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.”

Deck: 

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

Deck: 

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

Keeping It Fresh

Al Lozier, CWS-VI, CI, CSR, learned the ropes of a running a successful water dealership from the ground up. He began selling residential filtration systems in 1988, and when his employer offered him the opportunity to start a satellite office the following year, Lozier gladly accepted. The result: Fresh KC Water, Shawnee, Kan.

“We wanted to be the different water treatment dealer—Water Quality Assn. trained, approaching the customer from the service side instead of the sales side and offering products that fit the customer, not the dealership,” Lozier said.

Deck: 

Water dealer builds his business on careful customer service

About The Author: 

Caitlin Cunningham and Kate Cline are associate editors for Water Quality Products. Cunningham can be reached at ccunningham@sgcmail.com or at 847.391.1025. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or at 847.954.7922.

Publication Date: 
March 24, 2011
Activation Date: 
March 24, 2011
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22611

In Search of the Money Tree

Simply sit back and listen to hear the widespread cries for the government to assist nearly every type of business. This is especially applicable to those industries with significant funds available for local and/or federal campaign contributions. Nearly every segment of our economy is subsidized in some way by our tax dollars, or more accurately with borrowed dollars.

Deck: 

The role of government in the water treatment industry

About The Author: 

Jerry Horner is a regional sales manager for Watts Water Quality Products. Horner can be reached at hornerjg@watts.com

Publication Date: 
March 24, 2011
Activation Date: 
March 24, 2011
Company Reference: 
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22610

What's On The Horizon? 2011 Industry Forecast

Industry leaders' take on the coming year

Activation Date: 
January 13, 2011
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22441

High Efficiency, Low Flow

The value of low waste and utilization rates

About The Author: 

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

Activation Date: 
November 23, 2010
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22319

Performance Testing for Media & Systems

New test improves prediction of system and media performance

About The Author: 

James Knoll is MetSorb commercial manager for Graver Technologies LLC. Knoll can be reached at jknoll@gravertech.com or at 800.249.1990.

Activation Date: 
September 27, 2010
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22182

Granular Activated Carbon Not Working?

Addressing air in the bed of dry GAC

About The Author: 

Wayne Schuliger, P.E., is technical director for PACS Inc., and can be reached at wayne@pacslabs.com. Henry Nowicki, PhD./M.B.A., is president of PACS and Activated Carbon Services and be reached at henry@pacslabs.com. H. George Nowicki, B.S., is laboratory manager and business developer for PACS and can be reached at george@pacslabs.com. Barbara Sherman, N.S., is manager of operations for PACS and can be reached at barb@pacslabs.com.

Activation Date: 
September 24, 2010
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22181

Ozone Sanitization of Purified Water Loops

Benefits and considerations when sanitizing purified water loops

About The Author: 

Chris Rombach is president of Pacific Ozone Technology. Rombach can be reached at ckr@pacificozone.com or at 707.747.9600.

Activation Date: 
September 13, 2010
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22151

MTBE Removal With Activated Carbon

Effectively treating MTBE contamination

About The Author: 

Robert Potwora is technical director of Carbon Resources. Potwora can be reached at robert@carbonresources.com or at 760.630.5724.

Activation Date: 
September 13, 2010
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22146