Water vs. Climate Change

  Recently, the United Nations held a conference in Morocco related to climate change issues. The location of the conference had significant meaning because Africa has become a bellwether for the rest of the world when it comes to climate change. Desertification and rising sea levels both impact countries all over that continent. Water scarcity… Read More

It’s All in How You Look at Things.

  We’ve all seen, or at least heard of, the 100-year-old optical illusion of the duck/rabbit photo. The premise is simple, different people see a duck first, some see a rabbit, while still others can see both.   This proves that everybody views the world a little differently, in everything from philosophy to everyday objects. What… Read More

The Microbes Lurking at The Fitness Center

  From editor: Casey Oliver, guest blogger and one of our valued customers, proves that microbes can lurk anywhere – including the gym. Casey ran DSA tests (LuminUltra’s Deposit & Surface Analysis) on the equipment at her local gym and the results are interesting. Turns out that sweaty people handling equipment is an ideal breeding… Read More

Top Monitoring Tools for Membrane Bioreactors

  With increasing pressure on water resources, efficient and reliable wastewater treatment systems are crucial. Plants are searching for solutions that offer a smaller footprint and higher quality effluent. Over the last 15 years, membrane bioreactors (MBRs) have become increasingly common in both municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants and help mitigate against effluent suspended… Read More

California’s Water Woes

  The ongoing drought in California has been making news now for several years. State officials have been scrambling to find ways to use less and recover more water. It hasn’t been an easy job. People are still flocking to California to live and key industries, like agriculture, need huge amounts of water to sustain… Read More

[DNA Report] What’s Living in “Bourbon Gumbo” Street Water?

  From editor: Have you ever been to Bourbon Street in New Orleans? While at WEFTEC16, Microbe Detectives – one of LuminUltra’s strategic partners – decided to check it out. Along with great food and music, Bourbon street offers up another delicacy often referred to as “Bourbon Gumbo”, or street gutter water.  Microbe Detectives could… Read More

What Is ATP and What Does It Do?

  Many people know what ATP stands for, but do you know what it does? This blog demystifies this amazing energy carrier and explains why water professionals should care about it. 1.  What is ATP and what does it do? ATP – or Adenosine Triphosphate – is the primary energy carrier in all living organisms… Read More

Microbial Monitoring – a Hot Topic at Canadian National Conference on Drinking Water

  Access to clean and plentiful drinking water is important to each of us. The Canadian National Conference on Drinking Water, taking place October 16-18 in Ottawa, brings together top researchers to share innovative ideas about drinking water sustainability and solutions to common water issues from across Canada and around the world. Microbial monitoring in… Read More

ATP and DNA – Who’s on First?

  As some of you may have heard, LuminUltra has partnered with Microbe Detectives to offer DNA testing services to the drinking water and wastewater industries.  So “Who’s on First?” (pun intended); simply put, the partnership’s combined technologies tell you who is in a given water or wastewater sample, and how much is in that… Read More

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