rapid water microbial testing News

  • Charm Sciences announces Fast Phage, a new 8-hour fecal indicator test for drinking water

    Charm Sciences, Inc. announces the launch of Fast Phage, a quick, simple and cost-effective way to screen for coliphage in water. Fast Phage provides positive prediction within 8 hours and coliphage plaque confirmation at 16 hours – enabling a same-day public health response to contaminated drinking water. Coliphage are indicators of fecal contamination in ground water, similar to E. coli. While ...


    By Charm Sciences, Inc.

  • New Dedicated Pathogen Testing Website Launched by EMSL Analytical

    This month, EMSL Analytical launched a new website dedicated to providing information and testing services for microbial pathogens. The new website, www.PathogenTesting.com  provides a wealth of information and advanced analytical services to identify fungi, bacteria, viruses and protozoan. There are countless types of microbial ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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.

  • Connecticut Mold Testing Laboratory Warns of Contaminations From Recent Flooding

    The heavy rains forced Meriden nursing home to evacuate early Sunday morning after water leaked onto an electrical panel as this latest N'easter ripped through the state of Connecticut causing flooding, downed trees and power outages. Gov. Jodi Rell has declared a state of emergency after touring damage caused by this weekends powerful storm.Flooding can cause the contamination of water with ...


  • EMSL Analytical Introduces New Easy To Use Bed Bug Test Kit

    EMSL Analytical has created a bed bug testing kit to simplify the process of bed bug identification for pest control professionals. Our new testing kit includes easy-to-follow instructions for taking samples of the suspected pests, making it easy to detect and identify bed bugs. Bed bugs feed exclusively on warm-blooded animals, including human, typically when they sleep. They have been ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • MIT Submits Application to AOAC for Certification of Test Methods for E. Coli and Salmonella

    Micro Imaging Technology, Inc. (OTCBB: MMTC) (OTCQB: MMTC) announces the submittal of its applications to the Association of Advanced Communities Research Institute ("AOAC RI") for Performance Test Method Certification for the MIT 1000 System's for accurate bacterial identifications of the pathogens E. coli and Salmonella. In June 2009, MIT announced it was the recipient of the prestigious AOAC ...


    By Marketwire

  • Food Safety Testing Simplified and Accelerated with Pall GeneDisc® Cycler

    Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL), today introduced its new ...


    By Pall Corporation

  • 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.

  • EMSL Becomes the Only AIHA EMLAP Accredited Indoor Air Quality Testing Laboratory in Massachusetts

    EMSL Analytical, Inc. is the only AIHA EMLAP Accredited indoor air quality testing laboratory providing microbiological analyses in Massachusetts. In addition, EMSL’s Wallingford, CT laboratory is also AIHA EMLAP Accredited. The Accreditation of this facility marks EMSL as the exclusive laboratory in the nation to currently operate twenty one AIHA EMLAP Accredited laboratories. EMSL's ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Genome BC: Better Water for Better Health

    NOTE TO EDITORS: B-roll video is available Just over a decade ago, a small Ontario town was the epicenter of Canada's most significant drinking water related disaster. Close to half of Walkerton's 5,000 residents fell ill and seven people lost their lives due to the highly dangerous strain of E. coli bacteria found in their drinking water. A research team in the British Columbia Public Health ...


    By Marketwire

  • ASTM D6529 - 11 standard test method for operating performance of continuous electrodeionization systems on feeds from 50–1000 μs/cm

    The CEDI devices can be used to produce deionized water from feeds of pretreated water. This test method permits the relatively rapid measurement of key performance capabilities of CEDI devices using standard sets of conditions. The data obtained can be analyzed to provide information on whether changes may have occurred in operating characteristics of ...


    By ASTM International

  • EPA Awards $5 Million in Safe Drinking Water Grants

    Washington, D.C. -  Today 10 universities received grants from EPA for research to develop better methods for detecting harmful organisms in drinking water, including viruses, bacteria and protozoa. The grants, awarded through EPA's Science to Achieve Results (STAR) research grants program, are aimed at ensuring that the United States has the safest drinking water in the world. 'These five ...

  • Pall Awarded Contract to Provide System for North America’s Largest Pressurized Ultrafiltration Drinking Water Plant

    East Hills, NY (October 26, 2006) - - Pall Corporation (NYSE: PLL) announced that it was awarded a $15.8 million contract by Minneapolis Water Works to provide a Pall Aria™ membrane water treatment system for the city’s Fridley membrane filtration plant. Fridley will be the largest pressurized ultrafiltration (UF) plant in North America, with a capacity of 95 million gallons of water per day. ...


  • ENDETEC presents its innovative solutions at AWWA ACE11

    ENDETEC, the global sensor platform of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies (VWS), will present their innovative solutions at ACE11, the American Water Works Association’s 130th Annual Conference & Exposition, June 12 - 16, 2011, in Washington, D.C. ...


    By ENDETEC

  • 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.

  • Record California Rains have Property Owners on Alert for Mold

    EMSL Analytical provides testing solutions and tools for residential and commercial properties affected by flood waters and heavy rains across California. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency in six counties across California.  The declaration authorizes assistance from the state to local government officials in Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Legionella in VA Hospital May have Survived Years of Eradication Efforts

    Late last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on the recent Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at the Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System. According to their report, 29 of the 44 environmental samples they collected at the facility showed growth of Legionella. The CDC reported, “There was persistence of a highly pathogenic ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EOS selected as bioremediation product for massive Indiana TCE groundwater plume

    Past use of tricholoroethene (TCE) at a manufacturing facility in Indiana created a contaminated plume of groundwater approximately 1,000 feet wide, 8,000 feet long, and up to 75 feet deep.  The plume has impacted a regionally significant unconfined aquifer.  EOS 598B42 emulsified oil product was the selected electron donor for the bioaugmentation pilot test that was completed at the ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • EOS® selected as bioremediation product for Indiana TCE groundwater plume

    EOS Remediation product and design engineers worked with the consulting firm GeoTrans, Inc., a Tetra Tech Company, and Visteon Corporation to pilot test enhanced reductive dechlorination (ERD) as a remedy for a massive TCE groundwater plume emanating from a former manufacturing facility in Indiana (more than a 1,000 feet wide, 8,000 long ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • The MIT-1000 Will Showcase at Malaysian Microbiology Symposium

    Micro Imaging Technology, Inc. (OTCQB: MMTC) announced a collaboration with Biotek Sdn. Bhd., to exhibit the MIT-1000 rapid microbial identification system, at the 31st Symposium of the Malaysian Society for Microbiology. The symposium will be held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia from December 13 through the 15th this year and will address contemporary topics on microbiology from both national ...


    By Marketwire

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