De Nora announces the launch of its next generation of ClorTec on-site sodium hypochlorite generators at Weftec, the Water Quality Event.
The new De Nora ClorTec DN Gen II electrochlorination system boasts a range of market-led features, designed to offer even greater on-site sodium hypochlorite generation efficiency, easier operation, less maintenance, and up to 50% footprint reduction. The Gen II continues a tradition of reliability and safety that can be expected after more than 3,500 ClorTec installations.
Upgrades to the ClorTec system include a new design that allows the duty and standby units to be mounted on the same frame, saving up to 50% on the footprint. Other improvements include 100% access to every component, making operation and maintenance simple, and a proprietary liquid flow backboard that can be located anywhere in the building for additional flexibility.
New features ensure optimal performance and efficiency including new non-intrusive level switch and temperature sensor design, optional split flow technology, and new water and brine flow controls. Additionally, Smart Monitoring technology and acid cleaning notifications allow users to remotely monitor, troubleshoot and control the operation of their system and provide operation and performance data remotely.
“De Nora has always prided itself on its electrochemical expertise, as an innovator with more than 355 patents and 3,000 regional extensions. The investment of time, knowledge and R&D resources in the De Nora Water Technologies product lines is returning some exciting results,” said Bryan Brownlie, Managing Director, De Nora Water Technologies Texas, LLC. “We have been listening carefully to the market to create a compelling new offering for our second generation ClorTec DN systems, addressing the concerns and needs of operators and engineering contractors alike. The launch at Weftec 2015 of our original De Nora ClorTec DN generators was just the first step towards this point and the process is always ongoing.”
Lonza announced the completion of the divestment of its former Water Care business and operations to Platinum Equity for USD 630 million. The strategic agreement between both parties was already announced on 1 November 2018.
The company plans to re-invest parts of the proceeds of the Water Care disposal into the Healthcare Continuum and will continue to focus on deleveraging as has already been communicated. Earlier Lonza also announced the internal alignment of its business structure and a new Executive Committee member to further strengthen the company’s position along the Healthcare Continuum.
Handbook of Methods
Compact work of reference for photometry
There is something wrong with the concentration of nitrate in the drinking water. That much is sure. But nobody knows exactly, how and with which this suspicion can be confirmed. For this it only takes one touch or mouse click from now on. The new Lovibond Handbook of Methods turns the search for the right testing method in water analysis into a truly simple operation. It summarises everything which is necessary for reliable and fast test results at a glance.
After shortly turning pages, the new Handbook recommends not only, which instrument and which reagents is needed so that everybody can determine the wanted parameter. Also less experienced users arrive safely, if they follow the intuitive pictograms. The Handbook explains exactly, which cuvette is suitable for the test, how which powder or tablets have to be added to the sample, which disturbances possibly arise during the test, it gives further recommendations for the analysis and adds further literature. It is a reference book, which contains much more than a compendium of all current 161 Lovibond test methods.
Between more than 900 pages the user also finds practical work faciliation. The barcodes on each front page of the test method start automatically the right test recognition in the suitable instruments. So it is possible to start the appropriate test method directly and especially fast. For own work processes the users can collect the methods including barcodes individually, which simplifies a lot. The Spectrophotometers XD 7000 (154 methods) and XD 7500 (155 methods) are the first Lovibond instruments which maintain this user-friendly operating concept.
The corresponding order number for instruments, reagents and the necessary accessories are also added as practical supports to each Lovibond method. Cross-sensitivities and literature references are additional supplements. Who wants to acquaint with the basics of water analysis finds detailed information in an introduction chapter. A glossary completes the comprehensive reference.
The printed version weights 1,25 kilo. To whom this is too heavy can download the digital edition on the Lovibond homepage and get detailed information about each test method. Incidentally the base of the new Handbook of Methods is a new form of documentation for Lovibond products: Manuals and detailed descriptions of methods are from now on offered separately.