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Season 2 Episodes

S2E1: The concern of stagnant water in the world of COVID

October 13, 2020

Welcome to season 2 of the LiquiTalks podcast. We’re excited to have special guest Paul Lem, M.D., the Founder and Chief Medical Officer at Spartan Bioscience. Our host Christoph Lohr and Paul cover the topic of stagnant water during this time of COVID. 

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S1E10: Bringing Plumbing into the 21st Century

In episode 10 of LiquiTalks, our hosts Christoph and Chris are joined by special guest Greg Swafford, Technical Sales Manager at Georg Fischer Piping Systems. They cover the wide ranging topics of plumbing design, needs for industry improvements, sustainability and CPVC piping.

S1E9: What’s in Your Water? Microbiological Overview

In this week’s episode, Christoph and Chris are joined by special guest, Suzanne Blevins, Founder and Technical Director of Aerobiology. Aerobiology is an environmental testing laboratory with proficiency in fungal, bacterial and asbestos testing. Suzanne covers the topics of microbial content in building water, time changes in microbial population and takes us into the world of waterborne pathogens such as Legionella, Pseudomonas and Mycobacterium.

S1E8: Why is Point of Entry Filtration Important?

On episode 8 of the LiquiTalks podcast, hosts Christoph and Chris continue their discussion of the importance of point of entry filtration as buildings begin to open post COVID-19.

S1E7: Getting out of Hot Water & Getting into Filters

This week, our hosts Christoph and Chris are back to give us a weekly recap of the latest industry news, talk about an engineering economic review of Copper Silver Ionization white paper (available to download) and cover the importance of point of entry filtration as buildings start to open post COVID-19.

S1E6: Deep dive of Chloramines, Chlorine and Chlorine Dioxide

On Episode 6 of LiquiTalks, Christoph and Chris give a weekly recap of their latest literature reviews and take a deep dive into the topics of Chloramines, Chlorine and Chlorine Dioxide.

S1E5: Second Order Thinking

This week, Christoph and Chris welcome special guest, Lee Froemke, a mechanical engineer from SVL. They discuss the topics of hospitality vulnerability to waterborne pathogens, data on ambient temperatures and occupancy rate and hospitality’s lack of planning for managing water quality.

S1E4: The Past and Future for Plumbing Contractors

This week, Christoph is joined by a special guest, Robert Greenberg, a licensed master plumber and President of Evergreen Mechanical Services based in New York City. They cover the history of plumbing and waterborne pathogens and explore the topic of plumbing post COVID-19 and how the plumbing community will continue to be relied upon to maintain systems with greater frequency for optimum safety.

S1E3: Engineering Out Legionella in the New Normal

In episode 3 of LiquiTalks, Christoph and Chris give us a run down of what’s been going on in the water world in the midst of this “new normal” and Christoph shares his program titled, Engineering Out Legionella, targeting the plumbing engineering community presented as a CEU webinar.

S1E2: COVID-19 Building Conversions and Troubled Water Book Review

In this week’s episode, Christoph and Chris dig deeper into the topic of building conversions related to COVID-19 overflow and moving less critical patients into different areas to separate the two and the concern of healthcare acquired infections. Christoph takes us through his book review of Troubled Water: What’s Wrong With What We Drink by Seth M. Siegel.

S1E1: COVID-19 and Waterborne Pathogens

In this week’s episode, Christoph and Chris explore the relationship between COVID-19 and waterborne pathogens through research studies that are quickly being released. Not only has the risk of healthcare acquired infections gone up due to extending patient stays, but the water usage inside the building is also changing.

Welcome Trailer

There’s a long way to go as a society when it comes to water. We generally don’t have an understanding of the water coming out of our faucets or showers in spite of our incredible need for that resource. And all the while our sources of fresh water are drying up. That’s why each week we’ll cover topics and speak with experts that you most likely haven’t heard before.

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