Water Conditioning & Purification Magazine

North America: Grundfos honored by Frost & Sullivan

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Grundfos won the award for Company of the Year in the global water and wastewater pumps market at the annual awards show Frost & Sullivan. In the award report, Frost & Sullivan cited superior offerings of sustainable solutions for a better world and commitment toward a customer-centric service, coupled with market foresight and innovation-driven growth.

Asia: University faculty bring water to Nepal

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Ball State’s Kirsten Nicholson is leading another trip by Ball State University faculty to the Mount Everest region of Nepal, as they continue to help local residents in their search for clean water. Nicholson, a geological sciences professor, is part of a group who have partnered with Action for Nepal to build a water plant and filtration system to help two small communities in the Sagarmatha National Park of Nepal. The area has long suffered from tainted water supplies, which come from the glaciers at Mount Everest. These glaciers are contaminated by hundreds of thousands of tourists who visit the mountain range each year.

North America: Nestlé, Veola partnership announced

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Nestlé announced a new partnership with Veolia to work on global waste collection, sorting and recycling of plastic material, with an emphasis on flexible plastic packaging. The partnership will also explore technologies to establish viable models of recycling in different countries. This includes chemical recycling technologies like pyrolysis, which is capable of producing virgin-quality plastic.

North America: WinSupply top company announced

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Winsupply Inc., one of the nation’s largest wholesalers, has named Central Oklahoma Winnelson 2018 Plumbing Company of the Year and Midland Winpump (Texas) its 2018 Pump Company of the Year. Each year, Winsupply recognizes its top performing companies in plumbing, heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC), industrial, electrical, waterworks, pump, turf irrigation and fire fabrication.

North America: DuPont to sponsor Global Water Summit

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

DuPont Water Solutions was a Silver Sponsor of this year’s Global Water Summit 2019, which took place in April. The annual water conference attracts high-level executives from industry, municipalities and international water companies. The focus of this year’s discussion centered on disruptive designs—the innovative technologies and strategies that can offer real solutions to today’s water challenges.

North America: Dow name change announced

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Dow Microbial Control officially changed its name to DuPont Microbial Control, marking the alignment with the DuPont brand and the successful separation of the Dow company from DowDuPont. DuPont Microbial Control represents the combined power of Dow’s pioneering history of developing products that control the growth of harmful microorganisms, now enhanced by DuPont’s world-leading position in the biotechnology space.

North America: Maine PFAS testing requirement instituted

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

In March, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced in a memorandum to licensed facilities that land apply, compost or process biosolids (i.e., wastewater treatment sludge) that it will require the testing of that material for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a group of chemicals that includes PFOA, PFOS, PFBS and many other compounds. Given that these compounds are ubiquitous (and that land application of biosolids or composted biosolids as a soil amendment has been a common and long-standing practice in Maine and elsewhere), the aggressive new testing requirement is likely to have far-reaching effects.

North America: AquiSense product platform announced

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

AquiSense Technologies announced an exclusive new product platform for OASIS International. The partnership provides OASIS International with AquiSense’s patented UV-C LED water treatment technology for cleaner, safer water directly at the point of dispense. QUASAR has been third-party validated to show over 99.99 percent (4-log) pathogen reduction, in addition to long-term customer field trials.

North America: New name for NSPF

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) officially launched April 1, unifying the National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF) and the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP). With the combined resources of the trade association and foundation, PHTA is poised to maximize its investments and talents for the greater good. Members will benefit from the full array of education, training, certification, advocacy, promotion, research, grant-making and support services previously delivered by APSP and NSPF separately.

North America: Manganese standard announced

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

The Water Quality Association has produced a standard that for the first time will allow manufacturers to test and certify their products for health-based manganese removal claims. The association collaborated with Health Canada and the Standards Council of Canada to write the standard in preparation for Health Canada’s issuance of a new health-based maximum allowable concentration (MAC) for manganese that will apply to drinking water supplies in Canada. WQA ORD1901 will avert an implementation gap with POU/POE systems needed for compliance to the proposed Canada MAC for manganese. In addition, the new standard will help companies address growing concerns about manganese in the US and other countries.

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