The Splash

Smart Irrigation Practices Make Drip Systems More Efficient

As the world faces freshwater supply issues, Kurita America is committed to making every drop count. In July, we recognize the Irrigation Association ’s Smart Irrigation Month , which helps educate and inform growers about efficient irrigation technologies. Growers using micro-irrigation and other efficient systems are on the right path towards using less water, but it’s still important to [...]

Kurita America’s Commitment to Safety: Driving Workplace Protocols and Customer Value Forward

Sponsored by the National Safety Council (NSC) , and held every June, National Safety Month is an opportunity for individuals and organizations to assess their strategy on preventing unnecessary workplace injuries, whether it be on the road, at work or at home. This year, the NSC’s efforts are focused on safety strategy and ensuring employee’s feel inherently safe on the job. Kurita America has [...]

New System Increases Water Savings Following Natural Disaster in New Jersey

Long Beach Township is mostly located on a barrier island in Ocean County, New Jersey. After Hurricane Sandy left much of the area underwater, significant reconstruction was necessary, which included a new Water Treatment Plant (WTP). The need for new construction also presented an opportunity to upgrade with better technology, increasing overall operational efficiency. The township first became acquainted [...]

City Benefits from Packaged Treatment System to Rejuvenate Aging Plant

The City of Savage, Minnesota had relied on legacy Tonka Water (now Kurita America) equipment at their No. 2 Water Treatment Plant since 1985. When it came time to replace the aging infrastructure, they wanted to keep aeration and gravity filtration, but also enhance the treatment process with detention. Kurita America’s Dualator ® III packaged treatment product was a good fit, which [...]

Bacteria and Corrosion Control in Reclaim Water: Kurita America Mitigates Risk While Reducing Costs by 35%

At ten cents for every 1000 gallons, the use of reclaim water provided significant water cost savings for a thriving and innovative 900+ bed hospital located in Western Florida. However, it also presented a host of challenges—one of which was microbiological growth. At the time, the hospital’s previous biocide solution consisted of a stabilized bromine program in conjunction with periodic chlorine [...]

Potential Issues with Micro-irrigation Systems in Agriculture and How to Solve Them

There are many factors that affect micro-irrigation systems in agriculture which can have a significant impact on your bottom line. Understanding some of the unique properties of water will shed light on potential issues that can arise, as well as some of the most common water treatment strategies to resolve them. Water is called the "universal solvent" because it dissolves more substances than any [...]

Minimizing White Rust in Galvanized Cooling Systems

Galvanized coatings for cooling tower systems (cooling towers, evaporator tube bundles, etc.) have been used in the industry since the 1950s due to their relatively low cost and long service life. The galvanizing process bonds a layer of zinc metal to steel. When properly applied and passivated, the zinc coating works as a non-permeable sacrificial anode to prevent corrosion of the underlying steel structure. White [...]

Rob Herbon Recognized as Growth Energy Member of the Year

Growth Energy , the nation’s largest ethanol trade association, held their 12th Annual Executive Leadership Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona last week. This conference brings together biofuels industry experts from all over the country to participate in panel discussions, networking and charity events to help promote the environmental and economic benefits of biofuels with others. This year’s theme, [...]

Spring Cooling Tower Startup: Is Your System Ready for Peak Cooling Season?

Time spent getting a cooling tower cleaned and prepared in the spring will result in more reliable and efficient operation throughout the summer cooling season. Towers that have been off-line during the winter months can collect dirt, debris, bacteria and other contaminants from the environment, if not laid up correctly. This buildup can produce corrosion, equipment failure, biological fouling and microbiological [...]

Treat Water as the Most Critical - and Potentially Expensive - Ingredient You Use

Water. We can’t live without it, and you can’t run a food or beverage plant without it. However, having it available for all earth’s inhabitants worldwide in the next 20 to 30 years will be a challenge—as already two-billion of the planet’s population live in areas where water is scarce. Unsurprisingly, the food and beverage industry is one of the largest water users, so it’s well [...]

Celebrating Earth Day 2021: How Kurita Restores our Earth

Each year in April, we come together on Earth Day to demonstrate our support and raise awareness for environmental protection. Conservation topics center around the 2021 Earth Day theme, “Restore Our Earth”. Further explained by earthday.org , this theme promotes the belief that a “healthy Earth [is essential] to support our jobs, livelihoods, health & survival, and happiness. A healthy planet [...]

Kurita Expands Presence in North America, Completes Acquisition of Keytech Water Management of Canada

Kurita Water Industries (Kurita) (Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan), a leading global provider of water treatment solutions, today announced the completion of its acquisition of Keytech Water Management (“Keytech”) through its North American subsidiaries in a stock purchase deal. Keytech, which is headquartered in Kitchener, Ontario, will operate as a 100% consolidated subsidiary of Kurita Canada Inc. [...]