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News Flash!!! L.E.A.P 03 will discuss the new HTM 04-01

Following the recent publication of the new Health Technical Memorandum (HTM 04-01) 2016 earlier this month, the organizers of the third meeting of the Legionella and Environment Action Platform – L.E.A.P 03 have decided to include this hot topic as a discussion topic at some of the tables at the L.E.A.P 03 event.     […]

Posted on June 13, 2016

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 in healthcare facilities and its control with copper and silver ionisation

What Is Pseudomonas Aeruginosa? 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 […]

Posted on May 20, 2016

Determination of viable legionella 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 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. This microorganism 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

The New Code of Practice For The Sampling and Monitoring of Hot and Cold Water Services in Buildings

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). It clarifies which copper and […]

Posted on November 30, 2015

The New ProEconomy Newsletter Is Here!

Issue 1 of the new ProEconomy Newsletter was published recently. We aim to keep you up-to-date on a monthly basis with what we do, new scientific articles and our blog articles. The 1st Issue Of The New ProEconomy Newsletter The first issue reports on the installation of the Orca at Churchill Hospital (part of John Radcliffe […]

Posted on November 20, 2015

ProEconomy Exhibit at IHEEM 2015

ProEconomy were at the IHEEM 2015 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/ What Is Healthcare Estates? 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. The IHEEM 2015 […]

Posted on October 16, 2015

Controlling Biofilms and Pathogens In Water Systems

What Are Biofilms? 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. They then colonize these systems from biofilms, where they are protected from disinfection. In fact, biofilms play an important […]

Posted on October 8, 2015

ProEconomy's reputation speaks volumes and the Orca system is highly regarded by those who have installed it.