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
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.
New technology offers quality water from home
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.
‘Tapping’ into the residential water treatment market
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.
Technology-specific testing methods in relation to the American National Standards
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.
Professionals review the effects of current and future trends on the water industry
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.
New technology offers quick and easy cooler sanitation