ITS Q1 2016 Tradeshow schedule

We’ll be exhibiting at the following 2016 tradeshows. Stop by and visit for demonstrations on our unique line of water quality testing products and learn why we are the innovators of water quality testing.

ITS Tradeshow team

Pool and Spa tradeshows:

Water Quality tradeshows:

  • PITTCON 2016   –  Atlanta, GA Mar. 7-10 Booth #838
  • WQA Aquatech USA  – Nashville, TN March 15-16, 2013 Booth #829
  • Beer X  – Sheffield, UK March 16-18 exhibiting as ITS Europe, LTD Stand #113
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America’s lead poisoning problem isn’t just in Flint. It’s everywhere.

Flint, Mich., has so much toxic lead in children’s blood that a state of emergency is declared. This is an extreme case, but the problem of lead exposure among children is not a local Flint story. If you look at public health data, you begin to realize two things. The first is that it’s actually really hard to get good data on which kids do and don’t experience lead exposure, and which parents should worry about the issue. [VOX]

If you are concerned that metals are present in your water, check out our patented Sensafe® Water Metals Check test strips. SenSafe® Water Metals Check for water quality testing is a simple test strip that detects a wide range of metals and gives an accurate assessment of your water’s overall metal content.
Detection levels: <10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 400, and 1000 ppb (µg/L).

Detects: Cadmium, Cobalt, Cupric Copper, Ferrous Iron, Lead, Mercury, Nickel, Zinc and other metals with a +2 state valence shell.

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The Right Way to Prepare for a Winter Storm

Know-your-winter-storm-weather-lingoThe eastern majority of the United States is preparing for an epic winter storm. While stocking up on bread and milk, be proactive and use these helpful tips before the storm. [Lifehacker]

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BeerSmith Water Quality Testing

Our technical genius, Christian, did a podcast with BeerSmith guru Dr. Brad Smith discussing proper brewing water quality and why it makes a difference brewing craft beer. With the introduction of home test kits and field pH meters, brewers can control water quality and the beer brewing process.

Download the MP3 File – The mp3 file is also available. Right click the link and Save As to download.

If you want to learn from one of the best craft brewers, we recommend you follow Beersmith on Twitter, like their Facebook page and watch additional podcast videos on YouTube.

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New Range of Photometric Peracetic Acid Detection

We released the upgraded eXact® Strip Micro Peracetic Acid test strip which can detect Peracetic Acid (PAA) at concentration up to 590 parts per million (ppm) when used with our 525nm eXact® Photometers.peracetic acid eXact Strip Reagent

With the addition of the new extended range Peracetic Acid test method, users will be able to quantify concentrations of PAA from 0 to 590 ppm. ITS has employed an entirely new reagent system in order to achieve this extended range. Previous test methods from ITS were able to detect concentrations of PAA from 0-11 ppm. PAA is used as an anti-microbial agent which the FDA recommends is under 220 ppm for washing meat. This new range gives food processing facilities the ability to test for FDA compliance.

Photometric testing is more precise and reliable than visual test methods while remaining affordable. The patent pending eXact® Strip Micro reagent delivery system used in the  eXact® Photometers allows for precise, accurate, and reliable measurement of trace chemicals in water.

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Breakthrough: Water Apocalypse

Sandra Postel, Director of the Global Water Policy Project. (photo credit: National Geographic Channels)

Sandra Postel, Director of the Global Water Policy Project.
(photo credit: National Geographic Channels)

There is a lot of opportunity in every decision to make better choices concerning water usage. Our planet is facing the devastating loss of a vital resource: clean water. Now, innovators across the globe are seeking solutions in emergent technologies to prevent a planet-wide water crisis.

This is the premise of a new documentary,  Breakthrough: Water Apocalypse that premieres Sunday, December 13, at 9 pm EST on National Geographic Channel.

#BREAKTHROUGH

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Water quality worries in Rio

Rio Water Quality

Water quality woes continue in Brazil

The Associated Press is reporting Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic waterways are badly contaminated and the bad water quality poses a danger to athletes. Brazilian authorities have sent confusing messages about testing the viral pathogens already identified in the water. The large amount of viruses are equivalent to those found in raw sewage.  Continue reading

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