What’s Living in Your Water? – Microbiome Summit

When it comes to processing wastewater, the major objective is to separate water from its contaminants such as microbes- but how can we know whether that objective has been reached? Detecting and identifying microbes accurately as well as knowing more about their ecosystems -referred to as microbiomes- is critical in the water industry and a major challenge many face. This subject is certainly worthy of attention and will be discussed at the Microbiome Water Summit September 29th, 2017 at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.

“The mission of the Microbiome Water Summit is to bring together best-in-class innovators in microbiome water tech, wastewater municipalities, commercial and industrial water operators, investors and academic institutions, to foster new conversations, professional networks and accelerate the global advancement of water quality.”

Douglas will be speaking at the summit to present CORNCOB during the Water Tech Innovation Discussion at 2:15PM which will feature fellow BREW graduates and other innovative technologies. More information about the event can be found on the Microbiome Water Summit website, including the agenda and speakers. The event will also be live-streamed for those who are unable to attend in person.

The keynote speaker of the summit is Professor Gilbert, who is the Director of the Microbiome Center and a Professor of Surgery at the University of Chicago. Dr. Gilbert uses molecular analysis to test fundamental hypotheses in microbial ecology. To hear him speak and to learn more about microbiomes, click here.

This annual summit is hosted by Microbe Detectives, a provider of comprehensive microbial evaluations for water quality and disease management through advanced DNA sequencing. While existing technologies such as culture or microscopy are only capable of identifying 1% of microbes or less, Microbe Detectives is able to identify and quantify nearly 100% of the microbes in a sample of water. Microbe Detectives is also a graduate of the Water Council’s BREW accelerator and a winner of the Wisconsin Innovation Awards. Though they have a focus in wastewater, their services have expanded to drinking water, industrial water, and recreational water.

Though the team has the utmost confidence in the CORNCOB technology, proving its effectiveness is vital, and the ability to see what exactly is in the water before and after processing is key.

CORNCOB, Inc. is delighted to be able to take part in the event and the conversation. We hope to see you there!