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Combating waterborne illnesses: Chlorine is not enough!

October 10th, 2019

By Saumya Garg It is estimated that globally close to 85 million people visit a water park annually. According to Statista, as of 2019, there are about 1,158 water parks in the United States alone, of which 817 are Outdoor parks, 155 are indoor resorts, 111 are stand-alone indoor water parks and the remaining 75 Read the Rest…

The role of UV disinfection on controlling Legionella in a healthcare facility’s water management program

July 2nd, 2019

By: Brian Grochowski In 2017 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a memorandum requiring healthcare facilities to implement a water management program to reduce the risk of growth and spread of Legionella and other opportunistic pathogens in water. The memorandum stated that between 2000 and 2014, 19% of reported cases of Legionnaires’ Read the Rest…

Can automation in an aquatic facility be counterproductive?

February 18th, 2019

By: Dr. John Psaroudis Within an aquatic facility, a UV disinfection system is traditionally installed as a stand-alone device. Its presence usually goes unnoticed as it treats countless gallons of water every day, ensuring chloramines are destroyed and water borne pathogens are inactivated. It also pays little attention to the other equipment surrounding it, that Read the Rest…

Protecting Crustacean Farming From Viruses

July 11th, 2018

By: Brian Grochowski Fish and seafood are becoming an increasingly significant part of our daily diet. It is estimated that 2.9 billion people obtain 20% of their protein from fish and seafood and a further 4.3 billion people obtain 15% of protein from this food source. The commercial fishing industry has responded to this demand, Read the Rest…

Zebra and Quagga Mussel Control in the Power Industry

May 8th, 2018

By Brian Grochowski, Aquatic invasive species such as zebra and quagga mussels can be a nuisance to the power generation industry. For facilities that use surface water, where these mussels are prevalent, this nuisance can be quite costly. The biggest area of concern is where the adhesion of mussels to the intake water lines causes Read the Rest…

Do you drink plastic?

March 26th, 2018

The recently released Orb Media study revealing that around 93% of the bottled water they tested showed ‘some sign of microplastic contamination’, has seen the bottled water industry and leading producers taking a defensive position.