LuminUltra and Microbe Detectives Advance Molecular Microbiological Control Solutions in Water and Wastewater [News Release]

  FREDERICTON, NB, CANADA – June 9, 2016 – LuminUltra, a New Brunswick, Canada-based innovator in microbiological monitoring and control solutions, and Microbe Detectives LLC, a Wisconsin-based pioneer in applied metagenomics services for water and wastewater systems, today announced a multi-year partnership. Through the partnership, the two companies will combine their services to provide the… Read More

Meet & Beat Strict Water Quality Standards with Microbial Monitoring

  The United Kingdom’s drinking water quality standards are among the highest in the world. The region’s standards regulate water quality all the way from service reservoirs to the very end of consumers’ taps. In fact, there is absolutely zero tolerance for the presence of some microbiological organisms in the UK’s drinking water. With awareness… Read More

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

Taking Biofiltration Process Control to the Next Level [Slide Deck]

  After initially developing our Deposit & Surface Analysis (DSA) test kit many years ago to quantify sessile build-ups on pipe or tank walls, we stumbled upon drinking water treatment via biologically active filtration as a process that could benefit greatly from this monitoring technology. As this type of pre-treatment emerged in North America following… 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. This blog post is from a recent article in the Telegraph Journal, written by Science and Research Columnist, Martin Wightman. Visit TelegraphJournal.com for… 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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