ArchivesCategory: Science

17Jan

When it comes to microbiological contaminants in water – bacteria, viruses, and live cysts – there are a few methods in general use to render the water safe for consumption. These include boiling or distillation, chemical disinfection, and ultraviolet (UV) treatment. Multipure’s PureBlock offers a drinking water purification method superior to all of them. Let’s […]Continue Reading

14Jan

When you’re thirsty, a glass of fresh, clean water is hard to beat. But sometimes our drinking water is less than fresh and clean.  According to NSF International, an independent product testing and certification organization, over half of Americans are concerned about the water quality in their homes. Because of stories in the news, many people know lead […]Continue Reading

07Jan

Hundreds Pack H.S. Auditorium to Learn About Nitrate Contaminated Wells This auditorium was filled — and the panelist were timed — trying to keep an 8 o’clock deadline to finish the discussion, so a lot of people had unanswered questions, but people told me they learned a lot. One of the big take-aways is the […]Continue Reading

07Jan

Drinking water is vital for human life. Most people can go for days without food — hunger strikes of up to 40 days are well documented, some prisoners have lasted for up to 73 days without food, and the longest known fast lasted for over a year, though the person in question did take supplements. But water is a […]Continue Reading

01Jan

  Multipure’s January 2020 Spotlight is titled, “The Best in Water Filtration”. This may seem a bold claim, or perhaps even a somewhat grandiose boast, but the fact remains that over five decades, Multipure and our Drinking Water Systems have been at the forefront of drinking water filtration performance. And by words and phrases like […]Continue Reading

10Dec

Legionella Growth and Health Risks From Wastewater Plants for Workers and Downwind Communities Legionella growth has been seen in petrochemical, food and dairy, paper mill and brewery wastewater. Facilities can implement safety measures to mitigate contamination. November 8, 2019 (Water Tech) Ever since the Philadelphia Legionnaires Convention legionellosis outbreak in 1976, which gave the disease […]Continue Reading

29Nov

Freshwater pollution is a major concern for our environment, particularly because we have relatively little available freshwater. The poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge once wrote, about being stuck in the middle of a windless ocean, “Water, water, everywhere / Nor any drop to drink.” Water covers almost 70% of the earth’s surface. Yet only 2.5% of that water […]Continue Reading

15Oct

Managing Plastic Microparticles In Water Treatment Processes …Masses of large waste plastics floating in the oceans have been an issue of concern for many years. More recently, microplastic particles have been detected in seawater, freshwaters and drinking waters, including bottled waters and foods. Environmental plastics are a risk to aquatic organisms from ingestion; they are […]Continue Reading

17Sep

Alkaline drinking water has been one of the rising trends in health and fitness in recent years. Supporters state that regularly drinking water with higher pH levels can help cure numerous ailments. They have lauded the drink as a potential cure-all for issues ranging from poor hydration and bone loss to cancer and diabetes. As […]Continue Reading

17Sep

    Perfluorooctanoic acid, along with its cousin perfluorooctanesulfonic acid, was historically used in a wide variety of consumer and industrial products for its protective qualities. However, the widespread use of this chemical now poses a problem for human health. Due to the ubiquity of perfluorooctanoic acid, along with its durability and mobility, perfluorooctanoic and […]Continue Reading