Dan Shaver will help build a network to provide customers with access to UV LED Pearl products
To meet increased demand for its new line of disinfection and water quality measurement systems, Aquionics has appointed Dan Shaver to business development manager for the new UV LED Pearl product range. In his new position, Shaver will build a network of distributors, consultants and OEM partners to provide customers with access to the company’s technology.
The MAGNA3, a variable-speed wet rotor circulator, will cut power consumption by up to 85%
Grundfos hosted more than 200 sales representatives and distributors for the domestic and commercial buildings market at its Kansas City, Kan., facility last month to prepare its American and Canadian sales forces for the release of the MAGNA3, an energy optimized, variable-speed wet rotor circulator with adaptive intelligence that can cut power consumption by up to 85% when compared with conventional circulators.
More funding research and a workshop are planned for 2013
Nonprofit organization the National Swimming Pool Foundation's (NSPF) board of directors announced it is funding the third year of a grant supporting the goal of reducing disinfection byproduct (DBP) formation. The $75,000 grant for 2013, awarded to Purdue University for a project that is being directed by Ernest R. Blatchley III, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, includes support from the Chlorine Chemistry Div. of the American Chemistry Council and a leading ultraviolet (UV) manufacturer, Engineered Treatment Systems LLC.
Anheuser-Busch is providing 51,744 cans of water for use by relief workers and residents
Anheuser-Busch is providing 2,156 cases of emergency drinking water — or 51,744 cans — for use by relief workers and residents affected by the tornado in Oklahoma City and its surrounding suburbs.
USDA announced support for projects that will improve water and wastewater services
As part of U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Earth Day celebration, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced support for projects that will improve water and wastewater services for rural Americans and benefit the environment across the country. USDA remains focused on carrying out its mission, despite a time of significant budget uncertainty. The announcement is one part of the department's efforts to strengthen the rural economy.
The Sustainability Steering Committee will establish participation from retailers, regulatory agencies
The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) Sustainability Program will be ready to begin certifying products soon. While some retailers and regulatory agencies have collaborated with WQA by providing outside stakeholder review, WQA would like to recruit more participation from these sectors.
CELF and Vestergaard Frandsen partner in sustainability education program
The Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF) has partnered with Vestergaard Frandsen (VF) to launch the LifeStraw 100 Schools Water Campaign. CELF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to making sustainability education an integral part of every school’s curriculum and culture. Vestergaard Frandsen manufactures LifeStraw water filters, which turn dirty water into safe, clean drinking water.
WWIF founder travels to Ghana to expand the foundation's humanitarian efforts
Guillermo Guzman, founder of Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF), is travelling to meet with members of the Safe Water Ghana (SWG) team to witness and assist with the deployment of filters to 50 more families in the village of Bagliga in northern Ghana. This latest deployment completes the project initiated by the students at St. Paul Lutheran School in Boca Raton, Fla.
Global Portal makes information on properties of chemicals available to the public
The human health benchmarks for pesticides, developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), were published in December 2012 to the Global Portal to Information on Chemical Substances. The portal makes available to the public information on properties of chemicals, such as physical chemical characteristics, environmental fate, human toxicity and ecotoxicity.
Power and water services restored to more than 130,000 rural customers
As part of federal efforts to provide necessary support to those affected by Hurricane Sandy, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that power and water services have been restored to more than 130,000 rural customers on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-financed systems in nine states.