Drinking Water Issues Worry Americans
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD The Water Quality Association (WQA) recently released results from its 2015 Study of Consumer’s Opinions and Perceptions Regarding Water Quality. Conducted by an independent, third-party market research firm, the […]
Chemical Reduction Claims on Activated Carbon Systems
By Rick Andrew Activated carbon (AC), which plays a major role in POU/POE water treatment, has been successfully employed in water treatment for many years. The treatment capabilities and limitations of AC (whether derived from […]
Bad Luck, Good Luck, Hard Work Lead to $uccess
By Donna Kreutz Fifteen years ago, times were tough for Rick DuBois. He was a single parent with a young son and no income. But he did have experience in the water industry. With a […]
‘Make Sure Everybody Is Empowered’
By Donna Kreutz Talk about being in the right place at the right time. Michael Figoff had just met Jerry Hollander, owner of Filtercor (founded in 1978) in California and spent a few weeks consulting […]
Water Quality Association Washington, DC Fly-in
By Kathleen Fultz With water contamination concerns headlining the news across the country, Water Quality Association (WQA) members visited Congressional offices in April as a part of WQA’s Fly-In Day. Before hitting the Hill, recognizing […]
Cation Exchange, Part 5: Back to the Basics
By Gary Battenberg In the final installment of this series, we will look at up-flow (counter-current) regeneration, the benefits and efficiencies of full-strength brining, the precautions required for effective regeneration and some early history of […]
Activated Carbon Sourcing Dynamics in the Twenty-First Centu...
By Jon Maurer Procurement of activated carbon (AC) needs to have the correct risk evaluation by a company to clearly identify its importance to senior executives, owners and other influential decision-makers. The procurement group needs […]
A Comparison Study of Activated Carbon Blocks for POU/POE Ap...
By Alexey Aksenov, Alexander Mitilineos, Alexander Polyakov, PhD and Joseph L. Shmidt, PhD Activated carbon (AC) cartridges are widely used in POU and POE water purification applications for: • Prefiltration before RO membranes for reducing […]
Lignin Waste Transformed into Coconut-like Activated Carbon
By Henry Nowicki, PhD, Charles Carr and Richard Capp Introduction POU/POE devices with different media provide a drinking water final filter for many different applications. Taste, odor, color and toxic organics are best removed with […]
Activated Carbon Particle Size: Balance Between Kinetics and...
By Robert J. Potwora Activated carbon (AC) is a universal adsorbent. It is used to purify the water we drink, the air we breathe, many of the foods we eat and numerous industrial chemicals that […]