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Public awareness and growing concerns about drinking water quality, in addition to decreasing sources of fresh water and aging U.S. water infrastructure, have resulted in an increasing demand for advanced water treatment solutions.
The U.S. EPA has been tightening drinking water quality regulations, and even more stringent standards are expected to follow.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, roughly one million Americans become sick and 1,000 die every year from drinking contaminated water. Massive outbreaks of biological pathogens such as Cryptosporidium in the Milwaukee, Wis., case, when 400,000 people were infected and more than 100 died, are well remembered and are a driving force in the growth of membrane drinking water filtration.
The ability of membrane filtration to produce water of consistent quality regardless of the source and provide comprehensive solutions to end users, has helped membrane technologies get ahead in the competitive water treatment market—reaching close to $7 billion worldwide in 2005 and expected to grow to $10 billion in 2009.
Responding to the industry’s rising interest in membrane technologies, the editorial staff of Water Quality Products is pleased to bring you this comprehensive supplement, Membrane Filtration—A Guide to Current Technologies and Applications.
In an effort to provide you with the most current membrane water treatment options, within the pages of Membrane Filtration you will find a variety of technical articles, case studies and product information.
Water Quality Products has also launched the Membrane Filtration Zone, an online informational zone covering the latest in small system membrane technologies. The zone is available at www.wqpmag.com and includes membrane-related articles, Ask the Expert section, product information and much more.
We trust that these comprehensive sources will offer you all the necessary membrane information right at your fingertips.