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
What are ‘Bug Bottles’? As highlighted in a previous blog, microbes can cause a range of microbiological problems in oil and gas extraction processes. By controlling microbial growth, operators can prevent issues such as: plugging, flow-reduction, reservoir souring and costly microbially influenced corrosion. Various methods are available for monitoring levels of problematic groups of bacteria,… Read More
First of all, what is NGS and what does it do? Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) is a tool that has revolutionized many fields of study. So far DNA sequencing has played a large part in molecular biology, evolutionary biology, medicine, forensics and more, but are you aware it can play a significant role in the water… Read More
June 20, 2019 – Microbiology control specialist LuminUltra today launched its revolutionary new GeneCount® portfolio of DNA products and services, making it far easier and faster to quantify, specify and target the types of organisms found in all types of water systems, on surfaces and in solid samples. Users of LuminUltra’s 2nd Generation Adenosine… Read More
There’s no universal method for cataloging organisms or for converting sequencing data to taxonomic data, so careful examination of methodology, as well as the results, is needed when analyzing DNA-associated data. Three of the intricacies are discussed below: Candidatus The formal naming of organisms is determined by a set of rules called the International… Read More
Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR) and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) can rapidly screen for and identify nearly all types of microbes present.
As some of you may have heard, LuminUltra has partnered with Microbe Detectives to offer DNA testing services to the drinking water and wastewater industries. So “Who’s on First?” (pun intended); simply put, the partnership’s combined technologies tell you who is in a given water or wastewater sample, and how much is in that… Read More