Respirometry as a Direct Probe into Microbial Systems

RespirTek has pioneered the use of respirometry for the past 18 years using internally-developed protocols for applications in bioremediation and wastewater treatment. Our ISO/IEC accreditation is unique in providing accredited testing for site-specific wastewater treatment or bioremediation studies that fall outside the scope of typical standardized methods. The RespirTek Technical Team has been active in the development of new laboratory protocols that focus specifically on the environmental challenges at hand. Our approach provides an economical means for assessing the potential of biological remediation at either soil and groundwater contaminated sites or municipal wastewater treatment facilities.

RespirTek’s overall goal is to provide higher levels of confidence in the environmental engineering and design of biological systems or consumer product biodegradation by offering economical, lab-scale assessments with good transferability to applications.

RespirTek™ employs respirometry to monitor microorganisms in real time. This enables us to continuously monitor respiration rates and contrast microbial metabolic activity with chemical analyses to understand the dynamics of the biological response in a variety of systems. Furthermore, coupling microbial respiration to depletion of target substrate concentrations, real-time degradation rates can be obtained in addition to a deeper understanding of the limiting factors for bioremediation. The substrate degradation rates are then compared to microbial respiration rates to ascertain the selectivity of the microbial consortia in specifically targeting the substrate of concern.


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Whether you require biofeasibility studies, wastewater testing, ground water testing, soil remediation testing, chemical oxidation testing, consumer product biodegradability testing or other environmental laboratory testing services, you can be assured that the highest standards possible have been employed when you work with us. RespirTek also conducts Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) studies on request.

RespirTek is committed to exceeding client expectations by providing technical expertise, exceptional testing services, and outstanding customer service. We develop long-term relationships with our clients by providing unmatched technical and customer service from project inception to completion. RespirTek continues to strive for continuous improvement through the empowerment of its Team Members and business partners.

For a free consultation with our Technical Team, call us at +1 (228) 392-7977.

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Biloxi, MS 39532