Hospital Water Articles

  • Caribbean Desalination Association Helps Restore Hurricane-Ravaged Hospital on Dominica

    ‘In the wake of this disaster, the Caribbean has an opportunity to rebuild smarter, cheaper, and better.’ On September 18, 2017, Hurricane Maria struck the island of Dominica at Category 5, leaving 15 dead and devastating the island and its approximately 73,000 ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Why distilled water

    'Distillation' is the closest definition of the purest drinking water H20 ...


    By Global CSP

  • First reported isolation of an emerging opportunistic pathogen (Elizabethkingia anophelis) from hospital water systems in Greece

    After the Elizabethkingia anophelis outbreak in Wisconsin, USA, an active search for the detection of the microorganism in hospital water systems from Central and Northern Greece was performed from June to December 2016. In total, 457 water samples from 11 hospitals were analyzed. Elizabethkingia spp. was detected in three samples collected from two hospitals, both of which ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Study: Fast, effective method removes 99% of BPA from water within 30 minutes

    Carnegie Mellon University chemist foresees lowering BPA exposure around the world Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used in the production of many plastics, is present in many water sources around the world. In a recently published study, chemists at Carnegie Mellon University conclude that certain catalysts called TAML activators, combined with hydrogen peroxide, can break down harmful ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Identification of nontuberculous mycobacteria isolated from hospital water by sequence analysis of the hsp65 and 16S rRNA genes

    Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) have emerged as an important cause of opportunistic nosocomial infections. NTM has frequently been isolated from hospital water distribution systems. The aim of this study was to survey the risk of NTM infections and determine the prevalence of NTM species in the hospital water distribution systems in Tabriz, Iran. One hundred and twenty samples of water from ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Prevalence and direct costs of emergency department visits and hospitalizations for selected diseases that can be transmitted by water, United States

    National emergency department (ED) visit prevalence and costs for selected diseases that can be transmitted by water were estimated using large healthcare databases (acute otitis externa, campylobacteriosis, cryptosporidiosis, Escherichia coli infection, free-living ameba infection, giardiasis, hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection, Legionnaires’ disease, nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Gettysburg hospital addresses ailing evaporative coolers

    WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital was looking to modernize mechanical systems to ensure reliability of critical patient-care functions. Constructed in 1921, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital in Gettysburg, Pa., has undergone a number of changes over the years. According to Joe Lehigh of the facility’s engineering team, the most recent were made chiefly to improve hospital operations. “The key ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • The Spanish Toro Equipment-Sayme team lead the first stage of ECC Sailing in Croatia

    After bad weather forced to suspend the first two stages of the 24th edition of the Engineering Challenge Cup 2017, the Spanish Toro Equipment-Sayme Sailing Team has finished first in the first stage between the localities of Vis and Palmizana. ...


    By Toro Equipment S.L.

  • Innovas Project Update: Memorial Hospital of South Bend

    Innovas recently commissioned Helios Tube Cleaning Systems at Memorial Hospital of South Bend, servicing eight Trane chillers, including four new 900-ton chillers and retrofits to four existing chillers.  The chilled water plant provides more than 5,600 tons of cooling capacity for Memoral Hospital of South Bend and the adjacent Memorial Children’s Hospital. As part of the chilled ...


    By Innovas Technologies LLC

  • Hypothermia - a cold hearted killer

    Workers are exposed to the elements of winter in many industries where outside labor is mandatory. As you might imagine, hypothermia can and does kill. Humans are designed to function normally at a body temperature of 37° C (98.6° F). Hypothermia is defined as a core internal temperature less than 35 ° C. Employees suffer from hypothermia when they lose body ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Frostbite And Hypothermia Hazards

    Hypothermia and frostbite can be two of the serious consequences of working outdoors in winter weather. Hypothermia is a dangerous lowering of the body’s temperature by exposure to cold or wet conditions. Actually, the air temperature doesn’t have to be particularly low to cause hypothermia – just getting wet and chilled can do the same thing. Hypothermia can be fatal. ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Ten Ways to Conserve Water This Holiday Season

    The holiday season is almost here, which to us at WaterSignal means even more opportunities to conserve water! As you gear up for the holidays, save water and money with these ten water saving tips: 1.) Buy recycled paper products: Products made from 100 percent recycled paper require much less water in their manufacturing than those made from virgin paper. 2.) Inspect bathroom ...


    By WaterSignal

  • Emergency equipment for the absorption of chlorine in hospitals - Case Study

    Chlorine is a strong oxidant that in normal conditions and in its pure state formsdichlorine, a toxic gas with a yellow-greenish colour formed by diatomic molecules (Cl2) that are about 2.5 times heavier than air and have an unpleasant smell. Among its multiple applications and due to its powerful oxidising nature, it is widely used forwater purificationin sewage treatment plants and as ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Water recreation and illness severity

    The health endpoint of prior studies of water recreation has been the occurrence of gastrointestinal (GI) illness. This dichotomous measure fails to take into account the range of symptom severity among those with GI illness, and those who develop GI symptoms but who do not satisfy the definition of GI illness. Data from two US cohort studies were used to assess use of ordinal and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A Victorian hospital - case study

    Problem: This is an old town hospital built in the mid-1800s. It now has 156 beds and serves as a Community and Mental Health Hospital. The water services on site are a mix of new and very old so, as the recommended temperatures could not be maintained throughout the site, he use of temperature as the only control mechanism for Legionella was ineffective. ...


    By Tarn-Pure Ltd.

  • Measuring moisture content in medical oxygen cylinders - Case Study

    Since 2003, Medical Gas Solutions Ltd (MGS) based in North Wales have been providing medical gases and devices to the Healthcare Industry nationwide. In 2012 they expanded their product portfolio to include industrial gases. MGS design and manufacture lightweight, high pressure valve, medical oxygen cylinders for the ambulance service, hospitals, medical centres and other emergency services. In ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • Does the Prestige Medical Autoclave 2100 need a water connection?

    No – the small, portable Prestige Medical Autoclave 2100 does not need to be plumbed in to a fixed water supply, but should be filled with deionised water. The unit simply needs filling with distilled or deionised water up to the marker in the chamber. NB tap water should not be used ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Pure water from Kinetico at the Worcestershire Royal Hospital case study

    When the Worcestershire Royal Hospital opened, it had been equipped with a Kinetico water treatment system to supply pure hot water to its theatre areas and to washer disinfector units used for cleaning and disinfecting medical devices. In recent years, partly in response to concerns about the transmission of variant CJD via reusable surgical instruments; and also with regard to the risk ...

  • World Water Week: Water is a right, water is life

    As we celebrate World Water Week (23 – 28 August 2015), we remember that millions of people worldwide still do not have access to clean drinking water. Yoka Brandt, Unicef Deputy Executive Director, writes about the right for every child to have access to clean water. If you were to ask me what I dream about, ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • Impact of providing in-home water service on the rates of infectious diseases: results from four communities in Western Alaska

    Approximately 20% of rural Alaskan homes lack in-home piped water; residents haul water to their homes. The limited quantity of water impacts the ability to meet basic hygiene needs. We assessed rates of infections impacted by water quality (waterborne, e.g. gastrointestinal infections) and quantity (water-washed, e.g. skin and respiratory infections) in communities transitioning to in-home ...


    By IWA Publishing

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