November 14-17th 2012
Aqua-tools will be present at MEDICA exhibition in Düsseldorf from 14th to 17th November 2012. Meet us on stand number 7AE 26I at UBI France department. We are looking for distributors in various countries for our terminal filtration activity !
Study “Prevention of water-related risks in healthcare establishments in la Reunion”
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L’EAU, L’INDUSTRIE, LES NUISANCES – n°346 « Monitoring the biological quality of drinking water in the distribution networks – Studies of 4 municipalities in Poland » Read the article.
HYGIENES 2011 – Volume XIX – n°6
« Prevention of risks from water in healthcare settings in La Réunion » J.-C.Denys Read the article.
At Aqua-tools, our business is the supply of Innovative Biological Monitoring Technologies to any industry or public water or wastewater operation interested in measuring microorganisms. Our main product line focuses on the rapid measurement of microorganisms through detection of a molecule called Adenosine Triphosphate, or ATP.
ATP is a molecule found only in and around living cells, and as such it gives an interference-free measure of biological concentration and microorganisms health. And, because the results are available in minutes, our products also provide you with peace of mind.
Use ATP as the first line of defense for detecting microorganisms in water applications, or as the critical control parameter for optimizing cost-efficiency in wastewater treatment processes!
Browse through the following sections to learn more about the basics of ATP.
Adenosine Triphosphate or ATP, is a molecule so central to microbial life that its measurement is directly related to biomass energy level. ATP is an energy carrier located within living biological cells that manages all biological functions, such as food consumption, maintenance, and reproduction. Like any living creature on Earth, microorganisms require ATP to survive - without it, there would be no life!
When a biological cell processes food - substances containing carbon, for example - the energy created is stored as ATP. The ATP molecule is then used to perform work functions by donating Phosphate groups. During this donation process, ATP is reduced to smaller, less energetic molecules, such as Adenosine Diphosphate (ADP) or Adenosine Monophsphate (AMP). These molecules are then recycled and recharged into ATP with more food consumption. This process is the central
metabolic pathway of life and applies to any living organism!