Detecting, Quantifying & Controlling Microbiological Biofilms in Large Circulating Water Systems

When:  May 12, 2021 from 13:00 to 14:00 (ET)

Sponsored by Chem-Aqua

With the availability of advanced instrumentation and affordable DNA testing over the past decade, there has been new research into the growth and properties of biofilms within HVAC cooling systems. Chem-Aqua has worked with several major research institutions and universities to help broaden our understanding of the diversity, impact, and control of biofilms in recirculating cooling water systems. This webinar will address the use of new technology that allows the direct real-time measurement of biofilm formation, plus discuss current best practices for remediation and control of biofilms in large open and closed cooling water systems.

Key Takeaways for Attendees:

  • Understanding the causes of biofilm formation and their impact on water systems
  • Methods of monitoring for biofilms
  • Innovations in real time biofilm monitoring
  • Next generations DNA sequencing to further understand biofilm communities
  • New products to target biofilm removal

Speaker Bios: 

Pat Guccione is Vice President for Special Projects for Chem-Aqua. 

Pat has a BS degrees in Physics, a BS degree in Chemical Engineering and Master’s degree in Analytical Chemistry.  He began his career with Betz Water Management in 1976 where he held a variety of field sales and internal management positions.  Pat joined Chem-Aqua in 1999 and spent time as Chem-Aqua General Manager in Europe until returning to the United States in 2004 to assume his current position with Chem-Aqua.

John Bychkowski
has a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining Chem-Aqua, John held a variety of technical and commercial roles in the oilfield production chemicals and services industry. Since joining Chem-Aqua, John has special focus on microbiological control and detection in cooling water systems.

John is an active member of the Association of Water Technologists (AWT) and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).