September 2010

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Looking at magazines or watching television commercials, do you ever come across an advertisement and think, “Who came up with this stuff?” Just Google “bad commercials” or “bad print ads,” and you’ll see a plethora of talking cats, embarrassing typos...

Many of us may not realize that our water supply is not a never-ending supply and it is not as clean as it may appear. Chlorine can provide an effective disinfectant residual, but it is unable to effectively treat some pathogens. Ultraviolet (UV)...

Since 1979, methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) has been used as an octane-enhancing replacement for lead in gasoline. In the 1990s its use became more widespread under the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Oxygenated Fuel and Reformulated...

Advancements in the development of new ion exchange resins, as well as techniques for their application, have allowed for considerable expansion of the use of ion exchange technology in drinking water plants, especially for meeting environmental...

For several years now, the bottled water industry has faced public scrutiny because of its environmental impact. In the past two years, the media and prominent environmental figures have taken a public stance against the industry, and the reputation...

Clean-in-place (CIP) is used in beverage bottling to clean syrup and water lines for a variety of reasons including flavor carryover prevention and microbial control. CIP also eliminates organic residues like precipitated proteins, carbohydrates, fats...

Building a beneficial partnership with a laboratory

There are many components to operating a successful bottled water business. Selecting suppliers of critical services, the quality of supplies used in production and the providers of services...

Virtually every company that makes products where one of the ingredients is water has installed elaborate water treatment systems to purify the water provided from their local municipality. One “impurity” that is removed is the residual chlorine. Once...

Americans drink more than 20 million gal of bottled water per day, according to the Beverage Marketing Corp. With the growth of the bottled water industry, consumers are now...

According to the most recent figures from Nielsen Media Research Inc., the average American watches television for 4 hours and 35 minutes per day—that’s like having a part-time job. According to answers.com, you could earn a degree every three months...