Nov 05, 2015

November 2015

In October, the water contamination crisis in Flint, Mich., came to a head: The city conceded that its scheme to use the Flint River as its water source was a failure, and it decided to reconnect to Detroit’s municipal water system for the time being. …
While many areas of the country are plagued with serious water issues, from drought to contamination, others are having better luck. Such is the case for Freeman Water Treatment, located in Jackson, Miss. In that part of the country, where water quality…
It is just unfair to be a germ these days. I hear they have protested on the White House lawn for years, but news crews—citing employer refusal to buy expensive, new magnification lenses—gave no coverage to the microscopic events. The germs’ issue is…
The 2015 Ford F150 XLT standard cab loaded to the max is currently priced at just more than $30,000 (plus tax, of course). What would you say if I told you that you could pay for this truck by offering sanitization and resin cleaning to your customers?…
For more than 5,000 years, ale has been a commodity enjoyed by many. Now, as a $295 billion industry, beer remains a key product of consumption in our economy.  Beer is brewed on many different scales, from home brewers to microbreweries, from the…
I rise before the sun, grab my 5-gal jug and begin my walk to the water treatment trailer. I am just one of many hundreds of people who make the journey to this new watering spot every day for fresh drinking water for my family. In my community, it is…
While powders and liquids are traditional treatment methods for biofilm, bacteria, algae and fungi in small- to medium-sized closed-loop water systems, many facility service managers are turning to safer, more convenient tablets. Tablet antimicrobial…
It is easy to be swayed by the erroneous notion that if the majority of people share a particular belief, it must be true. This phenomenon, which we all have encountered at one point or another, is known as a consensus fallacy or bandwagon fallacy. …
It seems like we are always in the middle of political season in this country, but there are times, like now, when politics seem to be the only thing anyone talks about. As we get nearer to the presidential primary elections and then the general election…
When it comes to drought in the U.S., the future looks grim—scientists theorize that drought will continue to plague the U.S. in the future, leading the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) to predict that drought will become the “new…
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