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DEC
04

Notification of Recent Name Changes for Cyanobacteria Adopted and Reported by AWQC

From the 16th of December 2015, the Australian Water Quality Centre will be making several name changes to common species of freshwater cyanobacteria (blue-green algae). The taxonomic name changes are detailed the table below. This represents the first round of taxonomic changes to be made, with additional taxonomic changes (covering both algae and cyanobacteria) expected to be implemented in 2016.

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OCT
20

AWQC Demystifying Microbial Detection Methods

Coliforms are bacteria that can be found in plant matter, soil and water. Thermotolerant (Faecal) Coliforms, including Escherichia coli (E. coli), are a group of coliforms that commonly inhabit the intestinal tracts of warm-blooded animals. Their presence in water is an indication of faecal pollution and the possible presence of enteric pathogens. There is a direct relationship between the densities ...

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AUG
24

Victorian WIOA 2015

AWQC will be exhibiting at the Victorian WIOA trade exhibition at stand 113 and 114. Come and see for yourself that AWQC is at the forefront of water quality science through its excellence in analytical services, research and innovation. AWQC will be conducting an odour awareness challenge and training session at the stand, come see us and take the challenge!

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AUG
17

AWQC - Sample Bottle Pocket Guide

The AWQC is pleased to announce the release of its new Sample Bottle Pocket Guide. The guide is aimed at providing field operators with a comprehensive overview of sample collection, field filtering, sample storage, sample preservation and sample holding times for chemical, biological and microbiological analysis in waters, wastewaters, soils and sludge.

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AUG
10

Not all bugs are boring

SA Water and AWQC excel at innovation, so when you combine the efforts of our hydrogeologist with those of one of our passionate microbiologists you know the outcome will be exciting.

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APR
01

A new test for testing times - Cryptosporidium

The Source Water & Environment Research Team, in collaboration with the Catchment Management Team and Water Research Australia, has developed a new method for the analysis of Cryptosporidium, highlighting an excellent example of cross-functional teamwork.

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DEC
19

Volatile Fatty Acids

The Australian Water Quality Centre has recently developed a new test method that provides a detailed profile that reports eight individual volatile acids (acetic acid, propionic acid, butyric acid, isobutyric acid, valeric acid, isovaleric acid, caproic acid and heptanoic acid) as well as total volatile fatty acid as acetic acid equivalent.

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