February 2017

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With so much talk in the water industry about the effects drought and water scarcity have on water supply and quality, it can be strange to think about the fact that the opposite is also true—too much water also can negatively impact supply and quality....
If you operate a water softening service in the Houston metropolitan area, you need to be prepared for anything. In recent years, the region has experienced everything from a historic drought to a record-breaking flood, and the quality of its water has...
Two hundred people yesterday. Two hundred today. Two hundred more tomorrow. That is the toll cholera has been taking on Haiti, which suffered a nearly three-fold increase in cases after Hurricane Matthew tore across the southwest part of the country in...
Watching a 21st-century America’s Cup racing yacht in action is jaw-dropping. The state-of-the-art catamarans harness a solid airplane wing-like sail and hydrofoils designed to deliver mind-blowing speeds of more than 43 knots (51 mph). Above image:...
In May 2016, California relaxed the water restrictions it imposed on residents and businesses in 2015. The initial restrictions were referred to as “one-size-fits-all” cutbacks, because they required everyone in the state to reduce consumption by 25%....
In the past 15 years, microfiltration (MF) and ultrafiltration (UF) membranes have emerged as leading technologies for municipal and industrial water treatment. Once thought to be non-competitive versus conventional treatment, especially for large...
Outside of the certification training we do, there are usually two main reasons Moti-Vitality’s clients call us for help with their sales or management teams. The first, and maybe the most frustrating, reason is they have an existing sales team (often...
Before going through the patent process, there are a few elements to understand and consider. As someone who has gone through this process three times, I understand the time, value and importance of securing a patent. I also appreciate that a patent may...
If you manufacture roofing materials, coatings, water distribution and containment products, or even solar panels, you may have been asked the following question: Is it safe to use your company’s product for a rainwater harvesting system? Above: Table 1...
Baby boomers (born 1946 to 1964) “will retire at a rate of 10,000 per day through at least 2030, when almost 73 million Americans, comprising more than 20% of the U.S. population, will be age 65 or older,” according to the Insured Retirement Institute....
As reports of hormones and pharmaceuticals being detected in water supplies surge, emerging contaminants have become cause for concern. Inspired by such evidence, scientists at the Prairie Research Institute (PRI) at Illinois State University recently...