Rapid, online bacterial monitoring
Wednesday 21 March, 2018
Vienna Water Monitoring Solutions (VWM) has developed the ColiMinder®, a fast (15 min), fully automated system for online measurement of microbiological (bacterial) contamination in water (liquids). Instead of growing bacteria in a lab, the ColiMinder® utilises high resolution enzymatic activity measurements to determine bacterial contamination directly from a sample. The device is self-cleaning, self-calibrating and fully controllable though a remote internet connection. Up to 1,200 measurements can be made without intervention (before reagents must be restocked). Unlike conventional, slow (24h+) laboratory techniques the ColiMinder® can be used for real time process monitoring and control, adjusting treatment parameters according to the actual level of bacterial contamination.