WQP: On The Road

Editorial staff tours NSF’s facilities, laboratories

About The Author: 

Neda Simeonova is editor of Water Quality Products. She can be reached at 847.391.1007, or by e-mail at nsimeonova@sgcmail.com. Jessica Moorman is associate editor for Water Quality Products. She can be reached at 847.391.1012, or by e-mail at jmoorman@sgcmail.com.

Activation Date: 
October 4, 2006
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
17342

Safer than Tap?

Analyzing bottled water for inorganic contaminants

Activation Date: 
January 1, 2006
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
17259

The PH Phenomenon

Monitoring water pH

About The Author: 

Michael Neiheiser is technical support accounts manager for National Testing Laboratories, Ltd. He can be reached at 800.458.3330, ext. 215, or by e-mail at mneiheiser@ntllabs.com.

Activation Date: 
January 1, 2006
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
17253

Removing Contaminants with Chemistry

Accurate analysis helps determine appropriate treatment

About The Author: 

Marianne R. Metzger is sales manager for Blue Marsh Laboratories. Metzger is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Water Quality Products. She can be reached at 610.327.8196, or by e-mail at mariannem@bluemarshlabs.com.

Activation Date: 
January 1, 2006
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
17249

Disinfectants & Disinfection Byproducts

The evolution of disinfectants and regulations

About The Author: 

Marianne R. Metzger is sales manager for Blue Marsh Laboratories, Douglassville, Pa. Metzger is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Water Quality Products. She can be reached at 610.327.8196, or by e-mail at mariannem@bluemarshlabs.com.

Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
17101

Desalination Challenges

Overcoming measurement obstacles in the desalination process

About The Author: 

1. Jessica Blanchard and Carol Smith, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May 2, 2006. Arsenic Taints Water at 5 Schools.
2. www.ens-newswire.com, Lead levels
in DC Drinking Water Dropping,
March 14, 2005.
3. ELAN DRC-e at Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Helps to Resolve a Lead-Contaminated Drinking Water Crisis, PerkinElmer Case Study 007291_01.
4. John Tonner, Desalination in America, Water Quality Products, November 2002.
5. Ruth E. Wolf and Kenneth R Neubauer, Determination of Arsenic in Chloride Matrices, PerkinElmer Application Note D6357A, 2002.

Activation Date: 
January 1, 2006
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
17100

Research Put into Practice

There are many ways drinking water changes on its path to consumers’ taps. Corrosion of metal piping materials is one of the most significant causes of degradation. The more noticeable aesthetic degradation occurs as a result of oxidation of iron piping producing red, yellow or “rusty” water.

Deck: 

Lead in Seattle school district’s drinking water prompts major review

About The Author: 

Glen Boyd, Ph.D., and Gregory Pierson, P.E., can be reached at HDR, Inc., Seattle, Wash., at 425.450.6200, or by e-mail at glen.boyd@hdrinc.com or greg.pierson@hdrinc.com.

Publication Date: 
April 1, 2006
Activation Date: 
April 1, 2006
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
16873

When the Levee Breaks

The flood-related consequences following Hurricane Katrina have had a devastating impact on water and wastewater operations in the city of New Orleans as well as the Gulf Coast region.

Deck: 

How the water and wastewater industry is helping the city of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region rebound from Hurricane Katrina

About The Author: 

Tim Gregorski is editorial director for Water & Wastes Digest. He can be reached at 847/391-1011 or by e-mail at tgregorski@sgcmail.com.

Activation Date: 
October 1, 2005
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
16378

The Wide, Wide World of Residential Water Treatment Product Testing

Whatever the structure of the testing service provider, the manufacturer must be satisfied that their partner can deliver the project turnaround, quality, scope of services, reliability, and ultimately, the value that they need.

Deck: 

Technology-specific testing methods in relation to the American National Standards

About The Author: 

Rick Andrew is the technical manager of the Drinking Water Treatment Units Program of NSF for more than three years. He has been with NSF International for more than six years, working with certification of residential drinking water products. His previous experience was in the area of analytical and environmental chemistry consulting. Andrew is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Water Quality Products. He has a BA in chemistry and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He can be reached at 800.NSF.MARK, or by e-mail at andrew@nsf.org.

Activation Date: 
June 2, 2005
Files: 
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
16108

Testing for Bacteria

Bacteria are the most abundant organisms on the planet. It is estimated that they have been in existence 3.5 billion years. These fascinating little creatures are responsible for many of the functions that allow Earth to sustain other forms of life. The health of our planet ultimately depends on their activities as they dwell everywhere throughout the planet such as in the soil, in food, on plants, in our bodies, in the waters and way deep within the Earth.

About The Author: 

Tami E. D’Amico, technical support and accounts manager with National Testing Laboratories, Ltd. (NTL) since 1997, works with companies such as water treatment equipment manufacturers and dealers, well drillers, contractors, engineers and consultants in the water industry. D’Amico has degrees in biology and general science studies. She serves on various Water Quality Association committees and has authored several articles for industry publications. NTL has served the water industry with quality analysis for informational and compliance testing requirements for more than 18 years. With headquarters in Cleveland, NTL has laboratory facilities in Michigan, Florida and Virginia. D’Amico can be contacted at 800-458-3330, ext. 222; tdamico@ntllabs.com.

Publication Date: 
March 30, 2004
Activation Date: 
March 30, 2004
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
15003