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Intertek™ MIC Test Kit, Petroleum Microbiology Media: Iron Reducing Bacteria Media

Microbiology growth media products


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Catalog No. 08-629-011B

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A range of bacterial growth media and accessories for use in detecting and quantifying microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC). Media products are available as boxes of 12 vials, cases of 288 vials, and in the single tube quick-test format.

Iron Reducing Bacteria (IRB) transform ferric iron to ferrous iron and are involved with slime formation, odor and water discoloration to brown or black.

  • IRB: for quantification of iron reducing bacteria
  • IRB: Q quick format single tube test for IRB
  • The IRB-Q media provides a convenient way to estimate the concentration of IRB in water samples by changing the color of the media from light golden to brown or black, and the clarity of the media changes from clear to turbid/cloudy


Manufactured in accordance with NACE Standard TM0194-94, Field Monitoring of Bacterial Growth in Oilfield Systems.



NACE, TM0194-94
288 Vials
Cultivation of Iron reducing bacteria, MIC testing
United States
2.5% salinity
IRB, 2.5% salinity
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