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Benefits of data logging in manufacturing operations
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Jun 22 2018

When I began my career with an automotive supplier in Zeeland, Mich., in 2003, there were three reverse osmosis (RO) systems and four deionized (...

Grape packaging manufacturer improves water quality
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Jun 22 2018

The ongoing drought in Southern California rages on, leaving homeowners with shorter showers, drier lawns, and a more mindful attitude regarding...

Diagnosing & solving poultry industry drinking water challenges
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Jun 22 2018

Now more than ever, drinking water quality plays an important role in the healthy production of broiler chickens, hatching eggs, turkeys and table...

Q&A with Water Well Trust program director on U.S. well water initiatives
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Jun 22 2018

In May 2018, the Water Well Trust, a national nonprofit that helps low-income Americans gain access to clean water supplies, completed its 100th...

Ion compositions shift as water passes through ion exchange resins
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Jun 22 2018

Ion exchange is a versatile tool in a water treatment engineer’s toolbox and is useful to target trace contaminants. Ion exchange resin systems...

POE treatment as a temporary alternative to lead service line replacement
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Jun 22 2018

It seems that every day you pick up the newspaper, read an article online or receive a water treatment industry email about another city or area...

Planet Water Foundation brings ultrafiltration water treatment to Puerto Rico
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Jun 22 2018

When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in September 2017, the 155-mph winds took down the electric grid and public water system, leaving the...

Branding and how to use it in the water treatment industry
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Jun 22 2018

When talking to clients about their brands, I have found that most think branding refers to their logo, the font they use in their brochure or a...

Texas dealership partners with home builders
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Jun 22 2018

When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in 2005, Erik Bernal got a wakeup call. The storm and its effects brought the topic of water quality to...

Managing Editor reflects on Trump tower and water quality
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Jun 22 2018

This May, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) invited my colleagues and I to take a...

salt crystals
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Jun 21 2018

In water softener salts—as in life—there’s no accounting for taste. Some people prefer sodium chloride, while others prefer potassium chloride....

Understanding drinking water filters and chemical reduction
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Jun 21 2018

Residential water filters come in all shapes and sizes. From small faucet-mount systems and pour-through pitchers to under-the-counter plumbed-in...

Getting started in the bottling water industry
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Jun 21 2018

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates bottled water. FDA regulations for bottled water include Good...

Sources and prevention for groundwater contamination
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Jun 21 2018

Contamination is defined as the introduction of any undesirable physical, chemical or microbiological material into a water source. There are two...

Q&A with the leaders of the Urban Water Scarcity Challenge
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May 24 2018

In early May 2018, nominations opened for the 2018 Urban Water Scarcity Challenge, an initiative from partners Imagine H2O, 11th Hour Racing, and...

Water reuse and microbial growth
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May 24 2018

Turn on a television, open a newspaper or look at your Facebook feed and you are likely to read about a water crisis somewhere in the world. Cape...

Training in the water treatment industry
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May 24 2018

Much of the water well industry is represented by multigenerational family-owned companies that have relied on real-world training to educate...

Water treatment professionals treating well water
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May 24 2018

The occurrence of contaminants in groundwater is a large-scale public health issue, causing both acute and chronic illnesses. In the U.S., public...

Sensor faucets reduce contaminants
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May 24 2018

Raise your hand if you know the biggest culprit for spreading germs. And there is your answer. Up to 80% of germs are spread through cross...

Water reuse with splash pads
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May 24 2018

In recent years, rainwater harvesting has been in the spotlight as an up-and-coming system, utilizing pump stations with various levels of water...