Methanogenic bacteria

Specific identification and quantification of
methanogenic bacteria in anaerobic reactors


Item Number: 01120006

Lab analysis: detection of methanogenic archaea

Identification and quantification of methanogenic archaea (methanogenic bacteria) in samples of anaerobic sludge treatment, biogas-reactors and fermenters. These process relevant microorganisms are identified with specific gene probes directly in the sample material and displayed quantitatively as percentage of the living bacteria flora.

The report contains a significant photo documentation that visualises the methanogenic bacteria in the wastewater sample.

For further insight into your plant, discover the Population profiling in anaerobic reactors.

Qualitative or quantitative detection?
Quantitative detection

Which method is applied?
The reliable VIT® gene probe technology.

Which requirements are important?
Please request our simple protocol for fixation of wastewater samples. Make sure that you fixate/stabilize your samples in the indicated manner before sending the samples to us.


You would like to perform the analysis directly on-site?
No problem with our test kit VIT® Methanogenic bacteria


Identical microscopic image: phase contrast (left), methanogenic bacteria shining specifically red after analysis with gene probe technology (right).
Identical microscopic image after VIT® analysis: phase contrast, methanogenic bacteria shine red.

Your Advantages

  • specific detection of methanogenic bacteria

  • quantification of methanogenic bacteria directly in sample

  • only analysis of living methanogenic bacteria

  • applied for the prevention of disturbances