legionella control service Articles

  • Managing Legionella in Facilities

    The Energy Institute (EI)’s Occupational Health and Hygiene Committee (OHHC) is soon to publish an updated, second edition of its technical guidance on Legionella risk management and control, and new technical guidance on the control of Legionella in cooling towers. Legionellosis, also known as ‘Legionnaires’ disease’ is a severe strain of pneumonia which was so ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • EMSL now has 3 laboratories with passing CDC legionella proficiency testing results

    EMSL Analytical Inc., a leading provider of advanced environmental laboratory services nationwide, received passing Legionella results in its New York City, Westmont, NJ and Houston, TX laboratories as part of the US Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) ELITE pilot proficiency test program for Legionella. “As part of a program to provide Legionella testing for regional markets nationwide, we are ...


  • The Control of pH and Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP) in Cooling Tower Applications

    The importance of keeping cooling tower water in proper chemical balance is becoming clearer. Cooling tower treatment control systems can limit scale formation to improve efficiency, limit corrosion to increase the service life of the cooling water system, and maintain a residual halogen level to reduce liability associated with biological growth, particularly Legionellae.   The use of ...


    By Walchem, Iwaki America Inc.

  • International sailing centre - case study

    Problem: The high week-end and low weekday use of this facility, plus seasonal variations in water usage, led to an increase in detected legionella counts. A solution was required that would be easy to control, simple to retro-fit and would operate equally effectively in periods of high and low usage. Solution: A Tarn-Pure system was installed ...


    By Tarn-Pure Ltd.

  • A Victorian hospital - case study

    Problem: This is an old town hospital built in the mid-1800s. It now has 156 beds and serves as a Community and Mental Health Hospital. The water services on site are a mix of new and very old so, as the recommended temperatures could not be maintained throughout the site, he use of temperature as the only control mechanism for Legionella was ineffective. ...


    By Tarn-Pure Ltd.

  • Environmental Concerns - Leter to the Editor

    We read with great interest the 'Tips from the clinical experts' segment concerning environmental cultures [January 2004, p. 26]. We are involved with several hospitals that utilize our services for the analysis of environmental samples. Our experience with such samples includes the routine testing of dialysis fluids for a variety of organisms, including Burkholderia cepacia, Sphingomonas ...

  • Mixed Oxidant Replaces “Cocktail” of Chemicals in Power Plan

    Cooling Tower Water Systes Synopsis In 2010 NIPSCO installed two MIOX RIO Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS) chlorine generator systems on two of the four cooling towers at R.M. Schahfer Generating Station.  After switching to MIOX for cooling tower water treatment, the two towers experienced minimized algae growth, better biocontrol and lower Legionella counts, ...


    By MIOX Corporation

  • Prevent hospital acquired infections during construction projects

    The issue of hospital acquired infections is a serious problem. According to several sources, three to four million hospital-acquired infections occur annually, with up to 80,000 fatalities. The costs of these infections are estimated to be between $4 billion and $5 billion per year (Air-Treatment Systems for Controlling Hospital acquired Infections, HPAC Engineering, April 2, 2008).Healthcare ...

  • DOCUPAK LLC REDUCES COOLING TOWER CHEMICAL USAGE BY A THIRD

    Docupak LLC, a full service marketing company headquartered in Alabaster, Alabama, has reduced chemical usage by a third and removed all scale from its cooling tower at its plant after installing the patented, award-winning Scalewatcher computerized, electronic water-conditioner from Scalewatcher North America.   In addition ...

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