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2014-10-16 23:05:53

In-tank aeration system will help maintain high water quality during drought conditions San Jose, CA (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 Richmond-based PAX Water Technologies and Sunnyvale-based Aqua Metrology Systems today unveiled the installation of an innovative in-tank aeration system at San Jose Water Company. The system, installed by Utility Service Group, is being deployed in a 12 million-gallon water storage tank to maintain high water quality during the drought. Trihalomethanes (THMs) are...

2013-09-19 23:27:06

Patent reinforces strength of Clearitas® scale control solution at low concentrations in reducing chlorine demand, eradicating microorganisms, decreasing disinfection by-products (DBPs) and controlling deposits in utility and commercial water distribution systems. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 Blue Earth Labs (http://www.BlueEarthLabs.com), a specialty chemical research and development company that uses chemical innovation to solve water infrastructure issues, today...

Catskills Watershed Polluted By Hurricane Irene
2012-09-26 16:28:52

The water quality of lakes and coastal systems will be altered if  hurricanes intensify in a warming world, according to a Yale study in Geophysical Research Letters. Bryan Yoon, the study´s co-author and a doctoral student at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, found that last summer during Hurricane Irene–the worst storm in the New York area in 200 years–record amounts of dissolved organic matter darkened Catskill waters and affected the Ashokan...

2012-06-10 23:02:39

MIOX Technology Replaces “Dangerous” Liquid Chlorine for Disinfecting Drinking Water (PRWEB) June 09, 2012 MIOX Corporation, a leader in safe water disinfection, today announced that their exclusive distributor, ONIKO, has installed a RIO M2 on-site mixed oxidant generator to disinfect the water treatment plant in the City of Kolomyia, Ukraine. The MIOX system is providing safe drinking water to the city´s 60,000 residents. The order represents the distributor´s first...

2011-10-24 22:55:20

University of Illinois scientists report the first identification of a cellular mechanism linked to the toxicity of a major class of drinking water disinfection byproducts. This study, published in Environmental Science & Technology, suggests a possible connection to adverse health effects, including neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's. "I'm not implying that drinking disinfected water will give you Alzheimer's," said Michael Plewa, lead scientist and professor of genetics in the...

2011-03-16 14:19:42

Wealthy, well educated people who choose to drink bottled water rather than water from public supplies may be no less exposed to potentially cancer-causing water contaminants, according to new research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Environmental Health. As part of the EPICURO national bladder cancer study, researchers from all over Spain quizzed 1,270 individuals about their water use and consumption in an effort to discover whether social class has any bearing on exposure...

2010-09-07 18:38:00

DENVER, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international design, consulting, engineering and management services company, announced today that Malcolm Pirnie, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ARCADIS U.S. Inc. and its subconsultants, have been awarded a contract by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to provide preliminary design and procurement services for a 600 million gallon per day (MGD) ultraviolet (UV) disinfection facility at the Los Angeles...

2010-07-21 23:40:08

Splashing around in a swimming pool on a hot summer day may not be as safe as you think. A recent University of Illinois study links the application of disinfectants in recreational pools to previously published adverse health outcomes such as asthma and bladder cancer. Each year, 339 million visits take place at pools and water parks across the United States. Not only is swimming fun, but it's also the second most popular form of exercise in the country. Because of this, disinfection of...

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2009-04-01 08:31:39

Although perhaps the greatest public health achievement of the 20th century was the disinfection of water, a recent study now shows that the chemicals used to purify the water we drink and use in swimming pools react with organic material in the water yielding toxic consequences. University of Illinois geneticist Michael Plewa said that disinfection by-products (DBPs) in water are the unintended consequence of water purification. "The reason that you and I can go to a drinking fountain and...

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2008-06-02 09:41:47

Drinking water disinfected by chlorine while pregnant may increase the risk of having children with heart problems, cleft palate or major brain defects, according to a study published today in BioMed Central's open access journal Environmental Health.This finding, based on an analysis of nearly 400,000 infants in Taiwan, is the first that links by-products of water chlorination to three specific birth defects.Water chlorination is a widely used and efficient method to disinfect drinking water...


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