Microbial testing for industrial process water sector - Water and Wastewater

Real-time Information for Same Shift Problem Solving! Don`t take chances on microbiological contamination! Through fast, portable, and accurate testing, LuminUltra`s QuenchGone21 Industrial (QG21I™) test kit instantly measures the total microbiological content in industrial process waters to detect emerging growth and locate the source of contamination. This takes the guess-work out of managing process water systems and aids with disinfection and cleaning cycles. LuminUltra`s QG21I test is the ideal tool to help save time & money and reduce risk in industrial process water management!

  • Pulp and Paper Mills
  • Insulation Manufacturing
  • Food Slurries
  • Wash Waters

...and more!

Traditional microorganism measurements focus on the ability to grow or culture microorganisms so that they can be physically counted. Such 'culture tests' include plate counts, dilution bottles, and so on. While these tests are very useful for determining the type of microbial threat, they require days to provide feedback – this can mean that an existing problem will worsen substantially between when the sample is taken and when the result is realized.

The ATP test has been used for many years with limited success in industrial applications. Whereas previous ATP tests have been prone to the variety of interferences originating from industrial samples, LuminUltra's QG21I test overcomes these interferences to provide a true, total assessment of microbiological activity in any type of high-solids process water!

If your process requires that you monitor and report on specific microbial threats (e.g. Legionella, it is important to realize that LuminUltra's QG21I test kit does not replace these regulated parameters. Rather, it provides the means to guide microorganism control initiatives in water treatment and distribution to ensure that regulatory targets are met. Because it provides real-time feedback, QG21I facilitates same-shift problem solving. This is a tremendous advantage which allows operators to take immediate action to solve microbiological buildups or incursions to save time, optimize costs and reduce risks!

QG21I also provides a complete measurement of total microorganisms. Microbial threats can include corrosion related bacteria (sulfate reducing and iron related bacteria), algae, cysts (Giardia, Cryptosporidium), pathogens (Legionella, pseudomonas) and nitrifying bacteria. Where the traditional standard for counting total microorganisms falls short, QG21I provides a true total measurement!

If your process requires that you monitor and report on specific microbial threats (e.g. Legionella, it is important to realize that LuminUltra's QG21I test kit does not replace these regulated parameters. Rather, it provides the means to guide microorganism control initiatives in water treatment and distribution to ensure that regulatory targets are met. Because it provides real-time feedback, QG21I facilitates same-shift problem solving. This is a tremendous advantage which allows operators to take immediate action to solve microbiological buildups or incursions to save time, optimize costs and reduce risks!

QG21I also provides a complete measurement of total microorganisms. Microbial threats can include corrosion related bacteria (sulfate reducing and iron related bacteria), algae, cysts (Giardia, Cryptosporidium), pathogens (Legionella, pseudomonas) and nitrifying bacteria. Where the traditional standard for counting total microorganisms falls short, QG21I provides a true total measurement!

Monitor raw water quality to pace or adjust treatment in real-time using the Quench-Gone Aqueous (QGA™) test kit.

  • Detect total microorganisms to ensure that no threat goes unnoticed.
  • Quickly audit entire water systems to identify contamination.
  • Ensure reliable system performance by monitoring corrosion, fouling and plugging products with the Deposit & Surface Analysis (DSA™) test kit.
  • Optimize treatment practices regardless of microbiocide type or dosage.
  • Control biocide usage to reduce operating costs and minimize human health risks.
  • Manage maintenance programs including line flushing, cleaning and chemical additions.

Plate counts are suitable for measuring specific microorganisms and are required for regulatory compliance testing. QG21I compliments plate counts by providing a real-time measurement of total microorganism concentrations. When it comes to ensuring that your microbial growth control initiatives are functioning, QG21I is the best tool available! Use QG21I to perform on-the-spot surveys of your distribution network and identify high-risk areas. Use this information to correct problems in real-time, and use culture tests to follow-up on maintenance to ensure compliance!

Microbiological threats are best addressed in their early stages of growth. The real-time feedback and full portability of QG21I allows operators to identify, address, and validate threats during the same shift! And, at only dollars per test, QG21I provides you with an affordable compliment to your existing microbiological measurement programs that helps you save time & money and reduce risks.