bacterial biofilm News

  • Biofilm control a simple powerful disinfectant

    Summary -Industrial fluid processing operations can face a number of serious problems due to bacterial biofilms. 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 product spoilage. This article ...


    By MIOX Corporation

  • Research and Markets: Bacterial Biogeochemistry. The Ecophysiology of Mineral Cycling. Edition No. 3

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9cgklg/bacterial) has announced the addition of Elsevier Science and Technology's new book "Bacterial Biogeochemistry. The Ecophysiology of Mineral Cycling. Edition No. 3" to their offering. Bacterial Biogeochemistry, Third Edition ...


  • Wastewater treatment plant discharges can promote the development of antibiotic resistance in streams

    Widespread use of antibiotics has led to pollution of waterways, potentially creating resistance among freshwater bacterial communities. A new study looked for antibiotic resistance genes in a river basin in Spain, revealing that wastewater discharges can promote the spread of antibiotic resistance in streams and small rivers. Antibiotics are a cornerstone of modern medicine and have saved ...

  • Harvested rainwater not drinkable

    A study published in the Journal of Water and Health has examined microbial contamination of harvested rainwater in the Netherlands. The water did not comply with Dutch drinking water legislation and factors affecting contamination were found to include storage, roof and environmental conditions. In remote and rural areas where access to tap water is limited, rainwater harvesting is common ...


  • Quality of harvested rainwater unsufficient for drinking

    A study published in the Journal of Water and Health has examined microbial contamination of harvested rainwater in the Netherlands. The water did not comply with Dutch drinking water legislation and factors affecting contamination were found to include storage, roof and environmental conditions. In remote and rural areas where access to tap water is limited, rainwater harvesting is common ...


  • Unidirectional flushing reality for Gold Cast

    Gold Coast Water, Australia, has chosen MWH Soft"s InfoWater UDF software for designing its unidirectional flushing program. The decision helps leverage the utility"s investment in MWH Soft water modeling technology and gives Gold Coast Water an advanced solution for maintaining high levels of water quality and customer service. Unidirectional flushing (UDF) is the most effective way of cleaning ...

  • MWH soft dramatically reduces time required to design and operate unidirectional flushing programs

    MWH Soft, a leading global innovator of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies, has announced the release of version 6.0 of its industry-leading InfoWater UDF software. The new release, which utilizes both the MWH Soft InfoWater and ESRI (Redlands, CA) ArcGIS technology, provides substantial updates based directly on client feedback and real-world implementation of ...


    By Innovyze

  • Xylem recognizes 2014 Stockholm Junior Water Prize winner for research on new water treatment method

    Xylem Inc. congratulates Hayley Todesco of Canada, the winner of the 2014 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP), the most prestigious international student competition for water-related research. The award was presented to Ms. Todesco at the annual World Water Week celebration in Stockholm for her work focused on the effectiveness of the non-traditional use of slow sand filers on contaminated water ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • EPA posts fact sheet on determining if a cleaning product is a pesticide

    In a March 2010 fact sheet, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) describes how to determine whether a cleaning product is a pesticide under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Under FIFRA, pesticide products must be registered if they are considered to be intended for a pesticidal purpose. EPA states that products are considered to be for a pesticidal ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Greater augusta utility district switches to innovyze geocentric modeling technology

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies, today announced that the Greater Augusta Utility District, ME, has chosen Innovyze’s industry-leading InfoWater Suite and ...


    By Innovyze

  • Innovyze Smart Water Network Modeling Technology Supports North Carolina Utility

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that Greenville Utilities Commission (GUC), of Greenville, North Carolina, has chosen Innovyze industry-leading smart water network modeling and management solutions software to manage its water system. The addition of ...


    By Innovyze

  • Cooling Towers & Legionnaires Disease

    The largest outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in New York City history was traced to a cooling tower at a Bronx hotel in 2015. Over 120 people were infected and 12 of them died causing health officials to establish regulations for ongoing Legionella control measures. In March of 2016 in Sydney, Australia, 12 cooling towers tested positive for Legionella levels above the regulatory ...


    By Delta Cooling Towers, Inc

  • EPA Posts Fact Sheet on Determining if Cleaning Products are Pesticides

    EMSL Analytical’s Consumer Products Testing Division offers testing solutions for government agencies, industry and the general public. ...


  • City of Salem, Oregon, Switches to Innovyze Geocentric Smart Water Modeling Technology

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that the City of Salem Department of Public Works, Oregon, has chosen Innovyze’s industry-leading  ...


    By Innovyze

  • Innovyze Ships Generation V10 of Industry-Leading InfoWater UDF, raising the bar for Unidirectional Flushing of Water Distribution Systems

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the worldwide release of Generation V10 of InfoWater UDF, its industry-leading geocentric solution for unidirectional flushing of drinking water distribution systems. The ...


    By Innovyze

  • Improving clean in place technology

    Clean-in-place (CIP) is used in beverage bottling to clean syrup and water lines for a variety of reasons including flavor carryover prevention and microbial control. CIP also eliminates organic residues like precipitated proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals and other contaminants that harbor bacteria and may lead to microbial induced corrosion (MIC). Older, more traditional methods of CIP ...

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