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.
Veterinary facility rehabs canine therapy pools with new treatment system
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:
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.
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?
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.
Combating cooling tower corrosion and scale with moss treatment
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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.
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.
In any membrane filtration system, scaling is inevitable. There are many forms of scale, some of the most common being calcium carbonate, calcium sulfate, barium sulfate and strontium sulfate. Left unmanaged, crystal scale will accumulate and become a mass of crystals on the surface of the membrane, causing blockage. This is harmful to reverse osmosis (RO) systems because it increases operating pressure. High pressure can put stress on the system and reduce product output and efficiency levels. A severely scaled membrane easily can reduce its gallon output by more than half.
Scale not only clogs pipes and destroys valves, it also consumes energy. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Annual Energy Outlook 2012, more than 10% of the energy consumed in a home goes toward heating water.
Many consumers use energy-efficient products to save money. What many do not know is that energy-saving efforts can be negated if they have hard water and do not address scale.
Developing a consistent standard for energy-saving anti-scale devices