POU for the Developing World

The technologies used for household water treatment in developing countries are vastly different from those used in the U.S. The reason is simple: the lack of a water treatment infrastructure or even indoor plumbing in developing rural communities. In this environment, where there are no faucets or water service pipe, and water fetched from local waterways may be contaminated with human and animal waste, many point-of-use (POU) solutions like carbon filters and reverse osmosis units cannot be utilized effectively.

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Filtration system provides disinfection for Ghana communities

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Michael D. Robeson, Ph.D., P.E., is general manager for ProCleanse LLC. Robeson can be reached at mrobeson@procleansefilters.com or 970.682.2116.
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January 16, 2015
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January 16, 2015
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UNICEF Emergency Relief Water Treatment Plants Continue to Provide for Indonesians Post-Tsunami

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UNICEF
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UNICEF helped establish dozens of water treatment plants that continue to provide clean water to one million Indonesians today

Commemorating the tenth anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami, UNICEF reflected on how focusing on water quality for the devastated area as one of the first steps helped start a domino effect that improved Aceh, Indonesia’s westernmost province. 

For UNICEF, the emergency response to the tsunami – particularly in Aceh, where 170,000 people were killed and 800 km of coastline devastated – remains one of the largest humanitarian operations in the organization’s history.

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December 31, 2014

International Red Cross Provides Water to Syrian Refugees in Jordan

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International Committee of the Red Cross
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The influx of Syrian refugees is straining Jordanian water supplies and wastewater facilities

With the influx of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees into the northern governorates of Jordan, the demand for water has grown significantly. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has expanded its water activities to meet people's needs.

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December 30, 2014

AWWA: SDWA Anniversary Cause to Celebrate, 'Renew Our Commitment' to Safe Water

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American Water Works Assn.
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AWWA CEO David LaFrance thanks water professionals nationwide for keeping water safe for drinking

Dec. 16, 2014, marked the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which today includes regulations for more than 90 contaminants. American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) CEO David LaFrance issued the following statement to mark the occasion.

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December 18, 2014

Georgia City Removes Contaminants With Packaged System

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The system has consistently met the effluent treatment goals since it began operation

In late 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) approved plans to install a new well and build a new water treatment facility for the city of Roswell, Ga. Barlovento LLC was selected during a competitive bidding process to provide an iron and manganese removal system for the new water supply.

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Replacement Parts

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UV Superstore Inc. stocks a wide variety of high quality ultraviolet (UV) direct-replacement parts for various manufacturers. These parts are either from the OEM or are a premium-quality replacement. From Aquafine to Zed, it offers solutions to maintain your UV water and air treatment system, including current models and obsolete designs.  All components are selected or designed with the highest quality and exacting specification for trouble-free installation and operation.

Biological Treatment Technology Removes Contaminants From Drinking Water

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November 4, 2014
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The technology has regulatory approval for the reduction of nitrate & perchlorate & demonstrates hexavalent chromium, volatile organic compounds, iron, manganese & sulfide elimination

Groundwater is the primary water source for most communities in North America. With an increasing need to provide treatment for a growing list of contaminants, limited support staff, and shrinking operating budgets, water utilities face many hardships.

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Filter

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This ½-gal pitcher removes 96% of chlorine and contaminants from tap water in just a few seconds. It is simple to use—just fill the pitcher and fasten it to the gallon dispenser. Store the sleek, slim-line pitcher in the refrigerator or leave it on the docking station at room temperature. Claryum filters last six months and retain naturally occurring minerals in the water. All components are BPA free.

Filtration System

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This patent-pending POU water filtration device produces drinking water without frequent maintenance, chemical additions or component replacement. The system traps and neutralizes contaminants through an ion exchange process. It processes enough water to support a family of six, includes built-in safe water storage and lasts for 10 years. The system meets the World Health Organization’s Household Water Treatment specifications for removing bacteria, protozoa and viruses.

Aquionics Appoints New Distributor for Midwest & Southeast

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Aquionics
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The partnership was established to make each producer the lowest-cost producer

Aquionics appointed Rodem as its distributor for the Midwest and Southeast regions. Rodem has more than 40 years’ experience in providing sanitary processing equipment across the food, beverage, brewing, pharmaceutical and life science markets.

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October 27, 2014
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