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Global Spotlight

North America
Pure Water Works advanced system installed
Traverse City, MI-based Pure Water Works Inc. reported it has designed and installed an advanced system, the H200M Triplex at Turtle Creek Casino and Resort in Williamsburg. The three-tank design uses progressive-flow technology to reach a peak potential of 229 gpm (866 L/m). The computerized system mate panel controls all aspects of operation and is downloadable. The patented MDV brine recovery system is an environmental and cost-saving feature, reducing both sodium and chlorides in the environment.

AquiSense technology compliance reported
AquiSense Technologies became the world’s first UV LED supplier to be tested against US EPA protocols for its PearlAqua Micro range, which was verified by Hull Consulting, LLC in compliance with US EPA microbiological performance protocols. Five models of the range have been validated with flowrates from 0.1-10.0 L/m. This validation provides reduction equivalent dose, allowing AquiSense to support customers selecting the right configuration for their application, flowrate, microbiological performance and UV dose.

High backflow preventer growth projected
The global demand for backflow preventers is expected to be influenced by the growing construction industry across the globe. Resilient consumer demand for backflow preventers from the residential plumbing sector, as well as from the sprinkler and irrigation sectors, is expected to witness significant growth in the coming years. The growth is leading toward lesser numbers of undesirable reverse-flow incidents, consequently reducing the probability of contamination in potable water. Based on end use, owing to increasing implementation of plumbing codes in residential construction, the residential plumbing segment is expected to be a prominent segment in the market, accounting for more than 40 percent of the market share.

Acuva certification compliance announced
Acuva Technologies announced that its Strike water purification modules comply with two key standards: NSF/ANSI 55 Ultraviolet Microbiological Water Treatment Systems for Material Safety and Structural Integrity and NSF/ANSI 372 Drinking Water System Components—Lead Content Compliance. OEMs can now differentiate themselves with advanced applications in industries that are highly regulated or need to meet very specific disinfection requirements.

Plastic waste program announced
Canada will ban single-use plastics, make companies responsible for plastic waste and invest to grow recycling across the country, a comprehensive approach to address plastic pollution across the country. While there is no single solution to addressing plastic waste, the combination of initiatives will position Canada in a place of domestic and international leadership. The government also sets an example by looking internally and leveraging its own purchasing and procurement power to shift markets by reducing reliance on single-use plastic and increasing usage of products that contain recycled material.

Middle East
DuPont decentralized treatment plant announced
DuPont Water Solutions announced it has partnered with Integrated Environmental Technology and Oil Services Company S.A.E to design a decentralized UF treatment plant in the Suez Governate. The plant is the first of four planned in the region. Built from pre-engineered and pre-assembled IntegraPac ultrafiltration units, the new compact plant is one-third the size of the previous facility. The modular design of the system requires fewer parts and materials than traditional designs and allows for a simplified installation process. In turn, the facility was fully operational in just three months—compared to the twelve months typically needed for completion.

UAE’s Be Kind to donate for Africa wells
Be Kind has pledged to donate 100 percent of profits from its first product, Zayed Water, to the Emirates Red Crescent. The ongoing charity campaign will continue all year long, with the goal of helping Be Kind (in collaboration with Emirates Red Crescent) to build 1,000 water wells over the next five years, in continents suffering from shortage of drinking water. Africa will be the first target. Through the Holy Month of Ramadan, Be Kind donated 120,000 bottles of Zayed Water to schools and Iftar tents within the Emirates, as a way to spread the culture of giving and increase the awareness about socially responsible companies in the Emirates and alleviate the suffering of the less fortunate.

IWA hub opened
A new International Water Association global operation hub has been opened in Asia, an important and strategic step to achieve IWA’s vision of a water-wise world. Aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG6, IWA inspires water professionals to deliver water and sanitation for all. Being home to over 2,000 environment companies and 100 universities and research institutes, Jiangsu Province boosts China’s economy and leads innovations in the water and other relevant industries.

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