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Matte black finish RO faucets

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

Tomlinson Industries’ Designer and Contemporary RO faucets are now available in a matte black finish, which brings dramatic elegance to the warm tone of black for an eye-catching result. Faucet features include: lead-free brass body; smooth operating lever-style handle; patented removable modular air gap; protective spout tip to prevent after-drip and a high-reach, 12-inch (30.48-cm), 360° swivel neck. Available in an array of finishes and all mounting hardware is included. Certified to NSF/ANSI 61-9 and 372, the faucets are compliant with the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). www.tomlinsonind.com, pfranchino@tomlinsonind.com

People

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

Jayjack, Van Sickle advance at Water-Right
Water-Right® has promoted Melanie Jayjack as the organization’s Marketing Manager. Previously Brand Manager in charge of the Evolve® and WaterCare® brands, she will continue to use her skills to progress the marketing division across all brands and distribution channels. Christine Van Sickle joined Water-Right to assume the position of Brand Manager. She will provide support to the Evolve and WaterCare brands, including website management and social media campaigns. Van Sickle will work with the team to develop brand plans and strategies and provide support to professional dealers through product advertising.

Willis named to ResinTech sales team
ResinTech announced that Grady Willis joined its Midwest Technical Sales team. He brings over two decades of industry experience, including 17 years in the power and water industry sector. Before joining ResinTech, Willis held positions at GE Water and Process Technologies, GE Betz, Nalco Chemical Company, GE Digital Energy & PMC Biogenix. He graduated from Kings Point, the US Merchant Marine Academy and was an LCDP in the Naval Reserve.

AWQA Director to retire
In early August, the administrative duties of the Arizona Water Quality Association were transferred to Tri-advocates, when David Perry concluded his tenure of more than 41 years. Perry joined AWQA in May 1978, before its current name was considered, under the presidency of Ray Moses. During his tenure, the organization has been involved in a number of key areas and is currently continuing to work on salinity discharge and other environmental issues. Perry will still be available and can be reached via email or phone (480) 947-8969.

Morecraft named NSF Global Director
NSF International announced the promotion of Jen Morecraft to Global Director. She most recently held the position of Director of NSF’s Supplier Assurance programs. Previously, Morecraft worked on the frontlines of public health as an environmental health sanitarian in Illinois and as an AmeriCorps member with the Illinois Public Health Association. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in community health from Western Illinois University.

Westerhoff named Clarke Prize Laureate
The National Water Research Institute (NWRI) announced Dr. Paul Westerhoff, Regents Professor and Fulton Chair of Environmental Engineering in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University, as the 2019 Clarke Prize Laureate. His research touches on a wide range of water issues, from watersheds to nanomaterials and from rivers, groundwater and wastewater to water condensation. Westerhoff’s work has focused on natural organic material and nitrogen in water, DBP formation and control, water reuse, control of endocrine disruptors and pharmaceuticals, and characterization
and control of nanoparticles. He has advanced adoption of the One Water concept, the idea that all water, regardless of the source, is part of the water cycle and is an important resource.

Rizcallah honored with Seidner award
Philip Rizcallah, Director, Research and Development, Construction at the National Research Council of Canada is the 19th recipient of the Joseph K. Seidner Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to Canadian plumbing codes and standards. He joined NRC in 1999 as a Technical Advisor for the National Fire Code. He progressed to Manager of Codes Canada and was appointed Program Director for the Building Regulations for Market Access Program in 2014. Currently, Rizcallah serves as Program Director at the Construction Research Centre of the National Research Centre.

Industry veteran Angel mourned
Long-time water treatment industry veteran John Robert Angel passed away peacefully July 1. He was born in 1924, to Robert and Marie Angel, in East Cleveland, OH. Angel attended Shaw High School and Ohio University. He served honorably from 1943-1946 as a P38 armorer in the US Army Air Corp, stationed in the US and South Pacific. In 1948, Angel received a Bachelor of Science Degree in commerce from Ohio University and began his career in Regional Sales for Westinghouse. In 1955, he and his wife Sally moved to southern California, where he worked in the water treatment industry for more than 40 years. Angel was preceded in death by his wife Sally and son Steve. He is survived by son Nicholas (Vikki) and daughter Laura (Randall); five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A memorial service was held September 7 at Community Presbyterian Church of Cambria.

Global Spotlight

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

North America
New system for California prison
Pure Water Works Inc. announced the installation of a high-purity water system at the Valley State Penitentiary in Chowchilla, CA. The system went into a vision lab, the infrastructure built using prison labor. This state-of-the-art optical lab will be run by the prison population and provide eyewear to prisoners. It will also give marketable skills to inmates for use after their release.

WQA supports US EPA recommendations
The Water Quality Association announced that it supports the US EPA recommendation that residents of Newark, NJ use bottled water until further testing can verify that the amount of lead in the water delivered to homes and businesses does not exceed the design and scope of water filtration products to effectively reduce lead to safe levels. Based on the limited information available currently, the lead levels in water coming to the filters may exceed the 150 ppb for which they are tested under the American National Standards. If so, these high lead levels could exceed filter design and the scope of the product certification and thus, the ability to reach the US EPA safe drinking-water standard of 15 ppb.

ASSE standards available
ASSE International has published two new Listing Evaluation Criteria (LEC) documents: ASSE LEC 2004-2019, Drinking Water Treatment Systems Using Air as a Source and ASSE LEC 2006-2019, Point of Entry Reverse Osmosis Systems. ASSE LEC 2004 Systems, also known as atmospheric water generators, are used to produce drinking water by using humidity as a source. Atmospheric water generation becomes a real source of water supply in places where tap water is not available or where the quality of tap water does not meet consumer requirements. ASSE LEC 2006 POE RO Systems are used to treat and improve water quality as well. The document covers systems that produce a product flowrate of at least two gpm (7.6 L/min) out of the system.

Four decades of ATS
Alpine Technical Solutions announced it is celebrating 40 years in business.The original CEO, Robert Allred, began operations out of his pea-green station wagon in 1979. He catapulted the business into a leading water treatment and safety shower company that his son, Richard Allred, took over and expanded in Brazil, with plans to move into Uruguay, Saudi Arabia, China and India, as well as in other areas of the US.

Water tasting event requirements announced
The 30th Annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting, produced by Travel Berkeley Springs, is the largest and longest running of its kind in the world, acclaimed by media as the world’s most prestigious water tasting. The event will take place in Berkeley Springs, WV February 20-23, 2020. New this year there will be no entry fees for winners of regional AWWA competitions, as a congratulatory gift from the event’s producer. The entry deadline is February 1, 2020.

Study on submersible pumps released
The submersible-pump type remains lucrative as investments in wastewater treatment and water supply projects see a hike, according to a Persistence Market Research study. The production rate of pumps is increasing across the globe, which is backed by demand from countries in Asia Pacific, Latin America and MEA. The global demand for pumps is directly correlated to infrastructure development activities worldwide. The global market for pumps witnessed significant growth in 2018 and is anticipated to reach a market value of $40 billion (USD) in 2019.

Latin America
ENEPAC collaboration announced
TRENDS Industrial (developer of the ENAPAC solar-powered desalination project) and the Sustainable Minerals Institute International Centre of Excellence-Chile (SMI-ICE-Chile, an entity of The University of Queensland, Australia) have signed an agreement to collaborate on the development of a project on an optimization supply model for the use of desalinated water in the Atacama Region. The country—and the Atacama Region in particular—is suffering from a severe drought. Continued and future industrial development, especially by the mining industry, will depend on having effective strategies in place to ensure sustainable water supply and demand management.

Europe
Aquatech news
Three months before the show, Aquatech Global Events announced that Aquatech Amsterdam is now 99-percent sold out. This is especially noteworthy as the show moves to larger halls this year. Over 1,000 exhibitors and 25,000 water professionals are anticipated to visit Amsterdam for a week of networking and knowledge sharing with industry peers. It is a festive edition as the show, born in 1964, celebrates its 55th anniversary. The first Aquatech Innovation Forum set for November 4 is nearing completion. Thirty speakers, including 15 water utilities, have confirmed to speak. With more than four months to go until its inaugural event, Aquatech is pleased to announce that 80 percent of the conference program for the Innovation Forum is now complete.

Canary Island project announced
IDE Technologies announced that is continuing a 50-year tradition of providing desalination plants to the Canary Islands by supplying a chemical-free SWRO solution to Aguas De Arguineguín, a water utility company. The plant has a capacity of 1,000 m3/day and utilizes IDE PROGREEN, which delivers affordable, clean water without the use of chemicals and with reduced energy consumption. The plant will be able to better meet increasing water demands due to tourism, without using harmful chemicals. Arguineguín is a picturesque tourist location on Gran Canaria’s south coast, the largest island in the archipelago. The existing desalination plant was built 36 years ago. IDE was awarded the project in late 2017, which included production and distribution.

Asia
Grundfos expansion announced
In August, P.T. Grundfos Pompa inaugurated its new office building in Surabaya, Indonesia. The new branch office is proof of Grundfos’ steady growth in Indonesia and will help cater to customers across key segments including industry, water utility, and commercial and domestic building services. Kim Jensen, Regional Managing Director-Grundfos Asia Pacific Region, Giancarlo Roggiolani, General Manager-Grundfos Indonesia & Philippines along with the key management team members from Indonesia, customers and partners were present at the inaugural event.

India sustainable water model to be developed
SPML Infra Limited, India’s leading water management company will play a key role in the development of sustainable water infrastructure to realize the vision of Nal Se Jal. This ambitious scheme announced by the Finance Minister aims to provide piped water connection to every household in India by 2024. Given the massive number of connecting about 140 million remaining rural and urban households in five years’ time will be a challenging task.

Viewpoint: Fall is coming…are you ready?

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

Kurt C. Peterson, Publisher

Fall temperatures should be coming your way soon, probably by the end of the month in the northernmost states. While southern states will continue to endure high temperatures longer, cooler weather will be welcome in most other places. Some companies will have to look for full- or part-time help if their family businesses are buoyed by school-aged relatives picking up the slack during the busy months. Their return to school may provide job opportunities for others, even if only short term.
With a wide range of contaminants being discussed in the media, many people may come to the conclusion that drinking water outside the home could be hazardous to their health. From lead to radon, Cryptosporidum to E. coli and everything in between, this is what helps drive business to dealers and manufacturers alike. And with many new reports on microplastics as an emerging contaminant, the shift back to public drinking water fountains in many areas is welcome, as are some of the newer containers trending upward into the consciousness of Millennial buyers.
In today’s beverage dispensing equipment (be it water, coffee, tea or other beverages), there are a host of water quality treatment options, including built-in UV disinfection, which gives consumers an added layer of protection and peace of mind. James Peterson of Klaran takes a closer look at how the need for beverage equipment disinfection is becoming a primary aspect of water treatment. Both residential and commercial water sources are prone to contamination, making it imperative to treat water at the dispensing end as well. Better water quality helps create a better end product.
Jill Culora, International Bottled Water Association’s Communications Director, reports on that industry, highlighting the various concerns and changes that have occurred since last year. Oliver Lawal (Founder and CEO) and Mitch Hansen (Marketing Specialist) of AquiSense Technologies delve into UV-C LEDs and how they are perceived in water treatment. Incorporation of this newer technology in the bottle-filler product line provides additional POU treatment, but may still be viewed with some measure of doubt.
Newer technologies often require additional testing requirements to be validated by third parties. Consumers want to know the products they purchase will do exactly what is claimed and they rely upon validation and certification, as noted by Rick Andrew of NSF International in his Water Matters column. Public Health Editor Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD, reports on the effects of drinking contaminated water. Her column gives an in-depth look at the many contaminants and their characteristic illness traits, as well as how they are tracked and treated.
As you read this, you are probably recalling your experiences at the WQA Mid-Year Leadership Conference in San Antonio, TX. Let us know your thoughts on the conference and how it can benefit you and your business. These events are important for everyone, from the small mom-and-pop dealers to the big OEM manufacturers. Keeping your finger on the pulse of the industry puts you a few more steps ahead of your competition. Until we meet again, stay positive and keep moving forward.

Radon removal system

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

MCIS Trade Group’s AcceL-AerAtor E99 radon water removal system is designed with simplicity in mind. The system is easy to install, operate and maintain. Over 99-percent efficient for the removal of radon from water, it has no expensive solenoid/ball valves or level switches to operate. Features include a differential fill valve system and all built-in components, making this easy to understand and operate and requires no tools for cleaning.
www.mcis.biz
(603) 944-0206

Inland desal guide

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

The first edition of the American Water Works Association’s M69 Inland Desalination and Concentrate Management is now available. This manual presents key issues and challenges of developing inland desalination facilities, including concentrate management and disposal methods. It aims to aid water utilities and industrial facilities in evaluating and adapting inland desalination for water supply needs. The full manual is also available as a PDF download and as a PDF download plus print set.
https://www.awwa.org/Store/Product-Details/productId/74766237

Engineering guide

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Elsevier announces Coulson and Richardson’s Chemical Engineering: Particulate Systems and Particle Technology, Sixth Edition by R.P. Chhabra and Basavaraj Gurappa is now available. Volume SA of this book has been fully revised and updated to provide practitioners with an overview of chemical engineering, including clear explanations of theory and thorough coverage of practical applications, all supported by case studies. A worldwide team of contributors has pooled their experience to revise old content and add new content. The content has been updated to be more useful for practicing engineers.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/book/9780081010983/coulson-andrichardsons-chemical-engineering?utm_source=publicity&utm_medium=cluster_email&utm_campaign=Chemical%20Engineering_cluster

ATP monitoring system

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Promega introduces Water-Glo, a tool to help water-treatment plant analysts (and other water-critical industries) quickly and reliably detect living microbes present in a sample. The technology offers a rapid, highly sensitive and flexible measurement system for monitoring microbial contamination in fresh, process, sea or wastewater samples. This tool employs analysis and detection reagent combination. Formatted for lab use in a 96-well plate format, the kits and companion instrumentation can quickly analyze ATP levels in up to 90 samples in less than 90 minutes.
www.Promega.com/ProtectYourProcess

DNA-based microbial solutions

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

LuminUltra introduces its GeneCount portfolio of DNA products and services, designed to quantify, specify and target the types of organisms found in all types of water systems, on surfaces and in solid samples. These products and services complement the company’s flagship ATP measurement kits by identifying exactly which organisms are in a sample. Products and services include: GeneCount Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR) services, testing equipment and kits, which allow users to rapidly screen for specific microbes or groups of microbes/ GeneCount Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) services can identify nearly all types of microbes present, along with insight into what good or harm they may be causing.
https://www.luminultra.com/

UF membrane

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Toray Membrane USA, Inc.’s HFU-B2315AN pressurized hollow-fiber ultrafiltration (UF) membrane module applies advanced PVDF membrane chemistry and thermally-induced phase separation (TIPS) spinning method that carefully controls the pore size and evenly distributes the number of pores on the membrane surface. The result is a hollow-fiber membrane with fine separation of viruses, bacteria and suspended solids. Low fouling and high permeability help optimize and extend plant performance. Key advantages include tight pore size (0.01 μm); high mechanical tensile strength of hollow-fiber for minimal fiber breakage; chemically-tolerant for operational longevity; high packing density (60 m2) per module, as well as technical support and expertise within reach. This component is tested and certified under NSF/ANSI 61 for drinking-water system components.
www.toraywater.com
(858) 218-2360

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