Hurricane Irma: One for the Record Books

  Hurricanes are fantastically powerful events. Watching Hurricane Irma churn across the Northern Caribbean and up the west coast of Florida certainly puts the awesome power of wind and water into perspective. Storms like this one are devastating for the unfortunate people who find themselves in the way. One of the most damaging elements of… Read More

Using ATP in Suspended Growth Wastewater Treatment Systems – What is the benefit?

  Suspended growth systems, such as activated sludge, are a very common form of secondary wastewater treatment. The potential to optimize and improve the operation of such treatment plants using ATP is tremendous. ATP can directly quantify active biomass, which is key to providing secondary treatment. Two of the many potential uses for ATP in… Read More

Why won’t total microbial content decrease after UV treatment?

  UV treatment only recently became widely adopted in the water and wastewater treatment industries but the benefits of sun exposure for water purification have been acknowledged for thousands of years. Ancient Sanskrit and Greek writings dating as far back as 4,000 B.C. identify exposure to sunlight as one of the recommended water treatment methods… Read More

The Future of Biotechnology: Microbots and Customized Biological Circuits

  While the world is just starting to realize the widespread abundance of microorganisms (they are quite literally everywhere) and their role in various diseases and illnesses, researchers are already designing tiny microbots that will help fight the battle against pathogens and other contaminants. We’re all aware of the risks that contaminated drinking water poses… Read More

Fighting the BC wildfires

  For many countries in the northern hemisphere, summertime is wildfire season. If you live in Canada, and you’ve been watching the news coming out of the British Columbia (BC) interior since mid-June, you know that a dangerous combination of wind, low humidity and lightning has started hundreds of fires that have burned huge swaths… Read More

Hello, LuminUltra’s new office space

  From editor: The amoebas are getting comfortable in the new office space and enjoying the views of Fredericton. Take a look. Gigantic Amoeba is preparing his meeting from outside of the new boardroom ↓ Gigantic Amoeba is admiring the view of the St. John river ↓

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