Nearly everyone involved in the restaurant industry has an interesting experience to tell. One such situation occurred in the northeastern U.S., in a town where serious water contamination issues were found in the municipal water (and were later immortalized in the John Travolta film, “A Civil Action”). A customer walked into a local restaurant years after the situation was resolved. When the customer approached the counter, the following dialogue took place:
RO treatment system provides high-quality water for better ice
3M Pro’s high-pressure booster pump keeps production steady
3M Purification introduced the 3M Pro reverse osmosis drinking water filtration system. The system helps provide clean, better-tasting water using multistage filtration and includes a high-pressure booster pump for increased production. The addition of the booster pump gives it a consistent pressure of 100 psi and the ability to deliver 36 to 50 gal of clean, great-tasting water per day.
EPA’s Science Advisory Board announces Hydraulic Fracturing Research Advisory panel
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) independent Science Advisory Board (SAB) announced the formation of its Hydraulic Fracturing Research Advisory panel. This panel of independent experts will peer review EPA’s 2014 draft report of results for its national study on any potential health and environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources. Leading up to the peer review, the SAB panel will provide scientific feedback on EPA’s research in an open and transparent manner.
KDF 85 process media removes and reduces iron and hydrogen sulfide from municipal and other water supplies through redox (oxidation-reduction). KDF 85 is a point-of-entry treatment that can be used alone or with existing water filtration or purification. It also controls scale, bacteria and algae, and is ideal for GAC beds, ion exchange resins, carbon block filters and inline carbon filters. It can remove up to 99% of water-soluble lead, mercury, nickel, chromium and other dissolved metals, and is 100% recyclable.
The Aquasource POE, whole-house filtration system is designed to connect near a home’s water heater, filtering a variety of contaminants at the water source to provide cleaner water throughout the house. The complementary Aquamini drinking water system is small, portable and convenient, and is designed for travel, hotel rooms and school dormitories. It provides the same level of filtration in a smaller housing designed to fit in a bag or luggage.
Water purification system removes contaminants from well and surface waters using hydrogen peroxide, ozone and UF technologies
Clean Water Systems has introduced its new line of easy-to-install peroxide-ozone water treatment systems with ultrafiltration (UF) to meet the needs of homeowners and small communities with contaminated well waters.
The new type of hydrogen peroxide water treatment system is called Peroxone-UF-2.0. It combines hydrogen peroxide injection, ozone, catalytic activated carbon and custom UF membranes to provide a complete disinfection and filtration system requiring minimal maintenance.
Gravity-based device will first be launched in India
HaloSource Inc. has entered into a development and production agreement with Tupperware Brands Corp. to provide its patented HaloPure technology in cartridges for Tupperware’s new line of gravity-based water purifiers, which will be initially launched through Tupperware India.
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.
Considerations for properly configuring a GAC filter system
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.