Published Articles

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 [...]

Kurita’s S.sensing® CS Technology Increases Lost Product Recovery by More Than 30% for Meat Processing Plant

A large beef processing facility located in the upper Midwest, operated by a leading global meat producer, implemented Kurita America’s feed-forward, approach using S.sensing CS technology that significantly increased incremental revenue and production capacity. The client’s state-of-the-art, dissolved air flotation (DAF) system in their flagship beef processing plant could not consistently [...]

Water Treatment at the Plant Level

In this exclusive Big Picture Interview, a monthly column in Plant Services Magazine, Kurita America's Executive Vice President of Marketing Technology, Kevin Milici, sits down with Editor, Tom Wilk, to discuss how managing and protecting water resources at the plant level is taking on a new urgency. You can also learn about Kurita America’s integrated solutions approach to water treatment and [...]

Kurita America Partners With Florida Campus to Expand Water Reclamation to Chilled-Water Operations

The University of Central Flor­ida (UCF), the second-largest university in the nation, sought out strategic partnerships from industry-leading organizations, Kurita America among them, to develop a comprehensive water reuse and reclamation pilot program to help meet their sustainability and water conservation plans. Read District Energy's cover story to learn how Kurita America’s innovative [...]

Developing a Successful Industrial Water Management Program

A successful water-management program for a process cooling water system will rely on a number of factors, some of which may be overlooked or ignored until a problem arises. There is much to consider in order to keep equipment operating efficiently, minimize rejection rates, prevent corrosion-related failures, conserve water and energy and reduce the risks associated with waterborne pathogens such as Legionella . [...]

Kurita America Integrates Water-Chem Businesses, Eyes Growth

We’re in the news! Kurita America Chief Executive Officer, LaMarr Barnes, and Executive Vice President of Marketing and Technology, Kevin Milici, share some updates about Kurita America's recent integration of U.S. Water and Fremont Industries with Independent Commodity Intelligence Service (ICIS). Read their take on current industry trends and plans for future growth in ICIS'  [...]

Optimize Your Industrial Water Softener With A Brine Elution Study

Most industrial boiler systems require soft feedwater and without this softening pre-treatment, boilers are at risk of developing hard insulating deposits that reduce the heat transfer efficiency and increase energy use. Severe deposit formation can permanently damage boiler tubes or cause dangerous failures from overheating. Water softening is an ion exchange technique used for removing calcium and magnesium [...]

Why Developing a Holistic Roadmap For Your Water Treatment Matters

Background The year 1972 saw the passage of the Clean Water Act (CWA) - an act that provided incentives, penalties, as well as funding for communities to clean their water. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), at the time, estimated that over two-thirds of the waters in America were unfit for fishing or swimming; a number that was cut in half after the CWA was established. Almost 50 years later, the [...]

Managing Your Potable Water System During the Pandemic

The Federal and State mandated business closures and travel restrictions, due to the COVID-19 virus, have caused many businesses to reduce water flow in various complex building water systems. While the COVID-19 virus is not associated with building water systems, there are other pathogens and water quality issues that can potentially develop due to stagnant or reduced water flow in buildings. There may be [...]

U.S. Water Was a Recent Guest on the Power Podcast

U.S. Water’s Joe Tirreno, Nate Bach and Kevin Milici were recent Guests on The Power Podcast Discussing the Need for Both Equipment and Chemistry for an Effective Water Treatment System. The group discusses how proper water treatment is vital to successful power plant operation. The water treatment system must be designed appropriately, implementing a suitable water chemistry program, and operated and monitored [...]

LaMarr Barnes featured in Chemical Week article "Expanding in Scope"

U.S. Water's CEO, LaMarr Barnes, was recently featured in Chemical Week's  February cover story "Expanding in Scope". This article discusses how big trends are shifting priorities in the water treatment chemicals industry, even as the market outlook remains robust. LaMarr offers his perspective on regulatory drivers impacting our industry and Kurita's emerging technologies. Check out [...]

State of the Industry Report Includes Industry Observations from Kevin Milici

Kevin Milici, Vice President of Marketing & Technology, recently contributed to  Water & Wastes Digest's  State of the Industry Report. This yearly report illustrates the status of the United States economy and budgets to determine how societal issues are currently impacting the water and wastewater industry, as well as highlighting emerging trends and technology [...]