ALVIM Biofilm Monitoring System
Bacteria colonize any structure (pipelines, tanks, machineries, ...) in contact with the water in a very short time, if appropriate countermeasures are not applied. The ALVIM real-time, on line, Biofilm Monitoring System is able to detect bacterial settlement since its first phases (down to 1% of surface covered by microorganisms) and, basing on these data, to manually or automatically adjust and optimize cleaning treatments / biocide treatments (in industrial water systems, pure water lines, etc.) allowing to check, at the same time, the efficacy of the cleaning.
Among the advantages of the ALVIM technology:
ALVIM Biofilm Sensors have been already used, with highly satisfactory results, in several industrial fields (cooling water systems, industrial water treatment, desalination, food processing, paper mills, etc), including large international companies.
ALVIM Biofilm Sensor Technical Datasheets
A001 probe, for highly corrosive environments, moderate heat and chemical resistance
A003 probe, resistant to high temperatures and strong chemical treatments, good corrosion resistance
AX probe, ATEX certified ("explosion proof")
Detection and Monitoring of Biofilm Growth in the Seawater Sulfate Removal Units - Oral communication SPE-174562-MS, SPE Symposium on Water Handling and Management 2015 (Galveston, TX)
Research Projects where ALVIM Biofilm Sensors have been scientifically validated
DEMOWARE: Innovation Demonstration for a Competitive and Innovative European Water Reuse Sector. FP7 European Project, 2014-2016
Biofilm monitoring in drinking water distribution systems. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Project
NeXOS: Next generation, Cost-effective, Compact, Multifunctional Web Enabled Ocean Sensor Systems Empowering Marine, Maritime and Fisheries Management. FP7 European Project, 2013-2017
CCNS: Corrosion Control for Navy Ships. European Defence Agency Project, 2013-2016