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

About The Author: 

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.

Publication Date: 
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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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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Publication Date: 
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.
 

Membrane Antiscalants Maintain RO Output and Efficiency

Publication Date: 
July 9, 2012

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.

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Sorting Out Scale Prevention

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.

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Developing a consistent standard for energy-saving anti-scale devices

About The Author: 

Eric Yeggy is business development manager for the Water Quality Assn. Yeggy can be reached at eyeggy@wqa.org or 630.929.2539.

Publication Date: 
June 28, 2012
Activation Date: 
June 28, 2012
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Scale Reduction Savings

The Greenfield Village mixed-use community, located at the southern end of the Salinas Valley in Greenfield, Calif., experienced significant problems caused by limescale buildup inside its 128 apartments’ water heaters and recirculation pumps. In the four years since the apartment complex was built, limescale buildup was so aggressive that many of the water heaters and recirculation pumps failed. The complex’s owners faced a minimum cost of $600,000 to replace the equipment.

Searching for a Solution

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Conditioning system helps apartment complex increase energy efficiency

About The Author: 

Marc Korody is comptroller and general manager for Greenfield Village LLC. Korody can be reached at 650.204.3140.

Publication Date: 
June 28, 2012
Activation Date: 
June 28, 2012
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Gaining Acceptance

Going green is all the rage these days. Whether it is constructing a wind farm, installing solar energy panels on a roof or simply switching to CFL light bulbs in a home, Americans are finding ways to tap renewable resources and conserve energy.

The push for energy conservation is good news for the water quality industry: The Water Quality Research Foundation Energy Savings Study showed that using softened water in a home improves energy efficiency and can save homeowners money on heating costs.

About The Author: 

Kate Cline is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

Publication Date: 
June 28, 2012
Activation Date: 
June 28, 2012
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Extending Resin Life

Water softener resin is extremely porous, which is beneficial because it allows for more surface area to capture calcium and other metals in source water. Surprisingly, 99% of ion exchange actually happens in the interior of the bead. Resin beads, ranging in size from 16 to 50 mesh, are abused daily during the backwash process and by contaminants in the source water. Resin could last much longer in these hostile environments with a few fairly inexpensive solutions.

Resin Basics

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Cleaning options to reduce resin fouling

About The Author: 

Justin Ramsey is marketing manager for Pro Products LLC. Ramsey can be reached at jramsey@proproducts.com
or 800.285.9176.

Publication Date: 
May 30, 2012
Activation Date: 
May 30, 2012
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Water Conditioner

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ClearTAC uses template-assisted crystallization to reduce the formation of hard water deposits. It can be used where conventional water softeners are banned. No chemicals or salts are needed, and there is no brine discharge. The system uses long-lasting media and is virtually maintenance free. Carbon reduces or eliminates chlorine taste and odor, while beneficial minerals remain in the water. The system passes the W-512 standard for physical water treatment devices, and two independent lab tests confirmed results of 90% or more effectiveness in reduction of scale buildup.
 

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