May 4th, 2015

ASTM DEVELOPS NEW METHOD FOR TESTING BIOMASS IN FUELS AND FUEL-ASSOCIATED WATER

Historical test methods for detecting microbial contamination in fuels (for example ASTM D6974 ) depended on the ability of microbes to form colonies on specific growth media. These methods were time consuming and typically required a 2-30 day incubation period before final results were obtained. ATP (adenosine triphosphate) is a molecule that is present in all bacteria, fungi, plant and animal cells. Hence, it…

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May 4th, 2015

Looking Back…A fresh look at five articles that were published in National Petroleum News in the 1990’s

A look back 6 – Microbes and Fuel Retailing

A look back 5 – Opening Your Biocide Toolbox

A look back 3 – Controlling Microbial Contamination

A look back 2 – Knowing When You Have Microbial Contamination

A look back 1 – Uncontrolled Microbes Eat Earnings

What We Need to Know in Order to Understand the Health Risks of Exposure to Metalworking Fluid Microbes

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