Biofilm Monitoring News

  • Paper machine increase 10% paper production using Dilurit® System CaR as Deposit Control Agent

    Uncontrolled microbiological activity and deposit formation in paper production can cause several concerns, such as dramatically decreased of productivity, presence of bad odor and efficacy losses due to spoiled coating colors or additive. Kurita, with a well-known experience in biofilm and deposit control in water and paper systems, approached the situation with the innovative Dilurit® ...


    By Kurita

  • EnviroSim Releases BioWin 5.1

    Building on the successful history of the BioWin line, BioWin 5.1 continues to provide rigorous mathematical models for wastewater treatment plant process simulation. The primary focus of this release has been to improve both steady state and dynamic simulation speed, particularly for (a) large flowsheets incorporating many elements; and (b) systems incorporating biofilm elements (e.g. ...


    By EnviroSim Associates Ltd.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • ICL Water Solutions to launch HydroBio® Advance: real time biofilm measurement and an innovative Legionella risk assessment tool

    With Hydrobio® Advance, you adjust in real time your treatment program: the right biocide, the right dosage at the right time. Respond to changes faster and improve water systems reliability with real time information using the ICL WaterSolutions HydroBio® Advance. Biofi lms have in water and especially cooling systems ideal conditions to grow: right temperature, high amount of nutrients ...


    By Kurita

  • 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 ...

  • MBBR biofilm technology meets unique challenges to overcome seasonal

    Biowater Technology a leading provider and manufacture of advanced biological wastewater treatment processes and equipment for municipal and industrial facilities globally, has been awarded a contract by The Village of Bloomingdale, Michigan, USA (municipal) to supply its Compete Mix Fixed Film (CMFF) biological treatment process. Bloomingdale’s existing wastewater treatment plant has ...


    By Biowater Technology

  • Biowater Technology AS strengthens its organization to meet growth expectations

    Since 2007, Biowater has established itself as a technology leader in the field of biological wastewater treatment.  The need for clean water on a global basis is enormous and it will further increase in the years to come, as will the need for reuse of water.  Biowater is well positioned in this market and is launching the next generation biofilm technology with focus on reuse and ...


    By Biowater Technology

  • Steril-Aire introduces UVC kit for 61` emitters

    Retrofitting indoor air handlers with coils over 62" has never been more convenient. And maintaining factory design efficiency on new units has never been more cost-effective. The Steril-Aire UVC Kit for 61" Emitters delivers energy savings and improved indoor air quality when used with medium and large air handler units typically found in commercial and industrial applications. It is also the ...


  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • A New Approach to Fouling Monitoring

    Neosens offers innovative, cost effective sensor solutions for monitoring the presence of biofilm and scale in water and any industrial liquids. Fouling is a worldwide, multi-billion dollar industrial problem, reducing energy efficiency, increasing maintenance costs and creating health risks. The Neosens approach is early, preventive, online monitoring of biofilm and scale.  Our sensors ...


  • Obama Administration Honors Department of Energy Scientists and Engineers with Presidential Early Career Awards

    The Obama Administration has named 13 U.S. Department of Energy researchers as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). This is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers who are early in their independent research careers. The DOE awardees are being recognized for their research efforts in a variety of ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Presentation of LEVAPOR carrier at IFAT

    High performance,adsorbant, porous LEVAPOR carrier for Biofilm Technologies will be presented in Munich,at IFAT 2010, the largest exhibition for Environmental Technologies worldwide.From September 13 until September 18, in hall 5 A, booth 108 interested visitors can be informed about advantages and application of this optimized, innovative carrier material and related ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Unidirectional flushing reality for Gold Cast

    Gold Coast Water, Australia, has chosen MWH Soft"s InfoWater UDF software for designing its unidirectional flushing program. The decision helps leverage the utility"s investment in MWH Soft water modeling technology and gives Gold Coast Water an advanced solution for maintaining high levels of water quality and customer service. Unidirectional flushing (UDF) is the most effective way of cleaning ...


  • 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 ...


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