Frank A. Brigano, Ph.D., Vice President, Research & Development for Marmon Water, Inc. is the featured guest in this edition of WQA Radio, a weekly podcast of the Water Quality Association.
Frank discusses the new WQRF Scale Prevention Benchmarking study. The research study, led by Virginia Tech Professor Marc Edwards, aims to create a repeatable protocol to examine chemical and physical technologies that prevent scale build-up on heating elements, pipes and fittings.
"We think we have a world class scientist working on this project to help us to develop sound, scientific methods to evaluate the technologies.
Professor Kelly Reynolds of the University of Arizona is the featured guest in this edition of WQA Radio, a weekly podcast of the Water Quality Association. Reynolds discusses her fascinating new research on behalf of the Water Quality Research Foundation.
Our primary goal is to show the benefit of POU devices and household water treatment, and we think this kind of study will provide a very clear picture to the public.
Water Quality Research Foundation President Ned Jones talks about WQRF’s history, research initiatives, and a new research grant opportunity. Ned is a former WQA President, and President of Gordon Bros. water in Salem, Ohio.
“The long-term goal of WQRF is to achieve sustained growth in order to conduct and fund scientific research on subjects relating to the water quality improvement industry," said Jones on this WQA Radio podcast.
Richard Mest is a former WQA President, and President of Master Water Conditioning Corporation, a Pennsylvania-based manufacturer of a variety of water treatment products, services and technical support for residential, commercial and industrial applications.
In this WQA Radio podcast, Mest gives his thoughts about the water industry and the greater role research will play in the coming years.
I’m excited about the new grant program, because…I really believe the next innovation wave is going to come from outside,” Mest told us. “There’s a lot of science happening, a lot of research happening, and there will be some opportunities with that research that might just fall into the scope of how we can improve water quality for everyone on the planet.