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  • Reducing Environmental Effects of Cooling Towers

    The implementation of strict environmental regulations worldwide calls for mine operators and managers to take immediate action to reduce the environmental effects of their operations. Cooling towers, a crucial component of the mining process, have naturally come under scrutiny in recent years and it is therefore vital that ...

  • Legionella testing in Sea Water

    Several studies have shown that Legionella species survive in sea water even up to saline concentrations of 3% or more and in fact that NaCl may actually protect the bacterium at lower concentrations. R Heller and his colleagues state in a communication to the Letters in Applied Microbiology (1998 Jan;26(1):64-8) that: “The marked bacterial die-off, especially at higher temperatures, was ...


    By Hydrosense Ltd

  • Outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease has Facility Managers in Texas Checking Cooling Towers

    New York has experienced their worst outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease which has already resulted in 12 deaths and over 100 people becoming infected.  The disease is caused by breathing small water droplets contaminated with a type of bacteria known as Legionella. Although many people may be exposed to Legionella and not become sick, there are groups who are especially ...

  • 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

  • Deaths due to Legionnaires’ Disease Results in Widespread Order to Inspect Cooling Towers

    The outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in New York continues to grow.  So far, 10 people have died from the condition and over 100 have reportedly been infected.  New York health officials have called in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to assist with their investigation of the outbreak. Five cooling towers have already tested positive for the bacteria that ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Legionella Outbreak at Las Vegas Resort

    Last week, Reuters reported that an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease occurred in June at a major Las Vegas resort and casino.  According to the report, several guests have been diagnosed and treated for the disease.   The hotel recently conducted water tests and discovered elevated levels of Legionella bacteria in several of the rooms.  The hotel, with over 4,000 rooms, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Top Cooling Tower Filtration Systems Reduce Water Consumption and Maintenance

    Cooling tower efficiency can be easily maintained by installing the right filtration system. Keeping process-water clean is essential to maximising the efficiency and performance of an industrial cooling system.  Dirty process water clogs cooling tower and other heat exchange ...

  • Legionella Implicated in the Death of a Health Center Employee

    According to a recent report in The Bellingham Herald, an employee of California’s Richmond Health Center has died of Legionnaires’ Disease.  Testing is currently underway to try to identify the source of the bacteria that causes the disease.  This is not the first time an employee of the center has come down with Legionnaires’ Disease.  Back in 2008, another ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Potentially Deadly Legionella Bacteria Discovered Again in Illinois

    Just a few months ago, a number of people developed Legionnaires’ disease after staying at a downtown Chicago hotel.  Tragically several of the infected people died.  Earlier this month, reports surfaced that the same bacteria that cause Legionnaires’ disease had been discovered at three Batavia schools.   Alice Gustafson, Hoover-Wood and Batavia High School were ...


    By EC2 Inc.

  • A tale of two towers

    By Paul E. Schrock, senior chemist, NIPSCO Valparaiso Service Center and Tom Muilenberg, global business director for power and heavy industry, Miox Corp. A new onsite mixed oxidant system at the R.M. Schahfer Generating Station of Northern Indiana Public Service Co. (NIPSCO), in Wheatfield, Ind., has yielded substantial treatment chemical cost savings and improved Summer operation compared to ...


    By MIOX Corporation

  • 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.

  • Environmental Professionals Protect People from Legionella Bacteria

    Few people think they are putting their lives at risk when they sit down to enjoy a relaxing moment in a hot tub, but improperly maintained hot tubs can harbor deadly microbial pathogens.  That is believed to be just the case in a recent outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease that occurred in the United Kingdom.  17 of 18 cases of the disease in that outbreak can be traced back to ...

  • Lets Talks Legionella With Ray Field Director Of Liquid Solutions

    ASHRAE Standard 188-2015 has everyone in the industry raising the subject on the most effective way to manage Legionella, including more comprehensive cooling tower maintenance strategies and how these can promote better IAQ. This September 12th – 14th, at the upcoming ...

  • 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.

  • California microbiology testing laboratory now offering legionella testing

    EMSL Analytical, Inc., a worldwide leader of laboratory testing services and sampling products is pleased to announce the addition of Legionella testing services to their San Leandro, California laboratory to serve health care facilities, indoor air quality and environmental health and safety and professionals. The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends routine monitoring of for ...


  • Hot Tubs Contaminated with Legionella Bacteria Identified through PCR Testing

    High water temperatures in environments such as hot tubs can make it difficult to maintain the disinfectant levels needed to kill organisms like Legionella. Legionella is a type of bacteria that can cause a form of pneumonia known as Legionnaires’ disease. Each year, between 8,000 and 18,000 people in the United States are hospitalized with Legionnaires’ disease, a condition ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • California Residents Informed of Legionella Risks Associated with Hot Tubs

    According to some reports, there are over 5 million residential hot tubs in the United States and many of these are located across California. Although hot tubs can provide relaxation and fun, if not properly maintained they can also present a health risk. One health concern is due to Legionella bacteria. Legionella is naturally found in water, especially warm ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Texas Indoor Air Quality Professionals Identify Legionella Risks

    In December, multiple media outlets reported on the tragic case of a Texas newborn who developed Legionnaires’ disease and passed away early last year.  The infant was born during a water birth that some health experts believe may have exposed the child to the bacteria that causes the disease. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Each ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • UK Technology leads the world in non chemical water treatment for Legionella and Limescale

    UK NON-CHEMICAL  ANTI LEGIONNAIRES AND ANTI LIMESCALE TREATMENTS LEAD THE WORLD Established in 1973 Fluid Dynamics specialises in the provision of non chemical solutions to two of the main problems encountered in water systems Legionella and Limescale. In the UK legislation demands that anti legionella and anti scaling ...

  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Turns to EMSL Analytical, Inc. for Assistance in Legionella Research

    Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 accounts for roughly 90% of legionellosis reported in North America. Recent advances in DNA sequence based typing (SBT) of strains have demonstrated that many fall into closely related sequence types. Because most of CDC’s strains are associated with outbreaks, it is unknown whether the prevalence of these sequence types is due to hypervirulence, ...


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