Rapid Microbiology

Effective and safe water management requires rapid knowledge of the bacteriological condition of the water in order to control, correct and optimize.
The Aquacion Group Inc. has tested and evaluated several specific bacterial enumeration approaches that are used around the world.
Our research leads us to recommend three different approaches addressing specific contaminants:

ATP-metry – measurement of total bacteria in water (manual test);

ColiMinder – measurement of E. coli bacteria in 15 minutes (automated test);

BioAlert – measurement of Legionella pneumophila bacteria in 3 hours (automated test).


ATP-metry is a molecular biology technique based on the principle of bioluminescence. It measures the quantity of ATP present in a sample of water, air or on a surface.

To perform this type of assay, we will measure the light emitted by an enzymatic reaction using luciferin and firefly luciferase thanks to a luminometer.

ATP Measurement

To control your water systems’ ecosystem, you can set up microbiological monitoring by quantitative ATP-metry.

ATP measurement reveals the amount of ATP on a surface or in the water through a luminescent enzyme complex. It is this quantity of light that allows the ATP quantity to be measured with an ATP meter and conclusions to be drawn with reference to the interpretation grid.

Aquacion Group Inc. provides the applicable Dendridiag kits from GL Biocon for water and surface quality measurement.

Follow – Identify – Pilot – Evaluate

Business areas

  • Industrial water,
  • Sanitary water,
  • Ultrapure water,
  • Surfaces,
  • Indoor and outdoor air

Automated monitoring of bacteriological contamination of water in 15 minutes

What is the COLIMINDER ?

Monitoring of microbiological contamination is an essential part of water quality monitoring.
This analysis highlights a significant health risk linked to the presence of pathogens such as E. Coli or Enterococci bacteria.
The institutions and operators in charge of this monitoring need rapid results to respond as soon as possible in case of contamination. However, conventional methods (laboratory) require a long analysis time, which does not allow them to meet this need for reactivity, thus leading them to look for new solutions offering shorter analysis times
ColiMinder is an industrial device dedicated to the bacteriological monitoring of water, fully automated and capable of measuring the microbiological contamination of liquid samples in 15 minutes.

Main characteristics

Fully automated calibration and cleaning ;

Online data visualization and automatic notification ;

  Up to 54 (80 in special cases) measurements per day ;

Fully controllable through an Internet connection ;

1000 measurements without staff intervention.

Drinking water

Bottled water

Process water

Surface water

Membrane integrity

Waste water


To learn more about this revolutionary device, contact us directly or download the brochure. You can also visit the Coliminder website.

An effective solution to detect, control and prevent legionella bacteria.

BioAlert is an automated and connected device that allows for a real management of the contaminations linked to the legionella bacteria. Thanks to the daily monitoring of the system, BioAlert allows for a timely adjustment of the treatment, thus preventing contamination outbreaks and their consequences.

BioAlert is characterized by:

  • Automatic control and alerts ;
  • Superior reliability ;
  • Continuous sampling ;
  • Possibility of website installation with automated operation ;
  • Ease of maintenance ;
  • Daily analysis.

BioAlert functions

Quick and automated detection for your industrial equipment ;

Guarantees the safety of your systems at all times and prevents downtime ;

Reduces the overall use of shock treatments and chemicals ;

Eliminates the need for decontamination procedures with just-in-time interventions ;

Identifies operational improvement measures.


For additional information on BioAlert technology, you can contact us or download the brochure. You can also visit the BioAlert website.