Not Your Average Filter – Specialized Features of Luminultra’s Quench-Gone Filter

  Anyone looking through our line of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) test kits will probably notice one particular item that is included in some methods, but not in others: the Quench-Gone syringe filters. So, what purpose do they serve and why are they only used in some methods? A major advantage of LuminUltra’s 2nd Generation ATP… Read More

What Can 2nd Generation ATP Do for an Operator or Field Technician?

  From the editor: Does your current (microbial) testing program, give you all the answers you need? Read on to find out how this new generation of ATP testing can provide useful insights on the spot. It’s important to start with the fact that this is not a regulatory test. This technology won’t replace any required… Read More

Mitigating Reservoir Souring through Biological Monitoring

Professionals in the upstream oil and gas production industry have been aware of sulfate-reducing prokaryotes (SRP) in oilfield fluids since the early 1900’s however, it wasn’t until the 1990’s that their significant impact on reservoir souring was fully recognized. SRP reduce inorganic sulfur-containing compounds like sulfate and produce hydrogen sulfide (H2S) which is a colorless… Read More

Most Wanted Microbes – Pseudomonas

  From the editor: This is the 14th 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. Pseudomonas is a genus of Gram-negative, rod shaped, non-spore forming bacteria. More than 190… Read More

How to Mitigate Biofouling in Your Industrial Process Using 2nd Generation ATP

  Microorganisms can wreak havoc in industrial processes in a number of ways – from slime formation that causes paper breaks and excessive downtime in papermaking facilities, to costly recalls of spoiled final product. Consequently, an effective microbiological control program, which includes accurate and reliable monitoring, is critical for maintaining an efficient process and final… Read More

Why “Raw Water” May Not Be as Pure as You Think – The Risks of “All-Natural” Raw Water

  Over the past several years, we’ve seen a drastic increase in the demand for all-natural products across several industries. Consumers are becoming more and more aware of both the environmental and health-related risks associated with many chemical products, preservatives, pesticides, and packing materials and as a result, are demanding more transparency when it comes… Read More

[News Release] LuminUltra continues to grow with acquisition of aqua-tools’ Rapid Microbial Solutions division

  October 1, 2018 – Demonstrating continued growth as a global market leader in rapid and portable microbiological monitoring tools, LuminUltra has acquired aqua-tools’ Rapid Microbial Solutions division, including its B-QUA™ product line for ballast water compliance monitoring and the European customer base for its 2nd Generation ATP® (Adenosine Triphosphate) measurement products. This acquisition closed… Read More

Can Microbial-based Metalworking Fluids Outperform Traditional Water-based Fluids?

  Microorganisms in metalworking fluids (MWFs) have typically been considered problematic, however, a recent study published in 2017 presents a paradigm shift by demonstrating the effectiveness of microbial-based vs. water-based MWFs. While many of us are not familiar with the intricacies of metalworking, it’s the process of cutting and shaping metals for use in manufacturing…. Read More