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Is E. coli losing its reliability as a Fecal Indicator Bacteria?

January 6th, 2020

By Saumya Garg The past 50 years have seen vast changes in the way water has been recycled into our streams, creeks, rivers, estuaries, oceans and lakes. Wastewater treatment has been an essential requirement to maintain the safety and health of not only the environment, but also of the human population. As a result, every Read the Rest…

Listeria: A Nightmare for the Ready-to-Eat Foods Industry

October 3rd, 2019

By Saumya Garg Spread over a period of about a year and a half, from January 2017 to July 2018, South Africa saw the deaths of 216 people and the hospitalization of over 800 people. The cause: Listeriosis caused by the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes. Listeriosis is a rare, yet serious food borne illness with a Read the Rest…

Todays Technology Can Protect Shrimp From Harmful Disease

August 17th, 2018

By: Brian Grochowski There are five viral pathogens of penaeid shrimp listed by the World Organization for Animal Health. IHHNV infectious hypodermal & hematopoietic necrosis virus YHV yellow head virus TSV Taura syndrome virus WSSV white spot syndrome virus IMNV infectious myonecrosis virus IHHNV also knowns as Penaeus stylirostris densovirus (PstDNV) was the first reported Read the Rest…

Zebra and Quagga Mussel Control in the Power Industry

May 8th, 2018

By Brian Grochowski, Aquatic invasive species such as zebra and quagga mussels can be a nuisance to the power generation industry. For facilities that use surface water, where these mussels are prevalent, this nuisance can be quite costly. The biggest area of concern is where the adhesion of mussels to the intake water lines causes Read the Rest…