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Novel Coronavirus: New SARS-like virus is a 'threat to the entire world'

A new SARS-like virus recently found in humans is \"a threat to the entire world,\" according to the director-general of the United Nations\' World Health Organization.

How To Control Ground Pearl Bugs

Ground Pearl Bugs are becoming a serious problem in the southeastern states.  The roots of Bermuda, St. Augustine, Zoysia, and Centipede grasses can become infested with them.  As they...

Problem Solvers for Food Processing Plants: Lubrication

The standards and practices for properly lubricating machines and equipment can be overwhelming for food manufacturing facility managers. Correctly lubricating equipment, however, is essential to...

Problem Solvers for Food Processing Plants: Maintenance and Repair

Food processing plants rely on a lot of systems to operate reliably.  Conveyors, Scales, Control Panels, Tanks, HVAC, Plumbing, and Conduit must be serviced and maintained regularly to keep...

Problem Solvers for Food Processing Plants: Grounds Maintenance

Most food processing facilities are not only clean on the inside, but also on the outside.  Lawns and shrubs are neatly trimmed and manicured and parking lots have no weeds growing through...

Problem Solvers for Food Processing Plants: Water and Wastewater Treatment

All food processing facilities use water to prepare products in the manufacturing process and to clean and sanitize equipment.  Whether it’s the boiler and closed loops inside, or the...

Q&A: Does Momar have a product for cleaning and/or polishing marble floors?

A: Assuming the surface is a bare marble floor with no finish or coating, Momar carries products that can be used to clean the floor with or without a high speed burnisher. If...

High Prevalence of CA-MRSA Found in Nursing Homes

While most infection control measures are focused on hospitals, a new study points to the need for more targeted interventions to prevent the spread of drug-resistant bugs in nursing homes as community-associated strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) are on the rise in these facilities. The study is published in the March 2013 issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.

Problem Solvers for Food Processing Plants: Drain Maintenance

If the most important task in a food processing plant is cleaning and sanitation, then drain maintenance is a close second.

Problem Solvers for Food Processing Plants: Cleaning and Sanitation

The most important task in any food processing plant is to keep things clean and sanitized. Everything from the ceiling to the floor, including all machinery and equipment, must be clean and sanitized on a daily basis to prevent harmful bacteria growth such as E. coli, Salmonella, and Listeria.

How To Size a Pump For Continuous or Variable Flow

Selecting the right metering pump is an essential step in the development of a water treatment program. The processes described will help you select the right metering pump for your application, every time.

Problem Solvers for Medical Facilities: Dietary

While all kitchens must maintain a sanitary environment, kitchens in medical facilities must pay extra attention to sanitization because many of their diners are immune-compromised.

Problem Solvers for Medical Facilities: Biomedical Waste Services

Medical facilities generate enormous volumes of hazardous biomedical waste. On average, 20 pounds of hazardous biomedical waste is generated every day for each patient.Due to the hazardous nature of the waste, special handling is required.

Problem Solvers for Medical Facilities: Building Maintenance

A hospital is filled with systems: Lift stations, HVAC, plumbing, elevators, back-up power, etc. Building maintenance is the department that keeps all these systems operable (preventive maintenance) and fixes what’s broken (corrective maintenance).

Problem Solvers for Medical Facilities: Housekeeping

One of the most important and yet underappreciated departments in a hospital, housekeeping does the dirty work of keeping patient areas and staff areas clean and free of disease-causing germs.

Reducing Odors From Process and Waste Water by Chemical Oxidation

Chemical oxidation is a chemical process in which the noxious odor is removed by an oxidizing agent such as oxygen, ozone, hydrogen peroxide, potassium permanganate, chlorine, sodium hypochlorite, chlorine dioxide, and sodium chlorite.

Problem Solvers for Medical Facilities: Surgical and Labs

Offering services such as liposuction, histology, transplants and radiology, the surgical and lab departments in hospitals have to deal with blood, cellulose, tissue, and many other messy bodily fluids. Handling, transporting, and disposing of these fluids creates a multitude of problems.

The Basics of Neutralizing Amines in Steam Line Treatment

Neutralizing amines are a common steam line treatment that can be fed in a water treatment solution along with other treatment chemicals or it can be fed direct to the steam header.

Green Cleaning Procedures

As green cleaning chemicals, green floor care products, green paper goods, and green equipment continue to gain momentum in our industry, more and more consumers are finding value in adopting green cleaning procedures.

Momar's Solution to Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria and Tuberculosis

Unlike antibiotics, the specialized antimicrobial agents used in Momar’s hard surface disinfectants and sanitizers are not specific in their microbial attack mechanism. Momar disinfectants and sanitizers oxidize, denature, and attack organisms in multiple ways.

Preventing the Spread of West Nile Virus

The United States is currently experiencing the largest West Nile virus outbreak on record. Find out ways to prevent the spread of West Nile virus while getting more information on this North American seasonal epidemic.

Monitoring Your Cooling Water Treatment Program

It is not enough to just feed the water treatment products to, cooling towers and closed loops to protect them; you also need to monitor the treatment program to make sure that no adjustments need to be made to your treatment program.

Why Are There Different Types of Gear Oil?

There are five “families” of products in the LuBest product line that can be used in gear situations. They are the Severe Service Gear Oils, Worm Gear Oils, Industrial Gear Oils, Turbine Oils, and the Ivory-Sol Oils. Each one is specifically formulated to meet the lubrication needs as determined by the gearbox designer.

Why Isn't the Biocide in my Cooling Tower Working?

Teresa Brown, Technical Director of Momar\'s Aquatrol Water Treatment Division, discusses the common problems associated with a cooling tower biocide feed program.

Grease Gun Tips

To many in industrial management, the grease gun is viewed as the lowly tool of the lowest man on the maintenance team totem pole. They believe “greasin’” is a job anyone can do...

How Disappearing Act Carpet Spotter, Extractor, and Shampoo Works

Why does Disappearing Act work so well? The five key factors to Disappearing Act\\\'s effectiveness are revealed.

Oil Viscosity Classifications

Ever wonder what the numbers at the end of LuBest products mean? They are measurements of viscosity. Have you ever wondered what viscosity is?

Give Mold and Mildew The “One-Two” Punch

I was on the phone recently trying to help a member of the sales group who was in front of a customer. They were trying to remove mold and mildew in a locker room and needed some advice. The...

E10 Gasoline and Fix Gasoline Treatment

E10 gasoline is a mixture of 10% ethanol and gasoline. There is a lot of debate on whether or not use of this fuel has any advantages over 100% gasoline. The ethanol provides additional oxygen to...
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