Happy Holidays!

  2018 was a milestone year for us! Along with it being LuminUltra’s 15th anniversary, we welcomed InstantLabs as well as aqua-tools’ Rapid Microbial Solutions division to our LuminUltra team. To top it off, and the icing on the celebratory cake, was the launch of our DNA services and the web version of our LuminUltra… Read More

Top 3 Things I Learned at WEFTEC 2018

  Whether I’m talking to attendees or customers in our booth at WEFTEC, or attending presentations, I always walk away with valuable information. That is the key, as you’ll see in my #1 take-away from WEFTEC.   1. Data ≠ Information I initially heard this statement during Dr. Mark van Loosdrecht’s presentation on wastewater microbial… Read More

Not Your Average Filter – Specialized Features of Luminultra’s Quench-Gone Filter

  Anyone looking through our line of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) test kits will probably notice one particular item that is included in some methods, but not in others: the Quench-Gone syringe filters. So, what purpose do they serve and why are they only used in some methods? A major advantage of LuminUltra’s 2nd Generation ATP… Read More

What Can 2nd Generation ATP Do for an Operator or Field Technician?

  From the editor: Does your current (microbial) testing program, give you all the answers you need? Read on to find out how this new generation of ATP testing can provide useful insights on the spot. It’s important to start with the fact that this is not a regulatory test. This technology won’t replace any required… Read More

Mitigating Reservoir Souring through Biological Monitoring

Professionals in the upstream oil and gas production industry have been aware of sulfate-reducing prokaryotes (SRP) in oilfield fluids since the early 1900’s however, it wasn’t until the 1990’s that their significant impact on reservoir souring was fully recognized. SRP reduce inorganic sulfur-containing compounds like sulfate and produce hydrogen sulfide (H2S) which is a colorless… Read More

Most Wanted Microbes – Pseudomonas

  From the editor: This is the 14th post in an ongoing series profiling microorganisms of particular significance in water and wastewater systems. In this series we will cover microorganisms of many types including some that are beneficial, inhibitory and pathogenic. Pseudomonas is a genus of Gram-negative, rod shaped, non-spore forming bacteria. More than 190… Read More

How to Mitigate Biofouling in Your Industrial Process Using 2nd Generation ATP

  Microorganisms can wreak havoc in industrial processes in a number of ways – from slime formation that causes paper breaks and excessive downtime in papermaking facilities, to costly recalls of spoiled final product. Consequently, an effective microbiological control program, which includes accurate and reliable monitoring, is critical for maintaining an efficient process and final… Read More