New 75- and 100-gpd elements help remove contaminants and impurities in household water systems
Dow Water & Process Solutions, a business unit of the Dow Chemical Co., launched Filmtec reverse osmosis (RO) 75- and 100-gal-per-day (gpd) home drinking water membranes at the WQA Aquatech USA 2013 conference and exhibition.
The RO membranes are the company's latest innovation to facilitate potable water that tastes better, smells better and has fewer impurities to help bring clean drinking water to homes in water-stressed areas.
In today’s residential water treatment market, competition for customers is becoming fiercer. It is a challenge to stay ahead of the competition. In the past, the strategy was to get in front of as many people as possible and hope to close on percentages. In today’s world, however, that strategy is not only ineffective, but unrealistic. So, how can you increase sales and market share in today’s competitive world of residential water treatment?
Increasing sales in today’s competitive residential market
The Doulton Rio 2000 offers superior flow rates for domestic and light commercial environments. The module does not require a power supply and uses six bespoke Sterasyl ceramic filter candles to maximize flow rates even at low water pressure. The module is reusable—only the filter candles need replacement—and is available with or without a jumbo Big
The Aquasource POE, whole-house filtration system is designed to connect near a home’s water heater, filtering a variety of contaminants at the water source to provide cleaner water throughout the house. The complementary Aquamini drinking water system is small, portable and convenient, and is designed for travel, hotel rooms and school dormitories. It provides the same level of filtration in a smaller housing designed to fit in a bag or luggage.
Granular activated carbon (GAC) is the great equalizer, providing superb filtration for a wide range of end-user concerns. It is a versatile, high-capacity powerhouse medium that can reduce and capture a multitude of contaminants. Its massive surface area and physical structure allow for contaminant reduction, primarily via adsorption, catalytic reduction and physical filtration.
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Tens of thousands of people will be without safe drinking water for months as flooding continues in India’s Assam state
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The state of Ohio is collecting water samples from homes and public water systems to determine arsenic levels throughout the region
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WWIF founder Guillermo Guzman has vowed to step up WWIF's water treatment efforts in the Batey of San Jose Ulloa of the Dominican Republic
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Guzman, who was visiting the Batey of San Jose Ulloa in late June, was able to visit with residents who had nothing but praise for the hospital and the individuals running the distribution center.
Potentially harmful levels of arsenic, uranium, radium, radon and manganese have been found in some bedrock groundwater
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