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Most Wanted Microbes – Kouleothrix (a.k.a. Roseiflexus)

  From the editor: This is the second 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.  Kouleothrix is a filamentous organism found in wastewater treatment systems. They appear as thread-like… Read More

Using ATP in a Legionella Water Management Plan

  Between December 2014 and September 2015 there were three clusters of Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks in the Bronx, New York City. Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia, is caused by inhaling aerosolized water containing certain pathogenic strains of Legionella bacteria. Legionella thrive in warm, stagnant water with low disinfection residuals such as hot water… Read More

Study finds industrial water needs to be used more efficiently

  An interesting report came out recently from financial analysis firm, Barclays. Along with the Columbia Water Center (CWC), the company was looking at the future of industrial water usage in the United States. Specifically, how large-scale water users can impact potential water scarcity through improved water efficiency practices. The report concluded that $1 trillion… Read More

[Slide Deck] Extracting Value from 2nd Generation ATP® Monitoring

  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

Polymer Emulsion QC with ATP Testing

  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

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