Drinking Water

Drinking Water


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Water-related diseases with a bacterial cause, such as campylobacteriosis, cholera, and diarrheal diseases, result in millions of deaths a year. In fact, it’s fair to state that water-related diseases are one of the world’s most significant health problems. It’s estimated that a child dies once every 90 seconds from a water-related disease. Yet, it is a problem that is largely preventable.

Microbiological quality is a crucial factor in the production of drinking water. During the production and distribution of drinking water, it is of the utmost importance that no detrimental bacteriological contamination takes place. Despite the fact that most drinking water providers apply the utmost care in production and distribution, millions of people every year are exposed to bacteriologically contaminated drinking water.

Rapid monitoring and near instant availability of microbiological data is of the utmost importance for adequate management of water distribution systems. The Biotrack system opens up this possibility with an easily accessible stream of up-to-date and reliable microbiological data.

Not only can the usual bacteriological contaminants be routinely measured, but the Biotrack system is also capable of monitoring micro-organisms of choice. The speed, specificity, and customizability of this system presents water utility providers and water bottlers with unprecedented accuracy and ensures that the water that we and our families drink is without adulterant and is clean and healthy.

Whether being applied as an inline monitor or as a high throughput analyzer, the introduction of the Biotrack system within drinking water companies allows for an in-depth understanding of the microbiological status of the drinking water network as well as production facilities combined with the speed of autonomous, DNA-based detection technology.

Inline and autonomous trending over time then becomes possible by introducing the Biotrack system in a drinking water distribution system.

The Biotrack system is available for several stages in the purification process and the distribution of drinking water:

  • Inline and automated trending in any distribution infrastructure
  • Bio-monitoring using a Biotrack unit during maintenance and repair of water distribution infrastructure
  • Onsite biomonitoring anyplace, anywhere, anytime, using a mobile Biotrack unit
  • Rapid monitoring of the microbial status of ground water for process control purposes at your pumping station(s)
  • Pre-laboratory screening of incoming water samples to exclude sterile or non-cultivable samples and therefore enhancing the total analytical capacity of your microbiology laboratory
  • Enhancement of capabilities and capacity of existing water quality laboratories