WaterBriefs: Specially-made straw purifies enough drinking water for a year

June 21, 2007
Also in this report: NSF International obtains permanent injunction against Duso Chemical; AdEdge Technologies announces new manager, residential systems; Population increase and freshwater demand drive the water recycling and reuse market; Smithsonian poster exhibit celebrates 200th anniversary of NOAA predecessor; Water resource leader joins CH2M HILL as Principal Technologist; HELCOM releases Annual Report on 2006 activities; REOTEMP becomes...

In other news below:
-- NSF International obtains permanent injunction against Duso Chemical
-- AdEdge Technologies announces new manager, residential systems
-- Population increase and freshwater demand drive the water recycling and reuse market
-- Smithsonian poster exhibit celebrates 200th anniversary of NOAA predecessor
-- Water resource leader joins CH2M HILL as Principal Technologist
-- HELCOM releases Annual Report on 2006 activities
-- REOTEMP becomes authorized Red Valve service & repair facility

Specially-made straw purifies enough drinking water for a year
-- Story leads Gimundo's National Good News Day edition
LOS ANGELES, June 21, 2007 -- Gimundo (http://www.gimundo.com) today marks National Good News Day by spotlighting a company that has created a portable water purification tool -- called LifeStraw® -- that cleanses surface water and makes it safe for human consumption. The story leads the National Good News Day Edition of Gimundo's daily newsletter and online community, at http://www.gimundo.com. LifeStraw (http://www.lifestraw.com) kills disease-causing microorganisms which spread diarrhea, dysentery, typhoid and cholera. Offered by the Vestergaard Frandsen Group -- a Danish company based in Switzerland -- the straw is small enough to hang around the neck, and it doesn't require electrical power or spare parts...

Among other recent headlines:

NSF International obtains permanent injunction against Duso Chemical for certification mark infringement
-- Settlement agreement protects independent certification mark against unauthorized use
ANN ARBOR, MI, June 21, 2007 -- NSF International today announced that it successfully enforced its certification mark rights against Duso Chemical Co, Inc., a Poughkeepsie, New York company that distributes chemicals for use in municipal water treatment plants worldwide. NSF International filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and successfully obtained both a Temporary Restraining Order and a Permanent Injunction. Thereafter, on June 4, 2007, the parties settled the lawsuit with Duso admitting it falsely represented some of its product as being NSF certified and that it otherwise willfully infringed the NSF Mark in the marketing and sales of its chemicals for drinking water treatment...

AdEdge Technologies announces new manager, residential systems
BUFORD, GA, June 20, 2007 -- AdEdge Technologies has announced that Mike Barry has been named Manager, Residential Systems. Barry will be responsible sales and dealer development operations for the AdEdge AdVantEdge™ line of residential point-of entry and point-of use water treatment systems.

Barry brings to AdEdge more than 25 years of experience in the water treatment industry. He most recently was President of DM Barry & Associates, a Manufacturers Rep firm. Barry is a Certified Water Specialist IV with the Water Quality Association, and served two terms as a member of the Board of Directors of the Pacific Water Quality Association. Barry is also a Certified Operator for public water systems in the state of Michigan.

Based in Buford, Ga., AdEdge Technologies Inc. is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacturing of integrated, small water treatment systems that feature specialty adsorbents for arsenic and other contaminant removal from process or drinking water systems, environmental remediation, chemical, wastewater and pharmaceutical applications. AdEdge also offers innovative filtration packages for aesthetic parameters such as iron and manganese, as stand-alone or hybrid-adsorption systems.

Population increase and freshwater demand drive the water recycling and reuse market
June 20, 2007 -- Water recycling and reuse is gaining popularity in the United States due to the growing demand for water in industries and municipal applications like agricultural irrigation, lawn watering, and other non-potable applications. Increase in population and the growing economy are further putting enormous strain on the existing freshwater resources. Water reuse and recycling, which helps augment existing water resources to cope with the demand for freshwater, provides a solution for sustainable water management...

Smithsonian poster exhibit celebrates 200th anniversary of NOAA predecessor
WASHINGTON, DC, June 19, 2007 -- Every day, cruise ships sail from Miami; coal ships deliver to power plants along the shores of the Great Lakes; crabbing boats harvest Alaskan king crab in the Bering Sea; and weekenders prepare their boats for leisurely afternoons on the Chesapeake Bay. Each one of these mariners uses the resources of NOAA's Navigation Services to safely navigate U.S. coastal waters. In recognition of the landmark 200th anniversary of the establishment of the Survey of the Coast, NOAA and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) have created the exhibit, "From Sea to Shining Sea: 200 Years of Charting America's Coasts," which opens Thursday, June 21st on World Hydrography Day in over 200 venues nationwide...

Water resource leader joins CH2M HILL as Principal Technologist
DENVER, June 19, 2007 - CH2M HILL, a global full-service engineering, construction and operations firm, announced today that Dr. Harry Zhang has joined the firm as the principal technologist and leader of industrial water resource services for the energy, chemical and industrial systems business group. Zhang has nearly 15 years of diversified experience in water resource issues and environmental systems engineering working for private and public clients throughout the United States, Canada and China...

HELCOM releases Annual Report on 2006 activities
HELSINKI, June 19, 2007 -- The Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission (HELCOM) today released its annual report on 2006 activities. The report summarizes the activities of HELCOM related to the protection of the Baltic marine environment over the period March 2006 to March 2007. It provides an overview of HELCOM's assessments of current trends in the Baltic marine environment, as well as details recent HELCOM activities aimed at reducing pollution to the Baltic Sea, improving safety of navigation, as well as halting the decline in biodiversity...

REOTEMP becomes authorized Red Valve service & repair facility
SAN DIEGO, CA, June 6, 2007 -- REOTEMP Instruments has become an authorized service & repair facility for Red Valve annular pressure sensors. In addition to providing service, REOTEMP is making the full line of Red Valve pressure sensors available to its distribution network throughout the U.S. and internationally. REOTEMP has developed an outstanding reputation within the industry for high quality service, quick repair, and custom seal solutions. Their expertise along with a complete line of high quality temperature and pressure instrumentation allows REOTEMP to produce an ideal assembly for virtually any customer. The Red Valve line, widely recognized as the industry standard for annular seals, is the perfect complement to REOTEMP's current product offering. With years of experience and a highly trained staff, REOTEMP's service department is ready for any application. Service & Repair capabilities include world class high vacuum stations, multi-port filling centers, fault analysis, state of the art welding, leak detection, calibration, and much more...

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