Dave Tracey
Dave has been with LuminUltra since Day 1 and is proud to have been able to contribute from its early days as a small start-up to the company that it is today. He has served in a wide range of roles during that time, from producing reagent and conducting laboratory experiments through to his current position. Nothing is more important to Dave than family, whether it’s his two young sons or his fellow Sales & Marketing teammates. In both cases, he’s well aware that he wouldn’t be much without them. Originally a graduate of the Chemical Engineering program at the University of New Brunswick, his alma mater has come full circle 14 years later with Dave now serving as a mentor for final year ChE students during their senior plant design projects.

Is there a correlation between ATP and other traditional microbiological methods?

  Perhaps the most common question that we’re asked is how our ATP tests correlate with traditional microbiological methods.  Unsurprisingly, when people are used to getting their information in a certain way, they naturally want to know how a new method will stack up against it.  However, the mechanisms of culture-based techniques and ATP analyses… Read More

MYTH vs TRUTH: “If my disinfectant residual is always high enough, I don’t have to worry about microbes”.

  From editor: Many feel that consistently holding their disinfectant concentrations where they want them keeps them out of trouble, but unfortunately, it’s not that easy. Read on to understand what 3 considerations you should keep in mind when monitoring your disinfectant residuals. Monitoring disinfectant residuals (i.e. Free and Total Chlorine and/or Chloramine concentration) is… Read More

3 Things That You Can Learn on the First Day of ATP Testing at Your Wastewater Plant

  Of all the applications that LuminUltra works with, biological wastewater may be the most complex but also offers the greatest opportunities for cost savings and overall optimization. The greatest savings tend to come through process optimization once long-term data trends have been established but the following is a list of opportunities that present themselves… Read More

Taking Biofiltration Process Control to the Next Level [Slide Deck]

  After initially developing our Deposit & Surface Analysis (DSA) test kit many years ago to quantify sessile build-ups on pipe or tank walls, we stumbled upon drinking water treatment via biologically active filtration as a process that could benefit greatly from this monitoring technology. As this type of pre-treatment emerged in North America following… Read More

The Economic Case for Microbiological Control in Fuels

  Individual retail gasoline outlets can potentially increase annual revenues by as much as $30,000 per year through a more pro-active microbiological testing program using LuminUltra’s Quench-Gone Organic Modified (QGO-M) test kit. Uncontrolled microbiological growth in fuel systems is one of the main contributors to filter plugging (Passman, 2001). If the microbiological population in Underground… Read More