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

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Jan de Baat Doelman is president of Scalewatcher North America Inc. Doelman can be reached at jan@scalewatcher.com or 610.932.6888.

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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

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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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