Being Part of the Water Treatment Community

February is usually remembered for Valentine’s Day or President’s Day here in the US. But instead of thinking about romantic relationships or historical figures, I’m using February to recognize this amazing community of water treatment professionals to which we all belong.

As a company that supports and informs water treatment professionals, we want to connect people and ideas to make the industry stronger. To accomplish that goal, we’ve expanded our Technical Review Committee by two members. Please welcome Matthew Wirth of Pargreen Water Technologies and Larry Zinser of Master Water Conditioning. Wirth, who is actually a returning member, brings more than 40 years of experience from all levels of the industry, from service troubleshooting to heavy industrial systems. Zinser is a retired US Marine whose second career is water treatment. He holds multiple water treatment certifications and teaches courses around the world.

The Straight from the Tap podcast is another way we are drawing the community together. With interviews of active water treatment professionals, we dive deeper into water topics but also get a taste of the personal side of each guest. We can all learn something new from someone with deep expertise. Find Straight from the Tap wherever you stream podcasts.

In this issue, Wirth presents an in-depth treatise on ion exchange while Gary Battenberg of Argonide Corporation offers Part 2 of his series on water filtration. Marianne Metzter, ResinTech, Inc., gives an overview of the differences between solvent and non-solvent ion resins, an aspect that is rarely presented. Zhi Zhou, PhD, of Purdue University and Kayla Heriaud of WQRF round out the features section with findings of recent research regarding emerging contaminants and how to remove them.

Each issue, we present either a Dealer Profile about a water treatment dealership or a Corporate Profile about a top corporate executive. We want to tell the industry about you, your accomplishments and your successes. You may have received emails asking for completed questionnaires that will give us the basics before being contacted by staff writer Emma Peterson. Going forward, we simplify the process by setting up the submission process on our website. Click on the Profiles link under the Magazine tab then scroll to the bottom of the page to complete and send the questionnaire.

It’s that time of year again, when the Buyer’s Guide is being put together. Don’t miss out on potential opportunities for your company to be featured in this timeless guide to all things and companies related to water treatment. Be sure to complete your questionnaire on our website as soon as possible. We’ve made it very easy…just click on the graphic and it will take you directly to where you need to be.

With the Omicron variant and labor shortages continuing to slow business, we are here for you. Send us an email or connect on our Twitter and LinkedIn pages. We are in this together.

Deborah Stadtler


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