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[News Release] Water Industry Veteran Heiner Markhoff Joins Board of Global Microbial Solutions Leader LuminUltra

Download the PDF 2019-09-05 – Veteran water treatment and waste management industry CEO Heiner Markhoff is now contributing his vast knowledge and experience to global microbial monitoring and solutions leader LuminUltra Technologies Ltd. as a newly-appointed member of the company’s Board of Directors. Most recently, Markhoff served as CEO of SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions,… Read More

How to use ATP and DNA in a Wastewater Nitrification Monitoring Plan

Ammonia removal is a key metric for assessing wastewater treatment facility performance. This is because ammonia contributes to aquatic life toxicity. Furthermore, nitrogen, along with phosphorus, is a driver of receiving water eutrophication. Eutrophication, which simply is an over-enrichment of nutrients, can be detrimental to environmental and public health. It can result in harmful algae… Read More

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

Drinking Water Woes Grow in India

There’s been some alarming news coming out of India lately. According to India’s news network, NDTV, 21 cities will run out of drinking water by 2020. Those cities, including the capital New Delhi, are home to more than 100 million people. In fact, one of the cities on the list has already run out of… 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

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