biofilm testing News

  • Special Water Europe B.V. based in the Netherlands are experts on treatment of biofilm in different applications where water is used.

    After seven years of product development we have found a solution for better water care addressing the real cause: biofilm build up. Our products are made under ISO9001 2008 and most of them have Standard 60 registration (potable water). The products are used in the wellness market, pool & spa as well as in industry. Our brand Aquafinesse is a patented water care solution able to ...


    By Special Water Europe B.V.

  • 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.

  • EPA Announces Availability of Final Test Guidelines for Antimicrobial Products

    On March 16, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of the long-awaited final test guidelines for Series 810 -- Product Performance Test Guidelines, specifically public health uses of antimicrobial agents (OCSPP 810.2000), sterilants (OCSPP 810.2100), disinfectants (OCSPP 810.2200), and sanitizers (OCSPP 810.2300). These test guidelines are part of a ...


    By Acta Group

  • EPA Announces Availability of Final Test Guidelines for Antimicrobial Products

    On March 16, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of the long-awaited final test guidelines for Series 810 -- Product Performance Test Guidelines, specifically public health uses of antimicrobial agents (OCSPP 810.2000), sterilants (OCSPP 810.2100), disinfectants (OCSPP 810.2200), and sanitizers (OCSPP 810.2300). These test guidelines are part of a ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • LuminUltra's Microbiological Monitoring Solutions for Cooling Water Systems

    Join us today at 2pm (EST) to learn more about the capabilities of 2nd generation ATP testing in Cooling Water Systems. In this webinar you will learn how to:  "Pinpoint" problem areas within your system and remediate as needed.    Monitor the efficacy of treatment on-the-spot.  Avoid the formation of biofilm within piping networks, and in doing so, ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • Orders for LEVAPOR from Singapore for biotreatment of contaminated water from tank and cistern cleaning

    Those effluents use to be polluted with a wide range of more or less hazardous organics, fluctuating in concentrations, requiring a quite resistant and fast adaptable biocoenosis for their efficient bio- treatment. After having tested different carrier materials, a world wide active company has decided to order for treatment plants of three logictic centers biofilm technologes using LEVAPOR ...

  • SIMBA# 2.0 Officially Released

    ifak e.V. Magdeburg and inCTRL Solutions are proud to announce that SIMBA# 2.0 was officially released at ifat 2016 in Munich. It is another milestone in wastewater treatment and biogas plant modeling and has a wide array of industry-first and advanced features. SIMBA#’s Unique Aeration Model Library The new SIMBA# version includes our unique model library enabling users to ...


    By inCTRL Solutions Inc.

  • Pharmaceutical effluent to large-scale MBBR plant

    Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies will design and commission a biological waste water treatment plant to treat all effluents of an existing specialized tablets and capsules pharmaceutical manufacturing site to meet the local stringent water discharge regulation. The core treatment is an AnoxKaldnes MBBR biological treatment. The client, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies ...

  • Jenfitch, LLC Announces JC 9450 ROS kills Listeria in less than 10 seconds

    Jenfitch, LLC recently completed a study with the UC Davis Post Harvest Dept using JC 9450 ROS as a reagent in rinse water containing a heavy organic loading.  They found that controlling the ORP above +700 mV, they observed a 6 log reduction in Listeria Monocytogene and Salmonella. JC 9450 ROS is a new generation of disinfectant developed for the 21st ...


    By Jenfitch, LLC

  • 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 ...

  • WWTP for Pharmaceutical Co

    Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies will design and commission a biological wastewater treatment plant to treat all effluents of an existing specialised tablets and capsules pharmaceutical manufacturing site. The core treatment is an AnoxKaldnes moving-bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) biological treatment. The client, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world with over 80 ...

  • Micro-bubble cleaning

    Genesol 703, our high ionic strength powder cleaner, has rapidly become our biggest selling cleaning product. It is particularly effective against clay and biofilm, which are notoriously difficult to clean. The product uses a unique cleaning mechanism, disrupting layered biofilm and clay at the membrane surface. This occurs via normal osmosis of water, drawn by the high ionic strength of the ...

  • 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

  • Dangerous bacteria may be lurking in your showerhead

    Earlier this month the online journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reported that new research indicated that dangerous bacteria may be more commonly found in showerheads than was previously thought. Genetic tests were conducted from 45 showerheads in apartments, single homes and public places in nine U.S. cities from five states.Approximately 20% of the swabs taken from the ...


  • 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 ...

  • Could Legionella Bacteria Be Contaminating Your Hot Tub?

    Hot tubs that are operated and maintained improperly provide a perfect breeding ground for Legionella bacteria. Exposure to Legionella can cause potentially deadly Legionnaires’ disease and non-fatal Pontiac fever. Legionnaires’ disease is a severe, potentially fatal and debilitating form of pneumonia that has long term effects after the disease has been treated. Pontiac fever is a ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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.

  • EnviroSim Announces Release of BioWin 3

    BioWin 3The newest and latest version of BioWin, featuring:A new Biofilm model for the simulation of Integrated Fixed Film Activated Sludge (IFAS) and Moving Bed Biological Reactor (MBBR) systems. This extensively tested and calibrated model provides accurate performance predictions for a wide variety of process configurations, enhancing the effectiveness of your ...


    By EnviroSim Associates Ltd.

  • 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. ...

  • Maryland Hotel Sued after Guest Contracts Legionnaire’s Disease

    After six guests at Ocean City, MD’s historic Boardwalk hotel contracted Legionnaire’s disease last summer, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Worcester County Health Department confirmed the presence of Legionella in the hotel’s water system. Five months later, one of the six guests has filed a $6 million lawsuit against the hotel. Extensive testing ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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