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What is the latest thing in Legionella and Pseudomonas control?

Easy to use software monitors risk assessments and flushing of low-use water outlets to help fight Legionnaire’s Disease and Pseudomonas. “I’d totally recommend it, without hesitation! I love L8guard!”

Posted on September 22, 2015

Viable But Not Culturable (VBNC) state of pathogens in water systems – is this important? Open Letter to Professor Hans-Curt Flemming

Professor Hans-Curt Flemming, from the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, recently gave an interesting presentation entitled ‘Are my bacteria really dead?’ at the IBBS meeting (, suggesting that bacteria, such as Legionella spp. and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, in water systems may be in a Viable But Not Culturable (VBNC) state when exposed to biocides. He basically said […]

Posted on September 21, 2015

A beer contest with a difference – would you taste a beer made from wastewater?

After multiple steps of disinfection, treated wastewater is usually released back into the water cycle via the nearest body of water, many of which supply the water to reserves for everyday human uses. However, by the use of suitable technology, it is possible to reuse sewage effluent straight from the works, as long as it […]

Posted on September 7, 2015

Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in New York – does ‘no news’ mean ‘good news’?

Recently, I read in the BBC news online about an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in New York, USA, sourced in cooling towers. The Bronx, one of the poorer areas of the city, was where the outbreak originated and the main area affected with 100 cases and 12 deaths being reported. Legionella can infect humans causing […]

Posted on August 24, 2015

Silver – an interesting element with many uses

Silver is a well known precious metal that due to unique properties, such as high thermal and electrical conductivity, became very useful for industrial and electrical applications. Properties such as malleability, lustre and being unreactive make it an attractive metal for uses such making jewelry, silverware and coins. An article in Materials today reports that […]

Posted on August 17, 2015

Copper – an essential micronutrient for plants and humans, but deadly to microbes!

Copper is a trace element, of which we need around 1.2 mg per day.

Posted on July 17, 2015

Legionella and Environmental Action Platform – LEAP 2

A blog by a scientist/writer who attended the Legionella and Environment Action Platform – L.E.A.P 2, where she highlights what the event was like for her.

Posted on June 26, 2015

Want to know more about TETRAS? Watch a short video

Tetras cloud-based Legionella and Pseudomonas management is fully explained in this short animation

Posted on June 12, 2015

L.E.A.P 02 is almost here

Following the success of the first Legionella and Environmental Action Platform (L.E.A.P 01) in 2014, we have organized the second event in the L.E.A.P series.

Posted on June 11, 2015

L.E.A.P 02 – A charitable not-for-profit water quality event

The Legionella and Environmental Action Platform (L.E.A.P 02) will take place at the Discovery Centre in Milton Keynes on 19th of June 2015.

Posted on May 28, 2015

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