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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Study Suggests Softeners Do Not Hurt Septic Tank Performance

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Water Quality Assn.
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Independent testing concludes that systems can work well together

Water softeners set with appropriate salt efficiency do not harm septic systems and may actually help them, according to a new study released at WQA Aquatech USA 2013.

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April 4, 2013

Water Softeners

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The IQsoft Series of cabinet water softeners includes four models sized for installation in narrow locations. The timer can stay on the unit when the cover is removed, making it possible to test the control valve during maintenance. The series features an overflow elbow integrated into the cabinet body, a two-line backlit display and a salt reminder that displays when salt levels need to be checked.
 

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
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March 20, 2013
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Control Valve

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The WS1 Twin Alternating control valve maximizes softener capacity and optimizes salt efficiency. This 1-in. valve provides a service flow rate up to 30 gpm and a backwash flow rate up to 16 gpm, with the meter and bypass installed. It has backwash and brining capabilities up to a 21-in.-diameter mineral tank. It incorporates patented seal-spacer stack assembly and patented technologies from the WS1 and WS3 valves.
 

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
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February 5, 2013
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Aquion Adds IQsoft Products to Water Treatment Controls’ Portfolio

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Aquion Inc.
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IQsoft cabinet water softeners will be sold under the Erie Water Treatment Controls brand

Aquion Inc. announced the introduction of a new range of cabinet water softeners, the IQsoft series, that will be sold under the Erie Water Treatment Controls brand name.

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January 25, 2013

Canine Connection

On Sept. 22, 2011, TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation in Grayslake, Ill., initiated a pilot test to study the effectiveness of HydroFlow’s water conditioning technology on its canine therapy pools. TOPS is in the business of veterinary rehabilitation, and one of the treatment options it often employs is hydro-treadmill therapy. The facility has two 1,000-gal therapy pools supported by a large, pool-sized sand filtration system, a dual-speed filtration pump and a booster pump for the jets.

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Veterinary facility rehabs canine therapy pools with new treatment system

About The Author: 

Laurie McCauley, DVM, CCRT, is owner of TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation. McCauley can be reached at tom@tops-vet-rehab.com or 847.548.5007.

Publication Date: 
January 8, 2013
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January 8, 2013
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