• 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 coal-based product.  Coconut based activated carbons traditionally have a very tight pore structure (microporous) while reagglomerated […]

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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 more stable and a much weaker oxidant so resultant THM levels are lower. Makes sense […]

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  • Ozone Revisited: Will New Ozone Technology Revolutionize Oxidation?

    Well, probably not, but as I see it the new ozone technology will profoundly affect the way we charge our oxidation media beds. A new ozone generator technology was developed to fit snugly behind the face plate of a specially modified Clack valve. And we have it. It’s call the Master Fusion. Why ozone? Ozone […]

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  • Using Hydrogen Peroxide Effectively

    As water treatment professionals, we sometimes stumble upon jobs that are very troublesome. Those jobs almost always involve iron removal from ground water with oxidation.

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  • The Language Barrier in Water Treatment

    One expert at UA speaks five valve programing languages, and kept up with the evolution of these languages.

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  • Emerging Contaminants – The PFOA, PFOS Water Panic

    There is a new buzz word in our industry. It’s PFOA, well that’s an acronym, not a word. What is PFOA?

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