August 2006
Volume 48 Number 8
 
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Benefits of Use in Household Water Treatment
by Scott Crawford & Robert Morgan
Ozone has been used for 100 years for the treatment of drinking water. It is applied in a variety of ways for all kinds of processes, from small point of use (POU) drinking water units to all sorts of commercial uses.   read more
 
Controls for Disinfection Systems
by Ben Couch
Ozone system controls are a way to deliver a flexible, accurate and safe disinfection process that maximizes time, energy and human resources. Ozone was discovered in 1783 by Dutch scientist Martinus Van Marum from the odor produced by an electrostatic machine. It was initially thought to be the 'odor of electricity.'  read more
 
From Dreaded Pollutant to Primary Disinfectant in Two Decades!
by Jim Jackson
To the American public today, ozone is a pollutant viewers are warned about during the TV weather report. News broadcasts warning of high ozone days, when folks are told to limit outdoor physical activities, occur weekly in all major U.S. cities.  read more
 
Sensing and Monitoring for Small Water Treatment Systems
by Lawrence B. Kilham
Ozone is rapidly becoming the water treatment method of choice for bottled water, swimming pools, aquariums, municipal water treatment plants and many other applications. In comparison to chlorine, it creates less,...  read more
 
Use of Electrolytically Generated Ozone for the Disinfection of Pure Water
by Christian Stark
Increasingly high requirements are being specified today to achieve the necessary quality of the Pure Water used in production and cleaning processes in the pharmaceutical and microelectronics industries and in companies which process foodstuffs.   read more
 
AOP Successfull Eliminated Biofilm Building Blocks in Recreational Waters
by Ronald L. Barnes & D. Kevin Caskey
A study by a manufacturer and the University of Alabama in Huntsville found advanced oxidation processes (AOP) to be highly effective in killing bacteria that create harmful biofilms in pools, spas and jetted tubs and are a health risk in recreational water. As scientists continue to focus on biofilms, methods of destroying and preventing them are rapidly evolving.   read more
 
Features
Laboratory Services for the POU/POE Industry -- Not Just for Certification Anymore!
by Rick Andrew
Once upon a time, laboratory testing of point of use (POU) and point of entry (POE) water treatment products was quite limited. There were not many options for testing at independent laboratories and few manufacturers had the capability to run contaminant reduction tests in their own labs.   read more
 
Beyond Compliance Testing
by Laura Snell
This article provides an overview of drinking water analytical services for Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) compliance, including the recently promulgated U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) Long Term Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule 2 (LT2), Stage 2 Disinfection Byproducts Rule (DBPR) and Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule 2 (UCMR2), as well as...  read more
 
Laboratories Not Always Analytical
by Thomas Palkon
When people hear that the Water Quality Association (WQA) operates a drinking water laboratory they always ask, 'Can you test my water and let me know what's in it?' They are always surprised when we say no!   read more
 
Great Lakes Water Quality 2006 Trade Show

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Columns
Growth in the Eye of a Hurricane
by WC&P Staff read more
 
Letters to the Editor - August 2006
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Drinking Water Contaminants and Miscarriages: Research Update
by Kelly A. Reynolds read more
 
Viewpoint: Long hot summer
by Karen R. Smith read more