Greenlight® Environmental Series Targets Water; Provides Bacterial Load Testing Results In As Fast As 45 Minutes
Lyons, CO — Baseline-MOCON, Inc., a subsidiary of MOCON (NASDAQ: MOCO), launches a new fast, accurate and cost-effective way to measure live bacteria loads and improve disinfection efficiency for water environments. For the first time, bacteria can be measured in as fast as 45 minutes vs. the 24-48 hours needed with traditional methods.
The new GreenLight® Environmental series is ideal for testing of waste, drinking, surface, ground and bottled water operations, as well as beaches, water parks, etc.
This leading-edge technology uses a sensor which measures respiration of aerobic bacteria and equates the change in oxygen level to the viable microbial load in a sample. The amount of bacteria in the water/wastewater determines how much oxygen is depleted. Results for non-disinfected final effluent can be obtained within 45 minutes. Ultraviolet (UV) disinfected final effluent requires up to 6 hours. Speed is dependent on the number of colony forming units present.
“Not only does the new GreenLight technology save time, but it also significantly decreases energy costs for operations using UV light disinfection. Up until now, these waste and surface water treatment environments have had to run all their lamps at full power to make sure they were controlling bacteria levels. GreenLight’s ability to provide accurate data faster than any other testing protocol will enable improved process control which, in turn, will dramatically reduce utility costs,” said Ed Askew, Ph.D., an environmental laboratory and regulatory consultant for Baseline-MOCON.
Wastewater operations which still rely on traditional chlorine disinfection can also benefit from GreenLight’s ability to provide faster results in a cost-effective manner.
SOURCE: Baseline - MOCON, Inc.