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Legionella found in St George Hospital cooling towers

Legionella bacteria has been found in cooling towers at St George Hospital. A routine check of the hospital’s cooling towers on November 29 tested positive for Legionella bacteria. Cooling towers at an office building in the Kogarah business area had positive results to Legionella bacteria on December 2. An investigation examining whether there are any… Read more »

VIRUS SCARE Scots women’s jail Cornton Vale hit by Legionella outbreak as wing shut down

A SCOTS women’s prison was hit by a Legionella outbreak which saw a wing shut down. Five women caged in Stirling’s HMP Cornton Vale were moved after water outlets tested positive for the bacteria virus. FULL ARTICLE

Global Water Treatment Biocides Market Market 2019-2024: Industrial Output, Import & Export, Consumer Consumption and Forecast 2024

The Water Treatment Biocides Market Market report provides an unbiased and detailed analysis of the on-going trends, opportunities/ high growth areas, market drivers, which would help stakeholders to device and align Water Treatment Biocides Market market strategies according to the current and future market. FULL ARTICLE

Outbreak of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae associated with contaminated water dispenser and sink drain in cardiology units in a Korean hospital

Concerns are growing over the importance of the hospital water environment for the transmission of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE). We report a large outbreak in the cardiology units involving intensive care units (ICU) and wards at a tertiary care hospital. FULL ARTICLE

Beer Maker Carlsberg Halves Water Usage at its Brewery

Carlsberg’s Fredericia brewery was selected as a test site for its first total water recycling plant. This plant will reduce average water consumption at the brewery from the current 2.9 hl of water per hl of beer to 1.4 hl of water per hl of beer, which will make it the first brewery to virtually eliminate water waste…. Read more »

Warning of ‘high risk’ to water supply at Glasgow hospital

Warnings about the risk of water contamination at Scotland’s largest hospital were issued just days after it opened, according to a leaked report. The 2015 inspection report into Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) was passed to Labour MSP Anas Sarwar by whistleblowers. It ranked infection control measures as “high risk” in several areas. FULL… Read more »

Stanford chemists discover water microdroplets spontaneously produce hydrogen peroxide

Water is everywhere on Earth, but maybe that just gives it more space to hide its secrets. Its latest surprise, Stanford researchers report Aug. 26 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is that microscopic droplets of water spontaneously produce hydrogen peroxide. The discovery could pave the way for greener ways to produce the molecule, a common… Read more »

How bacteria ‘act as one’ to escape antibiotics

New research zooms in on Pseudomonas aeruginosa to uncover a strategy that drug-resistant bacteria use to avoid antibiotics. The findings could help make antibiotics more effective. Jean-Louis Bru, from the department of molecular biology and biochemistry at the University of California, Irvine, is the first author of the new study, which appears in the Journal of Bacteriology…. Read more »

Water Treatment Equipment Market Development And Growth Opportunities By Forecast 2026

This report on the global Water Treatment Equipment market gives a thorough study that is primarily focused on top players and their business stratagem, geographical extent, market segments, competitive landscape, manufacturing, and pricing and cost structures. Each section of the research study is explicitly prepared to explore crucial fragments of the global Water Treatment Equipment… Read more »

CDC Revises Number of Reported Legionellosis Cases Upward

The original number of cases of Legionellosis reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for calendar year 2018 was already at a record 8,356 cases. This November, that number was revised upward to 9,933 cases, representing an increase of 18.8 percent . Although Legionellosis includes both Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever, the vast… Read more »

Product Spotlight

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. With only one light source and the JENCOLOR multi-spectral sensor used exclusively in the PrimeLab, it is possible to measure all water parameters where the water sample is visibly discoloured after addition of a reagent. Key Features of PrimeLab Photometer: The 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. Activation of add-on parameters is possible even after purchase. Powerful PC-software and app with free cloud service. Creating reports and dosage recommendations by just a click, using your individual water treatment chemicals.

HuwaSan TR50 Silver Stabilised Hydrogen Peroxide

HuwaSan TR50 is a commercial water disinfectant and biocide designed for shock disinfection or constant dosing. HuwaSan TR50 kills legionella bacteria and in addition removes biofilm. It is safer to use than chlorine as the disinfection breakdown products are oxygen and water. Independent testing shows that HuwaSan TR50 provides a very wide spectrum of biocidal activity against bacteria, viruses, spores, fungi, amoebae (such as amoeba acanthus which can act as a host to legionella bacteria) and algae. Use disinfectants safely. Always read the label and product information before use.

MC1+ Protector

Formulated to prevent wear and tear and the resulting debris, MC1+ stops magnetite and other deposits forming. As it does this, it protects the central heating, keeping the boiler working efficiently and helping to ensure the system lasts for longer.

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.

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.