Cryptosporidium and the water industry
what is cryptosporidium

What is Cryptosporidium? Cryptosporidium or more commonly known as “Crypto” is a waterborne parasite that causes the infected person or animal to catch the disease cryptosporidiosis, experiencing severe diarrhoea. The Cryptosporidium oocyst consists of an exterior tough shell, enclosing infective sporozoites. While exposed sporozoites are readily killed by relatively weak disinfectants, the outer shell confers […]

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Innovation to bring clean water to the developing world
pakistan water crisis

The ESOL generator, a low carbon technology developed in Fife, Scotland will ensure safe drinking water for Pakistan’s population. The collaboration project between Bridge Biotechnology and Adves Water has meant that the ESOL generator will ensure safe, drinking water is made available in Pakistan helping to tackle endemic rates of infant mortality. Related content: “What is […]

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Membrane fouling and biofilm in water systems
Membrane fouling and biofilm in water systems

How membrane fouling be prevented? Membrane fouling by bacterial biofilms has remained a persistent and unmet challenge for membrane-based water purification systems worldwide. Even if you remove 99.9% of pathogens from water there will still be enough cells remaining which will continue to grow and form biofilms. Biofouling alone contributes to more than 45% of all […]

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Circular economy; what role can new technologies play?
Circular economy

What is the circular economy? There is no exact definition for ‘circular economy’ but broadly speaking it is an economy which encourages zero waste. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation report provides a useful definition of the circular economy: There are powerful drivers for pursuing a circular economy: although a circular approach may not be a feasible solution […]

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Scottish Water test site to improve global drinking water
Scottish Water test site to improve drinking water

Fife-based Bridge Biotechnology has become one of the first Scottish firms to test its technology at Scottish Water’s first-of-a-kind innovation development centre near Inverness after landing support from the Hydro Nation Water Innovation Service (HNWS) and partial funding from Scottish Enterprise. The Dunfermline firm, which designs, manufactures and markets sustainable technologies across a range of […]

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ESOL drinking water approval
ESOL drinking water approval

Our ESOL electrolysed water technology has been given drinking water approval ESOL has been approved under regulation 31 of the Water Supply Regulations 2000 for use in public water supplies in the UK. What does this mean? Chlorine (hypochlorite) is added to our tap water to kill bacteria and microbes in tap water. Although deemed […]

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Hydro Nations Summit 2016
Hydronations summit 2016

Bridge Biotechnology were delighted to attend the Hydro Nations Summit 2016. This event is organised by the Power of Youth in partnership with Scottish Government and Scottish Development International.   Power of Youth (POY) was founded in 2011 in recognition that the world needs action orientated role models for the next generation and that business […]

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