Apr 29, 2016

May 2016

As some of you may know, WQP is not an only child—it has two sister publications, Water & Wastes Digest, which covers municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment, and Storm Water Solutions, which covers storm water management and erosion…
Water treatment may not be rocket science, but a water treatment company can certainly benefit from having a rocket scientist at the helm. Just ask Mike Gelberg, president of Air & Water Quality Inc. in Maine. Gelberg studied aeronautics and…
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), more than 94% of the nation’s 156,000 public water systems serve fewer than 3,300 people. These systems—classified as “small” by EPA—face unique financial and operational challenges in…
Treating Wisconsin’s hard water can be hard on the environment.  The salt used in water softeners ends up in water bodies, threatening fish and other wildlife. The salt concentration at the bottom of Lake Wingra in Madison, Wis., is nearly that of low-…
Ozone is increasing in popularity in U.S. residential water treatment as an alternative to chlorine and potassium permanganate disinfection. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved ozone for bottled water production in the 1980s, and it is now…
Cooling towers, which reduce the heat of circulating water used to cool industrial processes and HVAC systems throughout the world, have undergone substantial design changes over the years. This is particularly noticeable with the introduction of high-…
Outbreaks of illness associated with recreational water in the U.S. continue to rise, according to a June 2015 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report covers illness outbreaks across the…
Many homeowners want to add swimming pools to their outdoor spaces, but have concerns about conventional swimming pools. Some worry about the long-term health consequences of exposure to treatment chemicals such as chlorine. Others do not want to disrupt…
One of the most important aspects of testing and certifying drinking water treatment chemicals to NSF/ANSI Standard 60, the standard for health effects, is the maximum use level (MUL) to which the chemical is certified. The MUL can be compared to the…
During speech classes in college, my biggest struggle was coming up with an outline and trying to fit the speech into the allotted time period. What ended up helping me more than anything were my efforts as a stand-up comic. If I was given 10 minutes on…
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