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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 24 hours (or ...

  • 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 ...

  • Is iron from soil a factor in algal blooms?

    Australia's own distinctive red soils could play a part in the formation of the stinking swathes of blue-green algae often shovelled off east coast beaches in summer. A QUT team of scientists is taking an in-depth look at how iron, which gives our iron-rich soil its red colour, reaches water to potentially contribute to the algal blooms, which not only have a foul smell, but also make our eyes ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • SnowPure EDI Enhances Dialysis: Endotoxin Removal

    The scientific journal Biocontrol Science reports that Electrodeionization effectively removes endotoxins from high-purity water slated for use in hemodialysis. Endotoxins are byproducts of bacteria killed in the water purification system and, when not removed, trigger fevers in patients. Since this water is in contact with a ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • View our webinar on Mitigating Risk of Legionnaires` Disease

    EVAPCO's recent webinar on mitigating the risk of Legionnaires' Disease is now available to view at your convenience. Jointly sponsored by EVAPCO, Aircoil Company and SPX Cooling Technologies, the webinar provided an executive summary detailing some of the recent outbreaks reported in the media, along with information you can use to mitigate the risk. Experts in the field agree on seven ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • DRI scientists to study Antarctic microbes during winter

    Alison Murray, scientist at the Desert Research Institute, is going where few scientists have gone during the winter, to Antarctica to find clues about how microbes survive and even thrive during the coldest time of the year.The Western Antarctic Peninsula is experiencing one of the most rapid rates of climate warming on Earth, with an increase of about 2.5 degrees Celsius (4.5 degrees ...

  • 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 ...

  • EPA’s limited sampling indicates bacteria in floodwaters at birds point-new madrid floodway in southeast Missouri

    Analysis of this week’s limited sampling of floodwaters in the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway in southeast Missouri has indicated the presence of bacteria in nine samples of collected water, EPA Region 7 announced today. EPA crews on Tuesday, May 24, conducted surface water sampling at four locations within the floodway to determine if any threats might be present for emergency response ...

  • 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 ...

  • Possible MRSA Outbreak at a Public Pool in Arizona

    Three girls recently became infected with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureas (MRSA) in the small town of Safford, Arizona.  According to the news report in the Eastern Arizona Courier, all three had spent time at a local public pool frequented by area residents to escape the Arizona summer heat. This is not the first time that MRSA has been linked with swimming ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Video: Grundfos Biobooster cleans the water at hospital

    The waste water from Herlev Hospital outside of Copenhagen will henceforward be cleaned so thoroughly that all drug residues, hormone-disruptors and dangerous bacteria are gone. In fact, the water comes out so clean that it can be sent directly into the nature. You can watch the ...


    By Grundfos

  • Western Sugar Cooperative to pay US$56,736 penalty and upgrade plant to settle clean water act issues at Scottsbluff, Neb.

    Western Sugar Cooperative, of Denver, Col., has agreed to pay a US$56,736 civil penalty, and will spend an additional US$350,000 on plant upgrades to cut pollution and save water and energy, to settle allegations that its sugar beet processing facility in Scottsbluff, Neb., had excessively high discharges of fecal coliform bacteria in wastewater. Western Sugar’s facility at 2100 East ...

  • EPA announces safe drinking water research

    Let's raise our water glasses and toast to America's health! Water is essential to life, and one of EPA's highest priorities is ensuring America has drinking water safe from pathogens and other waterborne contaminants. Today, EPA announced the award of $3.6 million in research grants to four universities, one non-profit, and one research institute to improve the detection of known and emerging ...

  • The world’s first rapid, onsite testing kit for Legionella

    Hydrosense is a pioneer in the Legionella testing industry. By applying environmental technology to an industrial setting, their scientists have developed a new on-site testing method for deadly Legionella pneumophila SG 1 bacteria in water and biofilm. The Hydrosense test is immediate, simple and accurate; providing insights into the state of ...

  • Utilities and Water Companies Turn to Mycometer’s BactiQuant®Water Technology

    Water companies and various industries have been increasingly utilizing the BactiQuant®Water method developed by Mycometer to identify bacterial contaminants in water.  The BactiQuant®Water is a relatively new patented method that provides water companies and industry with a rapid method to estimate total bacteria in water samples. The method is well suited for HACCP systems and ...


    By Mycometer

  • EPA grants continue to protect beachgoers (DC)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing almost $10 million in grants to 37 states, territories and tribes to help protect swimmers and beachgoers at America’s beaches. The grants will help local authorities monitor beach water quality and notify the public of conditions that may be unsafe for swimming. The grants have enabled states and territories to more than double ...

  • EZ-ATP: breakthrough in automatic microbiological monitoring

    AppliTek is proud to unveil the latest advances in the development of the EZ-ATP On-line Microbiological Analyzer. Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) test kits are commonly used for microbiological monitoring. The test includes a relatively fast and easy assay of the microbial content of the sample based on the detection of the ATP molecule, the central energy carrier found in and around ...


    By AppliTek NV

  • MicroLAN installs BACTcontrol to monitor groundwater recharge for French golf course

    MicroLAN, has installed an online BACTcontrol system at the effluent of the waste water treatment plant Agon-Coutainville, France. The wwtp-effluent is used for groundwater recharge for a nearby golf course on the Normandy coast. The BACTcontrol system has been installed as part of a EU-funded demonstration project for an advanced monitoring of the quantity and quality of the groundwater at the ...

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