biofilm growing News

  • 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

  • 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.

  • ICL Water Solutions to launch HydroBio® Advance: real time biofilm measurement and an innovative Legionella risk assessment tool

    With Hydrobio® Advance, you adjust in real time your treatment program: the right biocide, the right dosage at the right time. Respond to changes faster and improve water systems reliability with real time information using the ICL WaterSolutions HydroBio® Advance. Biofi lms have in water and especially cooling systems ideal conditions to grow: right temperature, high amount of nutrients ...


    By Kurita

  • GE Advancing ‘Energy Neutrality’ for Municipal Wastewater Treatment with Introduction of ZeeLung* Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor Technology

    ZeeLung Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor is Four Times More Energy Efficient than Conventional Fine Bubble Aeration Systems New Technology Offers Simple, Ultra Low-Energy Nutrient Removal in a Small Footprint Municipal Treatment Plants Account for 35 Percent of Local Government Energy Budgets ZeeLung’s Introduction Highlights Resource Recovery Potential of Wastewater ...


    By GE Power & Water

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Cost-Effective, Reliable Stormwater Treatment in the Same Tanks!

    Sewer overflows are major contributors to violations in municipal wastewater treatment plants.  In the past, there have been only a few ways to handle the wet weather contribution to a plant.  Ballasted flocculation or reconfiguring the plant entirely- both very costly options.  Biowater has come up with a cost-effective, dependable way to handle these issues. Biowater's CFIC - ...


    By Biowater Technology AS

  • ASO Bio-carrier MBBR media developed by PEWE, LLC.

    The ASO Bio-carrier is the latest development by Process Engineered Water Equipment, LLC (PEWE) in MBBR media for biological treatment of wastewater.  The ASO Bio-Carrier is an efficient media for moving bed biofilm reactor MBBR aerobic or anoxic applications.   The plastic surface is especially designed to ...

  • Jenfitch, LLC announces JC 9450 Liquid Ozone has been NSF approved

    Jenfitch, LLC received National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) approval to use JC 9450 Liquid Ozone in potable water systems as a disinfectant. JC 9450 Liquid Ozone is a new type of disinfectant developed for the 21st Century that chemically reacts in water to generate ozone (singlet oxygen molecules) in solutions. For the first time, the water treatment industry has a low cost method to generate ...


    By Jenfitch, LLC

  • Cost effective stormwater control in existing tanks

    Sewer overflows are major contributors to violations in municipal wastewater treatment plants.  In the past, there have been only a few ways to handle the wet weather contribution to a plant. Ballasted flocculation or reconfiguring the plant entirely- both very costly options.  Biowater has come up with a cost-effective, dependable way to handle these issues.   Biowater’s ...


    By Biowater Technology AS

  • Biowater’s wastewater treatment system upgrades lagoon to exceed permit limits in ¼ of the space

    New stricter ammonia limits and cold weather nitrification are two of the many issues that hinder a lagoon based wastewater treatment system. In an area where the seasonal temperatures are low it is impossible to nitrify in the lagoons. Biowater’s system handles both of these issues with ease and is less expensive than other retrofit solutions - <$1 per gallon to treat wastewater. A ...


    By Biowater Technology AS

  • Large Meat Processor Exceeds Wastewater Treatment Limitations Using Existing Facilities

    Wastewater from a meat processing plant is a complex mixture of all sorts containing excrements, blood, cleaning and flushing water as well as wastewater from hygiene systems.  Nordfjord Kjott in Stryn, Norway was no different.  Nordfjord was having compliance issues with effluent equivilent to the sewage of 35,000 inhabitants being discharged to the municipality.  In addition, the ...


    By Biowater Technology AS

  • Distributors conference

    Our 5th Genesys Distributors Conference took place in June at the Etrop Grange Hotel. This elegant Edwardian mansion near Manchester hosted 38 delegates from 20 countries. The theme was ‘Selling Genesys products: a technical approach’. Activities kicked off on Monday 13 June with a welcome from our Chairman, Ted Darton, and an overview of the company’s growth from me. Matt ...

  • 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

  • Biowater's CMFF Maximizes a Lagoon Treatment System in 1/4 of the Space

    New stricter ammonia limits and cold weather nitrification are two of the many issues that hinder a lagoon based wastewater treatment system.  In an area where the seasonal temperatures are low it is impossible to nitrify in the lagoons.  Biowater’s system handles both of these issues with ease and is less expensive than other retrofit solutions - <$1 per gallon to treat ...


    By Biowater Technology AS

  • Fluence announces first production of MABR modules from China factory

    Fluence Corporation Limited (ASX: FLC) (“Fluence” or the “Company”), a global leader in water and wastewater treatment solutions, today announced that it has successfully produced the first Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR) module in its newly-built production facility in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, China. The spiral production line was developed and tested in ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Legionnaires’ Disease in Quebec City Has Been Contained

    According to CTV News, the Legionnaires’ outbreak in Quebec City has been contained as there have been no new reported cases since August 29th. To date, the outbreak totals 13 fatal cases and 177 illnesses. An ongoing investigation is expected to confirm the source of the outbreak by mid-October. Although it is officially undetermined, many public health authorities believe the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL Toronto is Now CDC ELITE Proficient for Legionella Testing

    EMSL Toronto Lab is now Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ELITE Program Proficient. The ELITE Program was created as a way for laboratories to test their Legionella isolation techniques against standardized samples. Proficiency status indicates that the lab meets or exceeds typical industry standards for recovery of Legionella. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Legionnaires’ Disease Kills 3 at Chicago Hotel

    According to Fox News, a Legionnaire’s disease outbreak that developed in a Chicago hotel has killed three and infected seven others. At this time, the hotel has not determined where the infectious Legionella bacteria originated, but has taken precautions by draining its fountain in the hotel lobby, the pool, and the hot tub. It also has shut down a portion of its spa. At ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New wastewater treatment technology to produce less sludge

    A major environmental challenge for wastewater treatment is the disposal of excess sludge produced during the process. The LIFE Perbiof project has been developing and testing a technology that will help to overcome this challenge. Results demonstrate it can perform highly effective treatment of municipal wastewater (removing 80% of the organic content) while producing low levels of sludge. ...

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