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Spotlight on Legionnaires’ Disease

  There has been no shortage of media attention surrounding Legionnaires’ disease over the last six months given a highly publicized outbreak in New York City this summer and the long awaited publication of ANSI/ASHRAE 188. With all of the attention being placed on Legionnaires’ disease (which certainly is warranted) it is easy to lose… Read More

Putting Firefly Tails to Work in Water Treatment [via the Telegraph Journal]

Many innovations are inspired by nature – LuminUltra’s technology is no different. Find out how we use the same chemical found in a small firefly to prevent big problems for water utilities. by Martin Wightman Fredericton’s LuminUltra Technologies Ltd. saw a gap in wastewater treatment testing and filled it by co-opting the ‍firefly‍’‍s glow. Living… Read More

Ultimate Monitoring Solution for Biological Wastewater Treatment [Infographic]

Wastewater treatment plant staff do their best to optimize the health of microbes in their bioreactor. However, without a direct way to measure active biomass, process optimization is very difficult achieve. Additionally, toxicity occurrence can cause the plant to deviate from effluent quality compliance and result in violations. These events tend to happen with little… Read More

The Economic Case for Microbiological Control in Fuels

  Individual retail gasoline outlets can potentially increase annual revenues by as much as $30,000 per year through a more pro-active microbiological testing program using LuminUltra’s Quench-Gone Organic Modified (QGO-M) test kit. Uncontrolled microbiological growth in fuel systems is one of the main contributors to filter plugging (Passman, 2001). If the microbiological population in Underground… Read More

The Undeniable Link between Biological Growth & Pipeline Degradation

  Much has been said about the immediate benefits of 2nd Generation ATP monitoring to reveal regrowth hotspots in water distribution system. Having this data available in the field enables water technicians to instantly flag water samples that contain elevated microbiological content, trace the problem to its source, and then guide maintenance activates (e.g. flushing)… Read More

What You Ought To Know About Biofilms

  From “I’m infiltrating the walled cities where bacteria hide” by Anders Hakansson, taken from The New Scientist Magazine, 2014. Dr. Hakansson describes biofilms as “bacteria that hide in enclosed communities” that are “like little cities, with towers and water channels. Different bacteria form different kinds of biofilms, but they always produce some kind of… Read More

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