point-of-use cartridge Articles

  • A compact point-of-use water purification cartridge for household use in developing countries

    Simple, low-cost household interventions are known to be effective in lowering the incidence of waterborne diseases in developing countries. However, high costs along with operational and maintenance issues have prevented the successful adoption of these interventions among the affected communities. To address these limitations, a cost-effective, gravity-driven water purification cartridge has ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The productive environmental laboratory: BSK Labs boosts efficiency with Metrohm IC

    BSK Labs runs a number of environmental laboratories and service centers along the west coast of the US. A total of 70 employees – including microbiologists, chemists, lab technicians, and support staff – make sure that the 200 to 350 samples that come in every week are analyzed. BSK Labs specializes in potable water chemistry, ground water monitoring, storm water runoff, solid waste ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Hom’: a simple point of use water treatment device

    This study sought to explore a locally assembled ‘Hom’ point of use water treatment device by assessing aspects of its performance and possible effects of using it on compliant households and communities. The conceptual framework highlights poverty and environmental degradation as causes and consequences of one another, with ill-health caused by water-borne diseases reinforcing both to form a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Developments in string wound filter cartridges

    String wound filter cartridges are the most commonly used filtration media for reducing contamination in water and other liquids. Filtration applications include reverse osmosis and water softening prefiltration, boiler feed water for steam generation, cooling towers and heat exchangers, bottled water, edible oils, oil and gas production, process water for textiles, electroplating and anodizing ...

  • Performance and quality analysis of membrane cartridges used in long-term operation

    In this study, operation and maintenance performance in two long-term operating Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) wastewater treatment facilities were investigated. One facility in Japan started its operation in 1999 showed that both effluent BOD and n-hexane extracts were less than 5 mg/L, and a cumulative replacement percentage (CR%) of membrane cartridges was 7.8% as of 2008. Another facility in the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Advances in String-Wound Sediment Filter Cartridges

    In the mid-1930s, the first string-wound depth filter cartridge entered the U.S. market. It was made from a woven wire mesh core surrounded by a cotton yarn, which was wound to form the depth filtration medium. The yarn itself was a tightly twisted medium and the major filtration essentially took place at the points of crossings of the yarns- which formed a diamond-shaped pat-tern-rather than ...

  • Let’s Talk About the Design of Cartridge Dust Collectors

    When it comes to choosing a cartridge filter, the choice usually depends on the application. Systems with finer particles require a cartridge filter, and these come in the choice of two. Surface and Depth-Type Filters A surface filteris ideal when filtering remains of similar-sized particles. Depth-type filters capture pollutants and particles ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • Filter Your Air with Cartridge Dust Collector

    A cartridge dust collector uses filtering cartridges and is a self-cleaning dust collector. The cartridges it uses are made from synthetic fibers and cellulose that is treated chemically. This ensures the particles are efficiently collected without forming an excessive pressure drop in the system. Structure A cartridge dust collector uses an air-jet cleaning structure to preserve ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • Continuous filament media revolutionize string wound cartridges

    Depth filter cartridges made from a cotton string wound media and a metal core were first introduced in the market in the mid-1930s. By the late 1970s cartridges with a polypropylene (PP) core and yarn had become popular because they had a very wide range of chemical resistance, and therefore could be used in a wide variety of applications. Initially, the string media was a roving (a bulky ...

  • CASE STUDY - K5 Purefecta cartridge tested by Mycometer

    The Kinetico K5 drinking water station with Purefecta cartridge clearly passed the test when examined by the Bactiquant®-water method (US-EPA, verified technology) developed by Mycometer. The method is based on a highly sensitive fluorescence technology which is used to detect and quantify an enzyme activity in bacteria. The fluorescence produced is directly proportional to the content of ...


    By Kinetico International

  • New polypropylene media for string-wound filter cartridges

    String-wound cartridges are among the most commonly used filtration media for reducing sediments and other suspended impurities in liquids and water. Traditionally these cartridges are made from 'roving' or 'friction-spun' yarn and factors such as media migration and chemical leaching were among the major drawbacks. With a new innovative development in the polypropylene filter media for making ...

  • Determining pesticides in dietary supplements with QuEChERS extraction, cartridge SPE, and GCxGC-TOFMS

    Regulatory requirements are driving the development of new multiresidue pesticide methods for dietary supplements. Minimizing matrix interference is critical for data accuracy. The novel approach employed here combines QuEChERS extraction, cartridge SPE cleanup, and GCxGC-TOFMS analysis, and results in good recoveries across a range of compounds found in these complex matrices. ...


    By Restek Corporation

  • Unmixing Water From Waste: The imporance of filters, cartridges and housings as a function of manufacturing

    In manufacturing, water and water-based solutions are regularly filtered for various purposes and outcomes – including for cleaning, cooling, and movement. The filtering process is crucial to quality, performance, and cost savings. With the wrong filter in place, pumps can be destroyed, liquid being filtered can become “unusable” for the intended purpose, cleaning solvents can ...


    By Shelco Filters

  • The Extraction of Glycols From Water Using ENVI-Carb™ Plus Solid Phase Extraction Cartridges

    The analysis of glycols such as propylene and ethylene glycol from water samples is traditionally done by direct aqueous injection into a gas chromatograph. Aqueous injections are problematic in GC analysis due to issues such as the large expansion volume of water in the inlet, increased carryover, and elevated detection limits. In this work, we have evaluated a unique carbon adsorbent, ENVI-Carb ...


    By Sigma-Aldrich Co., LLC

  • Rapid on‐site separation of as(III) and as(V) in waters using a disposable thiol‐modified sand cartridge

    The rapid redox transformation of arsenic (As) species in waters presents a great environmental challenge in accurate determination of its concentration and toxicity. The motivation for our study is therefore to develop a method for rapid on‐site separation of As(V) and As(III) in various aqueous matrices. We synthesized a thiol‐modified sand (T‐sand), which selectively removed As(III) but did ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • New developments in filter cartridges for reverse osmosis pre-filtration

    Reverse osmosis (RO) pretreatment systems are designed to reduce suspended solids to a level that will provide the most suitable conditions for the performance of the membrane system. Depending upon the quality of the feed water, pretreatment may include settlement, clarification, multi-media filtration, and chemical treatment. However, sediment pre-filtration is always required to ensure that ...

  • Extraction of Sulfa Drugs in Honey with Polymeric SPE Cation Exchange Bond Elut Plexa PCX 3 mL Cartridge

    Antibiotics and other drugs in agricultural foods is a recurrent problem that can cause serious harm or death to the allergicor sensitive consumer. In recent years, various sources of honey have been shown to be contaminated with residues ofantibiotics and sulfonamides. These contaminants may occur after direct treatment of bacterial diseases of honey bees,such as American or European foulbrood ...


  • Virus and protein separation using Nano alumina fiber media

    Nano alumina fibers, 2 nm in diameter and approximately 0.3 μm long are electroadhesively grafted to a microglass fiber. A non-woven media is formed that has a zeta potential of ~+40 mV at pH 7. The media is capable of high retention of submicron particulates at flow rates up to 160 L/m2/min. The media is manufactured by conventional wet-laid paper making technology. Argonide, the inventor of ...


    By Argonide Corporation

  • Analyzing Stack Gas Semivolatiles, Using Supelpak-2 Adsorbents and Capillary GC (Modified Method 5, US EPA SW-846)

    The demanding detection limits required for air sampling by Modified Method 5 (US EPA SW-846, Method 0010) necessitates extensive cleaning and meticulous handling of the adsorbent cartridge/trap during sampling and analysis. Supelpak-2 adsorbent is cleaned in accordance with and meets the purity criteria of EPA SW-846, Method 0010, for testing semivolatile emissions from incinerator stationary ...


    By Sigma-Aldrich Co., LLC

  • Use of recycled plasterboard in unfired clay-gypsum blocks

    Executive summary Over one million tonnes of waste plasterboard are estimated to be produced each year in the UK from construction and demolition activities. Most of this waste is currently sent to landfill, even though it can easily be recycled. WRAP is working to divert plasterboard waste from landfill by seeking to overcome the barriers to plasterboard recycling. One area of its work is to ...

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