Bactronix uses the ATP Detection System, the latest technology to detect and monitor harmful, microscopic organisms. ATP detection technology is used throughout the food and beverage industries, health care and pharmaceutical industries, hospitals, restaurants, supermarkets and other facilities where rapid detection of contamination is critical.
ATP (adenosine tri-phosphate) is an energy molecule found in all plant, animal and microbial cells. All organic matter contains ATP, including food, bacteria, mold and other microorganisms. The detection of ATP on a surface or in water indicates the presence of biological matter that is not visible to the naked eye. ATP is detected by using "Bioluminescence Technology" measured by a luminometer.
Bioluminescence is a light producing reaction when ATP comes in contact with an enzyme called “luciferase”. Luciferase is a natural enzyme found in the common firefly, that gives the firefly it’s ability to glow.
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