According to Global Water Intelligence, an English publication, worldwide annual industry revenues are estimated at $420 billion, with the U.S. accounting for around $100 billion. This number is expected to grow as water becomes scarcer, and markets begin to mature. Two of the fastest growing segments are point of use/point of entry (POU/POE) systems and wastewater treatment.
Commercial POU installations improve drinking water quality in Grimes, Calif.
Until recently, using membranes for whole-house residential clarification and disinfection had not been an option for water treatment dealers. Technical advances made by Zenon Environmental in hollow fiber membrane technology for its large-scale municipal and industrial plants have changed this. Membranes are now being used in the company’s Homespring point-of-entry (POE) systems, providing a cost- effective solution for the removal of turbidity and pathogens, and delivering clear, biologically safe water.
Field applications of Homespring ultrafiltration units
Long-term cost benefits of the point-of-use program for communities to comply with the arsenic rule
Water Quality Products asked Frank DeSilva, national sales manager for ResinTech, Inc. to share his thoughts on the potential market the new arsenic rule may create for POU/POE dealers.
Joint NSF/EPA study analyzes the feasibility of an economically sustainable POU/POE decentralized public water system
After another busy year, it is time to take a look forward to the issues and developments that will likely have the greatest impacts on the water treatment industry’s growth and direction in 2006. In the upcoming year, the industry will experience the results of past efforts while setting the stage for new projects and goals.
Find out if the ozone manufacturer is in good standing with trade associations, such as the IOA and IBWA. Ozone is a very powerful oxidizer and the manufacturers of these devices need to be experts in safe delivery and monitoring of ozone.
Ozone plays a critical role in the growing POU market.
A joint study by AWWARF (American Water Works Association Research Foundation) and the U.S. EPA, POU/POE Implementation feasibility study for arsenic treatment, shows that the use of POU/POE solutions for arsenic removal is both efficacious and cost-effective.
The looming deadline for municipal systems to ensure an arsenic MCL (maximum contaminant level) of less than 10 ppb is a difficult--if not financially impossible--target for small systems across the US.
Periodic proactive maintenance of point-of-entry (POE) water conditioning equipment will benefit the end user and the service provider. Consumers generally prefer to be taken care of on a set schedule rather than waiting for a malfunction to occur. For residential applications, an annual visit is typically adequate and can often be combined with other point-of-use drinking water filter service. For commercial customers, more frequent attention is often required, usually with monthly visits.
Regular inspection and cleaning benefits the customer and the service provider