Nov 04, 2016

November 2016

Recently, I started reading The Great Mortality by John Kelly. It’s a fascinating look at the history of the Black Death of the Middle Ages, exploring the causes and effects of the devastating plague. One factor that made the Europeans of that period…
*/ With more than 20 years in information technologies (IT) work, Jose Grullon was introduced to the water industry by a friend who performed tests on his water. Grullon had a water treatment system installed and he said the difference in his water was…
Water pollution has become a hot topic since the Flint, Mich., water crisis was revealed earlier this year, and many other contamination concerns have surfaced in the following months. The water contamination-related headlines seem endless: “Toxic…
This summer, the U.S. Geological Survey warned that research is “documenting with increasing frequency that many chemical and microbial constituents that have not historically been considered as contaminants are present in the environment on a global…
“I can’t find good help,” complains the water treatment dealer with a tired sigh. He laments the lackluster motivation and performance of current prospects and says, “Help me! Where can I find good people?”  This is a frequently heard question from…
Upon learning how a dish is prepared, some people cannot disconnect what was once a favorite food with its history. The same can be said for recycled wastewater, which has struggled to establish a positive public image. But companies are using events and…
“The art of coffee brewing is in controlling the variables; and water quality must be controlled, and held in balance, in order to achieve a flavorful beverage,” wrote David Beeman and Paul Songer in The Water Quality Handbook.  Think about it—…
Eight years ago, the drinking water treatment industry listened to consumers’ fears and concerns about emerging compounds in public and private water supplies. The industry took action and created a task force to develop a standard for endocrine-…
In September, I had the opportunity to attend the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) Leadership Conference in Newport, R.I. I really like this event, maybe even more than the annual convention. At the WQA Convention & Exposition, I usually have a booth and…
By the end of 2016, MyDx plans to release a handheld chemical analyzer for consumer use. With the continued developments in the Flint, Mich., water contamination crisis, and news of contaminants in air and food, MyDx CEO Daniel Yazbeck sought to make…
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