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ASBC Methods of Analysis - Microbiological Control-6: Water and Rinse Water Hygiene Using ATP

ASBC Methods of Analysis

Microbiology

Microbiological Control-6
Water and Rinse Water Hygiene Using ATP

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Summary
Bioluminescence provides a rapid, real-time assessment of microbial load (bacteria and yeast) in brewery water, including rinse water samples obtained after sterilization or cleaning of equipment. This test utilizes the reaction of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) with luciferin/luciferase to generate quantifiable bioluminescence that is detected using a luminometer. The data obtained may be used to provide an immediate assessment of hygiene or to complement traditional routine microbiology tests.