optimize disinfection procedures by atp
  • Ultra-rapid biomass measurement
  • Anticipation and responsiveness in decision-making
  • Economic and environmental optimization of procedures
  • Controlling cleaning-disinfection processes
  • Measurement of the impact of a biocidal treatment
  • Risk and quality management
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ATP 2G is the ideal tool for monitoring cleaning and disinfection processes in industrial environments, from the perspective of both economic and environmental optimization.

Cleaning and disinfection in industrial (CIP - Cleaning in Place) and water-based facilitates represent a significant user burden and a not insignificant ecological cost (managing effluents, consumption of energy, water, detergents, biocides, etc.). Optimizing these procedures is necessary for:

• improving economic performance: reducing the consumption of energy, water, detergents, biocidal agents; minimizing cleaning-disinfection time to make equipment available more quickly;

• improving environmental performance: reducing polluting effluents and carbon impact; implementing new ecological treatment strategies.

ATP 2G for increased responsiveness

Rapid microbiological analysis tools like ATP 2G improve the targeting of cleaning-disinfection procedures and help the user minimize the time needed for:

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Monitoring the biomass stress index during disinfection

Cells can lose ATP to the extracellular environment when subjected to environmental stress (as extreme physico-chemical conditions increase the permeability of the cell wall). Cellular stress can be caused by treatment with disinfectants, heat or chemicals. Cell stress differs from cell lysis in that the cell remains alive. Certain kits marketed by aqua-tools Rapid Microbial Solutions (QGA21 2G Refill) allow separate quantification of extracellular ATP (released by dead or stressed cells and present in a dissolved form in water) and total ATP (cellular and extracellular), which can be used to calculate the Biomass Stress Index™ (BSI). This numeric indicator (in %), which corresponds to the proportion of extracellular ATP to total ATP, describes the level of cell death and stress in the biomass present in a facility (or involved in a process). The higher the BSI, the greater the cellular stress and/or death. This index can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of a disinfection treatment or to monitor the health status of a biofilm or contaminant in a closed network.

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