Reliable, Convenient Testing for Microbial Contamination
Process Water: Merck provides reliable water testing solutions to help you efficiently monitor your process water to enhance productivity, enable faster manufacturing schedules, and ensure product safety. Performing reliable and reproducible tests allows you to implement corrective actions.
Bottled Water and Mineral Water: Routine testing of water for human consumption is essential to protect the health of consumers. Merck supplies media, membranes, filter funnels, filtration devices, hardware, and accessories to provide you with the right solution for monitoring microbial contamination in drinking water.
Merck’s membrane filtration technique complies with international standards such as Standard Methods for Examination of Water and Waste Water, US EPA, and EU testing procedures for drinking water. It’s easy-to-do: the test sample is filtered through a microporous membrane, allowing any microbial contamination to be retained on top of the membrane. Residues that might inhibit the growth of microorganisms are removed by rinsing. After the sample has been filtered, nutrient medium is added to promote the growth of contained microorganisms.
The EZ product family is a range of Merck products for membrane filtration designed to perform microbiological analysis.
Merck provides a wide selection of dehydrated and ready-to-use culture media for bioburden testing of municipal or environmental water.
Most of Merck’s culture media for bioburden testing are available in granulated form. Granules produce less dust than powdered media, which is a benefit in health and safety terms.
Merck provides a complete portfolio of ready-to-use (RTU) culture media for microbiological bioburden testing of municipal and environmental water.