March 2014
Volume 56 Number 3
 
Cover
WQA/Aquatech Show Highlights: The Water Opportunity Show™ Residential/Commercial/Industrial
by WC&P Staff  Pages: 28 - 30
WQA Aquatech USA is where your industry and your association bring together in one place all the essential people, new ideas and innovative technology you need.   read more
 
I Hate Hard Water!
by Greg Reyneke, CWS-VI  Pages: 32 - 34
I hate hard water! There, I said it. I make my living removing water hardness and other contaminants in residential, commercial and industrial applications so I really should love the stuff, but I don’t. As nature’s universal solvent, water interacts directly with everything it touches.   read more
 
Giving the Square Foot a Little Respect: gpm/ft2 Matters in Softening, Too
by Matthew Wirth  Pages: 36 - 40
While the three-dimensional cubic foot gets much of the attention in water softening, the two-dimensional square foot plays second fiddle;   read more
 
Features
Chitosan Powder: Emerging Technology for Contaminant Removal
by Lee D. Wilson, PhD  Pages: 44 - 47
Chitosan is a polysaccharide-based biomaterial derived from renewable feedstock, such as the shells of crustaceans.  read more
 
Tap Water Inadequacies Create Opportunities for Home Water Treatment and Storage in Emerging Economies
by Matt Moes  Pages: 52 - 54
Consumers in emerging economies often face a litany of problems with regard to household water.   read more
 
Web Exclusive
Columns
Dealer Profile: Environmental Aqua: A Two-sided Business Plan to Provide the Best Water
by Denise M. Roberts  Pages: 48 - 50 read more
 
Executive Insight: The Vertex Family: People, Products and Progress
by Denise M. Roberts  Pages: 56 - 58 read more
 
Water Matters: Sustainable Manufacture of Water Treatment Chemicals—A Pathway to Sustainability
by Mindy Costello  Pages: 60 - 64 read more
 
On Tap: Do You Know Where Your Phthalates Are?
by Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD  Pages: 66 - 68 read more
 
Viewpoint: Is It Spring Yet?
by Kurt C. Peterson, Publisher  Pages: 11 read more