Keeping Up with Product Certification

Certification updates and benefits

About The Author: 

Stephanie Harris is managing editor for Water Quality Products. Harris can be reached at 847.391.1007 or by e-mail at sharris@sgcmail.com.

Activation Date: 
May 21, 2008
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
19292

When it Comes to Drinking Water Ignorance is Not Bliss

Report on pharmaceutical-tainted drinking water drives interest in ozone treatment

About The Author: 

Paul Overbeck is executive director of the International Ozone Association. Overbeck can be reached at 480.529.3787 or by e-mail at pauloverbeck@io3a.org.

Activation Date: 
April 25, 2008
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
19216

Tic, tic, tic . . .

What the detection of TICs in drinking water means for you

About The Author: 

Tina Fischer is product certification supervisor for the Water Quality Association. Fischer can be reached at 630.505.0160 or by e-mail at tfischer@wqa.org.

Activation Date: 
April 25, 2008
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
19215

Emerging Contaminants

Are PFCs the next public water concern?

Like other manmade chemicals that have been polluting our drinking water over the years, perfluorochemicals (PFC) are not naturally occurring chemicals; they were developed in a lab- oratory to meet an industry need. PFCs are carbon chains (typically four or eight carbon atoms) that are bonded to fluorine atoms.

PFCs can be used as an ingredient in a manufacturing process or as part of a finished product. Companies have used them for a number of years for products that resist heat, oil, grease and water.

About The Author: 

Thomas Palkon is director of product certification for the Water Quality Association. Palkon can be reached at 630.505.0160 or by e-mail at tpalkon@wqa.org.

Publication Date: 
November 8, 2008
Activation Date: 
February 27, 2008
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
19017

Testing for Bacteria

Running bacteria samples in-house

About The Author: 

Marianne Metzger is accounting specialist for Accent Control Systems, Inc. Metzger is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Water Quality Products. Metzger can be reached at 610.608.5793 or by e-mail at mmetzger@accent-control.com.

Activation Date: 
February 27, 2008
Files: 
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
19012

Certification Around the World

International regulations for POU and POE systems

About The Author: 

Laura Moorman is senior certification project manager and international approval specialist for NSF Intl. Moorman can be reached at 800.NSF.MARK or by e-mail at lmoorman@nsf.org.

Activation Date: 
March 27, 2008
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
19008

The Extra Step

Understanding the importance of third-party certification

About The Author: 

Pauli Undesser is product certification supervisor for the Water Quality Association. She can be reached at 630.505.2514, or by e-mail at pundesser@wqa.org.

Activation Date: 
January 8, 2008
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
18839

Step by Step

Internal auditing boosts quality of laboratory testing

About The Author: 

Sarah Zrout, CWS-I, is quality manager for the WQA. She can be reached at 630.929.2541, or by e-mail at szrout@mail.wqa.org.

Activation Date: 
August 29, 2007
Files: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
18484

Speciated Water Analysis

Use of a combined technique for inorganic speciation has become routine and is advancing

About The Author: 

Zoe A. Grosser, Ph.D., and Kenneth Neubauer, Ph.D., work with PerkinElmer Life & Analytical Sciences. Grosser can be reached by e-mail at zoe.grosser@perkinelmer.com.

Activation Date: 
August 15, 2007
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
18455

Meet the Lab

The test capabilities and staff in the WQA laboratory are growing by leaps and bounds

About The Author: 

Jill Hoffman, CWS-VI, is assistant lab supervisor for the Water Quality Association. She can be reached at 630.505.0160, ext. 542, or by e-mail at jhoffman@wqa.org.

Activation Date: 
July 26, 2007
Files: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
18385