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Sulfate Reducing Bacteria Biological Activity Reaction Test (BART)

Much like our test for Iron Bacteria, this Biological Reaction Activity Test (BART) for Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria makes determining the presence of sulfate-reducing bacteria incredibly easy.

Collect a water sample from the well in question and pour it into the BART testing vial. Observe the vial for a period of eight days. The SRB BART test will display a positive result when there is foam produced and/or a brown ring develops around the interior vial of the testing tube.

Depending on how quickly a reaction is observed, this provides you with an indication of the bacterial count within the water sample. For example, if a reaction is observed within one day of starting the test, the bacteria count is high with a reading equal to, or greater than, 570,000 CFU/ml (colony forming unit). Additionally, if no reaction is seen within 6 days, the bacteria count is equal to 500 CFU/ml. A negative test has no brown color, no color, and no clouding within 8 days.

The SRB BART kit instructions include an easy to decipher chart that can be used for determining the bacterial count of your sample.

Click here to purhcase a Sulfate Reducing BART Kit.

Additional Resources
BART KIT SALES SHEET
srb_bart_kit.pdf
Last Updated Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 02:31 PM.



I hoped we would use our new R-CAM 1000 at least 1 time per month... but we're averaging closer to 10. Plus, I don't have to subcontract the work out to my competition anymore, and I'm picking up a bunch of additional well rehab work.

– Al Boone, Boone Water Systems, Inc.