Microbe Detectives, EBS partner to improve wastewater performance across multiple industries

Jan. 9, 2017

MILWAUKEE, WI, JANUARY 9, 2017 -- Environmental Business Specialists, LLC (EBS), a Louisiana-based independent wastewater consulting and training company, and Microbe Detectives LLC, a Wisconsin-based pioneer in metagenomic services, today announced a multi-year partnership. Through the partnership, the two companies will collaborate to advance performance of wastewater systems across North America in food processing, chemical processing, pulp and paper mills, and petroleum refineries. EBS will incorporate Microbe Detectives' DNA sequencing services in EBS industrial best practices training programs. EBS will also resell the services as a complement to their consulting, training and lab services and bioaugmentation products. Microbe Detectives will provide DNA analysis services and support.

"With 20 years of experience solving wastewater issues, we have helped our clients in many ways," said Mike Foster, Founder and CEO of EBS. "One of our strengths has been to always challenge the status quo with regards to the approaches that we employ in the troubleshooting process. We are proud of our record of innovation in both the products we supply and the analytical techniques we employ. At the same time, we believe it is essential to not only keep up with innovation, but to lead in the application and communication of key innovations as we move into the future. Microbe Detectives specialized DNA analysis services for wastewater systems bring important new insights into the microbiology of these systems. This creates a new platform for problem solving and optimization that will allow our customers to achieve a new level of performance."

"EBS is a leading expert service for industrial wastewater systems," said John Tillotson, CEO of Microbe Detectives. "Through this collaboration, we have a great opportunity to learn from each other, advance the performance of client systems, and provide clients with leading edge technology. This provides a true win-win opportunity for everyone involved.

About Environmental Business Specialists
EBS is an independent industrial wastewater training and consulting company providing unique solutions to a variety of operational and training challenges facing wastewater professionals. The EBS client list includes Fortune 500 corporations and small manufacturing facilities alike. EBS services pulp and paper mills, food processing plants, petroleum refineries, and chemical processing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. http://www.ebsbiowizard.com/

About Microbe Detectives
Microbe Detectives provides comprehensive microbial evaluations for water quality and disease management. Microbe Detectives is a graduate of the Water Council's BREW accelerator and a winner of the Wisconsin Innovation Awards. The company was founded in 2013 by Trevor Ghylin during his Ph.D. work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Applications in wastewater served as Dr. Ghylin's original inspiration for founding Microbe Detectives. Other target applications include drinking water, process water, and recreational water. https://microbedetectives.com/

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