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

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.

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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

The past year has presented challenges, but looking back, everyone in the water treatment industry can be proud of what they contributed.

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Industry leaders' take on the coming year

Publication Date: 
January 13, 2011
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
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