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  • Jenfitch, LLC announces JC 9450 Liquid Ozone has been NSF approved

    Jenfitch, LLC received National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) approval to use JC 9450 Liquid Ozone in potable water systems as a disinfectant. JC 9450 Liquid Ozone is a new type of disinfectant developed for the 21st Century that chemically reacts in water to generate ozone (singlet oxygen molecules) in solutions. For the first time, the water treatment industry has a low cost method to generate ...


    By Jenfitch, LLC

  • Wastewater treatment plant discharges can promote the development of antibiotic resistance in streams

    Widespread use of antibiotics has led to pollution of waterways, potentially creating resistance among freshwater bacterial communities. A new study looked for antibiotic resistance genes in a river basin in Spain, revealing that wastewater discharges can promote the spread of antibiotic resistance in streams and small rivers. Antibiotics are a cornerstone of modern medicine and have saved ...

  • Visit LG Sonic at IWA Brisbane World Water Congress & Exhibition 2016

    LG Sonic is going to exhibit during the IWA Brisbane World Water Congress & Exhibition in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. IWA Brisbane World Water Congress & Exhibition 2016 will be attended by water and environmental professionals from over 100 countries. The congress and exhibition will offer new insights in scientific and technological innovations in the water management sector. IWA ...


    By LG Sonic

  • ProMinent at BrauBeviale 2015: Ready for you. Anytime, anywhere!

    ProMinent presents corrosion-free disinfection with minimum chloride values. Visit us at stand 233 in hall 6 to hear all about the benefits. The key factors in manufacturing beverages are preventing any form of contamination, avoiding and reducing biofilm and stabilising the micro-biological count. ProMinent is well aware of the challenges your business faces. True to our motto ...

  • Aerobic Wastewater Treatment Options

    Aerobic wastewater treatment takes many forms, but fundamentally it’s a biological process widely used in the treatment of both domestic and industrial wastewater, particularly waste streams high in organic or biodegradable content. Aerobic treatment can be as simple as the septic tank. While there’s still a role for more ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Candidiasis Infections Impact Midwest Healthcare Facilities

    Candidiasis is caused by fungal pathogens from the Candida genus.  Most infections are caused by Candida albicans, a type of fungus that grows both as a yeast and filamentous cells.   The ubiquitous fungi represent one of the most common fungal pathogens to affect the human population.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • ENEXIO SANIPACKING® fills reduce the risk of legionellae in wet cooling towers with open circuits

    Antimicrobial additive in the synthetic material Prevention of cell growth and of proliferation of bacteria Inhibition of the legionellae pneumophilia and Pseudomonas aeruginosa ENEXIO SANIPACKING® fills and drift eliminators reliably prevent the growth of bacteria and therefore contribute toward minimizing the risk of legionella infections. A synthetic material ...

  • Product focus: OxyTechw² RDO Pro-X Dissolved Oxygen Sensor

    We are kick starting the New Year by focusing on the  OxyTechw² RDO Pro-X Dissolved Oxygen Sensor  – the lastest in optical sensing technology! The sensor is the perfect choice for measuring Dissolved Oxygen in some of the more challenging wastewater, drinking water, industrial effluent and surface water ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Cooling Towers & Legionnaires Disease

    The largest outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in New York City history was traced to a cooling tower at a Bronx hotel in 2015. Over 120 people were infected and 12 of them died causing health officials to establish regulations for ongoing Legionella control measures. In March of 2016 in Sydney, Australia, 12 cooling towers tested positive for Legionella levels above the regulatory ...


    By Delta Cooling Towers, Inc

  • Delaware IAQ Professional Identifies Fungal Pathogens

    Fungal pathogens can be found across the United States and the Mid-Atlantic region is no exception.  These fungi cause disease in humans and one of the most recognized types of fungi that cause opportunistic infections in immunocomprimised individuals is known as Candida.   Candidiasis is caused by fungal pathogens from the Candida genus.  Most infections are ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 10 Tips on Tank Preparation for the Winter Season

    With winter weather coming, it is important to prepare your steel water storage tanks. Winter weather and colder temperatures will impact your steel storage tanks, no matter how severe the weather is. Below are several techniques which can keep your potable water tanks in top operating condition: Inspect interior and exterior of tank for evidence of corrosion on metal ...


    By Superior Tank Co., Inc.

  • Delta Unveils World’s First Anti-Microbial Cooling Tower

    The risk of propagation of deadly cooling tower-borne pathogens, such as Legionnaire’s Disease, can be minimized through the use of towers made of anti-microbial HDPE. Legionella, the bacteria that causes potentially fatal Legionnaire’s Disease, and other strains of deadly pathogens that are hosted by some cooling towers, have been substantially reduced by the development of a unique ...


    By Delta Cooling Towers, Inc

  • EMSL Toronto is Now CDC ELITE Proficient for Legionella Testing

    EMSL Toronto Lab is now Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ELITE Program Proficient. The ELITE Program was created as a way for laboratories to test their Legionella isolation techniques against standardized samples. Proficiency status indicates that the lab meets or exceeds typical industry standards for recovery of Legionella. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • A consortium led by Veolia wins contract to extend and bring up to standard Bonneuil-en-France water treatment plant

    Veolia, through its subsidiary OTV, was selected by the Le Croult and Le Petit Rosne valleys intermunicipal association for water management (SIAH), Paris region (France), for the contract to extend and bring up to standard the Bonneuil-en-France wastewater treatment plant. The 10-year contract, worth a total €199.4 million, excluding taxes, of which €112 million for OTV, ...


    By Veolia Water Technologies

  • FlowTexTM disc filter by Entex Works to improve the nation`s water infrastructure

    The American Society of Civil Engineers 2009 report card gave the nation's water infrastructure a grade of D-. The FlowTex Filter can help raise the grade. FlowTex is a user-friendly, high performance tertiary filter, suitable for both small and large flow applications, that removes suspended solids as small as 10 microns. That's important for water and wastewater plants that have stringent ...


    By Entex Technologies Inc.

  • Blue-Green Algae Successfully Monitored and Controlled by Using Ultrasound with New MPC-Buoy

    Algal blooms located in water surfaces is a common problem which is encountered by many professionals in the water industry.  High algae levels often result in a deterioration of the water quality and bad odor.  In order to provide an environmentally friendly solution to prevent the growth of blue-green algae, the Dutch company LG Sound initiated a ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Water supply for the city of the future

    The project SEMIZENTRAL, of the Technical University Darmstadt in the Chinese coastal metropolis of Qingdao, has been given a GreenTec Award. This project shows how to plan infrastructure as needed, and how to put these infrastructure plans into practice. Instead of building one central sewage plant for the entire city, the scientists have pursued a semi-centralised approach with a number of ...

  • Xylem recognizes 2014 Stockholm Junior Water Prize winner for research on new water treatment method

    Xylem Inc. congratulates Hayley Todesco of Canada, the winner of the 2014 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP), the most prestigious international student competition for water-related research. The award was presented to Ms. Todesco at the annual World Water Week celebration in Stockholm for her work focused on the effectiveness of the non-traditional use of slow sand filers on contaminated water ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • EPA posts fact sheet on determining if a cleaning product is a pesticide

    In a March 2010 fact sheet, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) describes how to determine whether a cleaning product is a pesticide under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Under FIFRA, pesticide products must be registered if they are considered to be intended for a pesticidal purpose. EPA states that products are considered to be for a pesticidal ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Moving Away From Dams for Water Storage

    With California facing more drought, it’s important to consider more efficient options like aquifer recharge California, with its huge water demand, deep and frequent droughts, and a willingness to pioneer, has often been at the forefront of water management. In California’s tradition of ambitious water projects, the bold ...


    By Fluence Corporation

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