From Pulp & Paper International 2013
In today’s competitive paper market, the papermaker can’t wait for plate counts to incubate for 24-48 hours to make decisions. ATP results, although much quicker, are only relative and can be affected both false negatively and positively by various factors. Both of these tests are only as accurate as the person running the test and the frequency at which they are done. Buckman’s MBA can automate a mill’s microbiological control program avoiding equipment breakdown and process variations.