2ND CALL FOR PAPERS: IBBS 17 in Manchester, UK

Published on 05/09/2017 | by Waterline Admin

IBBS 17 – the 17th Triennial International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation Symposium is being held in Manchester, UK from 5th – 8th September 2017. The theme is “Preservation & Protection of Materials”  and there will be sessions on:

  • Antiadhesive Surfaces
  • Antimicrobial Surfaces
  • Biocides
  • Biocorrosion
  • Biodegradation
  • Biofilms and Biofilm Control Strategies
  • Bioremediation
  • Constructional Materials, Including Paints
  • Cultural Heritage/Cultural Property
  • Decontamination
  • Emerging Topics
  • Fuels and Lubricants
  • Modern Investigative Methods
  • Pharmaceuticals

In addition, there will be a session of short papers specifically aimed at young/early career scientists and for researchers to present “work in progress”.

Submission of Abstracts:  
Oral presentations will be 20 minutes long with a session of short, 10 minute, papers for young scientists and researchers to present “work in progress”.

Online submissions for oral and poster papers – www.ibbs17.org/abstracts. Please submit your abstracts as soon as possible to ensure that they have a good chance of being selected for the conference.

There will be prizes for the best oral presentation, young scientist’s presentation and poster.

Reduced registration rates before 1st July and for IBBS members and young scientists – www.ibbs17.org/registration.

Mayoral Reception:  
A complimentary reception hosted by the Lord Mayor of Manchester at the city’s town hall (pictured).

Conference Dinner:  
The conference dinner, at only £30, takes place at the prestigious and historic Midland Hotel, Manchester – guest speaker Prof. Joanna Verran of Manchester Metropolitan University. See – www.ibbs17.org/dinner.

Sponsorship enables us to support young/early years scientists and we are very grateful to those organisations supporting IBBS 17.  If your company would like to join them please see www.ibbs17.org/sponsors.  There will be an associated sponsors’ exhibition.

Full details of IBBS 17 can be found at the conference website – www.ibbs17.org and further information can be downloaded from HERE.

We look forward to greeting you in Manchester for IBBS 17.

Diary Dates & Events

Grime Scene


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:

Product & Service Spotlight

Introducing B & V Chemicals' new film forming amines for closed circuits and steam boilers.

Product Launch: Film forming amines.

This all-in-one solution offers low-dose, cost-effective treatment. Improves heat transfer efficiency by removing corrosion deposits, leading to cleaner surfaces. Enhances energy and resource efficiency by reducing Total Dissolved Solids (TDS). The stable film provided by polyamines ensures superior corrosion control, promoting longer equipment lifespan.

Plus - environmentally friendly, offering a greener alternative to traditional treatments.

Contact us on ownlabel@bvwater.co.uk for further information.

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:

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

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

Wall mounted reducing footprint of installation.

Charge with product in under 5 minutes without isolation from the system.

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


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.