Market Researches Predicts Upsurge in Global Demand for Industrial Water Treatment Systems

Friday, 02 May 2014

Market Researches Predicts Upsurge in Global Demand for Industrial Water Treatment Systems

Freedonia Group, a leading international business research company, conducted a market study entitled “World Water Treatment Equipment” that projected an increase in world demand for water treatment equipment in the next three years alongside the upsurge of global economic markets. The demand growth is expected in the developing areas of the world such as Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific, and Middle East.

Pilot Study Proves Long-term Viability of Microfiltration via Reverse Osmosis as Desalination Pretreatment

Friday, 25 April 2014

Pilot Study Proves Long-term Viability of Microfiltration via Reverse Osmosis as Desalination Pretreatment

The University of Arizona’s Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, US Bureau of Reclamation in Phoenix, and Metropolitan Domestic Water Improvement District in Tucson collaborated in conducting a three-year-long pilot study on the long-term viability of reverse osmosis (RO) treatment in managing the salinity levels of the Central Arizona Project water.

LLNL & Chemergy Slated to Exhibit the HyBrTec Project Featuring Wastewater Biosolids and Hydrogen Biofuel Conversion

Friday, 18 April 2014

LLNL & Chemergy Slated to Exhibit the HyBrTec Project Featuring Wastewater Biosolids and Hydrogen Biofuel Conversion

A team of researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in collaboration with Chemergy, Inc. is ready to showcase a groundbreaking bioenergy technology project, called HyBrTec, engineered to transform wastewater treatment plant by-products into hydrogenated gas and generate electricity.

Forward Osmosis Shows Huge Potential in Wastewater Treatment & Reuse

Friday, 11 April 2014

Forward Osmosis Shows Huge Potential in Wastewater Treatment & Reuse

Filtration+Separation magazine recently published a detailed review of the article entitled, “The Sweet Spot of Forward Osmosis: Treatment of Produced Water, Drilling Wastewater, and Other Complex and Difficult Liquid Streams.”

Effective Methods to Fight Legionnaires’ Disease Discovered

Friday, 04 April 2014

Effective Methods to Fight Legionnaires’ Disease Discovered

Spirax Sarco, a premier steam system solutions provider, recently published an exposé in Steam News Magazine about Legionnaires’ disease and the mitigating measures on keeping the water systems free from airborne legionella bacteria and preventing human infection.

Nanotechnology Slated to Improve Industrial Water Purification Systems

Friday, 28 March 2014

Nanotechnology Slated to Improve Industrial Water Purification Systems

Nanowerk, a prominent online organization specializing in the study of nanosciences, nanotechnologies and other emerging technologies, recently discussed the promising potential of nanotechnology to revolutionize the current industrial water and wastewater purification methods.

New Desalination Method to Disinfect Water Developed

Friday, 21 March 2014

New Desalination Method to Disinfect Water Developed

A research team led by Daosheng Deng at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge recently introduced an innovative desalination technique called “shock electrodialysis.” This cutting edge chemical process removes all traces of sodium chloride in saltwater as well as decontaminates from dirt, bacteria, and other waterborne pollutants.

Salem Utilities Commission to Reduce Chlorine By-Products in Water Supply

Friday, 14 March 2014

Salem Utilities Commission to Reduce Chlorine By-Products in Water Supply

The City of Salem’s Utilities Commission settled a plan for chlorine by-product level reduction in drinking water, through water testing and treatment. The operation is slated to use a Parker THM (Trihalomethanes) Analyzer worth an estimate of $32,500 and $3,000 for chemicals and miscellaneous items, respectively. This THM Analyzer is expected to test the treated water for presence of disinfectant by-products and allows for chemical adjustments, while complying with state rules.

UV Light Transcends Chlorine-Based Treatment in Water Purification

Friday, 07 March 2014

UV Light Transcends Chlorine-Based Treatment in Water Purification

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recentlyupdated its setfederal policy concerning surface water treatment for public safety. Formally referred to as the Surface Water Treatment Rule, this newly amended federal decree states that water systems should be filtered and purified straight from surface water sources to prevent waterborne diseases caused by microbes. Legionella and Giardia lambliaare present at varying concentrations in most surface waters.

Abrasion-Resistant PVDF/Nanoclay Hollow Fiber Composite Membranes for Water Treatment Discovered

Friday, 28 February 2014

Abrasion-Resistant PVDF/Nanoclay Hollow Fiber Composite Membranes for Water Treatment Discovered

A team of sustainability and innovation specialists recently published a research study entitled “The Journal of Membrane Science” that discussed in detail the potential of abrasion-resistant polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) or nanoclay hollow fibers composite membranes containing commercial nanoparticles to be used in various water treatment applications.

Reduced Radioactivity in Blending Fracking Wastewater with Acid Mine Drainage Discovered

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Reduced Radioactivity in Blending Fracking Wastewater with Acid Mine Drainage Discovered

A professor of geochemistry and water quality at the Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment recently conducted a study that discussed the potential of acid mine drainage to help reduce radioactivity in fracking wastewater.Fracking or hydraulic fracturingis a technique used by petroleum engineers to extract industrial gas and natural oil from shale rock formations.

Switchable Polarity Solvent Forward Osmosis Converts Fracking Wastewater into Potable Water

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Switchable Polarity Solvent Forward Osmosis Converts Fracking Wastewater into Potable Water

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has developed a new technology that could turn fracking wastewater into potable water. Switchable Polarity Solvent Forward Osmosis (SPS FO) aims to alleviate criticism directed towards hydraulic fracturing- a process that produces 3 to 5 million gallons of concentrated wastewater per drill site.

Development of Janus Nanotubes Increases Potential of New Drug and Water Purification Discoveries and Innovations

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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Development of Janus Nanotubes Increases Potential of New Drug and Water Purification Discoveries and Innovations

Scientists from the University of Warwick and the University of Sidney recently created the Janus Nanotubes through a process of molecular engineering. This innovation can be used to improve a number of processes and systems, such as the development of new drug systems and water purification advancements. Janus Nanotubes’ two main building blocks are cyclic peptides and the highly versatile material, polymer.

Water Purification Optimized through Proper Information Usage

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Water Purification Optimized through Proper Information Usage

Proper utilization of basic information including water quantity, quality, grade and maintenance is the key for optimal reverse osmosis water purification.

Choosing the right water purification system requires laboratory staff and technicians to consider key issues and industry standards. This knowledge serves as a guide in specifying the latest technologies that may aid in improving laboratory water quality depending on the lab’s requirements.

Global ultrapure water technology revenues expected to reach $4.4B by 2014

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Global ultrapure water technology revenues expected to reach $4.4B by 2014

Ultrapure water technology suppliers expect revenues to reach $4.4B in 2014 according to the McIlvaine Company study issued in their publication, “Ultrapure Water World Markets”. The study also revealed that the power industry remains the largest purchaser of ultrapure water equipment.

Nano pore technology makes cost effective water production

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Nano pore technology makes cost effective water production

The Arcada University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki successfully produces nano-sized pores to cut water production costs. Dr. Mikael Paronen, head of the Department of Energy and Materials Technology, claims that this nano pore technology could be globally significant in making clean water available.

AQUA SOLUTIONS honors World Water Day

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

AQUA SOLUTIONS honors World Water Day

March 22 is World Water Day, and this year the celebration focuses on The Year of International Water Cooperation. UN Water reminds us that rivers often flow through multiple countries, and actions by one country or community can affect their neighbors’ ability to meet their water needs. Consuming too much water, or polluting a shared body of water, can make it hard for others to have enough for drinking, hygiene, agriculture, ecosystem health, and other needs.

Environmental-friendly reverse osmosis (RO) systems demand increases

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Environmental-friendly reverse osmosis (RO) systems demand increases

Water Technology magazine reports that many customers in both the laboratory and industrial sectors are now looking for sustainable options when it comes to water treatment, including...

Demand for high purity water boosts membrane and RO systems market

Friday, 15 March 2013

Demand for high purity water boosts membrane and RO systems market

Business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan held a web conference last March 13 discussing the increasing penetration of membrane technologies, including reverse osmosis (RO), microfiltration, ultrafiltration and nanofiltration. Research analyst Paulina Szyplinska lead the event and explained how membrane filtration systems can address global water challenges by ensuring high quality supply to the laboratory, industrial and even the global population.

Ultrapure Water World Market Will Exceed $468 Million In Revenue This Year

Wednesday, 06 March 2013

Ultrapure Water World Market Will Exceed $468 Million In Revenue This Year

Market research firm McIlvaine Company concludes in a recent study that various industries all over the world will contribute to generating over $468 million in ultrapure water systems and instruments sales for 2013.

There will be a growth in revenue for ultrapure water purification systems, instruments and even controls this year as electronics, power, scientific and laboratory industries continually demand for ultrapure water.

Rochester Waste Management to address wastewater treatment issues with RO system

Friday, 01 March 2013

Rochester Waste Management to address wastewater treatment issues with RO system

The Turnkey Landfill of Rochester under the city's Waste Management will be using a reverse osmosis (RO) system to address the wastewater treatment plant problems, including the low transmissivity levels in the water as well as the significant amount of nitrogen passing through the city's plant. The upgrades are expected to be completed summer of 2013.

A reverse osmosis (RO) system will be implemented for the treatment of leachate — the precipitation and melted snow that filters through the landfill waste and collects on the bottom. After the leachate is pretreated at Waste Management, it travels to the city's wastewater treatment plant, where it's treated and then discharged into the Cocheco River. AQUA SOLUTIONS offer various options in RO pretreatment to meet both laboratory and industrial requirements similar to this.

AQUA SOLUTIONS releases Programmable Remote Dispenser for easy deionized water measurement

Monday, 18 February 2013

AQUA SOLUTIONS releases Programmable Remote Dispenser for easy deionized water measurement

AQUA SOLUTIONS recently released the Programmable Remote Dispenser 2700PRD for the easy and quick delivery of measured volume of deionized water. The dispenser is designed for use on new and existing AQUA SOLUTIONS water purification systems, and can be customized for operation on other systems.

The Programmable Remote Dispenser delivers precise, measured volume of deionized water at the press of a button. After selecting a volume, the operator simply pushes a button to deliver the required amount.

The 2700PRD dispenser is manufactured for repeat operation as its easy-to-select volume is retained in the equipment's non-volatile memory. It also offers versatility with its volume range of 0.1 liters to 100 liters, which can be selected in increments of 0.01 liters. The dispenser will accurately measure volumes over a flow rate range of 0.6 Liters/minute to 5 Liters/minute.

IDA to launch online reverse osmosis (RO) certification program

Monday, 11 February 2013

IDA to launch online reverse osmosis (RO) certification program

The International Desalination Association (IDA) will be launching the online IDA Reverse Osmosis Certification (IROC) Program in collaboration with David H. Paul, Inc. (DHP). The program aims to provide advanced training and skills in both theory and application of water treatment systems.

 

The IROC is an Internet-based course for proficiency certification on advanced desalination. Because all training and testing will be done online, professionals all over the world can have access to IROC. The program is also self-paced and may be entered at any time, provided that the participant will complete the 24-credit, 675-hour requirements within a year from the entry date.

AQUA SOLUTIONS to exhibit at Pittcon 2013

Monday, 04 February 2013

AQUA SOLUTIONS to exhibit at Pittcon 2013

AQUA SOLUTIONS, a worldwide provider of affordable laboratory water systems, has announced that it will be exhibiting its full line of products for laboratory, analytical and biological water purification at Pittcon 2013.

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to grant up to $400,000 for water purification research

Friday, 01 February 2013

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to grant up to $400,000 for water purification research

The Technical Services Center of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) recently solicited desalination and water purification research pre-proposals for the Desalination and Water Purification Research & Development (DWPR) Program. The Reclamation said it would provide funding opportunities up to $150,000 for the research and laboratory studies, and another $400,000 for the pilot scale projects.

CDC and UCLA save on AQUA systems!

Sunday, 11 September 2011

CDC and UCLA save on AQUA systems!

When the CDC recently built a new 10-story R&D facility, they made a great discovery! They discovered they could save some big money by eliminating the central DI lab water purification system and installing 80 compact, combination Reverse Osmosis + Type I DI systems instead! They saved big on capital, plumbing installation, and operating costs. And now, they're saving big on maintenance costs!

Tips on Buying a Lab Water Purification System

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Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Tips on Buying a Lab Water Purification System

Buying tips that can help you get the best system for your money! 1.Silence is golden - but make sure the system runs 24/7. Noise does not purify water! The Type I Systems you buy should have a pump that continuously and silently recirculates water 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Don’t be fooled by intermittent recirculation. It could be a ploy to cover up noisy pumps that were never intended to operate continuously, or pumps that heat up the water.

Why Choose a RO+DI system

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Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Why Choose a RO+DI system

The RO+DI system can produce better quality water, at lower cost, than systems without built-in RO pretreatment. This laboratory water purification system is ideally suited for applications where the existing central RO, DI or distillation pretreatment system is either unreliable, overloaded (with regard to capacity), or nonexistent in a particular location.It is also suitable for applications where either space or funding limitations preclude purchasing separate RO and Type I DI systems.

The RO portion of the system features fully automatic operation. It includes an activated carbon prefilter, product and reject flow meters, one or two TFC (thin film composite) high-capacity RO cartridges, and an external 30, 42, 130, or 200 Liter pressurized tank for storing the RO purified water for later use by the DI system. The Type I DI portion of the system features a high-purity TOC reduction and DI polishing module, continuous recirculation, a digital resistivity monitor that meets USP 29 specifications, a remote dispenser, and a 0.1 micron (absolute) final filter capsule.

The pH of Ultra-Pure Water

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Wednesday, 20 April 2011

The pH of Ultra-Pure Water

It is difficult to measure the pH of type I ultra-pure water. It rapidly picks up contaminants that affect its pH and it has a low conductance, which causes instability in most pH meters unless they are specifically designed to work in ultra-pure water.

Which Type of Reagent Grade Water do I Need?

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Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Which Type of Reagent Grade Water do I Need?

While many analytical procedures and instruments specify the type of reagent grade water that is needed (i.e., Type I, Type II, Type III or Type IV), just as many do not. As a “rule of thumb”, Type I Ultrapure water contains dissolved solids at the level of “a few parts per billion”, while Type II and Type III water contains dissolved solids at the level of about “1/ 8 to 1/2 part per million”, and Type IV water contains about 2.5 parts per million of dissolved solids.

Choosing the right water system for a lab glassware washer

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Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Choosing the right water system for a lab glassware washer

You are ready to buy a new glass washer for your lab, but you are unsure what water feed system to use? You probably already know what grade water you want to feed your glass washer. In most cases, except for special circumstances for very sensitive applications an ASTM Type II reagent grade water source will be sufficient for your lab glassware washer. ASTM Type II is defined as water that has greater than 1 MΩ/cm2 resistivity.

Continuous Recirculation

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Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Continuous Recirculation

Although it's not a water purification technology per se, continuous recirculation can significantly improve and maintain the ultimate water quality of any given laboratory water purification system.

Final Filtration

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Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Final Filtration

A 0.1 micron absolute-rated final filter cartridge or capsule, prevents suspended solids, particulate matter and bacteria from exiting a lab water purification system along with the purified water. The absolute rating means that nothing larger than 0.1 micron in diameter can pass through the filter.

Ultraviolet Oxidation and Sterilization

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Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Ultraviolet Oxidation and Sterilization

Exposing water to 254 nanometer wavelength UV light can further purify it by sterilizing bacteria, thereby preventing their uncontrolled growth. 185 nanometer UV light oxidizes organic compounds, breaking them down into components such as CO2, which can then be removed by the ion exchange resins.

Ultrafiltration

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Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Ultrafiltration

Ultrafiltration (UF) is similar to reverse osmosis, in that pressure is used to force water molecules through a porous membrane. However, the pores of a UF membrane are about 10 times larger in diameter than the pores of an RO membrane.

Deionization Filtration

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Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Deionization Filtration

Deionization (DI), a.k.a. ion exchange or demineralization, is a process whereby tap water is passed through charged cationic and anionic resin beds containing sites with available hydrogen (H+) and hydroxyl (OH- ) ions. As the ionized contaminants, such as Na+, Ca++, Mg++, Cl-, SO4--, and HCO3-, pass by the ionized sites, the cationic resin exchanges its H+ ion for the Na+ ion, and anionic resin exchanges its OH- ion for the Cl- ion, etc.

Levels Explained

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Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Levels Explained

Each discipline specifies several other criteria for each Type (i.e., I, II, III, or IV). Needless to say, the three disciplines do not agree on exactly what constitutes each type.

Reverse Osmosis Filtration

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Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Reverse Osmosis Filtration

Reverse Osmosis (RO) is aptly named. It actually reverses the natural osmotic process by using pressure to force pure water through a porous membrane. The membrane's pores are sized such that they allow pure water to pass through, while rejecting the contaminants in the water at up to 99% efficiency. In actual situations, the rates of rejection can vary from about 85% to 99% for various contaminants, based on the molecular weight or size of the contaminant and the operating conditions, which include pressure and temperature.

Activated Carbon Filtration

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Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Activated Carbon Filtration

Activated carbon is the oldest, and probably the safest, form of liquid purification technology. It dates back to the earliest biblical recordings of beer and wine making, where it was used to improve the flavor. And, activated carbon is so safe, you can actually eat it in small quantities without any harmful effects!

Water Impurities

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Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Water Impurities

Water contains a variety of impurities that can generally be classified into five major groups: Particulate matter.

The Basics of Lab Water Purification

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Wednesday, 20 April 2011

The Basics of Lab Water Purification

Ultra-Pure Water, containing nothing but hydrogen and oxygen, has a specific resistance of 18.2 megohm-cm at 25 °C. Since conductance or conductivity is the reciprocal of resistance or resistivity, a cubic centimeter of pure water has a specific conductance of about 0.055 micromhos (i.e. microseimens) per cm at 25 °C. The conductance arises from the partial dissociation of pure water into hydrogen (H+) and hydroxyl (OH-) ions. Since conductivity is an increasing function of increasing water temperature, the temperature at which conductivity is measured MUST be taken into account. Most conductivity measuring devices simultaneously measure the water temperature, and compensate the conductivity reading as if it were taken at 25 °C.

When do you require Ultra-Low TOC Type I Ultra-pure water?

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Wednesday, 20 April 2011

When do you require Ultra-Low TOC Type I Ultra-pure water?

Pure water is a commodity in many industries in particular in analytical and biologic laboratories. Laboratory grade water is defined by its resistivity, which is determined by the amount of ionic contaminations and by its Total Organic Carbon content (TOC). Resistivity of the water determines the water quality based on American Society for Testing and Material (ASTM) definitions. Many routine laboratory applications use ASTM Type II water that has a resistivity of >1MΩ/cm2 which corresponds to less than 500ppb total ionic contamination. More specialized applications in analytical chemistry and molecular and cell biology require water of ASTM Type I with a resistivity of >18 MΩ/cm2 which corresponds to about 1ppb total ionic contaminations in the water.