Resin Regeneration Fundamentals

Regeneration procedures and guidelines for softeners and two-bed deionizers

About The Author: 

Frank DeSilva is national sales manager for ResinTech, Inc., West Berlin, N.J. He has been in the water treatment industry for more than 20 years. He can be reached at 760.809.4864, or by e-mail at fdesilva@resintech.com.

Activation Date: 
April 1, 2006
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16870

It’s All About the Service

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.

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WQP observes the ins and outs of a residential softener installation

About The Author: 

Neda Simeonova is editor of Water Quality Products. She can be reached at 847.391.1007, or by e-mail at nsimeonova@sgcmail.com.

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16365

Tanks & Pressure Vessels

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.

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Overview of basic handling and installation requirements

About The Author: 

Neda Simeonova is editor of Water Quality Products. She can be reached at 847.391.1007, or by e-mail at nsimeonova@sgcmail.com.

Activation Date: 
June 2, 2005
Issue Reference: 
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Legacy ID: 
16113

Commercial Water Softener Repair Guide

This article will briefly address some of the more common commercial softener complaints and examine how to diagnose and hopefully correct them.

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Meeting the needs of your customer

About The Author: 

Jerry Horner CWS-VI, CI is national sales
manager for Topway Global, Inc., Brea, Calif.
He can be reached at 714.255.7999, or by
e-mail at jerry@tgipure.com; www.tgipure.com.

Activation Date: 
April 6, 2005
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16018

Water Softening

Hard water in restaurant applications causes aesthetic spotting problems in addition to the inherent financial burdens.

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Meeting Restaurants’ Water Needs

About The Author: 

Jerry Horner is national sales manager for Topway Global, Inc., Brea, Calif. He holds CWS-VI, CI Water Quality Association Certifications. He can be reached by email at jerry@tgipure.com.

Activation Date: 
November 1, 2004
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Legacy ID: 
15569

Fighting Water Softener Bans

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.

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Nationwide Legislation Regarding Softener Discharge Impacts Dealers

About The Author: 

Carlyn Meyer is the director of public affairs for the Water Quality Association, Lisle, Ill. For additional information, visit www.wqa.org; 630-505-0160.

Activation Date: 
November 26, 2003
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14625

Iron in the Water Supply

Iron in the residential water supply can cause its fair share of problems. But what can you say to customers who have these issues and, more importantly, what can you do to help them? Fortunately there are several treatment options available. Use of a water softener, aeration, filtration, ozonation, sequestering and chlorination are some of the more common techniques. The most popular methods all involve the use of a water softener.

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Editor's Emphasis

About The Author: 

Nancy Lucas is marketing manager for the water conditioning segment of Cargill Salt. Lucas started with Cargill Salt as a chemist in 1988 and joined the marketing department in 1991. She holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Augsburg College in Minneapolis.

Activation Date: 
August 27, 2003
Issue Reference: 
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Legacy ID: 
14403

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
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
14228

Farm Animals Need Clean Water, Too

In 2001, the Minnesota State Fair built a 50-foot by 80-foot state-of-the-art barn, which would feature cows, pigs and lambs. The Miracle of Birth Center was built to reflect modern animal production practices in the existing Children's Barnyard at the fairgrounds. Pregnant cows, pigs and lambs were transported from out state Minnesota for the special birthing exhibit in the Children's Barnyard.

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Filtered water helps birthing animals at Minnesota State Fair

Publication Date: 
June 27, 2003
Activation Date: 
June 27, 2003
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Legacy ID: 
14222

Focus on Troubleshooting Water Softeners

Let's face it, as good as water softener valves have become, certain factors can affect their performance. There also are many older units out there that dealers still have to contend with. So, in an effort to help keep business flowing, as well as softened water, Water Quality Products went in search of an expert to bring you the top troubleshooting tips for valves. The search led to Jay Runkle, employed in technical services at Pentair Water Treatment.

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10 need-to-know tips for dealers

Publication Date: 
March 11, 2003
Activation Date: 
March 11, 2003
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13844