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

Publication Date: 
March 23, 2012
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Legacy ID: 
55187

RainSoft Introduces New Water Treatment Technology at WQA Aquatech USA 2012

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RainSoft
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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.”

Publication Date: 
March 8, 2012
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
55143

Rocky Mountain Survival Introduces New Personal Water Treatment System

Source: 
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."

Publication Date: 
February 22, 2012
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
55099

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.

Publication Date: 
February 3, 2012
Activation Date: 
February 3, 2012
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23223

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.

Publication Date: 
February 2, 2012
Activation Date: 
February 2, 2012
Company Reference: 
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23219

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

About The Author: 

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

Publication Date: 
February 2, 2012
Activation Date: 
February 2, 2012
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23218

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?

About The Author: 

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.

Publication Date: 
April 13, 2011
Activation Date: 
April 13, 2011
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22696

Value-Oriented Water Treatment

Giving customers value is what most retailers and wholesalers are doing during the economic slump. With rising costs for products and shipping, it is difficult to maintain sales and acquire profits. Cutting costs without cutting corners can be difficult as well. Sizing a water system and applying the correct treatment system can be a daunting task because salespeople must take into consideration that the customer wants the best possible water treatment at the lowest possible cost.

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Providing the right solution at a good value while maintaining profit margins

About The Author: 

Jeffrey H. Roseman, CWS-VI, is a freelance writer and consultant and a member of the Water Quality Products Editorial Advisory Board. Roseman can be reached at 219.575.2490.

Publication Date: 
April 13, 2011
Activation Date: 
April 13, 2011
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22688

Environmentalism & Water Treatment

Over the years, the term “environmentalism” has morphed through various phases and subcategories, creating a whole new paradigm that confuses most of the general population. To the average person, terms such as environmentalism, “environmentally friendly,” “sustainable” and “green” seem to be used interchangeably. The director of the Green Business League, Michael Richmond, described the muddled understanding of these terms as “that ugly green color that we made in kindergarten when we slurred all the colors into one big blob.”

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Sorting through environmental terminology

About The Author: 

Pauli Undesser, CWS-VI, is director of regulatory and technical affairs for the Water Quality Assn. Undesser can be reached at pundesser@wqa.org or 630.929.2514.

Publication Date: 
March 29, 2011
Activation Date: 
March 29, 2011
Company Reference: 
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22632

Biofilm Control

Industrial fluid processing operations can face a number of serious problems due to bacterial biofilms. Biofilm-induced corrosion, mechanical blockages and impedance of heat transfer processes result in huge monetary losses each year. In engineered systems, additional risks of biofilm-mediated contamination include negative public health consequences and product spoilage. This article addresses aspects of biofilm control strategies for industrial processes and introduces a promising disinfectant.

Overview of Biofilms

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Effectively controlling tough biofilms

About The Author: 

Beth Kennedy is manager, marketing communications, for MIOX Corp. Kennedy can be reached at beth.kennedy@miox.com or at 505.224.1140.

Publication Date: 
March 25, 2011
Activation Date: 
March 25, 2011
Company Reference: 
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22615