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

Ontario Water Professionals Gather for May Conference and Trade Show

  Ontario’s Water Conference & Trade Show 2017 is happening this year in Niagara Falls from May 7-10. This annual conference is one of the top events for Ontario drinking water professionals. It’s presented each year by the Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA), Ontario Municipal Water Association (OMWA) and the Ontario Water Works Equipment Association… 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

[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

Look Inside The Black Box – Presentations at WEFTEC 2016

  Monitoring and troubleshooting of wastewater treatment processes has been limited by our ability to see into the microbial world of these systems.  The primary tool at our disposal is a simple microscope, not unlike microscopes that have been around for more than one hundred years.  The microscope is able to give us some very… Read More

The DNA Revolution for Water Professionals

  Imagine trying to solve a problem when you are provided just 1% of the total data. This is essentially the case in analyzing water and wastewater microbiomes. Conventional microbiological testing methods such as culture and microscopy can identify only about 1% of microorganisms that are contained in a typical environmental sample. The remaining 99%… Read More

3 Things That You Can Learn on the First Day of ATP Testing at Your Wastewater Plant

  Of all the applications that LuminUltra works with, biological wastewater may be the most complex but also offers the greatest opportunities for cost savings and overall optimization. The greatest savings tend to come through process optimization once long-term data trends have been established but the following is a list of opportunities that present themselves… Read More

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