Portable toxicity and bio-contaminant detection
Microtox® FX is a simple, rapid, extremely responsive, portable water quality test system. Designed for acute toxicity screening and adenosine triphosphate (ATP) testing, Microtox® FX uses bioluminescence technology to screen for contamination in instances of drinking water emergencies and chemical spills into water systems. Microtox® FX is the portable toxicity analyser used with the Microtox® technology.
The Microtox® FX instrument has a combined detection capability that provides a very sensitive and rapid test to detect two of the most probable classes of agents; pathogens and toxic chemicals, that may accidently or intentionally contaminate drinking water or wastewater. Microtox® FX’s acute toxicity and ATP detection capabilities make it the ideal instrument for rapidly and accurately assessing if the quality of drinking water, from the source to the tap, has been affected by an incident.
- Biological early warning system sensitive to more than 2,700 simple and complex chemicals
- Fast - Reliable results available in 5 minutes after initial sample preparation
- Test results highly correlated with other widely accepted toxicity test methods
- Excellent correlation with HPC test methods
- Fully portable - lightweight with sturdy field carrying case
- Battery life of up to 8 - 10 hours with typical use
- Compatible with widely available ATP test kits
- Manufactured in a certified ISO 13485 quality system with 100% lot traceability
Microtox® FX is designed for use in any sample location throughout the water distribution or industrial waste water system. It is particularly suited to remote sites such as reservoirs, storage tanks, ocean or lake going vessels or in any hard to reach place.
Chemical contamination of drinking water and wastewater
Microtox® FX is the portable version of the industry-leading Microtox® Model 500 (M500) laboratory analyser. The Microtox® FX test is fast, simple to conduct, uses small sample sizes and is very cost effective. Results correlate well with those from other toxicity bioassays such as fish, daphnia and shrimp. Microtox® FX is used extensively in the measurement of toxicity of “fit for use” water and wastewater treatment effluent. It is also used as an early screening tool for relative toxicity as part of a test battery.
Microtox® FX test systems are uniquely suited for drinking water surveillance where supplies are monitored regularly and at strategic points. It can quickly reveal any changes in the level of toxicity of drinking water making it the ideal solution for major events. Microtox® has been deployed during the Summer Olympics beginning in 1984.
In industrial and municipal wastewater, Microtox® FX helps assure compliance with NPDES toxicity limits, measures toxicity in influent streams and determines treatment efficiency.
Microbial contamination of drinking water
Microtox® FX can rapidly estimate the microbial concentration of a drinking water sample to a level of 100 cfu/mL without additional filtration or incubation steps. The data is available in minutes and is highly correlated with standard heterotrophic plate count methods.
Microtox® FX is extremely responsive and has been designed for use in a wide variety of applications where it is crucial to rapidly determine the biomass of a sample.