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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