Inventor Honored for Helping Millions Get Clean, Safe, Affordable Water

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Dr. Ashok Gadgil received $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation for solutions to global water crisis, among other accomplishments

The Lemelson-MIT Program recently announced Dr. Ashok Gadgil as the recipient of the 2012 $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation in recognition of his steady pursuit to blend research, invention and humanitarianism for broad social impact.

Gadgil is a chair professor of safe water and sanitation at the University of California, Berkeley, and director of the Environmental Energy Technologies Div. at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, whose diverse inventions and sustainable innovations are helping those in the developing world to live healthier, safer lives.

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May 7, 2012

Blue Earth Labs Partners with Azure Water Services

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Azure Water Services will now offer Blue Earth Labs' products for advanced cleaning and water infrastructure maintenance

Blue Earth Labs, a chemical research and development company, recently announced a strategic business partnership with Azure Water Services, a diversified manufacturer and supplier of environmentally-responsible products and services used in industrial, commercial and municipal water applications.

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May 2, 2012

Sunlight Plus Lime Juice Make Drinking Water Safer

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Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Researchers found that solar disinfection coupled with lime juice removed harmful bacteria “significantly” faster than solar disinfection alone

A team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine found that adding lime juice to water that is treated with a solar disinfection method removed detectable levels of harmful bacteria such as E. coli significantly faster than solar disinfection alone.

The results are featured in the April 2012 issue of American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

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April 18, 2012
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Joint NSF-Japan Protocol Developed to Certify Systems for Iodine Reduction

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NSF Intl.
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Protocol was developed in response to last year’s nuclear disaster in Japan

Protocol was developed in response to last year’s nuclear disaster in Japan

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March 23, 2012
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RainSoft Introduces New Water Treatment Technology at WQA Aquatech USA 2012

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Residential system treats and conditions water without using salt

Wednesday, March 7, at WQA Aquatech 2012, RainSoft introduced a new residential water treatment system. The system will offer consumers the water treatment benefits of a reverse osmosis system combined with the hardness removal of a water conditioner, without requiring salt.

“The water treatment industry hasn’t seen a major advancement like this in years,” said Andrew Palframan, vice president of RainSoft. “Imagine offering customers the enjoyment of great-tasting, bottle-quality water throughout their entire home. Our new water treatment system is one-of-a-kind in the industry.”

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March 8, 2012
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Rocky Mountain Survival Introduces New Personal Water Treatment System

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Digital Journal
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Product uses nano-silver technology to purify water

Rocky Mountain Survival co-founder Tim Shettlesworth announced the addition of the PurifiCup to the company's line of emergency preparedness equipment and custom survival kits. The PurifiCup is a new personal water treatment and purification system that is completely portable and is the first of its kind to use nano-silver technology.

"The PurifiCup is unmatched in the industry," Shettlesworth said. "It is one of the best innovations to come out of the industry in a long time and we are gratified that we can offer it as part of our custom emergency preparedness line."

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February 22, 2012
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Disinfection for Safe Water

Water supplies can contain living organisms such as bacteria, protozoa, worms, viruses and fungi. When these organisms are the sources of diseases, they are known as pathogens.

Pathogens can lead to infectious diseases such as typhoid fever, dysentery, giardiasis, cryptosporidiosis, cholera, jaundice, hepatitis, undulant fever and tularemia, making the water supply unsafe for human consumption. Disinfection plays a key part in turning non-potable water into water that is microbiologically safe to drink.

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Eliminating pathogens to protect human health

About The Author: 

Amy Reichel is sales associate for the Water Quality Assn. Reichel can be reached at areichel@wqa.org or 630.505.9637.

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February 3, 2012
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February 3, 2012
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Cutting Commercial Costs

Commercial reverse osmosis (RO) systems encompass a wide variety of applications. Some applications, such as metal plating or boiler feed water, require pure water with low dissolved solids. Other applications, in which a higher dissolved solids content is acceptable, such as car wash or drinking water applications, need to produce as much water as possible, or just enough water at the lowest cost possible.

Each of these categories presents unique challenges to commercial OEMs to configure systems that reduce the total water cost (TWC) to their customers.

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New RO elements can lower total water costs

About The Author: 

Diego Bonta is an applications development specialist for Dow Water & Process Solutions and a member of the WQP Editorial Advisory Board. Bonta can be reached at dbonta@dow.com or 952.914.1019.

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February 2, 2012
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February 2, 2012
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Options for Rainwater Disinfection

With the increasing scarcity of clean water and growing popularity of rainwater harvesting, potable rainwater use is inevitable. It is often the cleanest feedstock for the production of drinking water, since it has fewer contaminants than surface water or groundwater in most cases. The main concern with making rainwater potable is the possibility that harmful microbes could be present.

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From traditional to cutting edge, rainwater disinfection technologies abound

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Jack Holmgreen, ARCSA AP, WTS III, is president of SparkleTap Water Co. Holmgreen can be reached at jholmgreen@sparkletap.com or 281.538.1430.

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February 2, 2012
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February 2, 2012
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A Better Way

As its traditional ion exchange process grew more expensive for perchlorate treatment, the West Valley Water District (WVWD) sought change with a new bioremediation plant. Assistant General Manager Thomas J. Crowley, P.E., recently discussed making the switch with WQP Managing Editor Rebecca Wilhelm.

Rebecca Wilhelm:What conditions necessitated the new plant?

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Thomas J. Crowley, P.E., is assistant general manager, West Valley Water District. Crowley can be reached at tcrowley@wvwd.org or 909.820.3702.

Rebecca Wilhelm is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Wilhelm can be reached at bwilhelm@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

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April 13, 2011
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April 13, 2011
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