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.
Fuel bio-contamination has existed for many years. This contamination causes filter clogging, microbial induced corrosion (MIC), system fouling and changes in fuel properties (accelerated instability and increased corrosivity). These problems are due to a wide diversity of microorganisms: bacteria, protozoa, yeasts and moulds which are equally hazardous. Because of this, all of them should be taken into account and properly quantified in order to efficiently fight fuel contamination. This phenomenon is also amplified since bio-fuels are developed and added in common fuels, because bio-fuels are a better environment for microorganisms than fossil fuels.
Control of bio-contamination needs to be performed in fuel, water and biofilm. The fuel-water interface is nutrient rich. Microbes growing at this interface can draw nutrients from the fuel, while remaining in an aqueous environment. Not surprisingly, the population density of microbes at the interface can be 100,000 times greater than that in the overlying fuel and 10,000 times that in the underlying water. The aqueous phase generally contains 10 times more microbes than the fuel phase. When contamination is high, biofilm is developing on the tank surface, and gives a good environment to the microbes. Release of biofilm increases fuel bio-contamination and spreads the biofilm all over the system.
QGO-M™ is the perfect tool to control all kinds of fuel contamination and provides an early warning of microbial growth. Used as a routine test, it enables to determine “Warning” and “Action” levels to act before contamination becomes harmful for terminal tanks, retail sites tanks and engines.
Conventional microbiological analyses measure only a fraction of total microbes and require few days for feedback. Contrary to the conventional culture tests, QGO-M™ reveals all organisms including dormant microbes, in a few minutes. When culture tests only provide a vague and late overview of the contamination, ATP tests enable taking a quick action (less than 5 minutes) before the apparition of danger for the system.
QGO-M™, an unique tool for:
QGO-M™ can be used in oil, gas-oil, lubricants, kerosene, gasoline, bio-esthers, bio-fuels… all along production, distribution and storage.