Mar 01, 2007

March 2007

The international landscape of regulatory requirements for POE and POU systems can be very confusing to navigate. It is also one that evolves continuously. Because of the confusion and constant evolution, many manufacturers are interested in clarifying…
Reverse osmosis, membrane filtration, desalination … just a short list of terms I had to explain to friends and family when I became the editor of Water Quality Products several years ago. Similar to many consumers who haven’t had a direct encounter with…
Contending that water plays an important role on our planet is the ultimate understatement. Without water, life as we know it could not exist. When investigating the possibility of life on Mars, we first look for evidence of water. No water, no life,…
It has been estimated in a national arsenic occurrence survey of drinking water supplies that as many as 35 to 40% of U.S. public water systems have arsenic above the maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 10 parts per billion (ppb), and have co-occurrence…
Removing or inactivating bacteria in the water we drink is essential to protecting the health of any person drinking the water. Removing or inactivating bacteria in water can be done in a variety of ways, depending on the water source, level of bacteria…
Rural and municipal water distribution systems have chlorinated drinking water supplies for more than 70 years. Chlorine residuals must be present at the end of a distribution system to maintain drinking water safety. It is known that chlorine dissipates…
When it comes to consumer financing and water treatment dealers, there are two major factions: dealers who can’t live without offering financing and dealers who cannot imagine why they should offer it. Quite often, the “can’t live without it” dealers are…
Point-of-use (POU) faucets and systems are becoming increasingly important in helping meet consumer demands for safe, high quality drinking water. It is estimated that by 2020 every household will have a POU or point-of-entry (POE) water treatment system…
What goes around comes around … It wasn’t that long ago that the Federal Reserve Board was worried about inflation and a runaway economy. They set in motion a number of rate increases that contributed to a downturn in the new housing market. Lately,…
Companies that are new to the annual WQA Aquatech USA 2007 show taking place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., March 27 to 31, or companies looking to use the show to expand business, might be wondering just how a large trade show…
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