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.

Deck: 

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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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.

Deck: 

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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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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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.

Deck: 

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
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Legacy
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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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22466

World-Class Brew

Treatment system ensures high-quality coffee beverages

About The Author: 

Roy Parker is senior marketing manager, global foodservice, for Pentair Foodservice. Parker can be reached at roy.parker@pentair.com or at 630.307.3010.

Activation Date: 
January 17, 2011
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22446

Las Vegas Restaurant Opts for POE

Costs reduced, benefits realized with new water purification system

About The Author: 

Tom Cartwright is CEO of PureOFlow. Cartwright can be reached at 763.497.8500 or by e-mail attcartwright@pureoflow.com.

Activation Date: 
June 30, 2010
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Legacy
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21922

Moving Beyond Bottles

Bottle-less coolers present a growing market opportunity

About The Author: 

Nick Friedman is director of operations for Blue Reserve. Friedman can be reached at 207.619.4422 or by e-mail at n.friedman@bluereserve.com.

Activation Date: 
April 5, 2010
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Legacy
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21637

I Have Municipal Water...Why Would I Want a Point-of-Use Filter?

Benefits of going beyond municipal drinking water

About The Author: 

Frank A. Brigano, Ph.D., is VP of technology for KX Technologies. Brigano can be reached at 203.764.2506 or by e-mail at fbrigano@kxtech.com. Thomas A. Burke is product/marketing manager for KX Technologies. Burke can be reached at 203.764.2512 or by e-mail at tburke@kxtech.com.

Activation Date: 
January 19, 2010
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Legacy
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21394

Bottle-Less Water Cooler Benefits

Advances in bottle-less POU cooler technology benefit users and dealers

About The Author: 

Sean Kajcienski is the vice president, commercial drinking water services for Culligan Intl. Corp. Kajcienski can be reached at 909.390.8455 x127 or by e-mail at sean.kajcienski@culligan.com.

Activation Date: 
December 4, 2009
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