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

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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.

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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

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

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January 8, 2013
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January 8, 2013
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New Water Conditioning System Achieves Higher Efficiency

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November 5, 2012
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Duplex system provides easier operation and allows for multiple regenerations per day

With the current concerns surrounding reducing salt and water consumption, CSI Water Treatment Systems introduces a new high-efficiency, patent-pending water conditioning system. The company has determined that the simplest, most effective way to achieve higher efficiency performance is through the use of duplex alternating ion exchange vessels. Benefits the duplex systems provide are:

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Web-Based Water Softening Calculator Now Available

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Purolite
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Purolite’s Web-based softening calculator estimates ion exchange resin requirements for hardness removal

Purolite has released a Web version of its proprietary softening calculator to the general public. This calculator estimates the ion exchange resin requirements for softening of ground, potable, process and wastewaters.

“This calculator is the second of a series of Web-based calculators we are releasing under our Puredesign family of calculators specific for ion exchange processes. This calculator enables the rapid calculation of ion exchange resin for softening and is extremely easy to use,” said Francis Boodoo, director of applied technologies for Purolite.

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October 25, 2012

About the Ban

It has been almost three years since California passed Assembly Bill 1366, allowing municipalities to ban the sale and use of water softeners. Water Quality Products Assistant Editor Nicole Bowling spoke with Mike Mecca, past president of the Pacific Water Quality Assn. (PWQA), about how the bans are affecting the local water quality industry.

Nicole Bowling: What is the status of the water softener ban legislation in California?

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Mike Mecca is director of technical services and product development for Performance Water and past president of the Pacific Water Quality Assn. Mecca can be reached at mikemecca@performancewater.com or 714.736.0137. Nicole Bowling is assistant editor for Water Quality Products. Bowling can be reached at nbowling@sgcmail.com.

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September 11, 2012
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September 11, 2012
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Making the Most of Moss

Sphagnum moss is a natural bog plant that decays and forms peat. It has been used in the horticulture industry for years, and has a long folk history for its ability to purify water, heal wounds and preserve food. Today you can add “preventative measure for cooling tower scale and corrosion” to the growing list of its many attributes as a viable, all-natural water treatment alternative.

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Combating cooling tower corrosion and scale with moss treatment

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Dr. David R. Knighton is president and CEO of Creative Water Solutions LLC. Knighton can be reached at kelmart@aol.com or 763.398.0141. Vance Fiegel is chief scientific office for Creative Water Solutions LLC. Fiegel can be reached at 763.398.0141.

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September 10, 2012
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September 10, 2012
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Pure Aqua, Inc.

Pure Aqua is a leading manufacturer of water treatment and reverse osmosis systems. Pure Aqua, activities range from small bracket mounted water treatment systems to hundreds of thousands of gallons per day custom built plants. Products Offered by Pure Aqua, Inc.: Brackish Water Reverse Osmosis, Sea Water Reverse Osmosis, Double Pass RO, Automatic Multi Media Filters, Automatic Carbon Filters, Cartridge Filters, Automatic Water Softeners, Electrodeionization, EDI, Two Column DI or Mixed Bed Deionizers, Ultra Violet Sterilizers (UV), Chemical Dosing Systems, Ozonation Systems, Chlorination Systems, and Custom Built Water Treatment Systems.

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Water-Right Introduces Odor-Z-Way

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Water Right Inc.
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Used for odor, stain removal

Water-Right Inc., a manufacturer of water treatment equipment, announced the addition of Odor-Z-Way products to its line. Odor-Z-Way is made from a synthetic zeolite crystal, which is the same material, although smaller, that is used in Water-Right’s Sanitizer Plus Series and WaterCare’s TotalCare Series water conditioners.

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August 15, 2012

Descaling Systems

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Scalewatcher commercial electronic descaling systems provide effective, eco-friendly limescale buildup removal and prevention. Microelectronics enable the descaling system to fit in 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.