Discoveries & Innovation

Got Birch Water?

On November 20, 2014, in Discoveries & Innovation, by Erik

We’re constantly bombarded by the next big thing when it comes to “super waters.” Coconut, cactus, and aloe water have all been pushed on us, and next in line is birch tree water. Birch trees are commonly found in British gardens, and some claim the water found inside can help with everything from the flu […]

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A Self-Filling Water Bottle? Check Out These New Water Innovations!

On November 19, 2014, in Commentary, Discoveries & Innovation, by Erik

If you’re a cyclist, these awesome new innovations in water bottle technology are for you!

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The Ideal Water Quality Meter

On November 19, 2014, in Discoveries & Innovation, by Erik

If you need a rugged and waterproof meter for testing streams, rivers, and lakes, look no further than the Hanna Instruments HI 9829. It’s perfect for environmental field readings. The HI 9829 can sense pH, temperature, ammonium, choloride, and a host of other things, and is helpful for anyone who wants to know more about […]

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New Device Turns Coca-Cola Into Drinking Water

On November 12, 2014, in Discoveries & Innovation, Drinking Water, by Erik

Innovator Helmut Smits has designed what he calls “The Real Thing,” a device that can turn Coca-Cola into pure drinking water. Smits unveiled the device at Dutch Design Week to point out the sad truth that in many countries it is easier to get a can of Coke rather than a glass of clean drinking […]

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First Ever Seawater Reverse Osmosis Desalination Plant Awarded to Argentina

On November 11, 2014, in Discoveries & Innovation, Government, by Erik

RWL Water will provide drinking water for the entire city of Puerto Deseado, Santa Cruz in Argentina, with the very first SWRO desalination plant. With a $10 million price tag, this plant will provide approximately 18,000 inhabitants access to clean drinking water. For more details on this story, please click here:: Argentina to receive first-of-its-kind […]

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Water Reuse Tech Isn’t Just for Drinking Water

On November 10, 2014, in Discoveries & Innovation, Water Filtration, by Erik

While technology used for water reuse is heavily focused on creating drinking water, there are many other applications that consumers overlook. Greywater systems can take the water used for bathing and redirect it to flush toilets or irrigate landscapes. Rainwater collection can be used to take showers, water plants, or wash cars. To read about […]

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How Water Bottle Filling Stations Are the Future

On November 5, 2014, in Commentary, Discoveries & Innovation, by Erik

Elkay has created water bottle refilling stations that will provide clean water in various campuses. This move not only can provide a communal clean water source but can help the environment by eliminating disposable plastic bottles.

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Portable Water Testing’s Newest Instrument

On November 4, 2014, in Discoveries & Innovation, by Erik

Xylem Analytics has developed an advanced handheld water sampling instrument at the WWEM exhibit this week. The YSI ProDSS instrument can measure turbidity, depth, pH levels, optical DO, conductivity, ORP, and other parameters to test the purity of water. For a full article, click here:: Breakthrough in portable water quality testing at WWEM 2014

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