Laboratorium Aquatreat Research Center
Our analytical lab is at your disposal for all investigations into the cause of your water treatment problems. We periodically check your water samples and analyze them for the parameters that are useful for your system, so that you receive a correct report with any recommendations or points of attention.
Aquatreat has a fully equipped analysis lab, where ion chromatography and spectrophotometry are standard analysis methods. We perform sediment analysis to determine the nature of the contamination and can perform microbiological testing to better understand biological growth or contamination. For help with your reverse osmosis problems, we offer extensive membrane autopsies and cleaning tests.
Product development lab
All our new products are developed in this lab. We test new formulas and verify results.
This is where the research into improving existing products, the search for ingredients that work better, more efficient treatment methods takes place with only one goal: making it easier, cheaper and more environmentally friendly for you as a customer to keep your industrial water problem-free.
We regularly develop customized products for large companies in order to solve a very specific problem on a large scale.
We have a brand new laboratory at our disposal to work with you on the clean water of tomorrow under the very best conditions.
Research Center for Microbiology
Biocides are still part of standard cooling tower treatment. However, they may work worse over time as habituation occurs. In addition, biocides can create a false sense of security, as they often fail to address the underlying cause of bacterial growth, such as the growth of biofilm in hard-to-reach areas. For example, it regularly happens that cooling towers where one or more biocides are dosed are still affected by an outbreak of legionella pneumophila.
Understanding the microbiological functioning of cooling towers is crucial for proper treatment. Aquatreat treats cooling towers without biocides and that is why we want to know exactly which factors play a role in the development of biofilm and the growth of specific pathogenic bacteria such as Legionella pneumophila.
The relationship between the total germ count and the growth of these pathogenic bacteria are research topics, but so are the various factors that can contribute to a healthy balance.
After all, the prevention of Legionella pneumophila and a too high germ count requires a good understanding of the processes, and an approach that tackles the causes of several problems at the same time. This is the basis of the multi-barrier technique that we use in our 'probiotic cooling water treatment program', among other things.
Deposits, corrosion and microbiology are the three main problems that occur in water treatment and cannot be viewed separately. Contamination on membranes, for example, is often of a microbiological nature. In this case too, tackling this often goes beyond selecting a suitable biocide, and tackling the reasons for the microbiological contamination is often much more effective and environmentally friendly. We can assist you with this.