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

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

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

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

  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

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

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