ATP microbial test Articles

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • Improving Biological Wastewater Treatment Process Control through ATP-Based Parameters

    ABSTRACTBiological wastewater treatment processes harness the ability of microorganisms to break down and assimilate organic compounds that, if left untreated, cause detriment to the environment. Although this process occurs naturally, engineered systems are used to accelerate the process by optimizing bioreactor conditions to promote higher-than-typical biomass concentrations, thus increasing ...

  • Feed Water Delivery System Audit Using 2 nd Gen eration ATP - Case Study

    Background A Western Canadian oil producer utilized LuminUltra's Quench-Gone Aqueous (QGA) test kit to perform an audit of its feed water delivery system. The site acquired water from underground brackish water wells and transported this water through a 5 kilometer pipeline to the site. Water was then stored in a large tank prior to being sent to the process. ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • Efficiency of peracetic acid in inactivating bacteria, viruses, and spores in water determined with ATP bioluminescence, quantitative PCR, and culture-based methods

    The disinfection efficiency of peracetic acid (PAA) was investigated on three microbial types using three different methods (filtration-based ATP (adenosine-triphosphate) bioluminescence, quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR), culture-based method). Fecal indicator bacteria (Enterococcus faecium), virus indicator (male-specific (F+) coliphages (coliphages)), and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Preventative control of legionella through real-time bioburden testing

    Abstract: Of the 485,000 annual cases of pneumonia-like sickness in the USA, approximately 15% are attributed to Legionnaire’s Disease. This typically results in  health care costs of over $600 million (1, 2, 3). For the most part, these incidents can be prevented through effective monitoring and treatment. Since Legionella thrive within microbial biofilms and ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • The Standard For Total Biomass Measurement in Metalworking Fluids

    Metalworking fluids provide a warm and nutrient-rich environment for growth of bacteria and fungus.  Once microbial growth is established it can contribute to the breakdown of the metal working fluid emulsion and consequently its ability to lubricate metallic surfaces.  Microbes also lower the fluid's pH, leading to corrosion of tool parts and staining of wetted metal surfaces.  ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • Things You Should Know about Your Reusable Water Bottle

    Reusable water bottles are everywhere; on office desks, in gym bags, and in kids’ backpacks. And while it’s inexpensive, environmentally friendly, and incredibly convenient to stop by any tap or fountain for a quick refill, there are a few things to remember about these reusable bottles. Actually, there are a few things to remember about microorganisms: many of them love warmth, ...

  • What’s a Luminometer? And Why Should You Care?

    If you’re in the business of managing a water system – whether drinking water, wastewater or water used for industrial purposes – a luminometer can make your job easier. Luminometers have been used in labs for decades, helping to provide easily interpreted answers to molecular questions. The ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • Microbes Run the World

    Microbes run the world. They are the governing agents behind the conversion of key elements into vital biological forms. They remove toxins from their environments, and protect us from disease-causing organisms. Microbes do not, however, go to battle alone. Microbe armies live in complex communities that follow intricate processes and interactions to ensure environmental stability. Until ...

  • 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 ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • Fungal Pathogens Identified by PCR and DNA Sequencing

    Aspergillus is a type of fungus that is commonly found in the environment and in buildings that have suffered water damage or elevated humidity levels.  For people with weakened immune systems, breathing Aspergillus spores can lead to infections. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Aspergillosis is an infection caused by a fungus called ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Does your cooling tower have a biofouling problem?

    What’s growing in your tower? It’s important to be able to identify microbial biofouling in the industrial cooling systems that you treat. We know that biofouling is a bad thing … reducing the heat transfer performance of a cooling system, as well as causing microbially induced corrosion, harboring pathogens, and accumulating scale deposits. All these problems can ...


    By AMSA, Inc.

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