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Microbial Associates

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Industrial Microbiology Consulting

Odor & slime problems lead to off spec products caused by bacteria & fungi. Environmental microbiology ]

Fresh water contaminants


Incoming fresh water is the source for numerous spoilage and deposit problems. The metal plate on the right is covered with slime formed by filamentous bacteria. 


Fresh water contaminants include protozoa, worms, algae as well as filamentous and unicellular bacteria. Fungi can also enter via inadequately treated water.


Contact: linda@imicrobial.com


FRESH WATER TREATMENT

Consults on anaerobic bacteria odor, industrial microbiology,  and biocide 

Good treatment of fresh water includes water clarification, sufficient oxidant (matched to the pH of the water), as well as a long enough dwell time to achieve proper kill. 


Incoming treated municipal water is only treated to remove pathogens. Many of the microbes entering the plant are extremely hardy filamentous bacteria that are very resistant to treatment. Once they enter the industrial process they thrive in the nutrient rich fluids.

Consults on anaerobic bacteria odor, industrial microbiology,  and biocide 

​BIOCIDE ANAEROBIC BACTERIA ODOR FUNGI


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