Granular activated carbon (GAC) is the great equalizer, providing superb filtration for a wide range of end-user concerns. It is a versatile, high-capacity powerhouse medium that can reduce and capture a multitude of contaminants. Its massive surface area and physical structure allow for contaminant reduction, primarily via adsorption, catalytic reduction and physical filtration.
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The DayOne Waterbag provides water supply collection, transport, treatment and protected storage
International Medical Corps announced at the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting a commitment to action to address the lack of clean water following natural disasters, when the number of deaths caused by disease can exceed those caused by the disaster itself. International Medical Corps will pilot and pre-position the DayOne Waterbag, which uses water purification packets developed by Procter & Gamble (P&G).
GE introduces FoodPro ST line of chemicals for corrosion control
GE has introduced a line of environmentally friendly molybdate-free water treatment chemicals called FoodPro ST8069* and FoodPro ST8070* to prevent corrosion in sterilizers and pasteurizers used in the food and beverage industry. Due to the absence of the expensive raw material molybdate, these new chemicals can be sold at a less expensive price, providing, on average, 30% more cost-effectiveness when calculated on the treatment costs for 1 cu meter of water.
Program will provide households with better sanitation services and new or improved access to drinking water
A $500 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will help finance a program to provide 516,000 people in northern Argentina access to improved wastewater treatment services.
The program aims to improve the coverage and efficiency of drinking water and sanitation services in areas of Argentina’s Norte Grande region, where such services are inadequate or nonexistent. Projects will also improve the operational and financial management of service providers and strengthen provincial entities operating in the sector.
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The California Department of Public Health has proposed new legislation to eliminate the mandate that water treatment devices be certified by government and to instead allow third-party certification.
Pure Aqua Inc. is a manufacturer and distributor of RO systems and components for industrial and commercial applications, from small skid-mounted systems to large water treatment plants. Products include RO systems, filters, softeners, electrodeionization, UV sterilizers, chemical dosing systems, ozonation systems, chlorination systems and custom-built systems.
WWIF founder Guillermo Guzman has vowed to step up WWIF's water treatment efforts in the Batey of San Jose Ulloa of the Dominican Republic
Guillermo Guzman, founder of Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF), had a chance to spend time with the management of the Good Samaritan Hospital, the nonprofit organization in charge of the Hydraid Biosand filters distribution center in the Dominican Republic.
Guzman, who was visiting the Batey of San Jose Ulloa in late June, was able to visit with residents who had nothing but praise for the hospital and the individuals running the distribution center.
EPA has recognized Underwriters Laboratories as a provider of the services needed to comply with new water regulations
Water quality and water safety company Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) recently announced that it has become one of the first organizations approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to test for 28 contaminants in EPA’s third Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 3).
H2Zero Backwash/Recycle Systems conserve water by storing and treating contaminated backwash water from filtration and treatment systems. Nearly all water filtration-related processes that remove target contaminants generate liquid or solid residuals that need to be subsequently managed. Increasingly stringent regulatory discharge standards and emphasis on sustainability are demanding more environmentally friendly solutions for these residuals.