biofilm biocide Articles

  • BioSense a Biofilm Monitor and Controller

    Abstract Biofilms (slime) can form on virtually every nonshedding surface, in a nonsterile aqueous environment i.e. anywhere where a water source is present; such as cooling/heating systems, swimming areas and in drinking water purification. These Biofilms can cause a myriad of problems including; harbouring harmful bacteria such as Legionella, inducing corrosion, and reducing ...


    By Sensara, SL

  • Biofilm Control for Industrial Waters

    Industrial operations can face a number of serious problems due to bacterial Biofilms growing in process water systems and cooling tower waters. Biofilm-induced corrosion, mechanical blockages and impedance of heat transfer processes result in huge monetary losses each year. In engineered systems, additional risks of biofilm-mediated contamination include negative public health consequences and ...

  • A Refinery saves 25% on biocide dosage by using HydroBio Advance

    Real time determination and monitoring of biofilm in cooling systems 1. KEYWORDS HydroBio® Advance, Cooling system, Biofilm, Biocide consumption 2. BACKGROUND This case study shows how the application of the HydroBio® Advance is used to evaluate the real biocide demand of a cooling system in the petrochemical industry. ...


    By Kurita

  • Removing biofilm from membranes – a practical approach

    Abstract Within the lifetime of most reverse osmosis (RO) systems some fouling will adversely affect membrane performance.One of the major foulants identified on lead membranes during a decade of membrane autopsy at the Genesys Membrane laboratory is biological fouling (biofouling). All raw water sources contain microorganisms such as algae, bacteria and fungi. They also contain ...

  • A Refinery saves 25% on biocide dosage by using HydroBio advance - Case Study

    Real time determination and monitoring of biofilm in cooling systems 1. Keywords HydroBio Advance, Cooling system, Biofilm, Biocide consumption 2. Background This case study shows how the application of the HydroBio Advance is used to evaluate the real biocide demand of a cooling system in the petrochemical industry. Independent of ...


    By Kurita

  • Nature inspires a better way to block biofilms

    In many industries where equipment comes in contact with water, including those that rely on water treatment membranes, equipment fouling is a huge problem. Biofilm fouling occurs when living organisms — including bacteria, algae, and even mollusks — become attached to boat hulls, harbor structures, and other equipment. The resulting damage can be costly. Coatings and other chemical ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Biofilm control strategies in industrial processing waters

    Bacterial biofilms cause a number of serious problems for industrial fluid processing operations. Mechanical blockages, impedance of heat transfer processes and microbially induced corrosion result in billions of dollars of losses each year. In engineered systems, such as cooling water systems, food processing, and other industrial applications possible risk to public health and product spoilage ...

  • Online biofilm monitoring by HydroBio® Advance in an open cooling water system

    Download our new case study (CS 134) and learn how HydroBio® Advance optimized the biocide programme and improves the full plant efficiency through: Control of microbiological status with online biofilm monitoring. Optimization of the biocide treatment. Successful deposit control and so clean system. ...


    By Kurita

  • Chemical disinfection of Legionella in hot water systems biofilm: a pilot-scale 1 study

    Legionella bacteria encounter optimum growing conditions in hot water systems and cooling towers. A pilot-scale 1 unit was built in order to study the biofilm disinfection. It consisted of two identical loops, one used as a control and the other as a ‘Test Loop’. A combination of a bio-detergent and a biocide (hydrogen peroxide + peracetic acid) was applied in the Test Loop three times under the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Successful performance thanks to Kuriverter IK-110

    Learn how an impressive reduction of biofilm without conventional biocide treatment could be achieved in an RO plant of a pulp and paper mill. Thanks to Kuriverter® IK-110 the working conditions of the plant ...


    By Kurita

  • An alternative cooling tower disinfectant: On-site generated mixed oxidants

    Favorable temperatures (80-110°F) and availability of nutrients make cooling tower systems ideal places for microbial growth. Accumulation of biofilm impedes proper heat transfer and secretes metabolic products that contribute to microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC). The films also may propagate and release disease-causing bacteria. Control of microbial growth is traditionally ...

  • Mixed-oxidant application in cooling tower maintenance

    Tests using the MIOX-generated mixed-oxidant solution instead of oxidizing biocides (chlorine or bromine) for cooling tower maintenance, and eliminating all other biocides, in first an established cooling tower and subsequently in two new cooling towers found: (1) aerobic bacteria counts consistently less than 1000/mL in the cooling water (no colonies on the standard Easicult TTC1 dip slide ...

  • Inhibition of biofouling by modification of forward osmosis membrane using quaternary ammonium cation

    In the operation of the forward osmosis (FO) process, biofouling of the membrane is a potentially serious problem. Development of an FO membrane with antibacterial properties could contribute to a reduction in biofouling. In this study, quaternary ammonium cation (QAC), a widely used biocidal material, was conjugated with a silane coupling agent (3-(trimethoxysilyl)-propyldimethyloctadecyl ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Swimming Pool Chemistry Management Made Easy

    A new way to control biological activity in your swimming pool without using chemicals.  Healthier to you, savings in chemicals, savings in time and easy pool management.  Take a look at the full article and please contact me any where in the world if you would like to set up a similar system in your pool.  Waterdoc Limited is continuing to use this technology to improve water ...


    By Waterdoc Limited

  • Swimming Pool Chemistry made easy

    A new way to control biological activity in your swimming pool without using chemicals.  Healthier to you, savings in chemicals, savings in time and easy pool management.  Take a look at the full article and please contact me any where in the world if you would like to set up a similar system in your pool.  Waterdoc Limited is continuing to use this technology to improve water ...


    By Waterdoc Limited

  • Suitability of cationic flocculants for RO membranes performance improvement

    Abstract As it has already been published and demonstrated, one of the main causes of membranes failures is related to a poor plant pre-treatment. Data from more than 600 autopsies demonstrated that both biofilm and colloidal matter are the most common components on RO (reverse osmosis) membranes fouling, therefore, main lack on membranes pre-treatment is related to disinfection and ...

  • Ultrasonic technology in cooling towers

    Ultrasound technology is an effective and environmentally friendly method to minimise chemical consumption and improve the efficiency of a cooling tower, says Ander Paz Blazquez. Low-intensity ultrasound has been used for more than a decade in order to control algae and biofilm growth. Latest innovations have concluded that effective algae control is achieved through the use Ultrasound ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Controlling scale in water systems helps prevent legionella

    The Legionella bacterium, Legionella Pneumophila (LP), the fundamental agent of Legionnaire’s Disease, is a water-based organism, which causes infection when inhaled in an aerosol form. Legionnaires' Disease acquired its name in 1976 when an outbreak of pneumonia occurred among persons attending a convention of the American Legion in Philadelphia. Later, the bacterium causing the illness ...

  • About TecH2O

    Who is cleaning your cooling tower? With warmer weather on the way, it will soon be time to put cooling towers back into service.  According to legislation passed by New York State effective 11/15/2015, “All owners shall ensure that all cooling towers are cleaned and disinfected when shut down for more than five days” and “any person who performs cleaning and ...


    By TecH2O

  • Economical calculations for the use of Ozone in Cooling Towers

    Abstract Ozone has been successfully applied to industrial cooling water systems with the resultant improvement in operational efficiency due to increased heat transfer, reduced system corrosion, improved environmental impact and reduced on-going chemical expenditure. The aim of this paper is to provide practical advice on the options available for the application of ozone and the potential ...


    By Absolute Systems Inc.

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