In-field evaluations of bacterial presence in minutes
Our robust technology delivers accurate in-field evaluations of bacterial presence and activity minutes after sampling. This secures a rapid geographical bacteria survey on an entire field or production equipment sequence to determine the extent of bacterial contamination within one day. Fast, on-site results can characterize biocide effectiveness, evaluate the biostability of the water, and monitor the microbiology that may cause corrosion, souring, or fouling.
Results can be obtained in as little as 10 minutes with a sensitivity < 100 CFU/ml. The technology is applicable across a range of water types and sources, and the analysis is not compromised by the presence of chemicals, tannins, algae, clays, or other materials.
How Bactiquant’s technology works
Water samples are filtered through a filter 0.22, where the bacteria are collected on the surface of the membrane, eliminating potential background interferents.
The enzyme substrate is added directly to the filter house. The substrate reacts with a naturally occurring bacterial enzyme, releasing a fluorescent compound. The reaction time is approximately 15–30 min depending on the application.
Enzyme activity with fluorescence is measured using a handheld fluorometer. The more fluorescence produced, the more bacteria are present in the sample.
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