Navigating Changing Feedwater Conditions

Crane Environmental installed a reverse osmosis unit to supply clean feedwater to boiler units for electricity at a resource recovery plant.

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Reverse Osmosis Eliminates TDS in Boiler Feedwater

Activation Date: 
February 26, 2004
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14848

Selecting a Pump for Seawater Reverse Osmosis

Although the pump is a relatively small part of the overall cost of an RO system, expenses resulting from downtime and inefficiency quickly can diminish the productivity of the system and your return on investment. Due to the corrosive atmosphere and high demands on these sea water RO systems, special attention is required in the pump selection process. There are several key factors that will help to ensure optimum pump and system performance.

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Tech Update

About The Author: 

Darla Jean Thompson is the director of marketing and advertising at CAT PUMPS. CAT PUMPS is a manufacturer of high pressure reciprocating plunger pumps and pumping systems up to 320 gpm, 7,000 psi. For more information, call 763-780-5440; techsupport@catpumps.com; www.catpumps.com.

Activation Date: 
August 27, 2003
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14383

Metals Plant Needs High-Purity Water

Dayton Progress Corp.'s focus has been on manufacturing metal punches, punch blanks and metal stamping tools. It also would take experienced water treatment professionals to ensure that the proper quality water was used in each process. That is why it relied on Crown Solutions, Inc. to manage the point-of-use (POU) and point-of-entry (POE) water treatment for each of its manufacturing processes that required water.

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Application Requires Softening, Reverse Osmosis and Other POU/POE Technologies to Purify Water on an Ongoing Basis

Activation Date: 
June 27, 2003
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Legacy ID: 
14228

Zero Waste: A Look at the Future of Reverse Osmosis

Most reverse osmosis systems waste as much as 20 gallons just to produce one gallon of product water. The new technology called "ZeroWaste" eliminates this problem by returning the concentrate water from the reverse osmosis system back to the home's plumbing, resulting in 100 percent efficiency.

About The Author: 

Josh Hanford is the national sales manager for Watts Industries. He is the manager of new product development and serves on the Water Quality Association's RO Task Force.

Publication Date: 
March 11, 2003
Activation Date: 
March 11, 2003
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13839

Municipalities Tap into Benefits of EDR Water Treatment

No one wants to drink radium, nitrates or arsenic. However, if not for some technologically advanced methods of removing these contaminants, we all might be sipping on some very unhealthy water.

About The Author: 

Information for this article was contributed by Ionics, Inc., Watertown, Mass.

Activation Date: 
February 4, 2003
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13692

Point-of-Use Reverse Osmosis

As the residential point-of-use (POU) reverse osmosis (RO) industry approaches its 35th anniversary, it is time for a reality check on the industry's progress to date as well as a look ahead to new technologies or improvements that the industry may introduce for POU RO systems in 2003.

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Looking for Answers in 2003 and Beyond

About The Author: 

Tony Pagliaro is marketing manager at Nimbus Water Systems.

Activation Date: 
January 31, 2003
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13657

Arsenic Treatment Options for the Southwest

While high concentrations of arsenic are found mostly in the Western region of the United States, parts of the Midwest and New England show levels of arsenic
that exceed the newly approved U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standard of 10 parts per billion (ppb). Individuals not willing to wait for their water system's compliance with the arsenic standard currently are looking for treatment systems to use in their homes. POU and even point-of-entry (POE) treatment systems are an attractive solution for these individuals. The process should begin with a basic understanding of arsenic contamination and the element's chemistry, a complete water quality analysis of the application-specific water and the knowledge of available technologies.

Activation Date: 
January 31, 2003
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Legacy ID: 
13655

Dried Up: Raisin Producer's New Process Cuts Wastewater and Odors

Thanks to a new membrane filtration system, National Raisin Company, Fowler, Calif., not only has been able to cut its wastewater costs, but it also has opened up a potentially lucrative source of additional income.

About The Author: 

David Pearson is the general manager of PCI Membranes, Inc., Cincinnati, OH.

Activation Date: 
January 9, 2003
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13505

Reverse Osmosis - Anion-Filtration Water Plant Run by a Single Automation Platform with Fieldbus Communications

A new 3.0 mgd water treatment plant on North Carolina's Cape Hatteras is believed to be the first in the United States to apply Foundation fieldbus for device-level control communications. The plant, built by the Dare County Water Department near the famous Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, has been operating without a problem since startup more than two years ago. Fieldbus has been widely applied in all process industries including electric power generation, an industry also cautious to adapt new technology.

About The Author: 

Robert Oreskovich is the director of the Dare County Water Department, Manteo, N.C.
John Contestable is the Frisco plant superintendent of the Dare County Water Department, Buxton, N.C.
Ken Flatt is the water systems analyses superintendent of the Dare County Water Department, Buxton, N.C.
Ian C. Watson, P.E., is president of RosTek Associates, Tampa, Fla., and the consulting engineer for the Dare County Water Department.
John Rifleman is a control systems engineer for Water Equipment Technologies, Inc., West Palm Beach, Fla. He was the installation superintendent for the reverse osmosis system as well as the control systems integrator for the single automation platform.

Activation Date: 
January 9, 2003
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13501

Enhanced Bottled Waters

WQP spoke with Barry Willson, senior vice president of operations at BEVsystems International, Inc., based in Miami, about the current enhanced water trends that seem to be driving the industry and giving marketers a lot to work with.

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Editor's Emphasis

Activation Date: 
September 26, 2002
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13356