Certification & Product Liability

Avoiding liability through development of standards and certification programs

About The Author: 

Rick Andrew has been with NSF International for over six years, working with certification of residential drinking water products. He has been the technical manager of the Drinking Water Treatment Units Program for over three years. Andrew is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Water Quality Products. He can be reached at 800.NSF.MARK, or by e-mail at andrew@nsf.org.

Activation Date: 
November 1, 2005
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16441

It’s All About the Service

Honest, trustworthy, courteous—the three rules that every water service technician should follow.” This statement has lingered in the back of my head since I met with Ronald Gagnon CWS-IV, CI, an experienced dealer and owner of Aqua-Pure Water Conditioning, Inc. in Zion, Ill.

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WQP observes the ins and outs of a residential softener installation

About The Author: 

Neda Simeonova is editor of Water Quality Products. She can be reached at 847.391.1007, or by e-mail at nsimeonova@sgcmail.com.

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16365

Fosshield

Besides numerous applications for Fosshield products in air filters, apparel and home furniture, this technology is particularly effective in water filtration.

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Antimicrobial technology for water filtration

About The Author: 

Konstantin Goranov, PhD is director of fiber research for Foss Manufacturing, Inc., Hampton, N.H. Goranov has taken responsibilities for leading innovation and development initiatives at Foss Manufacturing since his arrival in June 2004. Prior to joining Foss, Goranov provided strategic recommendations and technical expertise for expansion of new products and services to several companies, including: Ancos Inc., Alloy Polymers and Piedmont Chemicals LLC. Goranov holds a PhD and MS in Polymer Engineering from the University of Sofia and an MBA from the University of Richmond. Additional information is available at 603.929.6000.

Activation Date: 
March 5, 2005
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Legacy ID: 
16208

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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16160

The Future of Residential Electronic Controllers

Terry Teach shares some of his thoughts on the changes of electronic controllers and their effect on the residential water conditioner market.

Activation Date: 
January 1, 2005
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15675

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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15004

Ozone Treatment for Residential Well Water

Your customers not only are expecting to have enough water supplied from their water source, but they also demand that it is of superior quality. Ozone's technology coupled with such treatment as filters or softeners can fulfill this expectation. Ozone does not need to be complicated in order to treat small water systems.

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Tech Update

About The Author: 

Myrle Melligan is sales manager and tech support for Triple O Systems, Inc., Campbell, Calif. She can be reached by e-mail at sales@tripleo.com.

Activation Date: 
May 30, 2003
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14119

Pool & Spa Disinfection

This article will address the use of ozone, copper ionization and proper injection of chlorine for a reduced approach to chemicals in providing a clean, clear, healthy pool and spa experience.

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A Reduced Chemical Approach

Activation Date: 
April 25, 2003
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14025

POU Faucet Selections

Faucets for point-of-use (POU) water treatment systems must combine an attractive, contemporary appearance with materials that ensure safety and purity. POU faucets and systems are becoming increasingly important to help meet consumer demands for safe, high-quality drinking water. It is estimated that by 2020 almost every household will have a POU or point-of-entry (POE) water treatment system.

About The Author: 

Gary M. Strunak is national sales manager for Tomlinson Industries' No-Drip product line. He is responsible for all No-Drip sales in the U.S. and Canada. He has been with Tomlinson since 1979. Tomlinson Industries has been a supplier to the bottled water industry since 1958. Strunak can be reached at 216.587.3400; fax 216.587.0733; gstrunak@tomlinsonind.com.

Publication Date: 
October 29, 2002
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October 29, 2002
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13403

The Standard Septic System: Still an Effective Choice for Onsite Wastewater Treatment

In 1997, EPA and Congress officially recognized onsite wastewater treatment systems (commonly referred to as septic systems) as a viable, long-term solution for treating wastewater. This was an important designation since nearly 40 percent of new homes in the United States use this type of system to treat household wastewater.

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Septic Systems

About The Author: 

Dennis Hallahan is manager of Infiltrator Systems Technical Services Department, Old Saybrook, Conn. Dennis oversees a staff that is responsible for product research and testing for both universities and private consultants. Dennis holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Vermont, and a Masters of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Connecticut and is a registered professional engineer in Colorado and Connecticut.

Activation Date: 
October 2, 2002
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13370