February 2009
Volume 51 Number 2
Latest Water News: Go Green With Help From WQA Aquatech USA
by WQA
It's the right thing to do and it just may mean big help for your business in these challenging times!  read more
WQA Aquatech USA 2009 Pre-Show Guide

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Membrane Technology: A Breakthrough in Water Treatment
by Dr. Mo Mukiibi and Ron Feathers
The development of membranes started in the 1960s when the first water desalination plants based on reverse osmosis (RO) technology were designed and built. But even a decade ago, membrane processes were still relatively unknown as a treatment technique.   read more
Industrial Water Treatment -- Size Doesn't Matter
by C.F. 'Chubb' Michaud, CWS-VI
During my tenure as Chair of the WQA Industrial Section, we spent countless hours in hot debate as to the definition of an 'industrial' system. Many will argue that...  read more
Small System Filtration?
by Matthew Wirth
Whether the water treatment system processes two or two million gallons (7.57 L to 7.57 mL) per day, the end user expects quality water. The same science, chemistry and engineering apply across the entire range of system applications.   read more
Cryptosporidium Control in Drinking Water with UV Disinfection
by Anat Kartaginer
The following is a review of the workshop co-organized by the IUVA and WRc PLC, held on September 15, 2008 at Imperial College, London. The subject of Cryptosporidium control in drinking water with UV disinfection--status, experience, development and outlook--was discussed.   read more
WQA Recertification Quiz
by Tanya Lubner, Ph.D.
This quiz is based on Membrane Technology: A Breakthrough in Water Treatment by Dr. Mo Mukiibi and Ron Feathers, published in this issue.   read more
Biological Water: A Flexible Designer Fluid?
by Martin Gruebele, Ph.D.
Water is just water: a well-known fluid that freezes at 32°F (0°C) and boils at 212°F (100°C) , as long as we keep it under one atmosphere of pressure and add no osmolytes to depress its freezing point or elevate its boiling point.   read more
Sales and Service Insights: External Rust as a Sales and Service Opportunity
by Marshall Craig and Justin Ramsey
The next time you are installing a residential water softener at a customer's house, stop and take a look out the window. You might see unsightly red-to-brown, rust-type iron stains on walls, sidewalks and plantings.   read more
2009 Technical Review Committee Insights: Henry Nowicki, Ph.D, MBA
by Donald A. Mounce
Dr. Henry Nowicki, Ph.D. and M.B.A., has been President of PACS Testing, Consulting, and Training Services Inc. and Activated Carbon Services for over 24 years.  read more
History Revealed
by Denise M. Roberts
We begin this fourth installment with caption corrections and/or additions from Byron Miller, Portasoft Company; Gary Schreiber, Purolite; Mrs. Wilbur (Peachie) Hess and WC&P staff.   read more
WC&P Historic Insights: Motels--Growing Market for Soft Water
by William R. Deutsch
Reviewing the tremendous growth that has taken place in the motel industry in the past few years is probably the best way to get an idea of the market potential that motels offer the water conditioning industry.   read more
Web Exclusive
Dealer Profile: Business Model Changes Create Sucess for Aqua Systems
by Denise M. Roberts read more
Executive Insight: Service and Repeat Customers, Part 1: Abendroth Water Conditioning
by Donald A. Mounce read more
Water Matters: Active Agents under NSF/ANSI 42 and 53
by Rick Andrew read more
On Tap: The Science of Disease Eradication
by Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, Ph.D. read more
Viewpoint: February 2009 read more