International Emerging Technology Symposium Focuses on Water and Energy Conservation, Healthy Piping Systems and Clean Water
At the International Emerging Technology Symposium in Washington, D.C, last week, conservation of water and energy were, of course, a focus, but concerns for healthy piping systems and clean water were a major point of discussion as well. There is growing awareness of bio-film activity in water systems – Legionella for example – and how piping design may play an important role in the mitigation of these colonies of microbes. Minimizing stagnant piping loops and avoiding optimum water temperatures seem to be key factors. Related to this, the impact of sanitization of systems, both initial and remedial, was explored with both positive and negative aspects considered. Other topics included the effects of piping insulation, waste water systems as alternate non-potable water sources, and the policies and practices of several governmental agencies. This forward-thinking event could well chart the course of the industry in the coming years. PHCC, as a co-convener, was proud to participate in the planning and support of this valued industry event.