microbiological water quality laboratory Articles

  • Mineral water: a microbiological approach

    Total coliforms, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and high heterotrophic plate count were found in bottled mineral water. What may represent an important public health problem, because the presence of these microorganisms can be harmful to the health of the consumer, principally because some are opportunistic pathogens capable of causing infections in vulnerable individuals. Sales of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • UV Minimises Risks for Major Food Retailers

    For many years, one of the UK’s largest food manufacturers has made it their business to be the best at producing all manner of bespoke cooked and raw, ready-to-eat vegetables and carbohydrates for their customers, who include chilled food manufacturers, food-to-go operators and, of course, major supermarkets. Being the best means not only complying with food quality standards set by ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Coupling microbiological testing and sanitary surveys in drinking water quality programs: results from Capiz Province, Philippines

    Developing countries often struggle to conduct laboratory-based water quality testing programs due to a lack of financial and technical resources. However, inexpensive, accurate, field-based tests are being developed which have the potential to overcome this barrier. This paper provides the results of an initiative by the Provincial Health Office in Capiz, Philippines, to conduct a first-ever, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Comparison and verification of four field-based microbiological tests: H2S test, Easygel®, Colilert®, Petrifilm™

    The UN defines water supplies as ‘improved’ or ‘unimproved.’ These indicators are easy to measure, but do not reflect water quality, which requires laboratory or field tests. Laboratory and test availability, expense and technical capacity are obstacles for developing countries.This research compares and verifies four low-cost, field-based microbiological tests: the EC-Kit (Colilert® and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Why Wait Until Tomorrow To Know Today`s Water Quality?

    As water management continues to move to the forefront of worldwide resource concerns, better information is required to facilitate effective decision making. Not only does the information have to better, it also has to be obtained faster and from multiple locations. When public health is at stake, the results must come quickly. Heterotrophic Plate Counts and other culture-based ...

  • Thermo Scientific connects at GPSG Brazil delivers enterprise-level productivity linking laboratories to ERP - case study

    The Global Pharmaceutical Supply Group (GPSG) Brazil is an APILA unit of Janssen-Cilag Farmacêutica Ltda., (www.janssen-cilag.com.br) located in São Paulo, Brazil. Janssen-Cilag is one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical companies specializing in pain management and fungal disease. Janssen-Cilag is a member of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies; the ...

  • Water Sustainability

    I7.1  | Water Optimization – 30% Groundwater Use Reduction Tabatha Pellerin, Senior Program Manager, AECOM AECOM assisted the Entergy Lewis Creek gas/coal fired electric power plant with water conservation efforts prompted by a goal of 30% ...

  • LIMS and the Automation of the Water Lab

    (Reproduced by permission from Laboratorium Magazine) Europe’s most modern water lab is located in Leeuwarden, in the Netherlands. Vitens made a big splash when it brought this modern building, with its transparent design, into operation in January 2005. Many colleagues from Dutch and foreign labs are eager to visit this installation, where water control samples are routed automatically with the ...


    By STARLIMS Corporation

  • Home water treatment by direct filtration with natural coagulant

    ABSTRACTSeeds of the plant species Strychnos potatorum and Moringa oleifera contain natural polyelectrolytes which can be used as coagulants to clarify turbid waters. In laboratory tests, direct filtration of a turbid surface water (turbidity 15-25 NTU, heterotrophic bacteria 280-500 cfu ml−1, and fecal coliforms 280-500 MPN 100 ml−1), with seeds of S. potatorum ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Importance of Water Testing After Natural Disasters

    In the aftermath of a natural disaster, particularly earthquakes, infrastructure could be damaged and a safe source of drinking water is often not available. This may be due to damaged pipes or water supplies becoming contaminated. Our colleagues at Oxfamstate; “In the initial phases of an emergency it should be assumed that all water sources are contaminated ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • 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

  • Spiral-Wound Elements for Potable Water Treatment

    Introduction Any new technology must overcome perceptions of the marketplace, which are not accurate. As a technology moves into new areas of application, new misconceptions also arise. Crossflow membrane technology is no exception. The first man-made, pressure-driven 'crossflow' membranes were made in flat sheet form. This membrane had to be configured in a device, and was first made in ...


  • Water, environmental and Pharma lims solution transforms information management solution at nova Biologicals

    Company Background Nova is one of the nation’s largest providers of water testing for drinking and wastewater and has provided nationwide testing services to the industry, specializing in microbiological, chemical and toxicological testing. Nova provides comprehensive diagnostic testing of specimens for the presence of infectious disease organisms and water testing under the ...

  • Low-Flow (Minimal Drawdown) Ground-Water Sampling Procedures

    Untitled Document Background The Regional Superfund Ground Water Forum is a group of ground-water ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Chemical-Free Treatment of Recirculating Water Using Pulsed-Power

    Untitled Document Regulatory pressures and economic considerations require industry to become cleaner, more efficient, and more environmentally benign. Such operating principles advance not only ...


    By Dolphin WaterCare

  • Taming taste and odor (T & O) problems in a water treatment plant

    Taming Taste & Odor (T&O) Problems Some taste and odors are caused by mineral constituents in the water, e.g. excess chlorine and hydrogen sulfide. However the majority of taste and odor are the result of biologic activity. Spring turnover of lakes and algal blooms are responsible for Blue-green algae (Cyanobacterium), Green algae and diatoms that introduce filter clogging organisms ...


    By Jenfitch, LLC

  • The Culligan UF-P2 water filtration system - smart well technology for disaster response & beyond

    A Longstanding Commitment to Innovation & Philanthropy As a global leader in water treatment, Culligan has developed innovative industrial and commercial water treatment systems for over 70 years. The company's worldwide network, strong service capability and revolutionary technology offers customers one source for end-to-end water treatment solutions tailored to help meet their ...


    By Culligan Matrix Solutions

  • 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 ...

  • Ozone for Cooling Tower Systems - An update and lessons learned at the Kennedy Space Center

    Keywords: Ozone, Cooling Water, Stand-Alone Treatment, and Large Capacity Cooling Tower Summary: The operational experience and performance of the successful use of ozone as a stand-alone cooling water treatment method are discussed. Several guidelines for design parameters and operational controls are presented. From a wide field of application experience, the author ...


    By Absolute Systems Inc.

  • Organics Monitoring (TOC)

    Total organic carbon (TOC) testing is the traditional method for determining organic matter in water. However there is a far more practical, affordable and often more useful way to measure organic matter. UV absorbance testing (UVA) is rapidly becoming the preferred method of measuring organics even when the levels of organics being measured are very small. Organic Matter Organic ...


    By Real Tech Inc.

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