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 ...

  • Presentation of LEVAPOR carrier at IFAT

    High performance,adsorbant, porous LEVAPOR carrier for Biofilm Technologies will be presented in Munich,at IFAT 2010, the largest exhibition for Environmental Technologies worldwide.From September 13 until September 18, in hall 5 A, booth 108 interested visitors can be informed about advantages and application of this optimized, innovative carrier material and related ...

  • Hull fouling is highest for boats that remain stationary

    Everybody who has a boat knows the problem : fouling or the growth of all kinds of organisms. Fouling is an annoying problem which reduces speed, increases fuel consumption and causes corrosion damage. The current solutions are often not effective and require costly annual maintenance. Moreover, they harm the environment and your own health since they contain toxic elements. Harsonic avoids the ...


    By HARSONIC bvba

  • pH-neutral membrane cleaning advances

    Max Fazel has been beavering away at our UK lab looking at alternatives to the commonly-used ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) with a comparable cleaning effect but a much improved environmental profile. He has come up with a very interesting new neutral pH formulation that is extremely effective at removing organics, clay, biofilm and iron. This makes it suitable for cleaning cellulose ...

  • Municipality Retrofits RBC`s with Biowater Technology

    Problems with RBC (Rotating Biological Contactors) are commonplace in today’s wastewater treatment market.  Often the RBC has to be totally replaced by a new system.  In the case of Elverom RA municipality, the existing RBC’s were foul smelling, noisy and inefficient.  A lot of maintenance was required to keep them operational.   Biowater’s Complete Mix ...


    By Biowater Technology AS

  • Preventing bacterial contamination on your installations is essential!

    Stoppage? 1, 2, 3 weeks or more of inactivity give to bacteria enough time to feed on any organic residues and form a biofilm, which then becomes mature and therefore dangerous. Some batches of food produced in such conditions can be severely contaminated (by Listeria monocytogenes for example). Overworked? You’ve felt the full ...


    By Realco S.A.

  • EPA Releases Final Methods and Guidance for Testing the Efficacy of Antimicrobials against Public Health Biofilms

    On August 1, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of two final test method Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for evaluating the efficacy of antimicrobial pesticides against two biofilm bacteria, Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) and Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus): ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Pesticides and pharmaceuticals influence riverbed communities of microbes

    Changes in complex microbial communities known as ‘biofilms’ at the bottom of rivers can reveal the effects of pesticide and pharmaceutical pollution of river water, according to a recent study. Painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs were found to have a significant effect on the structure and functioning of the biofilms. Human activities are contaminating surface waters with ...

  • John Meunier Inc. and BD Watertech reach representation deal for watewater technologies in western Canada.

    Ville St-Laurent, April 23d 2008 – John Meunier Inc., subsidiary of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, announces that it has reached a representation deal with BD Watertech from Calgary (Alberta). Effective on February 1st 2008, John Meunier Inc. will be represented in the municipal wastewater market in Western Canada through BD Watertech. Among the wastewater technologies available at ...

  • Vote for Ursula

    Genesys founder, Ursula Annunziata, is up for re-election to the European Desalination Society (EDS) board of directors for 2012-2014. She has already served on the board for a number of years, helping Miriam Balaban with organising exhibitions and conferences and reviewing abstracts and papers. She is currently the EDS’s vicepresident and represents the society at the International ...

  • Today is World Water Day!

    Every day, water scarcity drives more and more companies to develop green policies regarding water utilization. Although it is a big improvement for the environment is not exempt from challenges for the RO/UF systems. Kurita and its new biofilm control agent, Kuriverter IK-110, assurance the good performance of the membranes, reducing CIP and restoring and maintaining the permeate flow.  ...


    By Kurita

  • Kuriverter IK 110 – biofilm control agent for membranes – the latest revolution in Reverse Osmosis treatment

    Kuriverter IK 110 is a biofilm control agent that offers you the unique and patented solution against the biological grow in Membrane Systems. The use of the product has a direct impact in the reduction of the cleaning processes and the cost factor for man power, chemicals and standby times, that leads to a reduction of the total cost of operation. See more information ...


    By Kurita

  • APR responds to biodegradable additive lawsuit decicsion

    The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers, the leading trade organization representing the plastics recycling industry in North America, urged caution today in response to a recent decision by an Administrative Law Judge regarding claims by a manufacturer of biodegradable additives and their use in the marketplace. (Note: On January 28, 2015, D. Michael Chappell, chief ...

  • New dosage system Dilurit® BC S available

    The control of biofilm and microorganism in water and paper systems is crucial – a system not properly controlled can lead to high economic losses and have a direct impact in the health of the population. Learn more about Kurita´s recently launched dosage system Dilurit® BC S here. ...


    By Kurita

  • Faster identification of bacterial infections using Raman spectroscopy could save lives

    Utilising a Renishaw Raman spectroscopy system, a team of researchers from the Czech Academy of Sciences have been testing a novel way to identify Staphylococcal bacteria, paving the way for faster diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. Staphylococci are a type of bacteria commonly found on the skin and hair of humans and mammals. They are usually harmless, however ...


    By Renishaw plc

  • Kuriverter IK-110: A new concept of biofilm control agent for a successful RO plant operation

    Biofouling is one of the most critical issues Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems are facing, especially in a system with high organic loads like wastewater recovery plants, seawater desalination plants or Food industry among others. Kurita developed Kuriverter® IK-110, a biofilm control agent, which protects your plant from biological and biofilms impact on your pre-treatment ...


    By Kurita

  • Paper machine increase 10% paper production using Dilurit® System CaR as Deposit Control Agent

    Uncontrolled microbiological activity and deposit formation in paper production can cause several concerns, such as dramatically decreased of productivity, presence of bad odor and efficacy losses due to spoiled coating colors or additive. Kurita, with a well-known experience in biofilm and deposit control in water and paper systems, approached the situation with the innovative Dilurit® ...


    By Kurita

  • Ultrasound used successfully in Swimming Pool in Dubai

    Where other companies were unsuccessful in eliminating “water boatman” and “backswimmer”, Hydro BioScience ultrasound products allow the swimming pool to re-open. Location: Green Community Phase 3 Swimming Pool, Dubai, UAE Client: Properties Investment LLC The client approached the SonicSolutions Algae ...

  • Biotreatment of extremely saline effluents

    In laboratories of the University for Applied Sciences of Cologne under supervision and coordination of LEVAPOR GmbH, semi-continuous and continuous biotests, by specially adapted microorga- nisms, fixed on adsorbant, porous LEVAPOR carrier cubes, for COD-removal from extremely saline pharmaceutical effluents, polluted with 110 to 300 g/L COD and 100 to 130 g/L NaCl, have been carried out. After ...

  • Aquarius Launches Biofilm Modeling Software for Nebula

    Have you ever wondered, “How does a specific wastewater treatment process really perform?” There are a number of commercially available process simulators designed for this purpose. But what happens if your process doesn’t neatly fit within previously modeled processes? Most successful biological processes utilize modeling software to simulate a variety of design parameters and ...


    By Aquarius Technologies, LLC

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