Inspiration for Innovation

There is a finite amount of available water on our planet, and it is becoming an increasingly scarce resource. As populations increase, significant amounts of water are required to maintain modern life. After the baby boom and massive urbanization of the 20th century, meeting increasing demand while managing water quality expectations became a significant challenge for the water supply industry, which realized that municipal water should be reused more effectively.

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Ion exchange softener bans to stimulate development of new treatment technologies

About The Author: 

Greg Reyneke is managing partner for Red Fox Advisors and an adviser to the ProFlow Dealer Network, a Pentair Platinum Partner. Reyneke can be reached at gregreyneke@redfoxadvisors.com.

Publication Date: 
October 16, 2013
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October 16, 2013
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Descaling System

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These commercial electronic descaling systems provide effective, eco-friendly limescale buildup removal and prevention. Microelectronics enable them to fit into small, normally inaccessible spaces in commercial applications. Ideal for use in laundries, restaurants and bakeries, the system is available in NEMA2/IP54, but any ingress rating or configuration can be supplied.
 

Electrodeionization

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The FEDI-2Rx fractional electrodeionization product range is designed for applications in pharmaceutical, biomedical and laboratory applications in which installations require hot water sanitization to meet pharmacopoeia standards for purified water and water for injection.

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Water Softener Helps Make the Most of Appliance Effectiveness

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Kinetico
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Kinetico introduces the Essential Series of a non-electric, single-tank systems

Kinetico recently introduced the Essential Series in the U.S. and Canada, non-electric, single-tank systems ideal for suburbanites and city dwellers with typical municipal water, as well as those with well water that falls within specific conditions.

Publication Date: 
June 13, 2013

Conditioning for Coffee

About 55% of adults in the U.S. drink coffee daily, according to the National Coffee Assn. Coffee shops have helped consumers develop an appreciation for specialty coffee. Higher-grade coffee beans, improved roasting methods and better brewing equipment have improved product quality and increased customer expectations. Because coffee is about 99% water, water quality is critical to the brewing process.  

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Treatment systems provide high-quality water for coffee chain

About The Author: 

Kirsten Martenson is former director of marketing for HydroNovation Inc. For more information, contact Mark Bertler at mark@hydronovation.com.

Publication Date: 
June 3, 2013
Activation Date: 
June 3, 2013
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Efficiency Revolution

Stated simply, hard water is water that is hard to lather, and soft water is not. A more technically accurate definition of soft water describes the physical removal, to less than 1 grain per gal (gpg) in most cases, of calcium and magnesium salts. If you cheat and go to the end of this article, however, future generations’ definition of soft water might read “less than 4 gpg, as defined by the U.S. Geological Survey.”

Softening Through the Years

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New technologies offer dealers opportunities to maximize efficiency for customers

About The Author: 

Mike Mecca is director of marketing and innovation for Performance Water Products. Mecca can be reached at mikemecca@performancewater.com.

Greg Reyneke is managing partner for Red Fox Advisors. Reyneke can be reached at gregreyneke@redfoxadvisors.com.

Publication Date: 
May 2, 2013
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May 2, 2013
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Septics & Salt: Results From the Septic Study

If you attended the WQA Aquatech USA 2013 tradeshow in Indianapolis in April, you heard about many exciting topics, but probably none that have been in the works for as long as the septic study. After more than 10 years in the making, the Water Quality Research Foundation published results from the Environmental Impact Study that was funded to investigate the effects residential ion exchange water softeners may have on the performance of onsite septic tanks.

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Septic study results show systems working together efficiently

About The Author: 

Pauli Undesser is director of regulatory and technical affairs for the Water Quality Assn. Undesser can be reached at pundesser@wqa.org or 630.929.2514.

Publication Date: 
May 2, 2013
Activation Date: 
May 2, 2013
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Scale Prevention Systems

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Nelsen Scale Prevention Systems utilize Filtersorb SP filter media to first remove already existing scale from pipes and heat exchanger surfaces and then to further protect the system from future formation of scale. Filtersorb SP is based on a process that changes the chemical structure of scale-forming minerals. This technology is so effective that it requires a contact time of only seconds.

Disinfection Double Team

West Fraser Mills in Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada, received a demand order from the province’s Workmen’s Compensation Board to have potable, disinfected water available at all locations in its sawmill, including in the dust suppression misting system.

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Canadian mill installs UF & UV to meet disinfection needs

About The Author: 

Kim Sepkowski is owner and operator of Air & Water Home Environment Centre Inc. Sepkowski can be reached at donato@specialassignment.com or 416.964.6118.

Publication Date: 
April 11, 2013
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April 11, 2013
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On the Rocks, Hold the Salt

Nearly everyone involved in the restaurant industry has an interesting experience to tell. One such situation occurred in the northeastern U.S., in a town where serious water contamination issues were found in the municipal water (and were later immortalized in the John Travolta film, “A Civil Action”). A customer walked into a local restaurant years after the situation was resolved. When the customer approached the counter, the following dialogue took place:

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RO treatment system provides high-quality water for better ice

About The Author: 

Tom Cartwright is CEO of PureOFlow. Cartwright can be reached at tcartwright@pureoflow.com.

Publication Date: 
April 11, 2013
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April 11, 2013
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