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?

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.

Deck: 

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.”

Deck: 

Sorting through environmental terminology

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

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

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

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.

Deck: 

Industry leaders' take on the coming year

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

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 [email protected]. Henry Nowicki, PhD./M.B.A., is president of PACS and Activated Carbon Services and be reached at [email protected]. H. George Nowicki, B.S., is laboratory manager and business developer for PACS and can be reached at [email protected]. Barbara Sherman, N.S., is manager of operations for PACS and can be reached at [email protected].

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