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    New chlorine sensors for drinking water monitoring

    The advantages of the new sensors Higher pressure resistance (max. 3 bar) Reduced maintenance effort due to longer membrane lifetime (membrane change approx. 1 x per year) Reduced sensitivity to pressure changes Old and new sensors at a glance ...


    By WTW - a xylem brand

  • Drink it or Sniff it? The use of chlorine dioxide in tackling legionella

    The ‘Drink it or Sniff it’ Water Technical platform at the IHEEM (Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management) Conference 2014 was focused on water quality.  In particular the effects of the HSE’s recently published HSG274 technical guidance on Legionella, and accompanying new L8 Approved Code of Practice (ACoP). Experts in chlorine dioxide and Legionella ...

  • Don’t drink the water – Thousands in Canada can’t drink their water

    A new report from the Council of Canadians reveals that as of January there were 1,838 drinking water advisories in effect across Canada, warning people not to drink their water straight from the tap. The report, On Notice for a Drinking Water Crisis is the first in many years to document the drinking water advisories (DWA) across Canada. On Notice reveals that there were ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Water shifts to on site chlorine generation

    On-site generation offers an economical solution to safety issues surrounding chlorine transportation. Innovative chemical engineering could help resolve a major disagreement between the water treatment industry and environmentalists over chlorine. Chlorine has a stellar record in the disinfection of water, but in recent years its reputation has suffered a steady assault from activists opposed to ...

  • Contamination Threatens Tucson Drinking Water

    TUCSON, Arizona, July 16, 2007 (ENS) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Friday ordered the Raytheon Company and the U.S. Air Force to clean up a migrating plume of contaminated groundwater at the Tucson International Airport Area Superfund Site. Under the order, Raytheon, formerly Hughes Aircraft, and the U.S. Air Force are required to treat two solvents, trichloroethylene (TCE) and ...

  • Eight drinking water systems in Alaska are in violation of the safe drinking water act (WA)

    Eight Alaskan drinking water systems are being ordered to conduct water sampling required to protect human health, or face potential fines for violations of federal drinking water laws, according to compliance orders issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The systems violated the Safe Drinking Water Act and the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations. These systems did not ...

  • Drinking water of 41m Americans contaminated with pharmaceuticals

    An investigation by the Associated Press (AP) has revealed that the drinking water of at least 41 million people in the United States is contaminated with pharmaceutical drugs. It has long been known that drugs are not wholly absorbed or broken down by the human body. Significant amounts of any medication taken eventually pass out of the body, primarily through the urine. 'People think that if ...

  • Intellitect delivers first GPRS drinking water monitors

    Intellitect Water (UK) has recently delivered the first real-time, in-pipe water quality monitors to customers in both the UK and overseas. Intellitect's Chief Executive, Tony Halker, says: 'This is a very significant milestone for the business; the Intellisonde™ monitors have internal dataloggers which enable them to record water quality and flow data continuously. However, the addition of GPRS ...


    By Intellitect Water Ltd

  • Polluting Philly drinking water costs Merck $20m

    Merck, the global pharmaceutical research company, has agreed to resolve violations of federal and state water pollution control regulations arising from spills of pollutants at its pharmaceutical plant outside of Philadelphia. The spills entered a waterway that supplies 40 percent of Philadelphia's drinking water. In one of the most comprehensive remediation settlement agreements for the ...

  • Irish EPA issues report on drinking water quality

    On January 24th the EPA released Provision and Quality of Drinking Water in Ireland: A Report for the Years 2006 – 2007. The report was based on the results of over 220,000 individual analyses of drinking water samples. This was the first report since the EPA was given new powers under the EC Drinking Water Regulations. These provide a greater level of consumer protection by requiring public ...

  • De Nora ClorTec obtains the drinking water certificate

    De Nora, a leader in the electrochemistry and water treatment fields is proud to announce that its ClorTec® Brine Electrochlorination system has been awarded the drinking water certificate (i.e. “health and safety license in relation to  water-related products”).  In short, this means that De Nora has obtained approval from the Chinese authorities to carry out the sale ...

  • DSM’s EcoPaXX tapping into drinking water-contact applications

    Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, is taking its EcoPaXX® polyamide into an important new market - drinking water contact applications. Use of this material offers a high-performance, lead-free option for applications such as faucet mixing valves. The water management market is looking for high-performance polymers that are able to ...


    By DSM

  • DSM’s EcoPaXX tapping into drinking water-contact applications

    Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, is taking its EcoPaXX polyamide into an important new market - drinking water contact applications. Use of this material offers a high-performance, lead-free option for applications such as faucet mixing valves. The water management market is looking for high-performance polymers that are able to withstand the ...


    By DSM

  • $214,000 Grant to Mason City, Iowa, for Drinking Water Improvements

    EPA has awarded $214,000 to Mason City, Iowa, for drinking water improvements. The project is expected to be completed by the summer of 2012. EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said, “Enhancing the safety of drinking water systems is an important step in providing safe drinking water to the residents of Mason City. This grant will partially fund the construction project which is ...

  • Cryptosporidium Protection for one of Europe’s Largest Drinking Water Plants.

    The ultra-compact UV systems, manufactured in the UK by atg UV Technology are designed to meet the very latest UK and European potable drinking water regulations, including the recent WIMES 801.B specification guidance for closed vessel drinking water UV systems.  Pictured, atg UV Technology have recently dispatched 3 x 5,000 m3/hr capacity medium pressure UV systems for the disinfection of ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Berson UV Chosen to disinfect Aruba’s drinking water and greywater

    Berson UV Chosen to Disinfect Aruba’s Drinking Water and Greywater-Caribbean island opts for UV instead of chlorine-Ten of Berson’s InLine UV disinfection systems have been installed on the Caribbean island of Aruba – eight systems are used to disinfect drinking water and two are used to treat greywater* prior to discharge. The island opted for UV instead of chlorine as part of its ‘non-chemical’ ...

  • TrojanUVSwift™ Selected for Beijing’s First UV Drinking Water Installation

    In response to more stringent drinking water regulations and contaminant monitoring, several municipalities throughout China are beginning to installing UV as part of their multi-barrier treatment strategy. We are proud to announce that Beijing’s first UV drinking water installation – located at a plant in ...

  • EPA Puts GWA on Notice for Drinking Water System Deficiencies

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a letter and inspection report to the Guam Waterworks Authority (GWA) identifying numerous deficiencies in the utility’s drinking water supply systems uncovered in a May 2012 inspection and sanitary survey conducted by EPA. While the systems’ deficiencies do not pose an immediate health threat, EPA’s inspection revealed a pattern ...

  • New parameters in AppliTek’s range of compact on-line analyzers for drinking water and waste water applications

    In addition to the basic range of water specific parameters, AppliTek recently added a set of new parameters to the cost-effective EnviroLyzer® Series of On-line Analyzers, namely Chlorine Dioxide and Urea. The on-line monitoring of Chlorine Dioxide for treatment programs is an ideal way of controlling reliably and in real-time the chlorine dosing of ...


    By AppliTek NV

  • New silica method could reduce the cost of purifying drinking water

    Tiny particles of coated silica could be used to purify drinking water by removing harmful pollutants and pathogens. This simple and relatively cheap technology is capable of removing contaminants from water making it safe to drink and helping ensure that drinking water meets the standards of the European Drinking Water Directive. Provision of portable water is becoming a major socio-economic ...

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