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Bactiquant®-water on site Bacteria Monitoring

29 April 2013

ELGA Process Water introduces fast water system monitoring tool.

ELGA Process Water has introduced a new monitoring tool to help in microbiological control of water systems. Bactiquant®-water is a simple to operate test system that gives a rapid indication of total viable bacteria count – a test which normally takes two or three days – in under an hour. This means that system performance can be monitored on a day-to-day basis, and any deviations from normal conditions can be detected early. 

Bacteria from a measured sample volume of water are concentrated by a membrane filter. A fluorescent labelled enzyme substrate is added and the filter unit is incubated for 10-30 minutes allowing bacterial enzymes to react with the substrate to form a fluorescent product. The number of bacteria is estimated by measuring the amount of fluorescence using a hand held fluorometer. The signal produced is directly proportional to the amount of bacteria present, and scientific studies have documented good correlations between Bactiquant®-water and conventional plate counts and microscopic methods.

The Bactiquant®-water package includes sampling equipment, membrane filter, enzyme substrate and fluorometer. It also comes with its own FDA compatible database software which establishes a baseline for normal operation and, using Statistical Process Control based on ISO 11462-1, generates “normal”, “alarm” and “action level” signals. And, of course, ELGA Process Water provides full on-site operator training.

Bactiquant®-water puts water in your control rather than expending resources in detecting and correcting microbiological problems after they have occurred.


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