Articles

A selection of Waterline publication articles:

Effective ‘Field Testing’ of Closed Water Systems

As featured in waterline Summer 2019 Effective ‘Field Testing’ of Closed Water Systems Ian Penney – DTK Water Field based water testing of industrial water systems can’t really be considered fun or exciting and it’s certainly not glamourous. But field testing can detect problems in water quality quickly and accurately which can protect expensive plant… Read more »

What’s changed in the Legionella risk assessment standard?

As featured in waterline Spring 2019 What’s changed in the Legionella risk assessment standard? By David Fatscher, Head of Sustainability at BSI. Additional technical content by John V Lee, Leegionella Ltd Outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease continue to happen today. Recently, an apartment building in New York City saw 50 casualties and 2 fatalities, while in… Read more »

WMSoc Factsheets – Rapid Microbiology Industry Liaison Group

As featured in waterline Winter 2018-19 WMSoc Factsheets Rapid Microbiology Industry Liaison Group by Elise Maynard The Rapid Microbiology Industry Liaison Group (RMILG) is a sub-committee of the Water Management Society (WMSoc) Technical Committee. This group was formed in order to answer questions that had been asked by WMSoc members about certain new technologies but… Read more »

Designing a solution (How do you design for a solution?)

As featured in waterline Autumn 2018 Designing a solution(How do you design for a solution?) – Rebecca Platt WMSoc held a very successful “Designing Out” event in December 2017. In order to reach out and engage with architects and designers, we held a competition for design students. The winner was Becky Platt, from Sheffield Hallam… Read more »

Optimizing fluoride & arsenic removal with gravity-driven sorption contacters

As featured in waterline Summer 2018 Optimizing fluoride & arsenicremoval with gravity-drivensorption contacters by Caminos de Agua A summary of the current state of research and development of a low cost, field appropriate, globally replicable fluoride and arsenic treatment system using functionalized biochars and Bayoxide E33 BACKGROUNDThe Independence Aquifer in Central Mexico is in a… Read more »

Waterline – Spring 2018 – The Dry Wet Cooler v Cooling Tower Question

As featured in waterline Spring 2018 The Dry Wet Cooler v Cooling Tower Question Colin Brown,Carter Environmental Engineers Waterline Guest Editors: this is a new feature that will hopefully introduce different topics into the pages of this journal. Colin Brown, a longstanding member of Council and the Chairman Elect, has taken on the the first… Read more »

Waterline – Spring 2018 – Materials Of Construction of Evaporative Coolers & Condensers

As featured in waterline Spring 2018 Materials Of Construction of Evaporative Coolers & Condensers Colin Brown,Carter Environmental Engineers Taking into account the many considerations prospective duty holders have when deciding on the type of evaporative cooling and condenser equipment they should purchase, most will focus on how much will it cost to buy and will… Read more »

Waterline – Spring 2018 – Evaporative Cooling Towers & Condensers and Working at Height

As featured in waterline Spring 2018 Evaporative Cooling Towers & Condensers and Working at Height Colin Brown,Carter Environmental Engineers Many years ago little thought was given to the implications of working at height whilst carrying out inspections and maintenance procedures on evaporative cooling equipment. There are many accounts which may cause shudders of disbelief with… Read more »

Waterline – Winter – 2017/18 – Legionella sample size reporting requirements

As featured in waterline Winter 2017/18 Legionella sample size reporting requirements Dr Jennifer Newton, Express Micro Science Laboratory test reports must comply with ISO 17025 requirements for reporting results. These requirements include having a unique identifier (the lab number), citing the receipt and test date, providing a unique description of the sample submitted and in… Read more »

Waterline – Winter – 2017/18 – UKAS Accredited laboratory test reports

As featured in waterline Winter 2017/18 UKAS ACCREDITED LABORATORY TEST REPORTS Many users of laboratory services look for the UKAS symbol on a test report to give them confidence in the accuracy and impartiality of results. But what is the meaning behind this symbol and what should those commissioning accredited testing services expect to find… Read more »

Diary Dates & Events

Grime Scene

ANNOUNCING OUR NEW GRIME SCENE COMPETITION:

Following on from the successful Grime Scene competition, we have decided to continue the theme for another year, but with a twist. This year, we are asking for photographs of the grimiest pictures you can find accompanied with another photograph of how the ‘scene’ has been improved by your maintenance or cleaning.


We will display the photographs in each of the Waterline editions throughout 2024. The ‘most improved’ picture will be chosen by WMSoc members via an online vote. The winner will receive a £25 Amazon Gift Voucher after the Winter 2024/25 edition has been published.


Please send your photographs to:
[email protected].


Product & Service Spotlight

Introducing B & V Chemicals' Multitreat SHD showerhead descalers.

Multitreat SHD showerhead descalers from B & V Chemicals are easy to use and effectively eliminate Legionella spp and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Independent tests confirm its efficacy, achieving a 5 log reduction within 5 minutes. Proven to prevent Legionella growth, Multitreat SHD ensures peace of mind by addressing scale buildup quickly.

Customer feedback and laboratory tests validate its reliability.

For more information, contact [email protected]

How the NEW SolidTek® Biocide Feeder Package will BENEFIT YOU

SolidTek® has launched its NEW Biocide Feeder which is functional, compact, and environmentally-friendly.

Designed for use with SolidTek’s® enhanced bromine biocide, BromTek, it offers multiple benefits:

SAFER
Reduced exposure to fumes and bromine dust (non-pressurised system).

EFFECTIVE
Use with field proven mixed hydantoin biocide - better performance than standard bromine tablets.

COMPACT
Wall mounted reducing footprint of installation.

QUICK & EASY
Charge with product in under 5 minutes without isolation from the system.
SUPPORT

Product calculators and tech support available.

Lovibond MD640 Photometer (PTSA & Fluorescein capable)

Product Spotlight Drop Test Kits

How many times have you heard … ‘we’re not sure what the system volume is’. A common problem which can be expensive - wasting chemical over dosing, or underdosing so the treatment is ineffective (i.e. shock dosing a biocide). The MD640 photometer has PTSA & Fluorescein capability built in. Simply use our System Checkers to add to an unknown system and read a PTSA or Fluorescein levels to accurately identify the system volume.

The Hydrosense PRO range

Hydrosense

The Hydrosense PRO range pioneers Legionella pneumophila detection, the cause of over 97% of Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks, by identifying all the serogroups 1-15 of this dangerous Legionella species. This easy-to-use, highly sensitive test uses unique filtration, offering a three-line test result that distinguishes between serogroup 1 and serogroups 2-15 within 25 minutes. The water test has a level of detection of 100 CFU/L and swab tests detect 200 CFU per swabbed area, providing crucial, rapid insights for water safety management.