AquaSnap Total measures both free ATP in solution and microbial ATP. The device contains a detergent to release ATP that is bound to microbial or organic matter and inside microbes. AquaSnap is easy to use, economical, and gives real time results. The specifically designed dipper tip collects 100 µl of water ensuring consistent sample collection.
Total or Free:
What’s the difference?
AquaSnap Total is designed to rapidly assess standards of hygiene, equipment sanitation processes, and the efficacy of Clean In Place (CIP) systems by detecting the presence of organic contamination from microbial and product residues. The honey-comb shapped dipper is coated with an agent that aids in sample collection and extraction of ATP from microbial and other organic cells.
AquaSnap Free does not use the agent on the dipper, only detecting free (soluable) ATP in the sample. If using both tests on a sample, the difference in results is the bioload of the sample. The larger the difference the more microbial contamination in the sample.