Marine/Water Treatment

Microbial contamination in water systems is a global problem that spans industries ranging from water treatment plants to shipping. Microbial infections within water treatment plants pose a wide spread health risk to the population. When these infections become biofilm related, they can prove exceptionally difficult to remove form tubes, pipes and water vats.

For example, biofilm formation on the hulls of ships costs shipping industries billions of dollars. Excessive layers of biofilm material increases the drag, resulting in extra fuel to combat this. New technologies including altered surface structures and antimicrobial paints help to minimise biofilm attachment.

 

What We Offer

Perfectus Biomed will test biocides, antimicrobial surfaces, paints and other antimicrobial products in order to investigate their ability to prevent and remove both planktonic and biofilm encased microbial populations. Perfectus(UK)

Our testing experience includes working with:

  • Biocides
  • Anti-microbial paints
  • Anti-fouling products
  • Wastewater systems
  • Water cooling systems
  • Non-sterile manufacturing water systems

We offer a range of test methodologies including:

  • Pathogen or specific organisms isolation
  • Contaminant identification using API ID strips
  • Bioburden assessment
  • Total viable bacterial count
  • Total viable yeast count
  • Total viable mould count
  • Environmental monitoring
  • ASTM G29-96: Standard practice for determining algal resistance of plastic films

Our library of test organism includes…

Choose from our library of test organism including standard reference strains, clinical isolates and environmental isolates.

Single or mixed species assays containing:

Acinetobacter baumannii
Actinomyces naeslundii
Adenovirus (human)
Aspergillus brasiliensis
Aspergillums niger
Aureobasidium pullulans
Bacillus cereus
Bacillus subtilis
Camplylobacter jejuni
Candida albicans
Clostridium difficile
Corynebacterium minutissimum
Enterobacter cloacae
Enterococcus faecalis
Enterococcus faecium (VRE)
Enterococcus hirae
Escherichia coli
Fusobacterium nucleatum
Haemophilus influenzae
Heliocbacter pylori
Halomonas magadiensis
Klebsiella pneumoniae
Lactobacillus casei
Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Neisseria subflava
Porphyromonas ginigvalis
Prevotella nigrescens
Propionibacterium acnes
Proteus mirabilis
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Salmonella enteritidis
Shigella dysenteriae
Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA and MSSA)
Staphylococcus epidermidis
Staphylococcus haemolyticus
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
Streptococcus mutans
Streptococcus oralis
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Streptococcus pyogenes
Streptococcus zooepidemicus
Tannerella forsythia
Trichophyton rubrum
Veillonella dispar
WHO Priority organisms.

Other- please ask.