2nd generation atp Articles

  • Legionnaires Disease and 2nd Generation ATP

    As recent events in Quebec, Canada have shown, outbreaks of Legionnaire’s Disease continue to happen around the world.  As our ability to diagnose this ailment improve, it is not surprising that the number of confirmed cases continues to rise.  Conventional wisdom states that the bacteria ...

  • Dispelling the Truths & Myths of ATP Testing and Why 2nd Generation ATP Works

    The MYTHS of ATP Testing  “I already measure for microorganisms.  I don’t need an ATP test.”  ATP monitoring fills an ADDIITONAL need – the total microbial population directly relates to required biocide.  No other microbiological test method provides this information ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • 2nd Generation ATP Monitoring Can Help Avoid Boil Water Orders

    “Boil Water Order” has been a popular news headline this year with approximately ten reported instances in the province of New Brunswick alone. These are typically issued by a public health authority for the protection of public health from waterborne infectious diseases that could be present in drinking water. They can last for days or even several months in extreme cases and are ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • Wastewater Monitoring Series, Part 2: The Use of 2nd Generation ATP Monitoring Systems

    In October, we featured Part I of a three-part series on "Getting a Handle on Living Biomass in Wastewater Treatment." Here, we present Part II of the series which focuses on a revolutionary breakthrough technology that uses Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) for the measurement of total microbiological content in a given sample. Through years of successful research, development, and field application, ...

  • Using ATP to Measure Living Biomass in Wastewater

    Bioreactors harness the ability of naturally-occurring microorganisms to break down environmental contaminants discharged from cities and industries. Becasue they are the engine driving the process, it is critical to closely monitor the quantity and quality of these microorganisms.  2nd Generation ATP provides wastewater treatment operators with the ultimate tool for accurately measuring ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • Assessing Upstream Process Changes with ATP Monitoring

    While the Biomass Stress Index (BSI) parameter is most often used to reveal when a biological population has been subjected to toxicity, it can also indicate when an upstream change has relieved a stressful condition. In this month’s featured case study, a pulp & paper wastewater treatment plant made a change to its papermaking process that changed the properties of the wastewater ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • Using ATP measurements to optimize and validate flushing activities

    A Louisiana, USA municipality performed a survey of their potable water distribution system in September 2013. A total of 47 sample taps were tested for Free Chlorinie, Total Chlorine, and Cellular ATP using LuminUltra's Quench-Gone Aqueous (QGA) test kit.  Summary of Findings  The results of the initial survey showed that more than half of the sample points carried less ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • The Economic Argument for Flushing Optimization, and How ATP Monitoring Can Help

    As a way of controlling fouling in water distribution lines, utilities often conduct system-wide flushing cycles to clear lines of sediment, biofilm, and other accumulated material to maintain good water quality for customers. This can be done on an annual basis or as dictated by water technicians if more frequent flushing is needed. Take the city of Parker, Colorado (Population = 46,363) as an ...

  • NEW BLOG ENTRY: Water Monitoring Goals

    The concept of biological filtration has become a common means to remove organics prior to disinfection to minimize formation of disinfection by-products. However, the tools available to assess biological growth tendencies in biological filters are limited. Heterotrophic Plate Counts and other culture-based methods take days to obtain results, only measure very small portions of the true ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • Application Focus: Biological Wastewater Treatment

    In knowing the size and health of the active biomass population in a wastewater treatment process, cause-and-effect relationships can then be established with process variables. If a change in the process is beneficial or detrimental to the population, ATP results will indicate to what degree the population is helped or harmed by the change. Since ATP measurements isolate the living population, ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • The Secret to Optimizing Solids Inventory in Wastewater Treatment Plants

    A common problem in wastewater treatment plants in Australia is that generally they hold excessive amounts of solids. In fact this problem is common worldwide.  However, LuminUltra’s 2nd Generation ATP. While traditional operating methods tend to rely on TSS and/or VSS measurements these often detect more than just living biomass. For example, TSS takes in to account living ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • Natural Disaster Recovery & Drinking Water

    Clean water is one of the fundamental pillars of modern civilization, and a major priority for local and municipal government.  When disaster – hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes – strikes, one of the first priorities is to rehabilitate water treatment and distribution systems.  Water main and pipe breaks, pressure loss, and backflow can all act to introduce external ...

  • Real-time Total Microbial Measurement For Water Distribution Systems

    A well-managed water distribution system is essential for maintaining a healthy water supply. The World Health Organization, the directing and coordinating authority on health (World Health Organization, 2008), has compiled the Water Safety Plan which reflects this. With over 2.3 million deaths per year caused by water born diseases (Davidson, et al., 2005), safeguarding water systems is of ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

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