More than 162 participants from 25 countries attended the symposium on Health Aspects of Calcium and Magnesium in Drinking Water held April 24 to 26, in Baltimore. The symposium was organized by NSF International, the NSF/WHO Collaborating Centre for Drinking Water and the International Life Sciences Institute.
Stan Hazan, senior director of regulatory affairs for NSF, told Water Quality Products the goal of the symposium was to review epidemiological and other health-based information on the potential benefits of magnesium and calcium in drinking water.
Exploring the benefits of softening
Regeneration procedures and guidelines for softeners and two-bed deionizers
Honest, trustworthy, courteous—the three rules that every water service technician should follow.” This statement has lingered in the back of my head since I met with Ronald Gagnon CWS-IV, CI, an experienced dealer and owner of Aqua-Pure Water Conditioning, Inc. in Zion, Ill.
WQP observes the ins and outs of a residential softener installation
Pressure vessels have made their mark on the water treatment industry. From residential treatment systems to commercial systems, pressure vessels are used in water softeners, filters and RO systems. Pressure vessel size and capacity correspond to the application, generally less than 120-gal. capacity in residential applications. Commercial applications require various capacities up to 2,000 gal.
Although pressure vessels once installed require little maintenance, proper care must be taken at the receiving, handling and installation stages to avoid damage or failure.
Overview of basic handling and installation requirements
Hard water in restaurant applications causes aesthetic spotting problems in addition to the inherent financial burdens.
Meeting Restaurants’ Water Needs
Dealers are rightfully concerned about the spread of legislation prohibiting water softener discharge into city sewers and septic systems. Although California is the center of industry efforts to protect the market against arbitrary bans, in the last two years several other states have issued rules prohibiting septic tank discharge.
Nationwide legislation regarding softener discharge impacts dealers
"It makes my water taste funny."
"It leaves an orange ring in my sink and shower."
"It has a weird smell."
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.
Application Requires Softening, Reverse Osmosis and Other POU/POE Technologies to Purify Water on an Ongoing Basis