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  • “Harmless” Bacteria Cause Autoimmune Disease

    Organs influenced by immune dynamics in the gut.(1) A Gut Check for Tumor Overgrowth Enzymes Work Better in a Cage Are IPS Cells Safe for Therapeutic Use? Factors contributing to autoimmune disease development. (2) The human body is the site of a flagrant yet silent invasion. We host as many foreign organisms in and on ...

  • Controlling Bacteria In a Clean Room Environment

    Maintaining the integrity of a cleanroom is a constant battle. The first step to deciding which method, or combination of methods, to employ is to identify the prime sources of contamination. There are three prime sources of contamination through which the integrity of a cleanroom might be breached. First, there is the human element. While many processes might be automated, many situations remain ...


    By GVS Filter Technology

  • Estimation of dead or live bacteria using online Bacteria Activity monitoring - Case Study

    The BACTcontrol, a microLAN instrument, measures on-line bacterial enzyme activity in food and aquatic samples. Besides ß-DGlucuronidase, ß-Galactosidase and ß-Glucosidase to measure E.coli, Coliform and Enterococci activity respectively also alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity is measured to determine Total Activity. The BACTcontrol TA test measures the metabolism activity of ...

  • Adapter bacteria control oil spill in bulk

    Introduction Microbac was called in to advise on a required treatment for an integrated bulk oil handling facility and sea-land terminal, receiving, storing and shipping a wide variety of liquid fuels, inorganic chemicals and petrochemicals, many of which are toxic to microorganisms. The variable and complex waste streams from tank truck cleaning, ballast and tank cleaning discharges from ...


    By Microbac Ltd

  • Multiplex PCR for detection of water-borne bacteria

    Microbial water-borne diseases still affect developing countries and are major water quality concerns throughout the world. Routine culture-based methods of identifying bacterial pathogens in water sources are laborious and time-consuming. Recently, the use of molecular techniques such as the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) has provided rapid and highly promising detection methods. In this ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Best Steam Cleaner for Complete Bacteria Elimination

    The best steam cleaner for commercial applications have three functions: Removing dirt and stains Removing allergens Eliminating germs and pests Dirt Removal Mud spots, sugars, food residue, and stains can be removed more completely by using the best steam cleaner systems, with high temperature and pressure levels. Ideally, the best steam ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Overcoming iron bacteria problems: An Australian perspective

    Iron bacteria are becoming an increasing problem in groundwater bores and are estimated to affect about 40% of the world’s water bores with anecdotal evidence indicating that this number is steadily increasing. Iron bacteria derive energy during their metabolism through oxidising soluble ferrous iron, present in the groundwater, to its insoluble ferric form. The resultant biofilm is ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

  • Combatting bacteria growth in emergency tank showers

    Emergency safety showers and eye wash stations are essential for sites where workers could come into contact with hazardous chemicals. In some environments providing this life saving equipment can be challenging, for instance a consistent supply of potable water cannot be guaranteed, or a tepid temperature can be difficult to maintain due to extreme ambient temperatures. ...

  • Antibiotic resistance among autochthonous aquatic environmental bacteria

    Antibiotics are widely used in both human and veterinary medicine and antibiotic-resistant bacteria cause problems in antibiotic therapy. The current study was conducted in the catchment area of the river Swist (Germany) and focuses on the resistance of environmental Rhodospirillaceae to antibiotics used in human medicine. The samples collected reflect different levels of human impact on the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effect of daylight on regrowth of bacteria in anaerobically digested sludge

    This study investigated the regrowth of total coliform, Salmonella, and Clostridium perfringens in anaerobically digested sludge after centrifuge dewatering in the presence and absence of daylight. Sludge cake and centrate samples were collected from a treatment plant, and half of the samples was stored in daylight and the other half was stored in dark for three weeks. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Gunderboom® in Protecting Waters from Bacteria

    Beaches located in the narrow inlet of Long Island Sound frequently contain high concentrations of bacteria. A Gunderboom® BPS™ (Beach Protection System) filter was installed in Harbor Island Park of Mamaroneck Harbor, New York, in 2002 to reduce bacterial levels in the water. Water and sediment collected inside and outside the Gunderboom® and other areas within Mamaroneck Harbor (Shore Acres ...

  • Use of bauxite for enhanced removal of bacteria in slow sand filters

    Slow sand filtration (SSF) is a well-known process for drinking water treatment and is widely used for the production of biologically stable drinking water and particle removal. The removal process of particles and microorganisms is highly dependent on the buildup of the schmutzdecke at the filter surface. During the ripening period and especially for cold waters, the buildup of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Biodegradation of Anionic Surfactants by Isolated Bacteria from Activated Sludge

    Sodium dodecyl sulphate, (SDS) is an anionic surfactant that widely used all over the world. They will eventually end-up and accumulate in household or industrial sewage. Due to their high foaming capabilities, which can cause numerous problems in sewage treatment facilities as well as direct toxic effects on many different organisms in ecosystem; they are generally considered as serious ...

  • Evaluation of the UV disinfection process in bacteria and amphizoic amoebae inactivation

    Abstract: Every year around 3.4 million people die from water-related diseases, mainly amoebiasis and diarrhoea caused by bacteria. The assessment of the efficiency of a UV light disinfection process in the inactivation of indicators, pathogen bacteria and amphizoic amoebae in a secondary treated effluent was carried out. Wastewater was irradiated with different doses of UV light using a ...

  • IAQ investigators often overlook Bacteria as the Root Cause of Occupant Complaints

    Untitled Document Many investigators have been dealing with mold issues the last few years and may have been overlooking bacteria as the underlying microbial problem. Bacteria ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Sulphate reducing bacteria to precipitate mercury after electrokinetic soil remediation

    Combined treatment with electroremediation and sulphate reducing bacteria (SRB) was tested in laboratory and pilot scale. The contaminated soil came from a chlor-alkali factory and contained about 100 mg/kg Hg. Iodide/iodine complexing agent was used to mobilize mercury. Mercury iodide complexes were moved to the anode solution using an electric field. The anode solution was then mixed with ...

  • Antibiotic resistance among aquatic bacteria in natural freshwater environments of Korea

    The taxonomic diversity and antibiotic resistance among freshwater bacterial communities in the major water bodies of Korea was examined using 437 penicillin-resistant, and 110 tetracycline-resistant bacterial isolates. Based on 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, most isolates were assigned to Proteobacteria, which was then followed by Bacteroidetes. Strains of Aeromonas were found as the most ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Halliburton hunts new bacteria killer to protect Shale-gas boom

    Halliburton Co. and Schlumberger Ltd., trying to forestall a regulatory crackdown that would cut natural-gas drilling, are developing ways to eliminate the need for chemicals that may taint water supplies near wells. At risk is hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a process that unlocked gas deposits in shale formations and drove gains in U.S. production of the fuel. Proposed regulations might slow ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Micro-zooplankton grazing as a means of fecal bacteria removal in stormwater BMPs

    A priority for environmental managers is control of stormwater runoff pollution, especially fecal microbial pollution. This research was designed to determine if fecal bacterial grazing by micro-zooplankton is a significant control on fecal bacteria in aquatic best management practices (BMPs); if grazing differs between a wet detention pond and a constructed wetland; and if environmental ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Impacts of silver nanoparticles on cellular and transcriptional activity of nitrogen‐cycling bacteria

    The widespread use of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) raises the potential for environmental releases that could impact microbial ecosystem services. In the present study, the authors address how the AgNPs and Ag+ that they release may impact nitrogen‐cycling bacteria. The authors studied the cellular and transcriptional response of the denitrifier Pseudomonas stutzeri, the nitrogen fixer ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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