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  • Bacteria in water test for eColi

    Industrial Test Systems, Inc. (ITS) announces a new, USEPA compliant method for presence/absence determination of Total Coliforms and E. coli in water – EZ Coliform Cult – MUG Test. Each test consists of a sterilized, ready-to-use 120mL bottle containing a premeasured amount of growth media. To run the test simply add the water sample, cap the bottle and then incubate at 35°C for ...

  • Bacteria in water test for eColi

    Industrial Test Systems, Inc. (ITS) announces a new, USEPA compliant method for presence/absence determination of Total Coliforms and E. coli in water – EZ Coliform Cult – MUG Test. Each test consists of a sterilized, ready-to-use 120mL bottle containing a premeasured amount of growth media. To run the test simply add the water sample, cap the bottle and then incubate at 35°C for 24 hours (or ...

  • Screening for antibiotic-resistant bacteria in drinking water

    Harmful bacteria in water are of concern, especially if they are resistant to antibiotics. A new Portuguese study reports on levels of a group of bacteria, staphylococci, in three different types of water in the treatment cycle and analyses their resistance to antibiotics. 'Coagulase-negative staphylococci' (CNS) are common and usually harmless. However, some CNS can cause skin infections when ...

  • Water well owners should check water periodically for bacteria, nitrate

    Bacteria and nitrate are widespread in the environment, so every household water well owner should regularly test their water to make sure no health risk exists, the National Ground Water Association recommended today. While most bacteria found in water do not cause disease, disease-causing bacteria called pathogens can exist in well water given the right circumstances, NGWA said. Nitrate is not ...

  • OriginClear Effectively Eliminates Bacteria and Hydrogen Sulfide in Produced Water Without Chemicals

    OriginClear Inc. (OTC/QB: OOIL), a leading provider of water treatment solutions, today announced OriginClear’s proprietary electro-oxidation technology effectively removes 96 percent of bacteria and 97 percent of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) from produced water, without chemicals. Results were reported after lab and field testing on produced water from the Eagle Ford shale using ...


    By OriginClear Inc.

  • Team probes mysteries of oceanic bacteria

    Microbes living in the oceans play a critical role in regulating Earth's environment, but very little is known about their activities and how they work together to help control natural cycles of water, carbon and energy. A team of MIT researchers led by Professors Edward DeLong and Penny Chisholm is trying to change that. Borrowing gene sequencing tools developed for sequencing the human ...

  • Encouraging bacteria to clean up oil spills

    Catastrophic accidents account for 9 per cent of the oil released into marine environments. Several disasters, including the 1989 Exxon Valdez in Alaska, and the Prestige incident, off northern Spain in 2002, have seen the use of 'bioremediation' as part of the clean-up operation. Recent work has investigated combinations of natural additives to increase the speed and efficiency of ...

  • Using bacteria to self-heal cracks in concrete

    Some types of bacteria show the potential to act as self-healing agents in concrete, according to a recent study. This could make the construction material more durable and therefore more sustainable. Typically, concrete consists of 300kg of cement, 180 litres of water and 1890kg of aggregates per m3. Cement production has an impact on the environment as it is very energy intensive, accounting ...

  • Technical Announcement: Bacteria No Match for Deep Floridan Aquifer

    A first of its kind study has the potential to impact future regulatory decisions on disinfection practices for water prior to its recharge or following its storage in the Floridan Aquifer. The U.S Geological Survey report found that coliform bacteria die off faster in a regional aquifer system ...

  • Mississippi River Flood Victims on the Lookout for Mold & Bacteria

    Cinnaminson, NJ, May 11st, 2011 Earlier this week, it was announced that the Mississippi River had crested around Memphis, while downstream many communities were still facing additional flooding.  The water levels in Memphis had not been observed since the 1930s and many low lying areas were heavily damaged by the flood waters. Further south, in Louisiana, it was reported that the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Could Legionella Bacteria Be Contaminating Your Hot Tub?

    Hot tubs that are operated and maintained improperly provide a perfect breeding ground for Legionella bacteria. Exposure to Legionella can cause potentially deadly Legionnaires’ disease and non-fatal Pontiac fever. Legionnaires’ disease is a severe, potentially fatal and debilitating form of pneumonia that has long term effects after the disease has been treated. Pontiac fever is a ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • CDC Reports that CRE are a Nightmare Bacteria in Healthcare Environments

    Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, also known as CRE, are a family of germs that are difficult to treat because they have high levels of resistance to antibiotics.  According to new figures released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 4% of acute care hospitals and 18% of long-term acute care hospitals in the United States reported at least one case ...


    By Ultraviolet Devices, Inc.

  • Drug Resistant Bacteria Found in Nation’s Meat and Poultry

    Cinnaminson, NJ, May 2nd, 2011 Last month it was reported that a new study discovered that the bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus, is found widely in the nation’s meat and poultry.  The study found that 47% of the 136 samples taken from 26 retail stores in 5 cities across the nation were contaminated with S. aureus. It also reported that 52% of the bacteria ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Shifts in soil bacteria linked to wetland restoration success

    A new study led by Duke University researchers finds that restoring degraded wetlands -- especially those that had been converted into farm fields -- actually decreases their soil bacterial diversity. But that’s a good thing, say the study’s authors, because it marks a return to the wetland soils’ natural conditions.“It sounds counter-intuitive, but our study shows that in restored wetlands, ...


    By Duke University

  • Year-Long project to examine water quality - tests confirm rainfall affects bacteria in Kansas City Streams (KS, MO)

    Recent tests by EPA have shown increased levels of E. coli after recent rains in Kansas City area streams. The tests are part of a year-long project by the Agency to better understand water quality in the Kansas City area streams including Line, Shoal, Tomahawk, Indian, Mill, Coffee, Brush, Brenner Heights, and Turkey creeks, as well as the Little Blue and Blue rivers. As part of this survey, ...

  • Bacteria that Causes Legionnaires' Disease Frequently Found in Cooling Towers

    Last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the results of a study on the prevalence of Legionella bacteria in cooling towers across the country. According to media reports, CDC researchers found that 84% of the 196 cooling towers tested for ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Heavy Rains Have California Residents on the Lookout for Mold & Bacteria

    EMSL Analytical provides environmental and indoor air quality (IAQ) testing solutions for residential and commercial properties impacted by heavy rains and flooding in California. Sunday brought gusting winds, heavy rains and flooding to parts of California.  The first major storm of spring brought new concerns over mudslides and even knocked out power to more ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • GM bacteria may mop up mercury more efficiently

    Using genetically modified (GM) bacteria may be a cheaper and easier way to clean up waterways contaminated with one of the most toxic heavy metals, mercury, according to a study. Mercury emissions are rising globally, largely from coal-fired power stations, waste incinerators, and the mining of gold and silver in ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Silver Nanoparticles May Fight Bacteria Used to Treat Wastewater

    COLUMBIA, Missouri (ENS) – Many everyday consumer items now utilize the emerging science of nanotechnology in the form of silver nanoparticles that are incorporated into items such as bandages, clothing, cosmetics, car wax, and toys. Silver nonparticles can destroy bacteria, but while that is a good characteristic for someone who needs to bandage a cut, it might not be so valuable ...

  • Daimer Unveils Steam Cleaners to Kill Bacteria in Health Clubs

    U.S.A – October 15, 2012 – Daimer Industries®, the most trusted brand in advanced steam cleaning equipment, presents powerful steam cleaner machines empowered with reliable germ-killing capabilities. The vapor steam cleaner models include HEPA filters that extract particles up to 3 microns in size, leaving health clubs free of ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

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