The Splash

Water Reuse: Looking Forward to 2023

As we ring in the New Year, we also look toward what we have accomplished this year. The year 2022 saw many changes around the water management industry as companies transformed their outlooks on achievable initiatives. Climate change and tightening regulations continue to create challenges, and facilities must do more to stay on top of their game in their chosen industries to combat rising costs while remaining [...]

HMO Technology Used in Midwest to Reduce Waste

A city in the midwestern United States needed a new groundwater treatment system to replace an aging system that relied on reverse osmosis (RO) to remove radium, a primary drinking water contaminant. This project used a design-build, collaborative delivery approach, and Tonka Water, a Kurita brand, partnered with a consulting engineer and a local contractor to help design a high-efficiency system that met the [...]

Considerations for Refurbishing Your Media Filter

For media filters, the phrase “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” often prevents necessary, routine maintenance from occurring. Due to budget constraints and competing priorities, refurbishing your filter may be the last thing on your mind, especially when it is still removing contaminants below regulatory standards. However, waiting too long can result in lost efficiency or decreased [...]

Cetamine® DR: Merging Cetamine and DReeM Technologies for Exceptional Results

Cetamine DR combines two unique chemistries to create a one-drum product to better serve you, your facilities, and your boilers. Kurita’s Cetamine  and DReeM Polymer™ technologies work together to offer big benefits in low-pressure boiler applications by combining complete corrosion protection with deposit control as well as online deposit removal in scaled boilers. Cetamine has a long [...]

How Kurita America is Mitigating Supply Chain Risks: Strategic and Shared Value for Customers

The consumer price index (CPI ) for all commodities increased by approximately 50% between March 2020 and March 2022 (Figure 1) with the primary contributor being global supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19 . Many companies were not getting the raw materials or finished goods needed for their specific business or their consumer needs. Organizations that waited to make changes are experiencing compounded [...]

University Removes Legionella through Kurita America's Monochloramine Solution

For the past five years, Kurita America has been partnering with a major university on the east coast of the United States for their water treatment needs. Due to COVID-19 , the university was facing a heightened Legionella risk after a year and a half shutdown of the campus. Because of remote learning during the pandemic, many of the buildings were not in use, specifically without the water being circulated. The [...]

Kurita America Publishes New Water Reuse eBook

Kurita America announces new Water Reuse eBook “ Exploring Industrial Water Reuse: Key Considerations for Your Facility .” Facility managers, operational staff, and others will be able to gain a better understanding of water reuse in an industrial facility with key considerations for determining the best approach and potential impact demonstrated through industry trends, graphs, case studies, and [...]

Water Week 2022: The Rising Costs Reaching Your Bottom Line

Every year, water professionals from across the country come together to engage in the United States Water Week . During this event, elected officials, and policymakers work to ensure all communities have access to safe, reliable, and affordable drinking water and clean water. Much of the main discussions surround increasing infrastructure investments, addressing water affordability, and supporting water research and [...]

Film-Forming Amine Resurgence Leads to Water Treatment Harmonization

Depending on your boiler or heating system, a one percent reduction in fuel used to heat water could mean likely saving tens of thousands of dollars over a year of operation. As well as it would curtail hundreds of tons of CO 2 emissions from burning fossil fuels. Preserving longevity of critical industrial boiler equipment while striving to reduce total cost of ownership continues to be a major driving force of [...]

This is Only the Beginning: Two Years On

On April 1, 2022, Kurita America celebrates two years of uniting four legacy companies as one Kurita America with the help of Kurita Group , which is a leading global water treatment provider with dedicated employees, cutting-edge technologies, and proven solutions that combine chemical, mechanical, and operational aspects of a facility. Over decades, the Kurita Group has an international network that spans 18 [...]

Kurita America's Bioaugmentation Program Re-Balances Wastewater System

A food processing facility in the Upper Midwest was experiencing an upset due to a breakdown in their process equipment and production changes, which allowed for a high level of fats, oils, and grease (FOG ) to pass into their waste stream. The additional FOG that was discharged into the aeration basin was not sufficiently removed during the primary treatment. The increased loading to the aeration system put a [...]

A Holistic Water Examination: Sartori Cheese's Comprehensive Site Assessment Results in Reduced Water and Waste Costs

Sartori Cheese, a Wisconsin-based world-class cheese producer known for their SarVecchio® Parmesan and BellaVitano® cheeses, collaborated with Kurita America to take a proactive approach to review Sartori’s water consumption, production, cleaning practices, and wastewater discharge at their production facility in Antigo, Wisconsin. Through the Comprehensive Site Assessment (CSA) and in alignment with [...]