How often should I measure ATP in my wastewater treatment plant?

  LuminUltra’s 2nd Generation ATP has many potential uses within a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), including: diagnosing acute and chronic toxicity, optimizing solids concentrations in the aeration tank, optimizing dissolved oxygen setpoints and identifying sludge bulking events. How often you should measure ATP depends on the quantity of data you’ve collected, the operational performance of… Read More

[Video] Microbiological Monitoring in Water: Past, Present & Future

  The first ever Microbe Detective’s Microbiome Water Summit was held in Chicago at the Shedd Aquarium on September 29, 2017. It was held to coincide with the Water Environment Federation’s annual WEFTEC conference and exhibition (September 30-October 4, 2017). The Summit was well attended by a mix of consultants, technology providers, academics, utilities and… Read More

Top 3 Questions from WEFTEC17

  WEFTEC17 proved to be one of the best ones yet for LuminUltra! Here are top three questions we were asked: 1. Can you measure ATP in anaerobic systems? Yes, ATP can be measured in aerobic, anoxic and anaerobic systems. ATP is a measure of total biomass and is not specific to any one functional… Read More

Using ATP in Suspended Growth Wastewater Treatment Systems – What is the benefit?

  Suspended growth systems, such as activated sludge, are a very common form of secondary wastewater treatment. The potential to optimize and improve the operation of such treatment plants using ATP is tremendous. ATP can directly quantify active biomass, which is key to providing secondary treatment. Two of the many potential uses for ATP in… Read More

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