atp monitoring Articles

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • Online Total Bacteria Monitor compared with ATP and flow cytometry - Case Study

    Alkaline Phosphatase Enzyme Activity Measurement as a Robust on-line Monitoring Assay for Water Quality Assessment. Micro organisms maintain their growth by producing enzymes in order to provide low molecular weight inorganic compounds. These compounds could be taken up into the cells from high molecular weight organic compounds which cannot be directly utilized by bacteria. Microbial ...


    By microLAN B.V.

  • 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.

  • 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, ...

  • A comparative study of detex RESI-CLEAN, a protein test and an ATP bioluminescence test for hygiene monitoring

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare the performance of the Detex RESI-CLEAN swab test to two other hygiene monitoring products intended for similar use including the Celsis snapshot ATP bioluminescence test and the Biotrace® Protect™ protein detection test. Hygiene monitoring tests are used to determine the general cleanliness of a surface. A surface with food ...


  • Cellular ATP – A Superior Measure of Active Biomass for Biological Wastewater Treatment Processes

    Biological 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 the rate ...

  • 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 ...

  • Activated sludge optimization using ATP in pulp and paper industry

    The activated sludge process is an old technology, but still the most commonly used one for treatment of wastewater. Despite the wide spread usage the technology still suffers from instability (Tandoi et al. 2006) and high operating cost. Activated sludge processes often carry a large solids inventory. Managing the total inventory without interference is the key component of the optimization ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 immediately upon starting to ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • 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.

  • Robust on-line monitoring assay - Case Study

    Alkaline Phosphatase Enzyme Activity Measurement as a Robust on-line Monitoring Assay for Water Quality Assessment. Zina Al-Saar 4th year Intern student Avans University of Applied Science - ATGM Department Joep Appels - Supervisor and Managing Director microLAN on line Bio-monitoring System. ...


    By microLAN B.V.

  • Do you need to monitor temperature and humidity in controlled environments?

    Look no further. This compact and easy-to-use instrument is ideal for constant monitoring of temperature and humidity measurements in environments where a record of data for traceability is required. It is ideal for use in medical product storage facilities, warehousing and distribution, containers, industrial processes, laboratory environments, museums, and classrooms. With a ...


    By ATP Instrumentation Ltd

  • Wastewater Monitoring Series, Part 1: Identifying the Gaps in Conventional Biomass Test Methods in Wastewater

    Biological wastewater treatment systems require living biomass to remove biodegradable contaminants from wastewater.  Effective treatment is directly dependent on the concentration of healthy biomass. It stands to reason that having an easy method to directly measure the quantity and quality of living biomass would be tremendously beneficial to the operation of biological wastewater ...

  • [Technical Paper] Biomass Evolution in Full-Scale Drinking Water Filters

    After nearly two-years of work, we could advance our understanding of ATP measurement in drinking water biofilters. I will describe some of the background and key results from the study below – more information is provided in the Journal AWWA December 2016 article. Background of the ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • Sure, We Have Lots of Bioreactor Solids… But How Many are Active?

     ABSTRACT Biological 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 ...

  • 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.

Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you