Many homeowners want to add swimming pools to their outdoor spaces, but have concerns about conventional swimming pools. Some worry about the long-term health consequences of exposure to treatment chemicals such as chlorine. Others do not want to disrupt the natural environment of their backyards, knowing that conventional pools often require removing vegetation and completely altering their backyards.
Natural swimming pools offer homeowners a chemical-free alternative
Outbreaks of illness associated with recreational water in the U.S. continue to rise, according to a June 2015 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report covers illness outbreaks across the U.S., identifying source (treated versus untreated water) and etiology, or cause. The numbers presented are likely just the tip of the iceberg, however, as they are generally regarded as an underestimate of actual illness.
UV treatment systems offer solution for increasing incidence of parasitic infection
Cooling towers, which reduce the heat of circulating water used to cool industrial processes and HVAC systems throughout the world, have undergone substantial design changes over the years. This is particularly noticeable with the introduction of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) cooling towers, which can provide long service life with reduced maintenance requirements.
While these attributes are compelling, the idea of incorporating this technology to increase production capacity is, for many, an unexpected benefit of the HDPE cooling tower technology.
Modular plastic cooling towers facilitate increased manufacturing capacity
The OneFlow anti-scale system is intended for residential applications. Its template-assisted crystallization technology forms microscopic crystals that move harmlessly through plumbing. It uses no salt, generates no wastewater and requires no backwashing, regeneration or electricity. It is available in 8-, 12- and 16-gpm models.
Ultraviolet (UV) disinfection provides a chemical-free, low-maintenance option for treating private water sources, including wells, surface water and harvested rainwater. While each of those sources presents unique water quality challenges that can impact the effectiveness of a UV system, the fundamental premise is the same. For UV treatment to be completely effective, the UVC light generated by the lamp needs to be able to pass through the water unimpeded so it can deactivate any microorganisms present. This is why knowing the water source and quality at all times is so important.
Pretreatment ensures sporting club’s UV system operates effectively
The new range of Spirit and Pro water purifiers harnesses RO technology to remove waterborne contaminants, including microorganisms and toxic metals. Designed to fit under a kitchen sink, the sleek, contemporary, compact purifiers help address consumer concerns about contaminants in drinking water. The Spirit delivers 3 liters of direct flow per minute, and the Pro delivers 5.7 liters per minute.
Access to safe drinking water gives youths an alternative to sugar-sweetened beverages
In collaboration with the Nutrition Policy Institute (NPI) and the University of California Div. of Agriculture and Natural Resources, America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation is activating youth participants in its #MySmileMatters Youth Movement to aid in a study to assess the state of drinking water in schools.
Mayor argues that Waukesha, Wis., has no reasonable alternative to drawing water from Lake Michigan
Waukesha, Wis., Mayor Shawn Reilly testified before the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality in support of Waukesha’s application to borrow and return Great Lakes water. Waukesha’s application is pending before the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council (Compact Council), of which Michigan is a member. Under the Great Lakes Compact, the governors and premiers of the Great Lakes states and provinces will consider the application later this spring.
Water Quality Assn. expands scope of industry standard
The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) has expanded the scope of an industry standard for sustainable water treatment products. The WQA/ASPE/ANSI S-803: Sustainable Drinking Water Treatment Systems standard, which originally covered only filtration products utilizing activated carbon, polypropylene, polyethylene and string-wound filter media, now also encompasses UV treatment systems and dispensers, including water coolers and heaters. The S-803 standard is currently the only sustainability standard in existence that applies specifically to drinking water treatment systems.
The collaboration will aim to reduce costs & improve dissolved ozone testing accuracy for the bottled water industry
Pacific Ozone has announced a collaborative partnership with CHEMetrics to bring a lower cost and more accurate dissolved ozone residual test solution to the bottled water industry.
Pacific Ozone is offering the Ozone SAM (single-analyte photometer) Kit employing the Indigo method from CHEMetrics. This new product enables water bottlers to quickly and consistently test for residual ozone following the disinfection process with accurate results at a low cost.