AWWA CEO David LaFrance thanks water professionals nationwide for keeping water safe for drinking
Dec. 16, 2014, marked the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which today includes regulations for more than 90 contaminants. American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) CEO David LaFrance issued the following statement to mark the occasion.
Water scarcity is a universal and growing issue. With huge projected population growth, this problem will only continue to increase. The World Economic Forum reported that the world’s population surpassed 7 billion in 2011, and is expected to reach 9.3 billion by 2050. Urbanization, industrialization, pollution, increased energy needs and climate change all reinforce the stress of population growth, making water accessibility an even more pressing issue.
Reused water keeps hotel guests cool in Dubai
Reverse osmosis (RO) is becoming a common method for treating residential drinking water. While many consumers know RO best for its use in desalination, it is also effective for treating water quality problems in the home.
RO technology helps treat & conserve swimming pool water
The Reo-Pure LP3 Series of light commercial RO systems is the next generation of the Reo-Pure LP-ES series. This new design offers even lower energy consumption, added safety features, and the same high production capabilities, all inside a single compact system. The systems are fully assembled, factory tested and sure to provide years of trouble-free operation with quick and easy maintenance. The LP3 series has capacities ranging from 50 to 1,750 gpd.
This RO purification system helps resolve grocery store equipment problems and generates high retail water margins. Applications include produce misting, seafood and meat humidification, and proofer ovens. The systems help reduce shrink, labor and maintenance costs. The Recycle Refill System encourages increased foot traffic. The systems offer low RO waste ratios and are NAMA certified. Pure Water Technologies dealerships are available.
Innovated and made in Sweden, Spirit harnesses the patented SuperiorOsmosis technology for efficiency, compactness and long product life. Removing practically all contaminants from tap water, the system also cuts water wastage linked to traditional RO systems.
The ClearFlo RO system has a hinged frame design. It displays pressure gauges and flowmeters, along with readily accessible reject/recycle valves. The system has low-pressure safety shutoff; programmable automatic membrane flush; automatic restart; high-flow, low-energy membranes; corrosion-resistant powder-coated frames; and stainless steel membrane housings.
Reverse osmosis (RO) has become the standard technology for water purification in numerous commercial and industrial applications. This trend has largely been driven by the advancement of low-pressure RO membranes with enhanced energy savings. Axeon Water Technologies is a leader in utilizing innovative proprietary technology for increasing permeate production while lowering operating pressures in RO applications.
NRO Commercial Series reverse osmosis (RO) systems are custom built by Nelsen Corp. to customer specifications. These quality, cost-efficient systems offer a multitude of standard features that are optional on many other RO systems.
NSF-grade high-quality parts are used to build this tough system. All NRO commercial systems are wet tested to optimum pressure and production prior to shipment, and are delivered with individual quality assurance reports to show actual performance data on outputs and rejections.
Filmtec BW30-8040 elements have been used for the past 21 years at the Antelope Valley Station, a lignite coal-based power plant in North Dakota operated by Basin Electric Power Cooperative. In 1992, the plant sought a cost-effective solution to treat feedwater from its Lake Sakakawea source — a reservoir of Missouri River water.
RO membranes provide power plant with cost-effective, environmentally friendly treatment