Microbiological Monitoring in a view into the future

Read the following article to learn about the new VWMS Coliminder, a new technology that offers rapid and automatic measurement of the microbiological quality of water, opening up completely new possibilities in quality monitoring and process control roles in the beverage industry.

Conventional Wisdom Eventually Catches Up With True Wisdom

The Dynamic Pacing of Disinfection Processes Using Online Direct Measurement of Bacterial Content If you are responsible for managing water and wastewater treatment facilities, you will be familiar with direct online measurement and control of various water quality parameters – both physical (e.g. turbidity, conductivity, temperature) and chemical (e.g. pH, dissolved oxygen, free chlorine, fluoride, […]

Reducing CIP Costs in the Beverage Industry

Minimising the risk to consumers’ health is paramount in beverage manufacturing.  Adherence to HACCP principles is crucial to risk minimisation and Clean-In-Place (CIP) processes are one of the principal HACCP tools.  However, CIP systems are also a major contributor to the cost of production.  They are generally intensive, use large amounts of energy, water and […]

Wouldn’t it be great if?

Understanding what is happening in water bodies, such as rivers and dams, presents several challenges.  They are often remote, large, with complex layouts and not readily accessible.  Yet, it is important to monitor water quality, measure temperature and depth, and inspect the banks for damage.  Sending people in vehicles and boats is expensive and presents […]

DO NOT DRINK: Water warning issued for 99 Melbourne suburbs

Victorians have been slammed again.In the middle of a strict COVID-19 lockdown, last night’s storm caused 99 Melbourne suburbs to be issued with a ‘Do Not Drink’ notice : https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-28/yarra-valley-water-users-told-to-boil-water-after-storms/12605930, and https://www.3aw.com.au/do-not-drink-contaminated-water-warning-for-88-melbourne-suburbs/ More than 250,000 households have been affected but from available information, it seems the ‘Do Not Drink’ warning was issued on a precautionary […]

Why did Romaqua decide to install a Coliminder®?

Romaqua’s plant in Borsec Romania, one of Europe’s biggest and most modern mineral water bottling facilities with a capacity of 2 million litres per day, is now equipped with a ColiMinder®. The ColiMinder® is installed to safeguard Romaqua’s product quality, providing permanent and fully automated monitoring of microbiological quality for both naturally carbonated and still […]

Q: What does the Viennese waltz have to do with water quality?

A: Everything Seibold Wasser, headquartered in Vienna, Austria, has developed a unique family of water quality analysers, known as “COMPOSER”. The COMPOSER analysers are automated, online metals analysers. They are based on the colorimetric method, using proprietary non-toxic reagents, and can be easily converted from measuring one metal to measuring a different metal. There are […]

Australia’s First Coliminder Installed at Bathurst

Optimos Group is pleased to announce that, the first Coliminder on-line bacterial monitoring system to arrive in Australia, is up and running. Bathurst Regional Council has installed the Coliminder as part of its continuing work to improve water security for its customers in a period of extended and severe water shortage. The Coliminder, from Vienna [...]

Optimos Solutions and EcoDetection Announce a Collaboration in Real Time Monitoring

EcoDetection, an Australian company based in Melbourne, has developed a unique and powerful technology for near real time monitoring of a wide range of dissolved anions and cations, to low ppb levels. Currently capable of measuring anions including nitrate, nitrite, phosphate, sulphate, fluoride, chlorate and more – and cations including ammonium, potassium and sodium with […]

Take control!

Every day, we wake up in the morning and head to the kitchen to have our first drink of water.  It might be direct from the tap, or from a bottle in the fridge – either way, it has been supplied by a responsible and professional water utility or from a bottled water supplier, both […]