The technologies used for household water treatment in developing countries are vastly different from those used in the U.S. The reason is simple: the lack of a water treatment infrastructure or even indoor plumbing in developing rural communities. In this environment, where there are no faucets or water service pipe, and water fetched from local waterways may be contaminated with human and animal waste, many point-of-use (POU) solutions like carbon filters and reverse osmosis units cannot be utilized effectively.
Filtration system provides disinfection for Ghana communities
AWWA CEO David LaFrance thanks water professionals nationwide for keeping water safe for drinking
Dec. 16, 2014, marked the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which today includes regulations for more than 90 contaminants. American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) CEO David LaFrance issued the following statement to mark the occasion.
The compact Model 4000 countertop purifier economically and consistently provides up to 6 gpd of fresh, 100% steam-distilled water for office, home or travel. This efficient appliance effectively removes 99% of impurities and is guaranteed to deliver consistent water purity over time. It is lightweight and convenient, with no assembly, hookups or installation required. Contact the company for a free report and catalog.
This ½-gal pitcher removes 96% of chlorine and contaminants from tap water in just a few seconds. It is simple to use—just fill the pitcher and fasten it to the gallon dispenser. Store the sleek, slim-line pitcher in the refrigerator or leave it on the docking station at room temperature. Claryum filters last six months and retain naturally occurring minerals in the water. All components are BPA free.
This patent-pending POU water filtration device produces drinking water without frequent maintenance, chemical additions or component replacement. The system traps and neutralizes contaminants through an ion exchange process. It processes enough water to support a family of six, includes built-in safe water storage and lasts for 10 years. The system meets the World Health Organization’s Household Water Treatment specifications for removing bacteria, protozoa and viruses.
POU Series housings and filters, part of the ONE Filtration Simplified product offering, are designed for simple and easy installation while being ecofriendly. The filter housing is reusable once the internal cartridge has reached its useful life. The high-capacity, high-flow filters with low pressure drop feature Direct Connect installation to connect directly to the kitchen or bathroom cold water faucet for full-flow filtration.
Innovated and made in Sweden, Spirit harnesses the patented SuperiorOsmosis technology for efficiency, compactness and long product life. Removing practically all contaminants from tap water, the system also cuts water wastage linked to traditional RO systems.
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.
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Attitudes toward tap water lead consumers to search for treatment options
HaloPure removes 99.9% of viruses and bacteria while also preventing bacterial recontamination. Its uses are versatile and it can be applied to a variety of gravity and pressure POU devices. The media has been proven to enhance systems to help them exceed drinking water standards. It can be used with pitcher applications, inline, or with standard 10-in. cartridges for countertop and undersink systems.