Yep, they asked us to speak… again.

Aquanomix is a featured speaker at this year’s Annual ARCSA Convention (American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association) in Long Beach, California.

Join us as we tell you what you’re doing wrong in your quest to conserve. 😉

Our 2015 Conference will focus on rainwater catchment for uses beyond the garden as well as using water supplies wisely. We will look at how rainwater catchment is one solution to mitigating drought and decentralizing stormwater pollution.

Our dear friend and Board of Advisor Member, Colin Frayne, of the Association of Water Technologies, is the keynote speaker for this year’s event. Mr. Frayne has a great depth of experience with reusing water, water management, and water shortages around the world. Depth. See what we did there??

 

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Article: San Francisco requires new developments to reuse water.

In a recent article in Plumbing Engineer, it reads, that San Francisco is becoming the first in the country to require new developments (more than 250,000 square feet) to use on-site water reuse systems for anything that requires non-potable water.

Non-potable water sources include rainwater, reclaimed/recycled water and gray water. While non-potable water is not appropriate for human consumption, it can be used in a myriad of other applications, such as doing laundry, toilet and urinal flushing and cooling tower make-up water.  This means that when it comes to the water used in buildings for things such as cooling towers, irrigation and water closets (toilet flushing), developers can’t use drinking water.

Now San Franciscans must implement on-site treatment systems to make use of rainwater, greywater (which includes water from bathroom sinks, bathtubs, washing machines), blackwater (sewage), stormwater or foundation drainage (groundwater) to meet their needs for non-potable water.

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The ordinance also requires smaller buildings of 40,000 square feet or more to do a reuse assessment and in five years the city will need to use non-potable water for all irrigation needs and cleaning of public spaces.

More details can be found here.

Aquanomix, experts in water chemistry and water reuse, have timely solutions for San Francisco. Our support is two-fold: custom water reuse systems and intelligent water optimization software. Please contact our California sales engineers for more information on how Aquanomix can help you meet regulations. And, while you’re here, check out some of our details below.

 

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Join Us at Greenbuild 2015!

We’re exhibiting at the 2015 GreenBuild International Conference and Expo in November in that Nation’s Capital, and one of our incredible, custom rainwater harvesting systems is installed nearby.

Hint: it’s in the only hotel connected to the Convention Center by an underground concourse. 

Contact us for a private tour of the system during the expo.

And don’t forget to visit us at Booth #2803 on November 18-19, 2015 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in D.C. to learn more about our rainwater harvesting systems and water optimization software!

 

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Up & Running: Ethicon Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility Rainwater System

Aquanomix designed a custom system for Johnson & Johnson Company’s Ethicon Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility that reuses rainwater for cooling tower make-up water and irrigation.

The Ethicon facility in Cornelia, Georgia manufactures surgical and medical instruments.

The new facility was constructed on the same site of Ethicon’s sister company, Noramco Inc. Noramco, which has operated the Athens facility since 1981, manufactures pharmaceutical ingredients used in medications and medical devices. Both companies are subsidiaries of Johnson & Johnson.

More photos can be found at this link.

Thank you to our experienced and skilled reps at Heat Transfer Systems for helping to make this happen.

For inquiries or questions, please email marketing @ aquanomix dot com.

 

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We’re Speaking This Weekend.

Managing Partner, Rob O’Donnell is speaking this weekend at the 2015 Data Center World Conference in the National Harbor, Maryland. Aquanomix Project Architect Des Prosser will join him to reinforce the criticality of water quality management in data centers.

Join us on Sunday as we kick-off the conference at 1:00 p.m. with our presentation entitled: $100,000 per Day: In Mission-Critical Facilities, Operational Safety, Efficiency, and Reliability Are Everything.

Mission critical environments are just that critical to business functions. Without exception, they cannot endure any shutdowns or interruptions. This applies even during planned maintenance, making proper preparation a vital factor in reducing human errors, equipment failure, and downtime. Because cooling water systems are key to keeping operations up and running, they require proper chemical treatment and preventive maintenance. In today’s world of expensive energy, controlling water chemistry needs to be part of a data center’s comprehensive asset health program. This should include the inductive reasoning of a Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) with real-time data to provide early system warnings for potential critical asset failures in cooling systems.

From e-commerce, to information storage, to logistics, to communication with your customers, the Data Center has become the heartbeat of global business. It’s the critical backbone of your operations, setting the foundations for organizational readiness and success, today and in the future.

Disruptive change is here to stay.

 

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Join the Discussion Saturday.

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We all know it: Water treatment directly impacts heat exchange, energy use, and water use.

Join Aquanomix on Saturday morning at AWT as we talk about the power of data in the water industry. Hear from experts Desmond G. Prosser, Aquanomix, Project Architect and Lori McPherson, Walchem, Regional Sales Manager.

New technologies that create full transparency of the water treatment and water quality data are on the horizon. They will ultimately lead to a better water management program, lower operating costs, and a significant improvement in sustainable facilities management. Capital assets (hvac equipment) will be preserved, postponing a capital event, leading to a stronger P&L for the facility owner.

Water treatment professionals will have a terrific opportunity to help their clients understand, implement and operate these new optimization and benchmarking technologies as we move forward in this exciting chapter of our careers.

Learn more about technologies that powerfully marry heat exchange + water management data, which SAVES MONEY & IMPROVES PERFORMANCE.

We hope you’ll join us!
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Location: 2015 Annual AWT Convention
Room: Omni Nashville Hotel, Broadway Ballroom A-E

 

 

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About Desmond G. Prosser

Desmond (Des) Graham Prosser was born in Wales and grew up in the Welsh valleys, a mountainous industrial region renowned for its rugby, coal and steel production, leeks, and world famous singers, such as Tom Jones, Harry Secombe, and Shirley Bassey. After graduating from college with a B.Sc. in analytical chemistry in 1964, Des went to work for the Nylon Spinning division of Imperial Chemical Industries. He worked as a industrial chemist in its laboratories, dealing with all manner of analytical activities, such as ensuring raw material product QC and power plant boiler water and steam purity. Three years later in 1967, and after a brief stint as a process control chemist working at the Coal Tar Distillation division of the National Coal Board (NCB), Des went to work as a water treatment specialist at British Steel Corporation (BSC). He dealt with every kind of water technology available in those days, including lime soda softening, continuous base-exchange operation, demineralization, high-pressure boiler operation, power generation, gas cleaning, cooling systems, and wastewater. After BSC, and during the period 1973–1982, Des’s next move was to work as a Technical Services Officer (TSO) in the industrial water treatment business of the Swiss firm Ciba-Geigy, based in Manchester, England. He was responsible for all technical support services to metal refining industries. (During that time Des worked with another Brit—Colin Frayne, also a member of the Aquanomix team!). In 1982, the water treatment business of Ciba-Geigy was sold to Drew Ameroid UK (which eventually became Ashland Water and now Solenis), and Des became global head of technical support for metal refining, then for monitoring and control systems, based in The Netherlands (Holland), and finally, back to the UK, running all group consulting and technical services. In 2003, Des left to open up his own company—DP Specialty Chemicals Ltd—and was initially exporting water treatment chemicals to African countries such as Nigeria, but also providing technical consulting services. The technical support side was more satisfying, and so in 2004, he decided to change the focus of his business to software design for industrial water treatment chemistry/energy prediction and control. Today, Des lives in Calne, Wiltshire, England, but consults around the world, and has recently teamed up with Aquanomix in North Carolina to help them develop their own various water/energy predictive and management software systems.

 

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About Lori McPherson

Lori McPherson has been a regional sales manager with Walchem/Iwaki America for 17 years. She has a B.S. in chemical engineering from Purdue University and an M.S. in systems engineering from Virginia Tech. Prior to Walchem, Lori held positions as a process engineer, waste treatment engineer, and analytical product manager specializing in conductivity, pH and ORP measurements. She has published many papers throughout the years on analytical measurement and control, with emphasis on ORP/chlorine control and accurate conductivity measurements.

Aquanomix System Installed at Yale School of Medicine

The Aquanomix Rainwater Harvesting System is up and running at the Yale University School of Medicine Amistad Research Lab in New Haven, Connecticut.

The Amistad facility, at 10 Amistad Street, distinguished itself with its whole sustainable approach, using collected rainwater and air handler condensate drainage for toilet flushing in a system designed by Aquanomix. Water collected on the roof of the research building is used in ultra-low-flow lavatories and dual-flush toilets.

This laboratory/vivarium interior renovation included biomedical research space, tissue culture rooms, cold rooms, specials labs and a vivarium to house rodents. Stem cell research will be performed in this building. This project has received a LEED® Gold certification.

Thanks to our fantastic reps at Engineered Product Sales for helping to make this happen.

Read more at Yale’s blog post here.