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7 Different Ways to Test Water Quality Professionally

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Water & Environmental

What is the best way to test water quality for your purpose? This article discusses and compares commonly used scientific water quality testing kits that can be used to quantify the quality of various water parameters. 1. Biological Indicators Biological monitoring metrics is the simplest and least expensive method. It involves monitoring the presence and abundance …

On the spot: ATP sanitation in beverage applications

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Hygiene & Quality Control

Many beverage, winery and brewery facilities have experienced the terrible loss of a batch or consumer trust in their product, due to quality problems. Out of necessity, several users found ATP sanitation an ideal method for monitoring HACCP points in real time and thus avoiding future costly mistakes. Read about their unique experiences. Case 1: …

Environmentally friendly way to increase plant / product shelf life

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Indoor air quality within confined rooms can be a breeding ground for micro-organisms, make workers sick and reduce the shelf life of water and food. Unfortunately, most ventilation and heating systems create an attractive environment for undesirable micro-organisms to breed. Viruses and other germs circulate and spread around the room in a short time. The …

EWT does Field Research on Key Rivers in the Eastern Cape

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Water & Environmental

What is the state of key rivers in the Amathole Freshwater Species Conservation Project? Has the river water quality improved, stayed the same, or gotten worse since the inception of the project? Scientific analysis can help to provide answers. Nkosinathi Nama, the Amathole Freshwater Species Project Coordinator for the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT)’s Source to …

Do you use the Most Beneficial amount of water treatment chemicals?

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Water & Environmental

Could you be under / over dosing chemicals you add to boiler water / cooler water in an industrial water treatment system? Symptoms of incorrect chemical dosage: Poor water quality Excessive rust, corrosion, scale or biofilming of equipment Reduced heat exchange and energy loss Current trend – addition of a fluorescent tracer: Accurately measuring the …

Accurate Colour Measurements: Top Tips from the Lovibond® Tintometer Technical department

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Colour Measurement

It is very important to prepare the colour testing instrument and the article for measurement correctly in order to attain accurate colour measurements. When measuring Transmittance products: Always: Check the cleanliness of the instrument and the sample chamber Follow the measurement method Ensure the correct operation parameters are chosen Use the correct path length cell …

12 of the Best Water Saving Steps for Business

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Water & Environmental

Even without a drought, South Africa is classified as a water scarce country. Climate changes, El Nino, a growing population and economic growth all contribute to changing water conditions … SAVING WATER MAKES GREAT BUSINESS CENTS WHY? Planning models show that future demand for water could outstrip supply, if individuals and businesses do not try …

How to Safely Reuse Frying Oil (and keep your customers happy)

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Food & Beverage, Technical Tips

Fried foods are definitely one of the most popular items on the South African food service menu. Unfortunately, the frying oil is often so old / overheated that it has become degraded and dangerous to health, according to research conducted by the Dept of Health. Dangers of using old, degraded Frying Oil: Poor quality product …

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