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The HTM04-01, 2016 – What is new?

It now recognises that the temperature control regime is the traditional approach and no longer the preferred strategy.

Posted on June 2, 2016

Pseudomonas aeruginosa contamination in health care facilities and its control with copper and silver ionisation

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common biofilm-forming Gram-negative bacterium often found in soil and ground water, which is implicated in diseases especially of the lungs. It is an opportunistic pathogen, but rarely affects healthy individuals. It can however cause a wide range of infections in almost any organ or tissue, particularly in patients with a weakened […]

Posted on May 20, 2016

Determination of viable legionellae in engineered water systems: do we find what we are looking for?

Viable But Not Culturable (VBNC) state has been recognised since the early 1980s and is regarded by most researchers as a survival strategy used by mainly Gram negative bacteria as a response to stress (Li et al, 2014). A review paper by Alexander Kirschener, from the Medical University of Vienna, published in Water Research, as […]

Posted on April 29, 2016

SMURF-like people! Open letter to delegates of the RSPH ‘Water Safety – It’s choice, not chance’ meeting 03/02/2016

Open Letter by Dr B. Bedford PhD Legionella Control ProEconomy Ltd Tel.: +44(0)1525 854111 E-mail: birgitta@proeconomy.com Dr John Lee, of Leegionella Ltd, recently gave an interesting presentation entitled ‘Managing water safety: pros and cons of different treatment regimes’ at the RSPH ‘Water Safety – It’s choice, not chance’ meeting, showing a shocking photograph of a […]

Posted on February 26, 2016

Temperature Control Methods – Why these should be 1 of the 7 Deadly Sins

Legionella pneumophila is a disease-causing microorganism, which is ubiquitous in water systems and can infect people, being particularly dangerous for hospital patients that have a compromised immune system. L. pneumophila is well known for causing Legionellosis (Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever). L. pneumophila and other species of the genus Legionella thrives in temperatures between 20 […]

Posted on January 25, 2016

Interview with Prof K. Clive Thompson on the new code of practice for the sampling and monitoring of hot and cold water services in buildings

The new standard BS8554:2015 (Code of practice for the sampling and monitoring of hot and cold water services in buildings) was published last month. This was a long awaited publication (by us at least), which gives more clarification in regard to the issue of which copper and silver neutralising agent to use when sampling water […]

Posted on November 30, 2015

Our new ProEconomy Newsletter

Issue 1 of the new ProEconomy Newsletter was published recently – Link. – We aim to keep you up-to-date on a monthly basis with what we do, new scientific articles we come across and the articles we publish in this blog, of course. The first issue reports the news of the installation of the Orca […]

Posted on November 20, 2015

ProEconomy Exhibit at IHEEM 2015

Thank you all who visited our new stand at Healthcare Estates Annual Conference – IHEEM 2015 in Manchester last week. We really enjoyed the event and meeting new people and catching up with some established contacts and customers. We also enjoyed meeting a few of you in the after-event drinks we organised at The Brewdog. […]

Posted on October 26, 2015

ProEconomy Exhibiting at IHEEM 2015

ProEconomy is going to be at the IHEEM Annual Conference, from Tuesday to Wednesday, 20-21 October 2015, at Stand: D43, next to the VIP area. http://www.healthcare-estates.com/exhibitor/proeconomy-ltd/ Healthcare Estates is a unique event that consists of the IHEEM Annual Conference, Awards Dinner and the UK’s largest trade exhibition for the sector. Please come and see us […]

Posted on October 16, 2015

Controlling biofilms and pathogens in water systems

Biofilms are layers of microbial cells that become attached to surfaces submerged in water. Legionella is one of the important bacteria species that contaminate water systems from public water supplies and borehole waters, and colonize these systems from biofilms, where they are protected from disinfection. In fact, biofilms play an important role in the spread […]

Posted on October 8, 2015

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