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Iron Related Bacteria Lab BART CS/15

Iron Related Bacteria BART
Price: $153.99
Item Number: LS-1920005
Manufacturer: Droycon
Manufacturer Part No: IRB-BART-LAB

Iron Related Bacteria Lab BART™ Biodetector


Iron-Related bacteria are difficult to enumerate because they are subdivided into several groupings (e.g., iron-oxidizing and iron-reducing bacteria). Iron-related bacteria can use iron in their metabolism. Taste and odor problems and "red water" are common symptoms of problems due to iron-related bacteria. These bacteria function under different reduction-oxidation (redox) conditions and use a variety of substrates for growth. The IRB-BARTs can detect both iron-oxidizing and iron-reducing bacteria. Common iron-related bacteria include Gallionella, Crenothrix, Sphaerotilus, Siderocapsa, and Thiobacillus ferroxidans.

The BART tester requires no microscope, no laboratory, no incubator! The test is done at room temperature in your office or treatment room, on a desk, shelf, or in a cupboard and is viewed daily. Different microorganisms like to grow at various heights in a column of water to which nutrients have been added. BART testers contain nutrients in the base of the column and a ball. The ball restricts the amount of oxygen entering the water column so that aerobic organisms grow around the ball and anerobic organisms grow deep down in the water column. By changing the nutrients in the base of the column different organisms can be encouraged to grow. BART determines presence and activity levels.

Full instructions for the use of BART biodetectors are included with your purchase. Click here for the general User Manual

Each individual test consists of: Test vial with media and BART ball. One color chart is included in each box of 15 testers.


There are two versions of BART Testers; Field and Lab. We carry Both. The Lab BARTs are designed for laboratories and have only the inner tube that contains the media and ball. Lab BARTs are individually packaged in aluminum foil pouches and have a 4 year shelf.




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