Jennifer King is a managing editor of Pumps & Systems magazine.
The Pumps & Systems team was on the show floor to bring you the news and sights.
The first day of WEFTEC 2018 in New Orleans got off to a busy start as exhibitors and visitors streamed into the Morial Convention Center promptly at 8:30 a.m. The sea of booths for the water quality and technical conference and exhibition was humming with company representatives and awe-inspiring technology on display.
Here are 5 things you should know about from the first day at WEFTEC:
1. The Reuse Beer Garden
There’s nothing better than quenching trade show thirst with one of the brews from The Pure Water Brewing Alliance, which brews beer with recycled water. Learn more here. https://www.wef.org/purewaterbrewingalliance
2. WEF Bookstore
With titles on design, industrial water quality, wastewater collection, stormwater management and more, the WEF Bookstore is a great place to stock up on reference material. You can also buy titles online at WEF’s shop.
3. The Chopper Pump
Watching Vaughan’s chopper pump, model HE8N10CS, in action is mesmerizing. Rope and other materials are fed into the machine, putting its chopping power on display. http://www.chopperpumps.com/
4. The Water Council
Entrepreneurs and startups that are developing technology for sensors, water treatment, water heating, emerging technologies, IoT, machine learning, artificial intelligence and technology to address agriculture runoff should visit watertechhub.com to submit an application to the BREW Accelerator and BREW Accelerator powered by A.O. Smith Corporation. Applications will be accepted starting Oct. 1 through Nov. 30.
5. Wine with Reuse Water
Xylem partnered with WateReuse Colorado and Invintions Winery to create wine using purified recycled water. The Malbec, Viognier and Copperhead Cabernet-Shiraz are delicious, according to this editor.