Water Conditioning & Purification Magazine

New Sorbent and On-Site Technology to Remove PFOA and PFAS f...

By Henry Nowicki, PhD, Richard Capp, Charles Carr and George Nowicki PFOA and PFAS compounds are global contaminants with reported health effects. With the current state of concern regarding these contaminants, new technologies and direction […]

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How POU Activated Carbon Filters Work

By Henry Nowicki, PhD, Richard Capp, George Nowicki, Wayne Schuliger, Christopher Brunning and Barbara Sherman All activated carbons are not the same and a basic understanding of how activated carbon filters work can help users […]

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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 […]

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Evaluation of Activated Carbon Performance

By Henry Nowicki, PhD, Wayne Schuliger, George Nowicki and Barbara Sherman Introduction Evaluating activated carbon performance is important because all carbons are not the same and they do need to be replaced when exhausted, to […]

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Testing Tips for Activated Carbon Users: Part 1

By Henry Nowicki, PhD, George Nowicki, Wayne Schuliger, Christopher Brunning, Gary Pittman and Barbara Sherman Series introduction Activated carbon (AC) is an ambiguous term applied to a broad range of end products that satisfy an […]

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Trace Capacity Number Reveals Best Activated Carbon

By Henry Nowicki, PhD and MBA Small molecules are difficult to predict adsorption The Trace Capacity Number Gas-phase (TCN) test method helps determine the best activated carbon for removal of trace concentrations of water soluble […]

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Tips and Resources for Green Process Evaluation

By Sarah Kennedy, PhD and Henry Nowicki, PhD Introduction What stage is your company in along its path to profit from green chemistry and to improve sustainability? There are several obvious stages: not even thinking […]

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Going Green: Basics and Benefits of Green Chemistry

By Sarah Kennedy, PhD and Henry Nowicki, PhD Introduction It is always necessary to be working on the right things. Green chemistry, a philosophy of sustainability, is a modern and necessary right thing. This article […]

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Making Activated Carbons More Useful

By Henry Nowicki, Ph.D., George Nowicki, Wayne Schuliger, P.E. and Murty Hari, Ph.D Introduction The technical community that deals with water and wastewater systems is well aware of current and near-future adverse implications regarding sources […]

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POU Activated Carbons for Treatment Against Emerging Contami...

By Henry Nowicki, H. George Nowicki, Wayne Schuliger and Barbara Sherman Introduction Granular activated carbons (GAC) have made tremendous improvements to drinking water supplies by removing contaminants. US EPA helped facilitate the use of this […]

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