biofilm growth News

  • 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 ...

  • VWS/John Meunier Inc. commissions first Biostyr® BAF at Kingston Ravensview WWTP

    Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies / John Meunier Inc. is proud to announce the start-up of its first BIOSTYR® Biological Aerated Filter in Canada at the Ravensview Wastewater Treatment Plant in Kingston, Ontario. BIOSTYR® Biological Aerated FiltersBAFs (Biological Aerated Filters) are compact treatment processes, which combine filtration and aerobic/anoxic treatment using a fixed-film ...

  • 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

  • Northwestern University and inCTRL begin Bioprocess Modeling Collaboration

    The research group of George Wells at Northwestern University is conducting a bench-scale investigation of shortcut biological nitrogen removal (scBNR) processes integrated with enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR) and has teamed up with inCTRL Solutions to model these processes and perform predictive scenario evaluation in the SIMBA# simulation platform. Water resource recovery ...


    By inCTRL Solutions Inc.

  • 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

  • Source water key to bacterial water safety in remote Northern Australia

    In the wet-dry topics of Australia, drinking water in remote communities is often sourced from groundwater bores. The geochemistry of that groundwater impacts the occurrence of opportunistic pathogens in the drinking water supply, researchers now report in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Many aquifers in the tropics of Northern Australia are shallow and contain naturally high levels of ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • 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

  • 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

  • Headworks Employs MBBR Technology at the Seabee Gold Mine Operation

    Headworks, a leading provider of advanced wastewater treatment processes and equipment for municipal and industrial facilities globally, is pleased to announce that its fully owned subsidiary Headworks BIO™ Inc. has been awarded a contract by Claude Resources Inc (“Claude Resources”) to deploy the Company’s innovative Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) technology to treat ...


    By Headworks Inc.

  • 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

  • Delta Unveils World’s First Anti-Microbial Cooling Tower

    The risk of propagation of deadly cooling tower-borne pathogens, such as Legionnaire’s Disease, can be minimized through the use of towers made of anti-microbial HDPE. Legionella, the bacteria that causes potentially fatal Legionnaire’s Disease, and other strains of deadly pathogens that are hosted by some cooling towers, have been substantially reduced by the development of a unique ...


    By Delta Cooling Towers, Inc

  • Why Improve The Water Quality In District Heating Systems?

    Demineralization and deaeration of district heating makeup water have for many years been a privilege for only a few major district heating companies. Lately, it has become possible for smaller and middle-sized district heating companies to benefit from new technologies to produce salt and oxygen-free district heating water. Why Is It Important To Remove Salts And Oxygen In District Heating ...


    By Euroheat & Power

  • Delta to Reveal Anti-Microbial Cooling Tower at AHR Expo

    The risk of propagation of deadly cooling tower-borne pathogens, such as Legionnaire’s Disease, can be minimized through the use of towers made of anti-microbial HDPE. Delta Cooling Towers will display the World’s first anti-microbial cooling tower at this month’s AHR Expo in Las Vegas (Booth #N7406). Legionella, the bacteria that causes potentially fatal ...


    By Delta Cooling Towers, Inc

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