• Hub-Lateral Using Tank Internals: What’s in your tank?

    Using Proper Distribution Systems – Tank Internals The distributor system (aka tank internals) plays a vital role in the performance of all water conditioners regardless of size.  Typical problems of poorly designed or manufactured distribution systems include: Pressure loss at … Continued

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  • PFAS Treatment Solutions Update

    Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that includes PFOA, PFOS, GenX, and many other chemicals. Calgon Activated Carbon is a popular choice to treat waters contaminated with PFOS, PFOA.  Gaining fast approval is a new … Continued

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  • Using Chemical Feed Pump Systems to Increase pH

    Traditional limestone or calcite neutralization systems are designed for ease of use however, higher flow rates can result in inconsistent treated pH levels.  Chemical injection systems are installed by dealers who want more control over the neutralization process.   To get even … Continued

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  • Trickling Toilet Water Softener Valve Electronics – A Tale of Two Toilets

    A water treatment dealer called with a water softener performance issue. The conversation usually starts out the same- “I’m having trouble with that system X we bought last month”.  The home owner is complaining- the system is burning through salt … Continued

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  • Resin Thaw Handling Frozen Ion Exchange Resin

    Tips for Resin Storage & Handling December 21st marks the Winter Solstice – daylight slowly increases and temperatures may go below freezing. Ion exchange resin beads freeze easily! During transport resin may be left in unheated trailers overnight or for a couple days … Continued

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  • Read more about it! Microplastics in Oceans, Waste Water, Drinking Water

    Microplastics In Drinking Water WQA recently sent out information regarding Microplastics which are invisible bits of plastic found in our drinking water, atmosphere, waste water, lakes, streams, rivers and oceans. These particles are generated from human activities.  They may start … Continued

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  • WQA Crisis Response Blog WQA Crisis Response Blog – Hurricane Florence

    WQA’s Crisis Response Blog – Tips and helpful resources for those affected by Hurricane Florence. Attention All Water Treatment Dealers:   It’s hurricane season here on the east coast. If you have a Facebook page or Twitter account consider linking to … Continued

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  • Tariff on Ion Exchange Resin Imported from China

    Effective August 23rd a tariff of 25% was applied to ion exchange resin imported from China. Although they were unsuccessful, many of the affected manufacturers lobbied the USTR 310 Committee to remove ion exchange resins and copolymers from this list. … Continued

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  • Enhanced Coconut Carbon vs. Coal Base Activated Carbon

    What is “Enhanced Coconut Carbon”? According to Calgon Carbon enhanced coconut is basically a standard coconut product that undergoes additional processing (chemical fluxing agents and thermal conditions) to transform a coconut’s pore structure to be more like a reagglomerated bituminous … Continued

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  • Chloramine Removal Using Activated Carbon

    We recently had an application where chloramine removal from the water was critical. You think you know everything until you don’t. To meet tougher THM (trihalomethane) standards municipalities are moving to chloramine disinfection. Chlorine creates higher levels of trihalomethanes. Chloramine is … Continued

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