April 2004
Volume 46 Number 4
 
Cover
Filtration: Granular Bed Water Filters
by John L. Schlafer
Water filtration has existed for thousands of years. Egyptian Sanskrit writings dating to 2,000 B.C. describe early water purification as boiling water in copper vessels, exposing water to sunlight, and filtering through charcoal...  read more
 
Consumer Water Filtration: Emerging Trends and Developments
by Evan E. Koslow, Ph.D.
While the North American consumer water filtration market has certainly grown during the past decade, the situation in Europe remains stagnant in many categories and opportunities in Asia are far more dynamic...  read more
 
Features
Thinking Big: New WQA President Optimistic about Opportunities
by Carlos David Mogollón, WC&P Executive Editor
Greg Norgaard, 47, was born and raised in the small, rural Minnesota town of Lakeville and went to college at both Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn., and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis/St. Paul...  read more
 
Purification of Water at Point-of-Use: History & Questions on Indicator Microorganisms in Israeli Standard, Part 1 of 2
by Anat Kartaginer
Health threats posed by epidemics as well as taste and odor have been the principal motivating forces behind treating water since the dawn of history...  read more
 
Brackish Water Desalting
by Peter S. Cartwright
"Brackish” is a term applied to water containing a relatively high concentration of total dissolved solids (TDS), but with a concentration below that of seawater...  read more
 
Thriving on Competition: How One Dealership Beat the Odds and Restacked Them in its Favor
by Don Line
In 1959, Lou Petty started the business that has evolved into Aqua Systems after a salesman came to his door and sold him a water softener...  read more
 
Web Exclusive
Healthy & Growing -- An Interview with 2004-05 WQA President Greg Norgaard
by Carlos David Mogollón, WC&P Executive Editor
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Columns
Viewpoint: Getting the Lead Out read more
 
Hoosier Husband and Wife Team Go Out in Style -- Hawkins Water Tech. Inc. of Middlebury, Ind. read more
 
Bottom Line: From the Minors to the Big Leagues -- Turning Your Sales Teams into Superstars read more
 
PipeLines: PWQA Sends Out an SOS—Save Our Softeners read more
 
Leveraging a Brand with Myron L`s Robinson read more
 
Helping the Consumer Make an Informed Decision read more
 
Sodium Intake Levels and Softened Water—A Cause? read more
 
Website of the Month: Cutting Salt from Your Website Diet -- Where Desalination Rules on the Internet read more
 
Flash Back: Birth of the WQA read more