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MYTH vs TRUTH: “If my disinfectant residual is always high enough, I don’t have to worry about microbes”.

  From editor: Many feel that consistently holding their disinfectant concentrations where they want them keeps them out of trouble, but unfortunately, it’s not that easy. Read on to understand what 3 considerations you should keep in mind when monitoring your disinfectant residuals. Monitoring disinfectant residuals (i.e. Free and Total Chlorine and/or Chloramine concentration) is… Read More

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Microbes Run the World

  Microbes run the world. They are the governing agents behind the conversion of key elements into vital biological forms. They remove toxins from their environments, and protect us from disease-causing organisms. Microbes do not, however, go to battle alone. Microbe armies live in complex communities that follow intricate processes and interactions to ensure environmental… Read More

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Online Industry Learning on the Rise – Here are the 5 Best Ways to Stay Ahead in 2017

  From editor: Water treatment professionals are constantly solving a wide array of challenges; from changing source water quality and aging infrastructure to public education and funding.  The good news is that more and more on-line resources are readily available to help you stay current – and are easily accessible from your laptop or smart… Read More

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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

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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

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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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Extracting Value from 2nd Generation ATP® Monitoring [Slide Deck]

  I’ve had the opportunity to speak and visit with many prospective and current industrial water customers about the technical merits of LuminUltra’s 2nd generation ATP technology, and invariably the conversation always apexes to one critical question – ‘How much does your test cost?’ While price is a very important component in the evaluation and… Read More

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Polymer Emulsion QC with ATP Testing

  A paper describing the use of LuminUltra Technologies Ltd’s QGO-M test for measuring cellular adenosine triphosphate (cATP) in aqueous polymer emulsions (APE) has just been published in the journal: International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation (IBB; 114 (2016) 216-221; doi:10.1016/j.ibiod.2016.06.007).  The procedure reported in the IBB paper reduces the time delay for microbiological contamination testing from… Read More