legionella risk Articles

  • Public Health - Preventing Legionellosis

    Since it was reconginsed 30 years ago, legionellosis has affected millons of people. William F McCoy, author of a new book from IWA Publishing, looks at the steps needed to mount an effective reponse to the disease. Next year marks the 30th anniversary of the 1976 American Legion convention of military veterans held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is remembered primarily not for the ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • Matrix express makes Water testing lab more efficient case study

    Matrix Express LIMS allowed The Water Lab to improve its efficiency and provide a faster service by streamlining the processing and management of sample information. The Water Lab (www.lhewaterlab.ie/) is a modern, fully calibrated ISO17025 environmental contract laboratory based in Co. Kildare, Ireland. Providing a wide range of water and waste water testing services, including sampling and ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • A Look at the Impact of Proposed Water Standard to Prevent Legionnaires` Disease

    From the standpoint of water treatment industry experts, failure to prevent legionellosis (or Legionnaires’ Disease) is the most significant water treatment problem today. Essentially every case of the disease is the result of exposure to inadequately managed building watersystems, and both utility and potable water systems can be the source of the hazard (i.e., Legionella bacteria). In ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • On tap: recreational waterborne disease at an all-time high

    Levels of recreational waterborne disease are at their highest since reporting began in 1978, suggesting the need for interventions aimed at reducing risks in natural and treated water systems. More outbreaks are reported related to recreational  waterborne diesease than drinking water sources. Every two years the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a report on waterborne ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • UV systems for spas & hydro pools - Case Study

    With the rise of health centres and leisure clubs throughout the UK, a key feature in many modern facilities is the inclusion of spas and hydro pools.  As a specialist aquatic application, spas and hydro pools feature high turnover rates, high bather loads, increased turbulence and water temperatures above 35oC.  This combination of factors provides a perfect breeding ground for harmful ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Sick-building syndrome and building-related illness

    Significant health problems linked to very poor indoor air qualityIndoor Air Quality (IAQ) deals with the content of interior air that could affect health and comfort of building occupants. The IAQ may be compromised by microbial contaminants (mold, bacteria), chemicals (such as carbon monoxide, radon), allergens, or any mass or energy stressor are more prevalent than anyone could have predicted. ...

  • Bacteria-free water - without the use of toxic chemicals - Case Study

    Aarhus University Hospital fought against Legionella bacteria – and won Legionella bacteria thrives in all hot-water supplies and Aarhus University Hospital, Risskov felt the problem firsthand. With the ECA generator from Danish Clean Water A/S they managed to significantly reduce the bacteria and thereby minimizing risks concerning Legionella. Virtually all hospitals, ...


    By Danish Clean Water A/S

  • Perfectly clean water without the use of chemicals - Case Study

    Showers in indoor swimming pool was legionella-free without dangerous chemicals In the spring of 2012 dangerous legionella bacteria outbreak was found in the shower installation in Osby swimming hall in Sweden. Now the shower installation is completely legionella free, and secure the visitors against future outbreaks, by using a harmless and biodegradable liquid NEUTHOX. Each ...


    By Danish Clean Water A/S

  • New Report - 2014 Strategies for the Global Respiratory Diseases Diagnostic Testing Market

    ReportsnReports.com adds report 2014 Strategies for the Global Respiratory Diseases Diagnostic Testing Market to its store. This new report provides analysis of the global respiratory disease testing market, including emerging tests, technologies, instrumentation, sales forecasts by country, market shares, and strategic profiles of leading suppliers. About this ...


  • US Automated Microbiology Market 2014: Molecular Diagnostics, Microbial Identification, Antibiotic Susceptibility, Blood Culture, Urine Screening, Imm

    ReportsnReports.com adds report US Automated Microbiology Market 2014: Molecular Diagnostics, Microbial Identification, Antibiotic Susceptibility, Blood Culture, Urine Screening, Immunodiagnostics to its store. US Automated Microbiology Market 2014 is a new analysis of major business opportunities emerging in the US automated microbiology market during the next five years. The report examines key ...


  • 2014 France Automated Microbiology Tests Market: Molecular Diagnostics, Microbial Identification, Antibiotic Susceptibility, Blood Culture, Urine Scre

    ReportsnReports.com adds report French Automated Microbiology Market 2014: Molecular Diagnostics, Microbial Identification, Antibiotic Susceptibility, Blood Culture, Urine Screening, Immunodiagnostics to its store. French Automated Microbiology Market 2014 is a new analysis of major business opportunities emerging in the French automated microbiology market during the next five years.  The ...


  • Controlling Scale Deposition and Industrial Fouling

    It costs US industry billions of dollars a year to control and remove the limescale that builds up in industrial equipment such a heat exchangers, evaporative coolers, boilers, chillers and other water fed equipment. Oil wells, for example, face significant scaling problems from the highly mineralized water that are extracted with the oil. Limescale not only increases downtime, maintenance ...

  • 2014 Europe Automated Microbiology Market: Over 100 Infectious Disease Tests By Application, Segment & Profiles Leading Players Analyzed

    ReportsnReports.com adds report European Automated Microbiology Market 2014: Molecular Diagnostics, Microbial Identification, Antibiotic Susceptibility, Blood Culture, Urine Screening, Immunodiagnostics to its store.European Automated Microbiology Market 2014 is a new five-country strategic analysis of major business opportunities emerging in the automated microbiology market during the next five ...


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