in water. Chloramine, a combination of chlorine and ammonia, is more stable and does not create DPBs.

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Specialized carbon products improve chloramine removal

About The Author: 

Vivekanand Gaur, Ph.D., is general manager of technology and R&D operations for Filtrex Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Gaur can be reached at vgaur@filtrex.co.in.

Publication Date: 
March 15, 2013
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March 15, 2013
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Filtration Company Releases Chloramine-Reducing Products

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Aquasana
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Aquasana releases a pitcher and under the counter system

Aquasana introduced two filtration products at the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago, held March 2 to 5, 2013.

Publication Date: 
March 7, 2013