Like many companies, when we launched our strategic plan in January, we had no idea what the year would hold. We will remember 2020 not only as a year of unprecedented challenges, but of resilience and innovation. In this post, we’ll cover some of the milestones that made this a truly monumental year for LuminUltra…. Read More
Chemical engineer Dave Tracy provides insights into this common question, and provides resources on how to build a testing routine that works for you.
Water treatment operators balance their time between a wide range of responsibilities. On any given day they could be preparing chemicals, performing maintenance and miscellaneous repairs, reviewing data, collecting samples, and running a variety of tests. In balancing these competing demands, some important duties might not get the time required to truly maximize benefits. One… Read More
Ammonia removal is a key metric for assessing wastewater treatment facility performance. This is because ammonia contributes to aquatic life toxicity. Furthermore, nitrogen, along with phosphorus, is a driver of receiving water eutrophication. Eutrophication, which simply is an over-enrichment of nutrients, can be detrimental to environmental and public health. It can result in harmful algae… Read More
In a previous post, we described some of the ways that LuminUltra’s 2nd Generation ATP testing can be used to help operators and field technicians by delivering rapid microbiological water quality data for immediate action. In this entry, we look at how it can be used to help supervisors and managers better allocate their resources,… Read More
For those familiar with 2nd Generation ATP testing, it’s clear that the luminometer is a critical piece of equipment in the testing procedure. It allows us to quantify ATP by measuring the light produced through the reaction of ATP and the luciferin-luciferase based enzyme – just like the way light is produced in a firefly’s… Read More
The Quench-Gone syringe filter is included in our ATP test kits for some methods. Learn more about about what they do.
Quiz time! As we continue to grow and offer advanced microbial services, we’re paying close attention to other scientific advances that will shape the water monitoring sector in the future. Here’s a brief quiz related to a few of those advances. Books down and good luck. 1. In a breakthrough with important implications for… Read More
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
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