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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. [...]

Kurita America’s New Headquarters Featured in Business Journal

This past December, Kurita America moved into our new 156,000 square foot headquarters in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Influenced by our parent company, Kurita Water Industries , based in Japan, the new building incorporates an open office concept designed to inspire collaboration and interaction across all departments throughout the organization. The innovative design was recently featured in the Minneapolis – [...]

Integrated Zero Liquid Discharge Solution Leads to Higher Ethanol Production & Annual Savings of $200,000

A biofuels facility in the Midwest United States implemented an integrated Zero Liquid Discharge (iZLD) solution developed by Kurita America that significantly reduced water intake for ethanol production, enabling the facility to expand production while meeting plant integrity and environmental compliance needs. This holistic approach took into consideration all aspects of the facility – chemistry, engineering, [...]

Celebrating World Water Day

Every year, on March 22nd, the United Nations observes World Water Day ; a day to celebrate water and raise awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. This year’s theme is “valuing water”, focusing on the promotion of water’s multidimensional value. This theme explores how and why water is valued by different people in order to more efficiently manage and conserve [...]

Monochloramine System Stops Legionella Outbreak at Regional Hospital

A regional hospital in the Western United States, with over 400 beds, suddenly experienced suspected cases of Legionnaires’ Disease among their patient population. Legionnaires’ Disease is a pneumonia caused by a species of Legionella bacteria. It typically spreads through mists and aerosols created by water-cooled air-conditioning systems, decorative water features or domestic water systems. A water [...]