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Target Tube Microthrix


Product description

This target tube is designed to measure the bacterium Microthrix. Microthrix is a filamentous bacterium. Filamentous bacteria cause light sludge and foam formation. This sludge settles too slowly, making it difficult to separate from the purified water. Consequently, the formation of light sludge leads to operational issues in wastewater treatment plants.

The target tube measures a wide range of filamentous species, including Microthrix parvicella. The growth of Microthrix depends on the oxygen concentration and the presence of fatty wastewater. As mentioned above, this bacterium is responsible for light sludge and foam formation. Regular monitoring of Microthrix can provide insight into its presence and quantity. Additionally, this analysis enables quick and timely responses to light sludge formation.

Product specifications
  • Packaged in sets of 50 target tubes
  • Lyophilized qPCR master mix “ready to use” by adding DNA extract
  • Compatible with the Udetect qPCR thermocycler (U20021)
  • Storage conditions: store refrigerated (4°C) or at room temperature (25°C) in a dark place
  • Shelf life up to 2 years after purchase
  • Developed and validated by Orvion

Frequently ordered together with

The Microthrix target tube is often ordered together with:
  • Universal bacteria

Combinations of these targets are used for monitoring light sludge formation in wastewater treatment plants.

We can also perform this analysis as a service for you: Orvidetect.

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Delivered within 14 days

All orders will be delivered within 14 days.

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