Identification and quantification of
anammox bacteria in anaerobic reactors


Item Number: 01120008

Lab analysis: detection of anammox bacteria in anaerobic reactors

Identification and quantification of bacteria which are responsible for aerobic ammonia oxidation (anammox). This important group of bacteria enables a elimination of nitrogen without cost intensive oxygen supply in wastewater treatment plants. The whole process features many advantages but the implementing is very ambitious on the part of process technology. A monitoring of the anammox-bacteria with specific gene probes offers reasonable support in process management. The anammox-bacteria are identified as group parameters directly in sample and quantified as percentage of the living bacterial flora.

An informative photo documentation visualizing anammox-bacteria in the sample material is also prepared.

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 analzye your populations directly on site?
No problem with our test kit VIT® ANAMMOX.


Identical microscopic image: phase contrast (left), all living bacteria shining green (center) and anammox bacteria specifically red (right) after analysis with gene probe technology.
Identical microscopic image after VIT® analysis: phase contrast, all living bacteria shine green, anammox bacteria specifically red.

Your Advantages

  • specific identification of anammox bacteria

  • quantification of anammox bacteria directly in samples

  • only analysis of living bacteria

  • applied for the prevention of disturbances