Friday, 4 May 2018

Detection of bacterial growth and Biofilm formation in pipelines



Bacteria embedded in the biofilm are more difficult and expensive to eliminate, than free-floating planktonic bacteria. Their presence in manufacturing pipelines can be responsible for a wide range of water quality and operational problems. By measuring bacteria bio-electrochemical activity (a phenomenon known as “ennoblement” or “cathodic depolarization”), the ALVIM technology detects biofilm formation since its first phases, online and in real time.

The system allows the user to decide when to apply CIP, and check in real time if biofilm was actually removed. .… Read More

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