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…

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…

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…

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…

Is there lead in your drinking water?

Most Australians will be aware of recent media reports concerning occurrences of, and the associated dangers of lead contamination in residential drinking water in Australia. The source of the contamination is widely thought to be the lead content of a range of widely used brass plumbing fittings. Lead contained in the brass fittings can dissolve…