Microbial control continues to be a major topic in cooling water applications, with changes in physical conditions and inflow rapidly impacting the ability of a biocide regimen to adequately control the populations of microbes. ATP and petri-films have long been the standard for microbial detection, but these technologies either fail to provide specificity regarding the microbes being measured, or do not provide data in a duration that allows for adjustment of the control regimen.

20-08: Rapid Microbial Detection, Quantification, and Control

  • Justin Hutcherson and Mark Reed, Buckman