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.
Intracellular ATP is a reliable quantitative indicator which can provide a result about the biological contamination in a sample in only 3 minutes. All types of living microorganisms are included in this analysis – cultivable or non cultivable microorganisms, bacteria, amoeba, algae. For a successful investigation of sanitary risks in water installations or during the evaluation of efficiency of water treatments, it is extremely important to take into consideration the whole living biomass. Disfunctioning of water installation with proliferation of microorganisms and potential development of pathogen flora can be easily detected by quantitative ATP method. In such situations, we observe shifting values of active biomass quantity (cATP) along the installation. Zones of high cATP values are areas where there is an uncontrolled built-up biofilm, releasing microorganisms. Such areas are called critical zones.
We take part in investigations on Legionella proliferation in installations or when the need for a better control of sanitary risk has been identified. We are expert in assessing chemical and non chemical treatments on cooling towers installations or industrial process water and we are able to help you assessing the efficiency of the set-up treatment strategy.
We also take part in the resolution of broader microbiological problems, causing clogging, corrosion, final products contamination, additional operating costs etc.
After the establishment of the architecture of the installation, critical control points are identified, in order to collect data representative of the whole water network. Twenty to thirty water samples are analysed using the QGA or the QG21I kits.
This biological mapping enables to process to a Methodical Biological Risks Analysis using the cATP indicator (Intracellular ATP).
The principal information collected using our approach, after analysis of the results obtained during the day, are:
Aqua-tools can also take part in validation programs of water treatments strategies: