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.
Water consumption from the surface treatment baths (ex: car industry) is a large part of the global water consumption in an industrial plant. Microbiological contamination in the different baths can lead to quality problems: increased thickness (anticorrosion coating), surface defects… Nowadays each bacteriological crisis can generate an additional cost of 15k€. This additional cost must be multiplied by the number of crises per year and by the number of plants undergoing this kind of problems.
Since lead-free cataphoresis products are used, many production plants are confronted to periodical increases of cataphoresis consumptions which imply a progressive increase of deposited paints. Because this drift is possibly due to bacterial proliferation in the bath, bactericide treatments must be used more and more often.
Fast detection of microbiological drifts in the different surface treatment and cataphoresis steps is the key to efficiently monitor the installation at lower cost.
Concerned organisms are: bacteria, fungus, algae and yeast.
Industrials need a fast and quantitative measurement tool to precisely assess bacterial pollution in all types of liquid samples. The aim for industrials is to anticipate drifts and be responsive to prevent quality problems, additional costs, to fast validate treatments efficiency and choose the best moment to start again production safely.
The 2nd generation ATP-metry kits enable measuring in few minutes the whole living flora in collected samples. The Quench-Gone™ kits - QGA™ and QG21I™ - allow quantification of microorganisms through the measurement of Intracellular Adenosine Triphosphate (cATP) – the energy carrier of any living cell. Intracellular ATP (cATP) is the true indicator of the concentration of all living microorganisms in the sample – bacteria, fungus, yeast, moulds, protozoa– which can be found in industrial process water, surface treatment baths, cataphoresis baths and UF-Rinsing baths.
With the QGA and QG21I kits you can establish a biological mapping of your installation and monitor the microbial contamination in any type of water. Recommended critical points to monitor in surface treatment and cataphoresis lines are:
This technique allows industrials working in surface treatment to identify pollution origins, quantify this pollution and relate the pollution drift with the cataphoresis layer increase.