Biofilms News

  • EPA Releases Final Methods and Guidance for Testing the Efficacy of Antimicrobials against Public Health Biofilms

    On August 1, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of two final test method Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for evaluating the efficacy of antimicrobial pesticides against two biofilm bacteria, Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) and Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus): ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Ultrafine Bubble-enhanced Ozonation for Water Treatment

    Research into ozone ultrafine bubble technology for the treatment of captured produce wash water showing the benefits In some studies, it has been observed that in certain cases water containing fine bubbles and ultrafine bubbles have been effective in removing biofilms and killing bacteria given a long enough treatment time. Read the full article on ...


    By acniti LLC

  • 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

  • Warden Biomedia wins Turkish Contract for Airport in Jordan

    Warden Biomedia, the UK’s leading random biological filter media manufacturer, has won a contract with Turkish water treatment company, Yeditepe Aritma to supply its innovative Biopipe 600 product. Istanbul based Yeditepe Aritma will use Warden’s Biopipe in a new MBBR plant at Queen Alia International Airport, Amman, the capital of Jordan, which they have been contracted to ...


    By Warden Biomedia

  • New dosage system Dilurit® BC S available

    The control of biofilm and microorganism in water and paper systems is crucial – a system not properly controlled can lead to high economic losses and have a direct impact in the health of the population. Learn more about Kurita´s recently launched dosage system Dilurit® BC S here. ...


    By Kurita

  • Emefcy shares hit new highs on Chinese partnership

    Shares in Australian-listed wastewater treatment specialist Emefcy rose to an all-time high of A$1.12 on Monday after the company announced a breakthrough partnership which will accelerate sales of its membrane aerated biofilm reactor technology in China. The deal will see local consulting engineering firm Beijing Sinorichen Environmental Protection deploy Emefcy’s technology in wastewater ...

  • Kuriverter IK 110 – biofilm control agent for membranes – the latest revolution in Reverse Osmosis treatment

    Kuriverter IK 110 is a biofilm control agent that offers you the unique and patented solution against the biological grow in Membrane Systems. The use of the product has a direct impact in the reduction of the cleaning processes and the cost factor for man power, chemicals and standby times, that leads to a reduction of the total cost of operation. See more information ...


    By Kurita

  • 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.

  • GE Advancing ‘Energy Neutrality’ for Municipal Wastewater Treatment with Introduction of ZeeLung* Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor Technology

    ZeeLung Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor is Four Times More Energy Efficient than Conventional Fine Bubble Aeration Systems New Technology Offers Simple, Ultra Low-Energy Nutrient Removal in a Small Footprint Municipal Treatment Plants Account for 35 Percent of Local Government Energy Budgets ZeeLung’s Introduction Highlights Resource Recovery Potential of Wastewater ...


    By GE Power & Water

  • pH-neutral membrane cleaning advances

    Max Fazel has been beavering away at our UK lab looking at alternatives to the commonly-used ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) with a comparable cleaning effect but a much improved environmental profile. He has come up with a very interesting new neutral pH formulation that is extremely effective at removing organics, clay, biofilm and iron. This makes it suitable for cleaning cellulose ...

  • Biowater wins wastewater contract

    Halden municipality in south of Norway will expand and upgrade its largest wastewater treatment plant, Remmen RA, so that effluent meets the highest environmental standards. The renovated plant will have a capacity of 42000 p.e. Biowater will deliver the core treatment processes, which include the biological treatment and subsequent clarification unit(s). The biological treatment unit(s) will be ...


    By Biowater Technology

  • Developing Countries Titles from IWA Publishing: Free to Download

    The following titles on sanitation and wastewater in developing countries are all available to download free of charge from the WaterWiki: http://www.iwawaterwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Articles/DevelopingCountriesTitlesfromIWAPublishingFreetoDownload ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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

  • Leading U.S. food manufacturer choose new technology for wastewater treatment

    Biowater Technology - March 1, 2013 - is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded its largest order for Biowater’s new cost effective CFIC® biofilm wastewater treatment system. The order comes from one of the leading private food manufacturers in the US. Today, a 1.7 million-gallon (6,435/l) aerated lagoon processes wastewater before discharge to the sewer authority ...


    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

  • Large Meat Processor Exceeds Wastewater Treatment Limitations Using Existing Facilities

    Wastewater from a meat processing plant is a complex mixture of all sorts containing excrements, blood, cleaning and flushing water as well as wastewater from hygiene systems.  Nordfjord Kjott in Stryn, Norway was no different.  Nordfjord was having compliance issues with effluent equivilent to the sewage of 35,000 inhabitants being discharged to the municipality.  In addition, the ...


    By Biowater Technology

  • 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

  • Two new CIWEM books released

    CIWEM en Aqua Enviro have released two new CIWEM ‘Good Practice in Water & Environmental Management’ books: ‘Biological & Submerged Aerated Filters’ by H. Rundle, and ‘Natural Wastewater Treatment’ by D. D. Mara. ‘Biological & Submerged Aerated Filters’ by H. Rundle The author, now an independent ...


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