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  • Nursing Homes in Puerto Rico Rely on Zimmetry to Identify Environmental Pathogens

    Last month, the Columbia University School of Nursing published a news release about a study that found rising infection rates at nursing homes across the country.  After examining infections in nursing homes in the United States over a 5 year period, the study concluded that rates of a variety of infections are increasing, including those caused by multiple drug-resistant organisms (MDROs). ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • NeoBio Natural Wastewater Treatment massively deployed in Haiti (June 2010)

    NeoBio, a natural microorganism-based wastewater treatment developed in collaboration with the Louis Pasteur Institute (France), is being massively deployed by several NGOs in Haiti to provide urgent sanitation improvement. More than 20,000 dry pit latrines will be treated with ...


    By Trading Green Ltd.

  • Identifying and Preventing Exposure Risks to the Growing Number of Superbugs

    Last month, for only the fourth time in its history, the United Nations General Assembly took up a health issue and voted to take a broad and coordinated approach to confront antimicrobial resistance. The historic action by the United Nations was due to the growing list of drug-resistant microorganisms that are now found across the globe, including in United States.  The Centers for Disease ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Recycled water is safe to use in household washing machines

    Water shortages, aggravated by climate change, are likely to increase in the future. Significant savings in drinking-quality water could be made if recycled water was used for household laundry. A recent study suggests that recycled water is safe to use in domestic washing machines and is not a health hazard. In Australia, where the study was conducted, about 15 per cent of domestic water is ...

  • NASA nanotechnology-based biosensor helps detect biohazards

    NASA has developed a revolutionary nanotechnology-based biosensor that can detect trace amounts of specific bacteria, viruses and parasites. This biosensor will be used to help prevent the spread of potentially deadly biohazards in water, food and other contaminated sources. NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field in California licensed the biosensor technology to Early Warning Inc., Troy, ...


  • Medium Pressure UV Ensures Peace of Mind for Operators of Wastewater Treatment Plant

    UV disinfection technology is fast becoming one of the most popular methods of destroying pathogenic microorganisms in wastewater. Not only is it a low cost technology, it does not produce any of the toxic by-products associated with conventional chlorine-based disinfection. An important factor that designers of UV systems have to take into account, however, are fluctuations in wastewater ...

  • Ten California water systems facing fines for failing to monitor E. Coli in drinking water

    The US Environmental Protection Agency has ordered ten California public drinking water systems to monitor for Escherichia coli (E. coli) in the source water of their drinking water systems, or face penalties of up to $32,500 per day for each violation. E. coli is a type of fecal coliform bacteria commonly found in the intestines of warm-blooded animals and humans. The presence of E. coli in ...

  • Pest control can happen naturally, says EU

    Pesticides commonly used to control root-feeding nematodes are harmful to the environment and reduce soil biodiversity. By studying natural plant populations, researchers have observed that soil microorganisms and other naturally occurring predators, can effectively control nematode species. These natural forms of control could be adapted as biocides and potentially play a major role in ...

  • Slovakian Water Park & Spa Opts for UV Disinfection

    Aqua City, a major new water park and spa resort in Slovakia, has chosen Hanovia UV systems to treat the water in its geothermal pools. Hanovia UV also treats the water for a decorative fountain. 'We chose UV because research shows it to be the most effective and economical way of ensuring our water is free from harmful pathogens,' said Aqua City's managing director Jan Telensky, who is the main ...

  • United Utilities, Davyhulme WWTW, CHP Plant

    At the Davyhulme wastewater treatment works (WWTW) in Greater Manchester, United Utilities is generating renewable energy from sewage gas that is created from sludge left behind after the treatment of wastewater. The produced energy is used to power the local plant and provide high levels of efficiency through embedded ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • 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 ...


  • Using vegetated filter strips to improve water quality

    Microbial contamination of surface water resources is a critical water quality issue, leading to many documented health and environmental concerns. Vegetated filter strips have become an important component of water quality improvement by reducing sediment and nutrient transport to surface water. Although this management practice is also beneficial for controlling manure-borne pathogen transport ...

  • Harvested rainwater not drinkable

    A study published in the Journal of Water and Health has examined microbial contamination of harvested rainwater in the Netherlands. The water did not comply with Dutch drinking water legislation and factors affecting contamination were found to include storage, roof and environmental conditions. In remote and rural areas where access to tap water is limited, rainwater harvesting is common ...

  • Quality of harvested rainwater unsufficient for drinking

    A study published in the Journal of Water and Health has examined microbial contamination of harvested rainwater in the Netherlands. The water did not comply with Dutch drinking water legislation and factors affecting contamination were found to include storage, roof and environmental conditions. In remote and rural areas where access to tap water is limited, rainwater harvesting is common ...

  • 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

  • Study pours cold water on solar disinfection

    Doubt has been cast on a much-lauded method of disinfecting water using only sunlight, after a study found that it doesn't reduce diarrhoea among children in families using the technique. Solar Water Disinfection (SODIS), a low-cost water purification method that uses only sunlight to disinfect water, is currently used by about three million people in 30 countries, according to the SODIS ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Companies in Puerto Rico Learn the Importance of Eyewash Station Maintenance and Monitoring

    Many industries in Puerto Rico and across the Caribbean are required to install and maintain eyewash stations for their employees’ wellbeing. These eyewash stations are an important component of the occupational health and safety of workers and can be instrumental for mitigating eye injuries.  The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reports that ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Neptune Benson ETS-UV System Passes Validation Trial, Receives EPA Approval for City of Moline Use

    Neptune Benson is pleased to announce its ETS-UV disinfection products have completed a rigorous operational trial and review of the Validation Report by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA has issued a Special Exception Permit to the City of Moline approving the use of the Neptune Benson ETS-UV system for 2.5 log cryptosporidium and 2.0 Giardia inactivation to enhance the ...


    By Neptune Benson

  • Contaminated Water from Hurricane Irene Causes Boil Water Alerts

    Boil water notices have been issued in many counties that suffered damage from Hurricane Irene.  The hurricane caused massive destruction and flooding that has impacted countless communities.  Many of these now face contaminated drinking water supplies due to the storm. Boil water notices are issued when municipal and private water utilities have concerns over contamination of the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Pneumocystis Pneumonia Exposed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate the public about issues that may impact their health.  The latest educational video discusses health risks due to Pneumocystis pneumonia and exposure to Pneumocystis jirovecii.   Pneumocystis pneumonia, also known as PCP or ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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