May 2010

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If you were at WQA Aquatech USA 2010 in Orlando in March, there was no way you could avoid hearing about the release of the highly anticipated results of the Battelle Study. If you haven’t taken a look at the study...

The air at WQA Aquatech USA 2010 was tinged with the winds of change. Attending this show invoked feelings of new beginnings—and new opportunities for success. Exact attendance figures were unavailable at press time, but preliminary estimates show...

Now that the results are in, what will you do with them? At the recent WQA Aquatech USA 2010 tradeshow in Orlando, one of the most packed events was the Keynote address, “How to Effectively Market the Softened Water Energy Efficiency Study,...

Treatment and product recovery from wine lees, the sludge-like sediment left behind when wine or juice is transferred from one tank to another, is one of the biggest challenges facing the wine industry. The desire to...

In today’s competitive business environment, innovative new products are continually being developed. In some cases, product innovations outpace the standards or regulations required for product acceptance, leaving manufacturers with an excellent...

Shortly after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lowered the maximum acceptable level of arsenic from 50 μg/L to 10 μg/L, EPA unveiled its National Arsenic Treatment Demonstration Program. Twelve demonstration sites were chosen where...

I always feel drawn by those aisles of plumbing fixtures and connectors in my local hardware store. There are so many neat little gadgets to connect in a million different configurations. I joined the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) team in 2009 and have...

Don’t look now, but marketing water equipment has changed again. It is not enough to have a website or blog. It is not enough to put your Web address on your business card. Savvy marketers are now using real-time marketing and social media to sell...

Rebecca Wilhelm: What is your research currently focusing on?
Frederick Vance:
Current research is focused on improving the physical properties of the adsorbent media. Feedback from customers has indicated that qualitative...