Traditional MLSS, MLVSS Will not give accurate biomass health. By using these traditional methods apart from living biomass we can know the dead microorganisms and inert materials.
Luminulta has developed the first and only commercial test kit able to accurately measure true living biomass activity and health in waste water treatment.LuminUltra’s Cellular ATP (cATP) measurement isolates the living biomass to provide unparalleled accuracy in detecting living biomass concentration. This measurement can be applied anywhere, from collection systems to aerobic or anaerobic bioreactors, return sludge streams, and effluents before and after disinfection
We can know the below parameters anywhere, from collection systems to aerobic or anaerobic bioreactors, return sludge streams, and effluents before and after disinfection.
Cellular ATP (cATP™) – represents ATP from living microorganisms, and therefore is a direct indication of the living population. Once target thresholds for cATP are established, cATP results provide the ideal basis for operational stability, optimization, and continuous improvement of a wastewater treatment process.
Biomass Stress Index (BSI™) – represents the stress level experienced by the microbiological population. This quantity provides an early warning of impending process problems and stressful conditions (i.e. toxicity).
Active Biomass Ratio (ABR™) – represents the percentage of bioreactor solids that are active microorganisms. Maximizing the ABR provides many benefits such as enhanced sludge quality and improved settling.
Water treatment operators typically use Heterotrophic Plate Counts to estimate the total population of microorganisms in a water sample and to supplement regulated parameters such as Total Coliform and E.Coli tests. Results are not known until several days later, HPC tests provide minimal value as a control tool since changes in the water system have already occurred well after they have been detected.
In terms of measuring total microorganisms, ATP monitoring provides, in real-time, more complete and therefore more accurate results when compared to HPC. When applied to municipal water management, ATP analyses allow the operator to assess microbial content of raw influent, disinfectant demand, and monitor the overall effectiveness of treatment.
ATP monitoring cannot replace required this testing, it is a powerful tool to guide disinfection programs and water management programs to ensure that compliance targets are met. Since upstream changes in water quality can be immediately detected using a routine ATP monitoring program, it will give operators an early indication that increased disinfection may be required.
By using ATP method customer can able to asses below places
The water that was supplied to residents had traditionally carried a high amount of organic material and color. In the past, organics were oxidized and broken down by chlorination prior to passing through prefilters and then a set of membrane filters. The utility therefore sought to remove pre-chlorination but complete removal of pre-oxidation resulted in severe membrane fouling and eventual failure.
Membranes are quite expensive to install and require service over time, but the more chemical treatments that are administered, the shorter the lifespan of the membrane. The fouling can also be caused by mineral scaling rather than biological fouling so it is important to treat the problem with the proper chemicals, otherwise the plant will needlessly spend money to clean the membranes using something that is not appropriate for the type of fouling that exists
ATP tests can certainly characterize the problem as being biological or not. By using ATP meter customer can know membrane fouling is due to biological problem or through chemical agent. if the issue was found to be biological, ATP tests would be used to help monitor the efficacy of both disinfection and membrane treatment throughout this optimization study.
ATP monitoring applied to membrane treatment process was able to quickly identify elevated microbial content not only in the raw and treated water, but also within the membranes themselves. This enabled personnel to assess the effects of decreased pre-chlorination, diagnose the fouling issue as a biological problem, and assess the efficacy of the membrane cleaning process – all within minutes of sample collection
Application in Product Preservation
(Coatings, latex and Paints)
Microbial growth in industrial chemicals can present a major problem. If left unchecked, microbial contamination in raw materials and intermediate products can compromise manufacturing process performance and equipment integrity. These same sources can also impact final product quality, which if not properly maintained can spoil products while sitting on the shelf. The best solution is early, accurate detection for proactive rather than reactive treatment.
LuminUltra's solutions instantly measure the total microbiological content in raw materials, intermediates, and final products to proactively locate any potential source of microbial contamination.
Microbiological contamination is a threat to product quality in the personal care products industry.Microorganisms may be introduced at several stages of the process; subsequently, manufacturers must put in place stringent Quality Assurance / Quality Control (QA/QC) programs to manage microbiological contamination.
In most cases, manufacturers rely on traditional culture testing (e.g. dip slides, plate counts) to monitor for microbiological threats. These tests require a 2-to-5 day incubation period. Batch release must await these results, and even then there is always a risk of undetected contamination if final products are released prior to firm confirmation of microbiological contamination control.
By testing below mentioned places in chemical manufacturing plants by ATP method customer can reduce risk of contamination