Practical Water System Design and Operation Issues Impacting Biofilm Control - Webinar by GlobalCompliancePanel

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Date Mar 13, 2014
Time 01:00 PM EDT
Cost $195.00
Most people who design, maintain, and monitor high purity water systems have heard of biofilm and a few "rules" about how to control and monitor it. Unfortunately, many of these "rules" such as flow rates, dead legs, surface smoothness and the like are either only half right or frankly wrong. Once there is an understanding of the basics of how biofilm really develops on surfaces and how that protects it, it is easier to see how it can impact the operability of various unit operations in a water system and why it is so hard to control and even to monitor accurately. 

This presentation will review what biofilm is and how it grows and will cover how it affects just about every kind of unit operation used in today's water systems. It will also cover the various principles or "rules" now used and why they may be mis-applied and often inappropriate, as well as what kinds of approaches do work to control it and monitor it. This presentation is also intended to be interactive to the extent that your specific questions can also be addressed if they haven't already been covered by the presentation.

Why Should You Attend:
  • Poor microbial control in water systems is usually caused by a poor understanding of biofilm.
  • Poor microbial control in water systems is usually related to poor system design, poor maintenance practices or poor process control levels that allow biofilm development.
  • Poor microbial control in water systems will eventually lead to process or product microbial contamination, that may in turn lead to high product reject rates, product recalls, regulatory scrutiny, and financial losses due to potential injury litigation and damaged company image.
  • Costly system design features may be well in excess of what is needed to adequately control biofilm development
  • Cheaply constructed water systems are probably more costly than more expensive water systems in the cost of ongoing maintenance, excursion investigations, and product losses.

Areas Covered in the Session:
  • Understand biofilm basics and how it develops
  • Understand the impact of biofilm on the commonly used purification unit operations
  • Understand how various commonly used microbial control strategies work (or don't work) to control biofilm development
  • Understand the how, where, and why of microbial monitoring, action levels, etc.
  • Debunk a few water system microbial control myths
  • Get answers to your own water system questions

Who Will Benefit:
  • Engineers involved in water system design
  • Utility operators and their managers involved in maintaining water systems
  • QA managers and personnel involved in establishing water quality specifications and process control (Alert and Action) levels 
  • QA managers and personnel involved in investigations of excursions and preparing CAPAs
  • QC managers and personnel involved in sampling, testing, and trending chem and micro data from water systems
  • Validation managers and personnel
  • Consultants and troubleshooters

T.C. Soli, is a Ph.D. Microbiologist and President of Soli Pharma Solutions, Inc. (, and is a consultant serving consumer products and FDA-regulated industries with training and contamination troubleshooting expertise covering water systems, sterile and non-sterile products and processes, and microbiological laboratory operations. Prior to full time consulting starting in 2004, he had 25 years of pharmaceutical operating company experience. 

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NetZealous LLC,
DBA GlobalCompliancePanel 
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