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WHO Technical Notes on Drinking-water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Emergencies

A message from the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) at Loughborough University, UK In response to current and recent climatic disasters, please be reminded that WHO Technical Notes on Drinking-water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Emergencies are available from WEDC in English and in French. READ MORE

Two-thirds of the globe face water shortages, major study finds

Four billion people live under conditions of severe water shortages at least one month of the year, according to new research.   READ MORE

Newspaper series prompts CDC to correct paper on Legionnaire’s disease

Post-publication peer review isn’t just for scientists. Newspaper reporters can help correct the scientific record, too. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has corrected a journal article on Legionnaire’s disease after the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette revealed what seems to be efforts by the researchers to misrepresent their data.   READ MORE

ASHRAE – public comment on Guideline 12-2000, Minimizing the Risk of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems

ASHRAE is currently seeking public comment on Guideline 12-2000, Minimizing the Risk of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems. Introduced on July 28, the 45-day public review is open until September 11, 2017. Those interested in reviewing and commenting on the guideline can do so at this link: www.ashrae.org/publicreviews  

BSI – Plastic pipe standards

Please note that the plastic pipe standards are up for public comment (BS EN ISO 15874 series):   LINK

Laboratory surveillance of Pseudomonas spp. and Stenotrophomonas spp. bacteraemia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: 2016

Laboratory surveillance of Pseudomonas spp. and Stenotrophomonas spp. bacteraemia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: 2016 – PDF LINK

Legionella bacteria’s escape route revealed

The precise mechanism used by Legionella bacteria to escape the body’s defences has been unpicked in intricate detail and is described for the first time in the journal eLife.   READ MORE    

Public Health England updates: respiratory infections 14 to 17, 2017

Laboratory reports of respiratory infections made to PHE from PHE and NHS laboratories (E&W): weeks 14 to 17, 2017

Antibiotic nanoparticles fight drug-resistant bacteria

Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem, especially among a type of bacteria that are classified as “Gram-negative.” These bacteria have two cell membranes, making it more difficult for drugs to penetrate and kill the cells.   READ MORE

Experts get gold nanoparticles using mimosa that fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria

MOSCOW, July 12. /TASS/ An international research team from Mexico, India, and the Siberian Federal University (SFU) have mastered the synthesis of gold-containing nanoparticles by using bacteria residing inside the sensitive plant (Mimosa pudica), the press office said.   The compounds obtained show marked antibacterial properties. According to the researchers who initiated the study, the… Read more »

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MM2050 - PT100 Thermometer

Four/three/two wire measurement, Max/min functions, Hold function, Dual display, °C/°F/°A selectable, Simultaneous display of real time and max/min/hold measurement, Self calibrating.

PrimeLab Photometer

PrimeLab Photometer

The PrimeLab photometer hand-held Bluetooth® device is expandable and portable, developed for ultimate flexibility for use in a range of water systems. Key features: First and only PrimeLab photometer with just 1 LED / 1 JENCOLOR sensor, covering the 400 wavelength (380nm-780nm) More than a 100 different parameters available.

MD610 Photometer

The MD610 gives you a mobile device in a modern design with the analytical features of a laboratory photometer. All important water analysis parameters from A(luminium) to Z(inc) are covered. Combined with the high precision of Lovibond® reagents, a reliable and quick analysis of water samples is guaranteed. Reagent tablets, powder reagents, liquid reagents, or cuvette tests are used depending on the method.

Armitage Shanks Markwik 21

Markwik21

(TB H2a) an integral thermostatic bib mixer tap, single long lever mixer. Single flow fixed horizontal nozzle, sequential operation. Sequential operation ensures both hot and cold supply are purged on each use, long lever gives precise control. Insulated technology keeps the ‘hot’ side of the mixer at a safe surface temperature.

AS Shower chrome

AS Shower chrome

Legionnaires‘ disease is usually spread by the breathing in of water vapour containing Legionella bacteria which is then deposited on the lungs. The bacteria thrives in water temperatures between 25 and 45°C and so showers by their very nature create an ideal environment for the bacteria to spread. The AS SHOWER chrome filter provides reliable and immediate protection against Legionella, removing bacteria at the point of use, allowing users to shower safely.