Product Code TM 1914
M7 Hr FC Agar is a modified method of Van Donsel et al and Reasoner et al, which is recommended by APHA for the examination of water and wastewater for the presence of faecal coliforms by the membrane filter technique. This medium has an advantage over other media to yield results in 7 hours that are generally comparable to those obtained by the standard coliform method. Thus this medium is accepted for assessment of the sanitary quality of water during emergencies involving water treatment plant failure or line breaks in a distribution network. It is reliable and has sensitivity levels equal to those of the standard tests routinely used.
After filtering a suitable or desired volume of water, the membrane is placed on the surface of plate and then incubated at 41.5?C for 7 hours. Faecal coliform form yellow colonies, indicating lactose fermentation.
MF technique has certain limitations, particularly when testing waters with high turbidity or non-coliform bacteria. For such waters or when the membrane filter technique has not been used previously, it is desirable to carry out parallel tests with the multiple tube fermentation technique to determine applicability and comparability.
for examination of water and waste water
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