Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems

The following is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems Special Issues Fact Sheet on Water Softeners. This document supports the WQA's position on softener wastes and the fact that they are not harmful to septic systems.

Activation Date: 
August 27, 2002
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Legacy
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13319

Putting an End to Hard Water Problems

Glade Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Marriott Hotels, Starbucks and The White House may be vastly different with regard to the people who use and manage the facilities; yet when it was time to solve water quality problems, they all looked to the same resource: Kevin Britton, a RainSoft dealer at Quality Water of Maryland, located in Frederick, Md. (part of the Washington D.C. metro area).

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Nursing and rehabilitation center stops escalating plumbing repair costs

Publication Date: 
August 27, 2002
Activation Date: 
August 27, 2002
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Legacy
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13318

Back to the Basics, Part 2

How does everyone achieve effluent water that meets their needs and demands? Each situation is different, but a simplistic explanation of various technologies will be discussed in this article. Each of the following categories has had much written about them, but this article will be an overview of several methods in order to help you educate the general public so they can make an intelligent decision, purchase something of value and continually seek professional consultation.

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Brushing up on water treatment 101

About The Author: 

Jeff Roseman is a certified water specialist-I with the Water Quality Association. He has a vast knowledge of chemistry and physics from studies in electrical engineering at Purdue University and has helped develop UV light air purifier and ionization controllers for Great Lakes Control Systems, in Leamington, Ontario. He is a master distributor of Ethylene Control, Inc., in addition to being a distributor of Hanna Instrument, Pura and Hydrotechnology Filtration Systems, and Pro-Zone International Ozone Products. He is the owner of Aqua Ion Plus+ Technologies and can be e-mailed at jeff@aquaionplus.com; 219-362-7279; www.aquaionplus.com.

Publication Date: 
May 28, 2002
Activation Date: 
May 28, 2002
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
13127

Advanced Technology Brings the Power to Chlorine Dioxide

Chlorine dioxide is an extremely effective and powerful biocide that has been used for many years as a bleaching agent and slimicide in the pulp and paper industry, as a disinfectant in municipal water treatment and in many other industrial water treatment operations. However, significant capital and operating costs have limited the use of chlorine dioxide to large-scale applications. New technology now makes it practical to use the biocide in a wider range of water treatment applications.

About The Author: 

Michael Cochran is the business development manager for the Aseptrol technology at Engelhard Corp., a material science and surface chemistry company based in Iselin, N.J.

Activation Date: 
April 25, 2002
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
13070

Electronic Scale Treatment

A new technology has emerged that can solve scale problems without the need of salts, chemicals or maintenance.

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Electronic water conditioning cleans up scale and softens water for various applications cleans up scale and softens water for various applications

About The Author: 

Jeffrey M. Conway is the president of ClearWater Enviro Technologies, Inc., Clearwater, Fla. ClearWater Enviro is the manufacturer of ScaleBlaster, an electronic descaler that eliminates hard water and limescale problems. For further information, visit www.scaleblaster.com.

Publication Date: 
March 27, 2002
Activation Date: 
March 27, 2002
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
13028

Softeners Treat Truck Wash Water

When it comes to keeping their big rigs clean and sparkling, most truck drivers are as particular about a good wash as any car owner might be—maybe even more particular considering the dollars some have wrapped up in their 18-wheelers. Owners of large vehicle fleets such as buses and delivery trucks seem to appreciate the value a clean machine has in properly projecting their corporate image. During winter months in many northern states, just cleaning off road salt and sand is imperative to vehicle maintenance.

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Big Rigs Come Clean Using Treated Water

Activation Date: 
February 26, 2002
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
12973

If You Sell Just Water Softeners, You Could Be Making a Lot More Money

Have you ever done a great demonstration only to find that the customer just isn’t interested? We all have that happen occasionally, but sometimes we cause their apathy by emphasizing the wrong things. What I mean is that people do not buy steel tanks, resin and valves, they buy emotions, dreams and love. Let me explain.

About The Author: 

Carl Davidson is the president of Sales & Management Solutions, a consulting firm specializing in sales and management video training and live seminars. He is the author of several books including Secrets of Accountability Management. His articles are read by more than 60,000 sales professionals monthly. Send comments on this article to him at davidson@salesco.net. For a free demonstration video and list of products and topics, call 800-941-0068.

Activation Date: 
January 30, 2002
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Legacy
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12922

Tons of Choices

This article highlights the differences between the various sources and forms of regenerants, what they do and reasons to select each.

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The real story on regenerant selection

About The Author: 

Jerry Poe is technical director for IMC Salt Co. He oversees technical effort for three plants in Canada, three in the United States, one in England and one mine in each of these countries. In addition, he oversees market and sales support and new product development.

Activation Date: 
September 11, 2001
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
12622

Controlling Mechanisms of Contaminant Ion Leakage in Condensate Polishing Systems

Extracting the maximum benefit from condensate polishing systems continues to be a top priority among many electric utility plants. With cost reduction pressures and increasing water quality standards, owners and operators continue to evaluate the resin handling procedures that affect corrosion product transport and contaminant ion impurity levels.

About The Author: 

Stephen W. Najmy is a project manager for The Dow Chemical Co. He has worked in the technical service and development department for Dow Liquid Separations for the past 10 years. Much of his job focuses on the development of new resin products and procedures for condensate polishing systems. He is based at Larkin Laboratory in Midland, Mich.

Activation Date: 
September 11, 2001
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Legacy
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12618

Controlling Scale Deposition and Industrial Fouling

Mineral scale deposition cannot only put plant and product integrity at risk but also compromise the health and safety of personnel. Luckily, there are a number of ways to control fouling and restore operational efficiency.

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Limescale

About The Author: 

Jan de Baat Doelman is the president of Scalewatcher North America Inc., Oxford, Pa.

Activation Date: 
August 10, 2001
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Legacy
Legacy ID: 
12527