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. The mechanisms of culture-based techniques and ATP analyses are completely different, and in many ways, so are the results they produce. Microorganisms, by definition, can’t be seen… Read More
MYTH vs TRUTH: “If my disinfectant residual is always high enough, I don’t have to worry about microbes”.
Many feel that consistently holding their disinfectant concentrations where they want them keeps them out of trouble, but unfortunately, it’s not that easy.
Microbes run the world. They are the governing agents behind the conversion of key elements into vital biological forms. They remove toxins from their environments, and protect us from disease-causing organisms. Microbes do not, however, go to battle alone. Microbe armies live in complex communities that follow intricate processes and interactions to ensure environmental… Read More
Online resources help water treatment professionals stay on top of industry challenges and trends. Here’s our list of recommended resources for 2017.
From editor: Casey Oliver, guest blogger and one of our valued customers, proves that microbes can lurk anywhere – including the gym. Casey ran DSA tests (LuminUltra’s Deposit & Surface Analysis) on the equipment at her local gym and the results are interesting. Turns out that sweaty people handling equipment is an ideal breeding… Read More
Many people know what ATP stands for, but do you know what it does? This blog demystifies this amazing energy carrier and explains why water professionals should care about it. 1. What is ATP and what does it do? ATP – or Adenosine Triphosphate – is the primary energy carrier in all living organisms on… Read More
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
Luminometer Can Make Your Job Easier. Luminometers have been used in labs for decades. They provide easily interpreted answers to molecular questions. The technology is proven and reliable, and – when it comes to water – they’ll let you quickly analyze samples while working in the field. Luminometers can be used to measure the chemical… Read More
I’ve had the opportunity to speak and visit with many prospective and current industrial water customers about the technical merits of LuminUltra’s 2nd generation ATP technology, and invariably the conversation always apexes to one critical question – ‘How much does your test cost?’ While price is a very important component in the evaluation and… Read More
A paper describing the use of LuminUltra Technologies Ltd’s QGO-M test for measuring cellular adenosine triphosphate (cATP) in aqueous polymer emulsions (APE) has just been published in the journal: International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation (IBB; 114 (2016) 216-221; doi:10.1016/j.ibiod.2016.06.007). The procedure reported in the IBB paper reduces the time delay for microbiological contamination testing from… Read More