In his early 20s, Bill Certain, president of Certain Water Service Inc. in Port Charlotte, Fla., was captivated by the water industry while working for a dairy supply company in Okeechobee, Fla. “My employer sent me to a school in Illinois to train on their supplies, and we spent most of the time on the importance of soft water and how much soap and supplies the dairy industry could save. I was sold from that point,” he said.
Florida water professional finds his niche in the water industry
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
The Lewabrane RO line consists of spiral-wound, thin film composite membrane elements designed specifically for industrial applications. The membrane chemistry and element construction are designed to provide optimized, low cost of operation for downstream unit operations, like separate- or mixed-bed ion exchange units. The elements comply with NSF/ANSI Standard 61.
Filmtec RO 75- and 100-gpd home drinking water membranes help remove contaminants and reduce impurities. With a stabilized salt rejection rate of 99% at 75 gpd and 98% at 100 gpd, in standard sizes, the BW-60-1812-75 and TW30-1812-100HR home drinking water elements produce high-quality water quickly. The elements offer a balance of flow and high rejection, producing more water with 20% higher flow rates.
The 3M Pro RO drinking water filtration system uses multistage filtration and includes a high-pressure booster that keeps consistent pressure. It is able to deliver 36 to 50 gal of clean water per day. The system has an electronic pressure switch set to activate at 40 psi and shut off at 60 psi. It is compact and can be installed centrally in a home. With its quick tank recovery, the system is convenient for sinks in kitchens, baths, wet bars and refrigerators.
3M Pro’s high-pressure booster pump keeps production steady
3M Purification introduced the 3M Pro reverse osmosis drinking water filtration system. The system helps provide clean, better-tasting water using multistage filtration and includes a high-pressure booster pump for increased production. The addition of the booster pump gives it a consistent pressure of 100 psi and the ability to deliver 36 to 50 gal of clean, great-tasting water per day.
BluMetric ships five water purification systems to construction, hospitality and energy clients
BluMetric Environmental Inc. announced that it has completed manufacturing and begun delivery of five reverse osmosis (RO) water purification systems, valued at a total of $1.624 million, to clients in a broad range of industries in Latin America.
"This demonstrates the growing demand for water treatment across the commercial and industrial spectrum," said BluMetric CEO William Touzel. "Increasing demand is the foundation of our growth strategy."
Massachusetts golf course to use Desalitech’s closed circuit desalination RO products
Desalitech, a provider of advanced water treatment solutions, won a competitive bid to supply a water purification system to the Kittansett Club golf course in Marion, Mass. Wells that have historically supplied essential irrigation water are being impacted by accelerating seawater intrusion.
The Water Quality Assn.’s (WQA) Gold Seal product certification program continues to grow and expand to meet the needs of the industry. This is being accomplished while maintaining quality control procedures and customer service. Regulatory acceptance of Gold Seal certification has reached a new high with the addition of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program, which is now accepting the Gold Seal program for compliance of water coolers.
WQA prepares for new and ongoing ventures in 2013
The entry-level Economy RO system is made with heavy-duty glass-filled polypropylene. It offers twice the strength and durability of ABS-constructed systems. The serviceable check valve eliminates spring noise. Clearly labeled inlets and outlets, double O-ring quick-connect fittings and a handy sump wrench make installation fast and easy. An NSF-certified storage tank, chrome faucet tubing and fittings are included.