Beating Bottled Water

Everyone wants pure drinking water, but traditional point-of-use (POU) purification systems sometimes drive consumers toward bottled water. Pitcher-based filtration systems remove few contaminants. Conventional RO systems treat water at low flow rates and generally require a storage tank. Another factor is taste. For example, RO filtration systems remove nearly all of the minerals that contribute to taste.

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New technology offers quality water from home

About The Author: 

Eric Nyberg is president and chief technical officer of Pionetics Corp. For additional information, contact Akash Trivedi at 650.551.0250, ext. 142, or by e-mail at atrivedy@pionetics.com.

Activation Date: 
August 26, 2005
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
16290

Membrane Filtration

As the nation’s population continues to grow, the associated use of chemical products and waste generation rises accordingly. As a result, an increasing variety of contaminants are regularly released into the nation’s water sources, eventually making their way into the drinking water supply.

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‘Tapping’ into the residential water treatment market

About The Author: 

Renee Chu is research analyst for Frost & Sullivan’s Environmental Group. Her areas of specialization include soil and groundwater remediation technologies, contaminant hydrogeology and water quality assessment. Chu is conversant in other environmental sectors such as hazardous waste management, material recycling, as well as pesticide management. She can be contacted at 416.490.1832, or by e-mail at rchu@frost.com.

Activation Date: 
June 5, 2005
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
16160

The Wide, Wide World of Residential Water Treatment Product Testing

Whatever the structure of the testing service provider, the manufacturer must be satisfied that their partner can deliver the project turnaround, quality, scope of services, reliability, and ultimately, the value that they need.

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Technology-specific testing methods in relation to the American National Standards

About The Author: 

Rick Andrew is the technical manager of the Drinking Water Treatment Units Program of NSF for more than three years. He has been with NSF International for more than six years, working with certification of residential drinking water products. His previous experience was in the area of analytical and environmental chemistry consulting. Andrew is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Water Quality Products. He has a BA in chemistry and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He can be reached at 800.NSF.MARK, or by e-mail at andrew@nsf.org.

Activation Date: 
June 2, 2005
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
16108

Industry Forecast

To assist you in the preparation for a new and successful business year, Water Quality Products asked various industry professionals to share their outlooks for 2005.

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Professionals review the effects of current and future trends on the water industry

About The Author: 

Jeff Roseman CWS-IV is owner of Aqua Ion Plus Technologies, Inc., La Porte, Ind., and a member
of the Editorial Advisory Board of Water Quality Products. He can be reached at 219.362.7279, or
by e-mail at jeff@aquaionplus.com.
Joseph K. Doss is president and CEO of the
International Bottled Water Association
(IBWA), Alexandria, Va. Doss has extensive experience in food and drug, government affairs, public relations, legal and association management issues. He can be reached at 703.683.5213 x105, or by e-mail at jdoss@ibwa.org.
Dr. Alan Leff is managing director of QUASI LLC, which provides training consultative inspections and third-party audits to the food and beverage industries. Leff is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Water Quality Products. He can be reached
at leffa@quasintl.com.
Peter Censky is executive director of the Water Quality Association (WQA). Censky is also a member of the Board of Directors of Aqua Europa, Brussels, Belgium. For more information contact WQA at 630.505.0160, or by e-mail at info@mail.wqa.org.
Tom Bruursema is general manager of the NSF Drinking Water Treatment Unit Program. He can be reached at 734.769.5575, or by
e-mail at bruursema@nsf.org.

Activation Date: 
January 1, 2005
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
15672

POU Cooler Sanitation

Let’s face it. Water coolers tend to grow stuff, and cooler sanitation is becoming more and more important in the mind of the consumer. Meeting sanitation requirements is very labor-intensive, and even then, contaminants can come into contact with water.

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New technology offers quick and easy cooler sanitation

About The Author: 

John Cooke, BSChE, PE is president of Amphion Water Coolers, San Antonio, Texas. He can be reached at 210.349.1211, or by e-mail at cooke@amphioncoolers.com.

Activation Date: 
January 1, 2005
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
15668

Water Conservation

This short-term problem provided the groundwork for a whole new approach to water management at the resort.

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Hyatt Regency Demonstrates the Value of Benchmarking Water in Commercial Properties

About The Author: 

This article was contributed
by Savewater Alliance, Inc.
For more information
visit www.savewater.com.au.

Activation Date: 
December 1, 2004
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
15637

Disinfecting Water Coolers

Tips for Cleaning and Sanitizing Coolers
for Home, Office and Industrial Applications

About The Author: 

Jeff Roseman, CWS-III, is the owner of Aqua Ion Plus+ Technologies, in La Porte, Ind., and a member of the Water Quality Products’ Editorial Board. He has a background in physics and chemistry from studying electrical engineering at Purdue University. He has been instrumental in developing copper ionization controllers for the greenhouse and agriculture industries for disease control and scaling issues. He can be reached for comment at 219-362-7279; jeff@aquaionplus.com; www.aquaionplus.com.

Activation Date: 
June 1, 2004
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
15204

Whole House Filtration

Whole house filtration systems are the end of the line in defense against contaminated water. They are becoming more popular as a non-visible way (compared with end of faucet filters) to ensure safety at point of entry in the house.

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POE Filter Addresses Contaminant Concerns

About The Author: 

Sophie Waghorn is a scientific writer and president of the marketing communications firm Across the Board Communications, in Colorado.

Activation Date: 
March 30, 2004
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
15004

Food Contamination: Ozone Answers Concerns

Recent research has shown that ozone treatment has many advantages over chlorine and other available anti-microbial agents. A key advantage of ozone over chlorine is that it not only kills bacteria, but it also destroys viruses and waterborne parasites.

About The Author: 

Ed Jones is president and CEO for Tru-Pure Ozone Technologies, Green Bay, Wis. He can be reached by phone at 920-863-2444; ejones@trupure.com; www.trupure.com.

Activation Date: 
January 22, 2004
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Legacy
Legacy ID: 
14781

Metals Plant Needs High-Purity Water

Dayton Progress Corp.'s focus has been on manufacturing metal punches, punch blanks and metal stamping tools. It also would take experienced water treatment professionals to ensure that the proper quality water was used in each process. That is why it relied on Crown Solutions, Inc. to manage the point-of-use (POU) and point-of-entry (POE) water treatment for each of its manufacturing processes that required water.

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Application Requires Softening, Reverse Osmosis and Other POU/POE Technologies to Purify Water on an Ongoing Basis

Activation Date: 
June 27, 2003
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
14228