Drinking water contamination sensor performs well in recent EPA report

SAN DIEGO, CA, April 14, 2010 -- JMAR's BioSentry® outperformed competing online sensors and instruments in a recent EPA review of available detection technologies for low density microbial suspension detection in drinking water...

SAN DIEGO, CA, April 14, 2010 -- JMAR's BioSentry® outperformed competing online sensors and instruments in a recent EPA review of available detection technologies for low density microbial suspension detection in drinking water. Of the eight sensors tested by the EPA, only the BioSentry® was able to indicate significant visual responses to the introduction of E. coli and B. globigii into the test system at concentrations below 6x102 cfu/mL. BioSentry® was able to repeatedly detect down to concentrations of 600 cfu/mL using algorithmic functions to alert of microbial density changes not readily seen by the human eye.

Lower level concentrations of biological suspensions in water have proven difficult to detect. The capability of the BioSentry to detect these lower concentrations provides an excellent complement for micro-organism detection with TOC's and free chlorine instruments which were recommended by the EPA for water quality control in a report released in October, 2009 for biological contaminates such as E. coli and B. globigii. The synergistic and technical capabilities of the BioSentry make it a multifaceted contamination warning system, while supporting the quality monitoring component as well.

"The BioSentry® is a unique product, I was pleased that it preformed in a class of its own. This only means that we are setting a precedent that we have to exceed as we move forward with our technology and our commitment to our customers." said Dave Wessing, President and CEO of JMAR, LLC.

About JMAR, LLC
JMAR, LLC is a leading innovator of laser based product solutions; specializing in microbiological detection of organisms in water. Coupled with its established expertise in building advanced laser systems, JMAR provides solutions for a broad range of military, industrial and commercial applications. The Company draws on more than twenty years of experience and twenty-nine patents and patents pending in photonics, laser and detection technologies to develop products and solutions that address some of the world's most pressing issues such as water quality, hazard detection and homeland security. For further information on JMAR, please visit www.jmar.com

###

More in Water Utility Management