A Summer of Slime

  This summer it seemed like water quality issues were everywhere in the news. Take one of New Brunswick’s most popular tourist destinations, Parlee Beach, for example. When most people think about Parlee Beach, the annual seaside concert or maybe lifeguard skills competitions probably come to mind. This year however, stories about those events shared… Read More

Look Inside The Black Box – Presentations at WEFTEC 2016

  Monitoring and troubleshooting of wastewater treatment processes has been limited by our ability to see into the microbial world of these systems.  The primary tool at our disposal is a simple microscope, not unlike microscopes that have been around for more than one hundred years.  The microscope is able to give us some very… Read More

Bah! H.U.M. Bug!

  We know that phrase all too well, as the one Ebenezer Scrooge shouts out in the famous book  A Christmas Carol.   To a fuel manager, however, it means something entirely different but equally scary. We’re talking about Hydrocarbon Utilizing Microorganisms, commonly known as H.U.M. Bugs. There are at least 27 types of microbes that… 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

Welcome to Microbiology 1001

  My first full-time job after obtaining my degree in Chemical Engineering started out intimidating, but who ever thought starting off a career in applied microbiology would be easy. As I move through the introductory period of my position – where learning all I can about the field is of top priority – the intimidating… 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

The Rio Pool – A Cautionary Aquatic Tale about How Fast Things Can Go Wrong and What You Can Do to Stop It from Happening to You

  Tuesday, August 9, at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre started like many others have recently. Athletes and coaches were preparing to compete, fans were arriving to cheer on their countrymen/women, and event managers were working away at the thousand and one tasks that needed to happen at their facility so the world could watch… Read More

LuminUltra’s Pat Whalen among Top 50 CEOs

  LuminUltra President & CEO Pat Whalen has been recognized as one of Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEOs. Whalen received the award at a gala dinner hosted by Atlantic Business Magazine. Top 50 CEOs must be the CEO of a company or organization with a head office in Atlantic Canada or in charge of a… Read More

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