Alternative Action

In my first article, “Traditional Treatment Methods” (June 2014), I touched on traditional methods of residential water treatment and conditioning such as water softeners, reverse osmosis and ultraviolet systems.

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Study finds success with alternative water conditioning systems

About The Author: 

Paul Ethier is national sales representative for commercial products for Watts Water Technologies (Canada). Ethier can be reached at paul.ethier@wattswater.com.

Publication Date: 
August 26, 2014
Activation Date: 
August 26, 2014
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Vertex Water Products

Vertex Water Products manufactures quality RO systems, bottle-less water coolers, and electronic water conditioner systems for residential and commercial applications. The company's PureWaterMachine™ line of reverse osmosis water filtration systems is designed to meet today's high-volume point-of-use needs with high quality and exceptional value. The PureWaterCooler™ line of point-of-use water coolers are a stylish and rugged way to provide a continuous supply of crystal clear, great tasting water whenever you need it. The ClearTac and HardWaterWizard lines of water conditioners reduce hard water scale but need no chemicals and produce no brine discharge.

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5138 Brooks St.
Montclair, CA 91763
United States
Toll-free: 800-627-2146
Phone: 909-626-2100
Fax: 909-626-3535

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Water Softener

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The Akwamag Plus sustainable water softener applies advanced magnetic science to inhibit the creation of costly and unsightly scale that forms inside water pipe, stains household hardware and bathrooms, and makes it harder to wash dishes and clothes. The softener requires no salt; it uses powerful magnets that work at the molecular level to prevent calcium and scale deposits from forming. It runs maintenance free and is cost-efficient. 

Evaluating Electrochemical Treatment

The water treatment industry is constantly driven to find more sustainable solutions to treatment problems. Cation exchange water softeners are extremely effective at removing hardness, but are under attack in several states due to the salt and water they discharge during regeneration. Reverse osmosis systems are effective at removing total dissolved solids (TDS), but a significant percentage of the influent water is discharged to the drain as wastewater.

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Electrochemical systems offer efficient alternative

About The Author: 

Eric Yeggy is program development manager for the Water Quality Assn. Yeggy can be reached at eyeggy@wqa.org or 630.929.2539.

Publication Date: 
September 17, 2013
Activation Date: 
September 17, 2013
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Scaling Back Bacteria

The Legionella bacterium, Legionella pneumophila — the fundamental agent of Legionnaires’ disease — is a water-based organism that causes infection when inhaled in aerosol form. Legionnaires’ disease acquired its name in 1976, when an outbreak of pneumonia occurred among attendees of a convention of the American Legion in Philadelphia. Later, the bacterium causing the illness was named Legionella.

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Scale prevention helps reduce risk of Legionnaires’ disease

About The Author: 

Jan de Baat Doelman is president of Scalewatcher North America Inc. Doelman can be reached at jan@scalewatcher.com or 610.932.6888.

Publication Date: 
March 20, 2013
Activation Date: 
March 20, 2013
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New Year, New Initiatives

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.  

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WQA prepares for new and ongoing ventures in 2013

About The Author: 

Tom Palkon, CWS-VI, is director of product certification for the Water Quality Assn. Palkon can be reached at tpalkon@wqa.org or 630.505.0160.

Publication Date: 
February 5, 2013
Activation Date: 
February 5, 2013
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Vertex Water Products

Manufacturer of the PureWaterMachine line of RO Systems for residential, light commercial and commercial application- from 18-4500 GPD. Our product line also includes the PureWaterCooler series of POU bottle-less water dispenses that includes 2 and 3 temperature models, floor-standing and countertop units. Our PureWaterConditioner line has both traditional Ion-Exchange Water Softeners as well as the HardWaterWizard, an alternative electronic to ion exchange water softeners that will prevent mineral deposits and remove existing scale.

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5138 Brooks St.
Montclair, CA 91763
USA
Phone: 909-626-2100
Fax: 909-626-3535

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Sorting Out Scale Prevention

Scale not only clogs pipes and destroys valves, it also consumes energy. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Annual Energy Outlook 2012, more than 10% of the energy consumed in a home goes toward heating water.

Many consumers use energy-efficient products to save money. What many do not know is that energy-saving efforts can be negated if they have hard water and do not address scale.

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Developing a consistent standard for energy-saving anti-scale devices

About The Author: 

Eric Yeggy is business development manager for the Water Quality Assn. Yeggy can be reached at eyeggy@wqa.org or 630.929.2539.

Publication Date: 
June 28, 2012
Activation Date: 
June 28, 2012
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Gaining Acceptance

Going green is all the rage these days. Whether it is constructing a wind farm, installing solar energy panels on a roof or simply switching to CFL light bulbs in a home, Americans are finding ways to tap renewable resources and conserve energy.

The push for energy conservation is good news for the water quality industry: The Water Quality Research Foundation Energy Savings Study showed that using softened water in a home improves energy efficiency and can save homeowners money on heating costs.

About The Author: 

Kate Cline is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

Publication Date: 
June 28, 2012
Activation Date: 
June 28, 2012
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Water Softening Goes Digital

Hardness is a common water quality issue that does not pose any direct human health risks. The minerals found in hard water—typically calcium and magnesium—have no ill health effects to speak of.

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New technologies provide options to combat hard water

About The Author: 

Jeff Zagoudis is contributing editor for Water Quality Products. Zagoudis can
be reached at jzagoudis@sgcmail.com or 847.954.7973.

Publication Date: 
February 24, 2012
Activation Date: 
February 24, 2012
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