Webinar: Microbiological
Wastewater Monitoring

Understanding and optimizing the microbial biocoenosis with VIT® gene probe technology.

Dates and registration

In the webinar "Microbiological Wastewater Monitoring" we provide an overview of the functioning and workflow of systematic and direct monitoring of individual bacteria and entire bacterial populations, as well as how microbiological wastewater monitoring can contribute to the prevention of malfunctions and optimization of the degradation performance.


Upcoming dates: tbd.
Time: 04:00 PM  (MEZ)
Duration: 60 Minutes + Q&A Session

Dr. Jiri Snaidr
(vermicon AG, CEO & Wastewater Biocenosis Expert)

Carolin Richly
(vermicon AG, Project Manager Microbiology)

Platform: Zoom Webinar

Webinar purpose

With this webinar we want to introduce the participants to the VIT® gene probe technology and its application possibilities as well as to demonstrate the usefulness of microbiological wastewater monitoring. This will be made possible by the following three main topics:

  • SESSION 1: Insights into the Microbial Biocoenosis of Wastewater
    Why is it important to analyze the microorganisms systematically? Why is the microscopic image not enough? Insights into the composition and functionality of the biocenosis in biological wastewater treatment plants. (Dr. Jiri Snaidr)
  • SESSION 2: The VIT® Gene Probe Technology: Functionality, Advantages and Possible Applications
    How does the VIT® gene probe technology work, what are the advantages and how can it be implemented? (Carolin Richly)
  • SESSION 3: With VIT® to a Stable and Sustainable Wastewater Treatment
    In which fields of application is VIT® used to control the biology? How does VIT® help to optimize the wastewater treatment plant? (Dr. Jiri Snaidr)

Actual practical examples from biological and industrial wastewater treatment plants serve to illustrate the possible applications, especially with the goals of preventing malfunctions, optimizing the degradation processes, combating bulking and floating sludge, and saving on precipitants.

Importance of the wastewater biocenosis

Why is it important to analyze the microbiology of wastewater?

Whether within the nitrification, the biological phosphate elimination or the control of bulking and floating sludge - the integration of a systematic monitoring of the microorganisms enables target-oriented measures and provides information about the effectiveness of those measures taken. As a result, increased effort for problem solving is avoided, chemical quantities and corresponding costs are reduced, and the overall safety and degradation performance of the plant is significantly increased.

Especially in times when global supply chain problems lead to chemical shortages and environmental conditions require a more sustainable approach, the search for innovative methods to make cleaning processes more efficient and to comply with effluent values is particularly important. Microbiological wastewater monitoring has been a proven and sustainable solution in this regard for three decades.


SARS-CoV2 Early Warning System

SARS-CoV2 Early Warning System

Wastewater-based epidemiology as an early warning system. For reliable support of the public health management, according to the official recommendation of the EU Commission of March 17, 2021.

Prevention of disturbances

Prevention of disturbances

Learn how the monitoring of (micro)biological processes can be successfully integrated into the plant's operational analytics. Our annual monitoring is designed modularly and thus allows a flexible adaptation to the individual needs of municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants.

VIT® Vision Software

VIT® Vision Software

With VIT® Vision, the entire biology of the wastewater treatment plant can finally be monitored, analyzed, visualized and quantified. The results can then be implemented in the operational control system to optimize operational safety.