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According to statistics published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), water coolers across the U.S. consume about 6 billion kWh of electricity per year.1 Some water coolers actually use more energy than a refrigerator.

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Lowering energy costs with efficient water coolers

About The Author: 

Eric Yeggy is product certification supervisor for the Water Quality Assn. Yeggy can be reached at eyeggy@wqa.org or 630.929.2539.

Publication Date: 
January 27, 2012
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January 27, 2012
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Legacy
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23205

Safe & Green Legionella Prevention

One of the largest and most well-respected teaching hospitals in Illinois is also home to a central power plant with 7,000 tons of cooling tower capacity and a 100,000-gal central chilled water loop. When newly issued corporate responsibility guidelines encouraged sustainability and green practices at its facilities, the hospital sought expertise to streamline its efforts.

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Onsite generation provides disinfection for Illinois hospital

About The Author: 

Beth Boeh is manager of marketing communications for MIOX Corp. Boeh can be reached at beth.boeh@miox.com or 505.224.1140.

Publication Date: 
January 25, 2012
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January 25, 2012
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Legacy
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23191

Deciding on Disinfection

Over the years, the public has become more aware of drinking water quality issues. Urban development has placed increased stress on water resources, which in turn has increased the need for cost-effective methods to treat drinking water. This is true regardless of whether the installation is at a single point of use (POU) or at the point of entry (POE) for treating all water used in the home.

Point-of-Use Treatment

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Choosing the right treatment option for the water supply

About The Author: 

Kyle Hicks is a technical support specialist at Viqua – a Trojan Technologies Co. Hicks can be reached at khicks@viqua.com. Phil Jones is the customer service/technical support manager at Viqua – a Trojan Technologies Co. Jones can be reached at pjones@viqua.com.

Publication Date: 
November 4, 2011
Activation Date: 
November 4, 2011
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Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23118

Small & Sustainable in North America

More than ever, sustainable surface and groundwater supplies are essential to communities across North America and around the world. The strains of industry and agriculture on groundwater are noticeable as pressures on water supplies intensify and supply patterns change. The increase in agriculture over vulnerable aquifers, climate change and hydrocarbon production are impacting water quality. Unregulated use or uncontrolled flow of groundwater can cause water quality degradation and conflict between water users.

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Small drinking water systems opt for POE UV treatment

About The Author: 

Robin Keating is a regional sales manager with at VIQUA, a Trojan Technologies Co. Keating can be reached at rkeating@viqua.com

Publication Date: 
October 26, 2011
Activation Date: 
October 26, 2011
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Legacy
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23090

Point-of-Entry System

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July 2011

The Iron Kit POE iron removal system features a flow-directing connection manifold coupled to an air release and filter tank in series, incorporating the R-Valve rotating head. The manifold includes air inlet, unfiltered water sample and filtered-water sample ports. It also integrates an electronic turbine flowmeter and monitor with visual and audible service alarm.

Organic Contaminant Removal With Activated Carbon

Activated carbon is commonly used in point-of-use (POU) and point-of-entry (POE) water applications. Activated carbon is predominantly used to remove organic-based contaminants and inorganic contaminants like free chlorine and monochloramine from water. Other water treatment processes such as reverse osmosis or ion exchange are better suited for other inorganic chemicals that may be present in water.

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Factors impacting contaminant removal

About The Author: 

Robert Potwora is technical director of Carbon Resources. Potwora can be reached at robert@carbonresources.com or 760.630.5724.

Publication Date: 
May 31, 2011
Activation Date: 
May 31, 2011
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Legacy
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22810

Improving India’s Water Technology

India is regarded as one of the fastest growing global markets. With an official Indian government growth forecast of 8.75% in 2011, the country emerged relatively unscathed from the recent global economic downturn.

India occupies only 2.4% of the world’s landmass, but it has more than 15% of the world’s population, with a median age of 25. Approximately 70% of India’s population lives in more than 550,000 villages; the rest of the population lives in more than 200 towns and cities.

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New filter provides low-pressure solution

About The Author: 

Frank A. Brigano, Ph.D., is vice president, technology for KX Technologies LLC. Brigano can be reached at fbrigano@kxtech.com or 203.764.2506.

Thomas A. Burke is product/marketing manager for KX Technologies LLC. Burke can be reached at tburke@kxtech.com or 203.764.2512.

Pradeep Verma is sales manager, India for KX Technologies LLC. Verma can be reached at pverma@kxtech.com.

Publication Date: 
May 31, 2011
Activation Date: 
May 31, 2011
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Legacy
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22808

Field Guide for Point-of-Use RO Systems

There are several factors that impact the performance of a residential point-of-use (POU) reverse osmosis (RO) system. The previous article in this series (“Factors that Impact RO Filter Performance,” March 2010) highlighted how changes in the feedwater quality can impact the quality of the permeate water. This article focuses on how changes in the components used in a residential POU RO system impact the permeate water.

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Impact on permeate water from changes in residential POU RO system components

About The Author: 

Diego Bonta is an applications development specialist for Dow Water & Process Solutions and a member of the WQP Editorial Advisory Board. Bonta can be reached at dbonta@dow.com.

Denise Haukkala is part of the Technical Services team for Dow Water and Process Solutions. Haukkala can be reached at drhaukkala@dow.com

Rick Andrew is the operations manager of the NSF Drinking Water Treatment Units Program for certification of POE and POU systems and components. His contributions to this article include information regarding NSF/ANSI 58 requirements. Andrew can be reached at andrew@nsf.org or 800.NSF.MARK.

Publication Date: 
April 29, 2011
Activation Date: 
April 29, 2011
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Legacy
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22716

Hot or Cold, Filtration Is Key

When bottled water sales boomed in the mid-1990s, food service and hospitality operators and distributors learned that leasing point-of-use (POU) water vending products that offered fresh cold water and hot water-based beverages could be very profitable.

Treating Vending Water

There are two common types of water cooler vending systems: mains-fed from the tap and bottled water coolers. In any environment, it is important to know how to select the right type of filtration.

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Filtration options to provide the best water

About The Author: 

Jim Nelson is director of sales for Everpure. Nelson can be reached at jim.nelson@everpure.com.

Publication Date: 
April 13, 2011
Activation Date: 
April 13, 2011
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22683

Sustainable Hydration

For younger generations, fresh, filtered water is increasingly viewed as a necessity rather than a luxury. People are more aware than ever of the health benefits of staying hydrated, and the public is more concerned about contaminants in drinking water. Point-of-use water treatment systems can meet this need while not contributing to plastic waste.

Monarch Mountain Ski Resort

About The Author: 

Katy Loos is marketing coordinator for Haws Corp. Loos can be reached at kathrynl@hawsco.com or at 775.353.8390.

Publication Date: 
January 21, 2011
Activation Date: 
January 21, 2011
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22466