HETEROTROPHIC PLATE COUNT

 

HETEROTROPHIC PLATE COUNT (HPC)

-By Method 9215 

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The heterotrophic plate count (HPC), formerly known as the standard plate count, is a procedure for estimating the number of live, culturable heterotrophic bacteria in water and for measuring changes in swimming pools or during water treatment and distribution. Colonies may arise from pairs, chains, clusters, or single cells—all of which are included in the term colony-forming units (CFU). The final count also depends on interaction among developing colonies.

Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater

Method List

Analyte List

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