Water Footprints in Food Production

As water scarcity becomes more of a concern around the globe, more and more people are asking themselves questions like, ‘What things do I use in my life that require a lot of water?’ or ‘Can I lessen my impact by making different choices?’ The fact is that we all use water, probably a lot… Read More

bug bottles vs qpcr

Bug Bottles vs qPCR – What’s the Difference?

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

Takeaways from AWWA’s ACE19

Last month I attended the American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference and Exhibition in Denver. There was a lot to learn with so many technical presentations, workshops, and trade show booths, so I figured I would highlight some of my key takeaways from the conference.   1. Top Trend Given the size of the conference,… Read More

There’s an App for That: 3 Mobile Apps for Water Conservation

There’s no shortage of information available online for people who are interested in learning about water conservation. Whether it’s an organization like the World Water Council that looks at the issues of scarcity, sustainability and management on a global scale or the Alliance for Water Efficiency’s Home Water Works Program, which seeks to inform people… Read More

What Lights Up Fireflies Can Also Keep Water Safe

The same chemical reaction that lights up fireflies on a warm summer night can also reveal microorganisms in water. Fireflies glow when adenosine triphosphate (ATP) molecules react with the compound luciferin and the bioluminescent enzyme luciferase. LuminUltra’s 2nd Generation ATP testing solutions take that same chemical reaction and use it to show how many microbes… Read More

[News Release] LuminUltra Introduces GeneCount™ DNA-Based Microbial Solutions

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

World Water Consumption, Pricing and Distribution – Illustrated

Quite often in the water industry, ideas get expressed through numbers. Percentage daily usage, microbial counts, evaporation loss rates, temperature variances…you get the idea. It’s easier to understand complex data when it’s represented graphically. With that in mind, here are some interesting water statistics that demonstrate just how much water we’re using and how. World… Read More