Contaminant Removal

Contaminants are a threat to water quality, causing bad taste, odor, discoloration and negative health effects. Point-of-use/point-of-entry water treatment systems offer contaminant removal for water quality concerns such as arsenic, lead, sulfur and iron, as well as emerging contaminants such as personal care products and medications, to provide safe, clean drinking water.
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Apr 24 2019
This system successfully removes poisonous chemicals PFOA/PFOS and is installed where the water line enters your home, business or restaurant. The…
There is now a new challenge for rebuilding in Paradise, Calif.,– toxic drinking water
There is now a new challenge for rebuilding in Paradise, Calif.,– toxic drinking water.
Apr 23 2019
The drinking water in Paradise, Calif., where 85 people died in the worst wildfire in state history, has been contaminated with the cancer-causing…
In Singapore, scientists have invented a handheld device for quick monitoring of drinking water quality
In Singapore, scientists have invented a handheld device for quick monitoring of drinking water quality.
Apr 17 2019
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), have developed a portable device, inspired by the ability of the human…
An air force base in Guam used pesticidal pool chlorinator in drinking water, according to the Guam Environmental Protection Agency
An air force base in Guam used pesticidal pool chlorinator in drinking water, according to the Guam Environmental Protection Agency.
Apr 11 2019
In Guam, the Andersen Air Force Base has been fined by the territory’s Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) for using pool chlorination tabs…
A new study from Bluewater investigates nationwide water contamination
A new study from Bluewater investigates nationwide water contamination
Feb 7 2019
A new national survey found that 28% of Americans have experienced water contamination issues in the past two years, a slight increase from a prior…
Drinking water contamination discovered at Iredell County, N.C., school
Drinking water contamination discovered at Iredell County, N.C., school
Dec 19 2018
On Dec. 18, elevated levels of perchlorate were discovered in drinking water at Lake Norman High School in Iredell County, N.C. The Iredell-…
Water treatment method inspired by sea creature discovered
Water treatment method inspired by sea creature discovered
Nov 27 2018
Researchers from Yale University and Peking University developed a water treatment method inspired by Actinia, a sea organism that ensnares its prey…
Chicago reports elevated lead levels in metered homes
Chicago reports elevated lead levels in metered homes
Nov 2 2018
The city of Chicago reported that a subset of homes with city-installed water meters have lead levels above the federal standard of 15 ppb, according…
Wisconsin community discovers radium contamination in drinking water
Wisconsin community discovers radium contamination in drinking water
Oct 3 2018
On Sept. 17, the Brookfield Water Utility notified residents of Brookfield, Wis., of radium contamination in drinking water exceeding federal…
U.S. Senate holds emerging contaminant PFAS hearing
U.S. Senate holds emerging contaminant PFAS hearing
Sep 27 2018
On Sept. 26, the U.S. Senate held a hearing on per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS). Three community representatives shared personal stories…
Team members from North Carolina State University at welcome tables during the sample collections compiled participant information.
Team members from North Carolina State University at welcome tables during the sample collections compiled participant information.
Sep 24 2018
Water treatment specialists are facing a new challenge from emerging contaminants. Perfluoralkyl and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of…
Sep 24 2018
As I write this, Labor Day has just ended, fall is approaching and kids across the country are going back to school. For many students, an unexpected…
Michigan town opposes new lead drinking water rules
Michigan town opposes new lead drinking water rules
Sep 20 2018
The Jackson, Mich., City Council voted unanimously to ask the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to reconsider new lead and copper rules,…
Detroit schools find additional lead contamination in drinking water
Detroit schools find additional lead contamination in drinking water
Sep 20 2018
On Sept. 19, the Detroit Public Schools Community District released the latest round of water quality test results. The results revealed that out of…
Emerging contaminants found in Orleans Township, Mich., groundwater
Emerging contaminants found in Orleans Township, Mich., groundwater
Sep 18 2018
Two per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) have been discovered in Orleans Township, Mich., groundwater. The two emerging contaminants, PFBS and…
Water quality warning in Denver
Water quality warning in Denver
Sep 11 2018
Water quality testing by the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE) revealed higher than normal levels of bacteria, including E.…
New Jersey sets drinking water standard for PFNA
New Jersey sets drinking water standard for PFNA
Sep 5 2018
New Jersey has become the first state to adopt a maximum contaminant level (MCL) for perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) in drinking water. The new…
Methods for removing emerging contaminants from drinking water
Methods for removing emerging contaminants from drinking water
Aug 31 2018
Contaminants of emerging concern (ECs) is a term that has been used since the mid 1990s to identify natural or synthetically occurring substances not…
Aug 31 2018
I realize this space has been fairly Chicago-focused the past few issues, and I promise I will examine water quality topics in other areas of the…
Drinking water shut off in Detroit schools over lead contamination
Drinking water shut off in Detroit schools over lead contamination
Aug 30 2018
On Aug. 29, the Detroit Public Schools Community District announced drinking water at all of its schools will be shut off, following test results…
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