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Water-Glo™ Microbial Water Testing Kit

ATP Assay for Microbiological Analysis of Water

  • Gets results in minutes
  • Measures up to 96 samples at once
  • Detects all live microbes in freshwater, seawater or wastewater

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Detect Low-Level Microbial Contamination in Water

Bacteria present in water samples cause issues such as biofilm formation (membrane fouling) and microbially induced or influenced corrosion (MIC). Traditional testing methods such as heterotrophic plate count (HPC) requires days of culturing bacteria. By the time you find out there’s contamination, it’s already too late. The Water-GloSystem is based on ATP bioluminescence technology, allowing consistent low-level detection of all live microbes in minutes instead of days. It’s the ideal early warning system to protect your process.

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Protect Your Process With Water-Glo

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Detect all viable microbes present:

No bias from composition of growth media, as seen with plate counting.

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Get results in minutes:

No need to wait for microbes to grow in media to obtain assay results.

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Intervene early:

Sensitive enough to detect contamination in samples with low microbial load.

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Quickly process large batches:

Choose the batch assay format to measure 96 samples at once.

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Monitor effectiveness of biocide treatments:

Broad linear range allows meaningful measurement of  samples containing high microbial load.

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Use where you need it—field, floor or lab:

Reagent is stable for 6 months at 4°C or 2 weeks at room temperature.

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Monitor Low Levels for Sensitive Applications

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Linear Response of Entire Analytical Range

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See the Data: Monitoring Biomass in Seawater to Prevent Membrane Fouling

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Direct Method

Learn how Water-Glo was used to monitor biomass in desalination plants by directly adding reagents into seawater samples.

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Filtration Method

Learn how Water-Glo was used to monitor biomass in desalination plants by filtering seawater before ATP detection.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is ATP and how can you use it to measure bacteria?

ATP is the "energy currency" of all living cells and degrades rapidly when a cell dies. Because of this property, ATP serves as a biomarker for living organisms in a sample and can be used to quantitate the live microbes present.

What is bioluminescence?

Many living organisms, including fireflies, release light energy from chemical reactions. These reactions are catalyzed by proteins in the cell called luciferases, and they require oxygen, ATP and a luciferase substrate. The bioluminescent reaction can be harnessed to detect the required components (such as ATP) in the environment. 

How does ATP measurement compare to other forms of microbial detection?

Most common methods for detecting microbes in water measure membrane fouling potential (TDC, AOC or BDOC) or the development of biofouling (pressure drop or BFR). Heterotrophic plate counting directly measures viable microbes, but it is slow and detects less than 10% of viable bacteria. Flow cytometry and PCR improve turnaround time and accuracy but neither method directly measures live bacteria. ATP detection is the only method that directly assesses living cells from any type of microbe, providing an immediate indication of microbial contamination in your sample.

Will the Water-Glo™ Kit identify what kind of contaminants are in my sample?

No. The Water-Glo™ Kit detects the presence of living organisms, but does not identify the species. It can be used as an early detection system, and if a bioluminescent signal is detected, other methods, such as PCR or NGS, may be used to identify the specific organism.

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If you have questions about the Water-Glo™ Kit, please contact us at: applied@promega.com

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Also Available: Automated, Online ATP Detection

Water-Glo™ chemistry is also available as part of a fully automated system. The AppliTek EZ-ATP® Analyzer provides a total solution for online microbial analysis of water samples. 

 

Specifications

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What's in the box?

Item Part # Size

Water-Glo™ Buffer

AM100A 1 × 10ml

Water-Glo™ Substrate

AM101A 1 × 1 each

Water-Glo™ Lysis Reagent

AM102A 2 × 65ml

20ml Syringe

AM105A 1 × 20 each

0.2µm Syringe Filter

AM106A 1 × 20 each

15ml Tube

AM107A 1 × 20 each

1.5ml Tube

AM108A 1 × 20 each

SDS

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Certificate of Analysis

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Use Restrictions

Not For Medical Diagnostic Use.

Storage Conditions

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Please see the Protocol for detailed storage conditions.

Patents and Disclaimers

European Pat. No. 1131441 and Japanese Pat. No. 4520084.

U.S. Pat. Nos. 7,083,911, 7,452,663 and 7,732,128 and other patents.

U.S. Pat. Nos. 7,741,067, 8,361,739 and 8,603,767 and other patents and patents pending.

Specifications

You are viewing: AM1002 Change Configuration

What's in the box?

Item Part # Size

Water-Glo™ Buffer

AM100A 1 × 10ml

Water-Glo™ Substrate

AM101A 1 × 1 each

Water-Glo™ Lysis Reagent

AM102A 2 × 65ml

SDS

Choose language:

Download SDSPDF (288 KB) – English (United States)

Certificate of Analysis

See all certificates for AM1002

Use Restrictions

Not For Medical Diagnostic Use.

Storage Conditions

DD

Please see the Protocol for detailed storage conditions.

Patents and Disclaimers

European Pat. No. 1131441 and Japanese Pat. No. 4520084.

U.S. Pat. Nos. 7,083,911, 7,452,663 and 7,732,128 and other patents.

U.S. Pat. Nos. 7,741,067, 8,361,739 and 8,603,767 and other patents and patents pending.

Specifications

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What's in the box?

Item Part # Size

Water-Glo™ Buffer

AM100B 1 × 60ml

Water-Glo™ Substrate

AM101B 1 × 1 each

SDS

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Download SDSPDF (288 KB) – English (United States)

Certificate of Analysis

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Use Restrictions

Not For Medical Diagnostic Use.

Storage Conditions

DD

Please see the Protocol for detailed storage conditions.

Patents and Disclaimers

European Pat. No. 1131441 and Japanese Pat. No. 4520084.

U.S. Pat. Nos. 7,083,911, 7,452,663 and 7,732,128 and other patents.

U.S. Pat. Nos. 7,741,067, 8,361,739 and 8,603,767 and other patents and patents pending.

Specifications

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What's in the box?

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Water-Glo™ Buffer

AM100A 1 × 10ml

Water-Glo™ Substrate

AM101A 1 × 1 each

Water-Glo™ Lysis Reagent

AM102A 2 × 65ml

Water-Glo™ Organic Wash Solution

AM1041 1 × 50ml View Product

SDS

Choose language:

Download SDSPDF (321 KB) – English (United States)

Certificate of Analysis

See all certificates for AM1004

Use Restrictions

Not For Medical Diagnostic Use.

Storage Conditions

Please see the Protocol for detailed storage conditions.

Patents and Disclaimers

European Pat. No. 1131441 and Japanese Pat. No. 4520084.

U.S. Pat. Nos. 7,083,911, 7,452,663 and 7,732,128 and other patents.

U.S. Pat. Nos. 7,741,067, 8,361,739 and 8,603,767 and other patents and patents pending.

Specifications

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What's in the box?

Item Part # SizeAvailable Separately

Water-Glo™ Buffer

AM100B 1 × 60ml

Water-Glo™ Substrate

AM101B 1 × 1 each

Water-Glo™ Organic Wash Solution

AM1041 1 × 50ml View Product

SDS

Choose language:

Download SDSPDF (321 KB) – English (United States)

Certificate of Analysis

See all certificates for AM1005

Use Restrictions

Not For Medical Diagnostic Use.

Storage Conditions

Please see the Protocol for detailed storage conditions.

Patents and Disclaimers

European Pat. No. 1131441 and Japanese Pat. No. 4520084.

U.S. Pat. Nos. 7,083,911, 7,452,663 and 7,732,128 and other patents.

U.S. Pat. Nos. 7,741,067, 8,361,739 and 8,603,767 and other patents and patents pending.

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