bacteria count News

  • Is dry ice blasting safe to use in food production facilities?

    It’s important for food processing facilities to maintain strict guidelines for maintaining equipment. One of the challenges these facilities face is cleaning in a reasonable amount of time while still being thorough. Utilizing dry ice blasting as a replacement for chemicals ...

  • Beach sand often more contaminated than water

    Recent research has revealed that beach sand contains high concentrations of E. coli and other fecal indicator bacteria, often greatly exceeding the concentration in beach water.  Further, there is evidence that beach closings due to elevated fecal indicator bacteria may be linked to these sand populations. Contaminated beach sand, and the complications that it causes for monitoring, are among ...

  • Launching Aquapad aboard the International Space Station (ISS)

    Did you know that the potable water on board the International Space Station (ISS) is up to 80% recycled from astronauts’ sweat, urine and other reclaimed wastewater sources? This means bacteria testing to monitor the quality of the recycled water is frequently required to ensure astronauts’ health and safety of consumption. Traditional test methods for bacteria testing can be timely, ...


    By Sterlitech Corporation

  • Endotoxin Exposure Risks in Puerto Rico Following Floods and Indoor Sewage Contamination

    Residents of Puerto Rico are familiar with occasional beach closures due to sewage spills or high bacteria counts in the water off of the islands’ famous beaches.  Raw sewage can contain a wide range of potentially harmful substances that may include viruses, bacteria, protozoa, parasites and fungi. Health officials take sewage in the water and on beaches serious and so should people ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Received USCG Certificate Approval for BioBarrier MarineMBR Series

    SUNSET HILLS, MO – July 2020 – Scienco/FAST is proud to offer the newly certified BioBarrier® MarineMBR™ series of Type II Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) to the marine marketplace. With its long performance history of providing the affordable, adaptable, and proven FAST® Systems, Scienco/FAST offers a higher treatment option with membrane technology to remove 99.9% of the ...


    By BioMicrobics, Inc.

  • Largest wastewater treatment plant in Alberta, CA selects Headworks Inc.

    Local wastewater screening manufacturer, Headworks® Inc., continues to win projects on an international level. One of the largest wastewater treatment plants in Alberta, Canada has selected Headworks to supply three Mahr® Bar Screens ...


    By Headworks Inc.

  • Sewage Contamination in Buildings can Expose People to Microbial Toxins

    California residents are used to hearing about beach closures due to sewage spills and high bacteria counts in the water off of the state’s famous beaches.  Raw sewage can contain a host of potentially harmful substances, including: viruses, bacteria, protozoa, parasites, and fungi.   Just as health professionals take sewage in the beaches serious, people who have experienced a ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • EPA grant helps Rhode Islanders enjoy safe beaches

    With the summer beach season in high gear, EPA’s New England Administrator Robert Varney has announced a grant of $209,650 to the Rhode Island Department of Health to improve and expand water quality monitoring and notification at the state’s public salt water beaches. 'Rhode Island's beaches are one of our greatest resources, and improving the water quality will ensure that they are available ...

  • Ultrasonic impact on algae and other Aquatic Life Forms

    A Technical Explanation The Hydro BioScience® Quattro-DB® and Mezzo-DB™ devices emit ultrasonic frequencies (i.e. above human hearing capability) that cause simply constructed forms of algae to vibrate at their natural ...

  • Honolulu faces $1.2 billion wastewater treatment upgrade

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed to not renew Honolulu's permit variance to exempt the Sand Island Wastewater Treatment plant from full secondary treatment requirements. If the variance is denied, Honolulu may have to spend as much as $1.2 billion to upgrade the plant, which handles wastewater from the city of Honolulu and the resort area of Waikiki. The Sand Island ...

  • Reducing runoff pollution in the US

    Over the past century, runaway development has paved over forests, fields and wetlands across the country. Along with urbanization has come the problem of 'urban stormwater' – rainwater that washes over dirty surfaces such as roads, buildings and lawns and becomes a major source of pollution in rivers, lakes and bays. While much has been achieved in the past 30 years to limit pollution from ...


    By Erosion Control Forum

  • EPA Announces 2013 Report Card Grade for the Mystic River Watershed

    The Mystic River Watershed water quality earned a report card grade of “D” for calendar year 2013. This is the eighth public reporting on bacterial water quality conditions for the Mystic River Watershed since the first Mystic River Watershed Report Card grade was issued in 2007. The grade was announced by EPA, in conjunction with the Mystic River Watershed Association ...

  • 5 More Bad Bugs to Watch Out For

    From vicious viruses to felonious fungi, these bad bugs are wanted for a wide array of sickening crimes. Cryptosporidium Despite breaking most of the rules, Cryptosporidium is a regular at the local ...


    By Bio Fire Diagnostics

  • White Paper Explores Inline Bioprocess Monitoring Benefits

    A new, free white paper from METTLER TOLEDO entitled “Fermentation: Inline Real-Time Monitoring of Key Process Parameters” reviews four examples of how inline monitoring helps ensure efficient bioprocess control. The faster, more thorough analysis provided by inline monitoring helps maximize productivity, reduce costs and shorten manufacturing cycles. METTLER TOLEDO has published a ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • EMSL Analytical Tests NHL’s Stanley Cup for Bacteria

    EMSL Analytical tested the legendary trophy for the Chicago Tribune this month to see if the 5,000 people that touch and kiss it each day it is on tour are spreading dangerous pathogens. Cinnaminson, NJ, June 24th, 2010 Last week the National Hockey League’s (NHL) beloved Stanley Cup came to the offices of the Chicago Tribune.   ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New Grading System for Mystic River Watershed Gives Public Better Localized Information

    In coordination with the Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA), EPA is utilizing an enhanced, more locally-specific analysis of water quality in the Mystic River Watershed to illuminate environmental conditions for the public. Instead of one grade for the entire watershed, EPA and MyRWA are issuing grades for each segment of the watershed, totaling 14 separate stretches of river and its ...

  • Phigenics Receives Patents for Legionella Test

    Today, Phigenics, LLC received notice of allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office for the third in a series of three patents. The three new patents cover compositions and methods of use for the Phigenics Validation Test® viable Legionella and Total Heterotrophic Aerobic Bacteria field analytical system (the PVT).  The PVT field analytical system provides more accurate ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • NRDC annual beach report: Water pollution ruins over 20,000 days at the beach for third straight year

    America’s beaches experienced over 20,000 closing and advisory days for the third consecutive year because of polluted water or threatened contamination, according to the 23rd annual beachwater quality report released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council. Over 80 percent of the closings and advisories were issued because testing revealed bacteria levels in the water violated ...

  • New advanced treatment for BOP Control System fluids significantly improves performance & safety following successful field trials

    atg UV Technology and Aberdeen based subsea BOP Controls specialists Raisepower have recently carried out pilot trials to prove the effectiveness of UV disinfection in treating hydraulic fluids used for subsea B.O.P. (Blow Out Preventer) operation. UV light is a chemical-free, physical disinfection technique that is widely used throughout the offshore sector for applications such as ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Testing UK Floodwater with the BBC

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26169373 The water running thigh deep through Ham Sandhu's house in Wraysbury in Berkshire is freezing cold and murky. Floating around in his kitchen is a toy car and a pair of slippers. Clunking gently together near the sink are two rubbish bins. "I brought them in here," he says, "so they didn't drift away." An unpleasant smell thickens the ...


    By DelAgua Group

Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you