Private water companies maintain high-quality water
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) announced that its member companies’ annual water quality reports are available. These reports compare drinking water quality to state and federal standards and are required annually of water providers.
“These reports show private water companies have a stellar record of providing high-quality drinking water, underscoring their commitment to consistently make the necessary investments to improve water infrastructure,” said Michael Deane, executive director of NAWC.
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.
The Heating/Cooling System treats systems such as cooling towers and in-floor heating systems. It eliminates microbial activity, scaling, fouling and corrosion. It is non-toxic, and water disposal is safely accomplished via the sewer system. During testing, the system prevented the formation of slimy, brown deposits caused by iron-reducing bacteria and eliminated corrosion and scaling deposits. The system can extend heating and cooling system water life by up to 10 years. It can be used with open or closed systems.
World water treatment chemicals market expected to reach $31.7 billion by 2022
According to a new report by Allied Market Research, titled, "World Water Treatment Chemicals Market - Opportunities and Forecasts, 2015 – 2022," the water treatment chemicals market would reach $31.7 billion by 2022, registering a CAGR of 4.5% during 2016 and 2022. The corrosion inhibitors segment held about 2/9 of the total market in 2015. North America and Europe collectively accounted for about half of the market share in the same year.
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
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.