Many Americans, Asians and Europeans worry about the quality of their tap water; almost 40% of Americans participating in a new survey said they boiled or filtered their water before drinking it. That level of concern is a key trend in consumer attitudes toward the water they drink at home, work and leisure.
Bottled Water Binge
Attitudes toward tap water lead consumers to search for treatment options
The AirMax 3000 is a full-sized upright atmospheric water harvester that extracts water from the air and turns it into drinking water. These units are equipped with an electronic control system that turns the machine on and off when full and circulates the water to maintain clean drinking water 24 hours a day. Humidity levels and filter changing requirements are indicated with digital displays. The system can produce up to 8 gal of drinking water per day.
These RO drinking water systems have cartridges and membranes that are easily replaced without the need to shut off the system. They are available in wall-mounted or floor models, and all systems come with storage tank, John Guest feedwater and tank shutoff valves, faucet, tubing and instructions. The systems are backed by a two-year warranty.
GE engineers and WaterStep provide portable water purification devices to Typhoon Haiyan victims
GE engineers, in partnership with Louisville's WaterStep organization, are providing 60 inventive portable water purification devices to thousands in the typhoon-stricken Philippines. The need for emergency drinking water supplies in the country is immense due to the disaster that hit the country's most impoverished areas on Nov. 8.
Operation Blessing Intl. deploys safe drinking water technology for Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts
MIOX Corp. has partnered with Operation Blessing Intl. (OBI), one of the largest charities in America, for disaster relief efforts in the Philippines following Super Typhoon Haiyan.
OBI deployed six MIOX BPS portable sodium hypochlorite generators and one SANILEC 6 sodium hypochlorite generator to the Philippines. The seven clean water treatment technologies have the combined capacity to treat approximately 500,000 gal of water each day, providing safe drinking water in life-threatening conditions.
In my previous article, “Ultrafiltration: A Business Growth Opportunity” (September 2013), I referenced a 2010 BBC research report stating that “the U.S. market for ultrafiltration (UF) technologies was worth $940 million in 2010. It is estimated to be valued at $1.24 billion by 2015.”1 Simply put, the business opportunities for UF are growing rapidly, which could prove extremely profitable for the savvy professional water dealer.
Exploring non-traditional uses for UF technology
Performance tested by the U.S. EPA, the Multi-Barrier System provides > 4-log reduction of Cryptosporidium and viruses, meeting disinfection requirements for the Ground Water Rule, Groundwater Under the Direct Influence of surface water and Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule. It includes three treatment stages: sediment filtration, charged membrane filter and UV. It offers flow rates from 8 to 480 gpm, with capabilities for monitoring flow, filter life and UV status to provide fail-safe disinfection protection.
Texas-based nonprofit aims to provide clean water via new wells and spread the Gospel
Access announced that it is partnering with The Last Well (TLW). This Texas-based organization’s mission is simple: “To provide clean water to the entire nation of Liberia and share Christ with those we serve by the end of the decade.”