Phigenics Challenges Accuracy of Conventional Legionella Testing Protocol

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PR Newswire
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Newly published research paper demonstrates test inaccuracies due to sample holding time

Water management services company Phigenics LLC recently announced the publication of a research paper that demonstrates up to 33% false-positive test results for Legionella bacteria when following conventional sampling methods.

Publication Date: 
May 1, 2012

EPA Finalizes Plan for Next Phase of Toxic Site Cleanup

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U.S. EPA
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The toxic New York site has contaminated the public water supply

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its plan to demolish a building, dig up contaminated soil and sediment and treat the groundwater at the Crown Cleaners of Watertown Inc. Superfund site in Herrings, N.Y.

Publication Date: 
April 27, 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.

Publication Date: 
April 18, 2012
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California Fluoride Lawsuit Dismissed

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SFGate.com
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Court dismissed lawsuit that sought to stop a metropolitan water district from adding hydrofluosilicic acid to its public drinking water

On April 10, Judge Janis L. Sammartino granted the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California's motion to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to stop it from adding hydrofluosilicic acid to public drinking water for the purpose of fluoridation.

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April 16, 2012
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The Battle to Regulate Rainwater

Literature and popular press are full of articles about the coming water shortage. While there are a myriad of options and technologies available to conserve, collect and recycle water, there is one source that has been available for as long as water itself: rainwater.

Rainwater harvesting and reuse is developing into a good market for water treatment professionals. Depending on the end use of the captured water, different levels of treatment will be required, creating a good place for water specialists to offer their expertise in treatment system design and installation.

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Political and economic barriers impede growth of rainwater harvesting

About The Author: 

Bob Ferguson is an independent water and product standards consultant. Ferguson can be reached at bob.ferguson@charter.net or 734.604.7010.

Publication Date: 
February 1, 2012
Activation Date: 
February 1, 2012
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23216

A Water-Saving Brew

Texas brewery saves water during drought conditions

About The Author: 

Abby Harris is public relations coordinator for VRTX Technologies. Harris can be reached at 800.722.0476 or by e-mail at aharris@vrtxtech.com.

Activation Date: 
July 7, 2009
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
20899

Water, Water Everywhere, But Where are the Engineers?

In case you hadn’t noticed, the water business has become a booming field in almost all applications where water is used. This has created a growing shortage of technical people needed to design, build, upgrade, operate and service the required water treatment systems, both new and old. The problem is that few colleges teach water treatment-related technology. This may be because the technologies of water treatment cross curricula lines. So where will the new generation of talent come from? The workers may come from several sources.

About The Author: 

Mike Gottlieb is president and CEO of ResinTech, Inc. He can be reached at 856.768.9600.

Activation Date: 
March 28, 2007
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17918

Make the Most Out of WQA Aquatech USA 2007

How a trade show can work for you

About The Author: 

Clare Pierson is associate editor for Water Quality Products. She can be reached at 847.391.1012 or by e-mail at cpierson@sgcmail.com.

Activation Date: 
March 7, 2007
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
17749

Staying Ahead of Our Changing Industry

WQA Aquatech USA 2007 offers attendees valuable information and insight into the water treatment industry future

About The Author: 

Peter J. Censky is executive director of the Water Quality Association. For more information, contact WQA at 630.505.0160, or by e-mail at info@mail.wqa.org.

Activation Date: 
March 7, 2007
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
17748

Water Opportunity Show Heads to Orlando

WQA Aquatech USA 2007 show preview

About The Author: 

Amy Osgood is associate editor for Water Quality Products. She can be reached at 847.391.1025, or by e-mail at aosgood@sgcmail.com.

Activation Date: 
January 31, 2007
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
17628