From site characterization through remedy selection and performance monitoring, molecular biological tools (MBTs) provide more direct, comprehensive, and accurate assessment of microbial communities and the actionable data needed to make site management decisions.
Microbial induced corrosion (MIC) assessment and prevention depends on accurate quantification of microorganisms responsible. Molecular microbiological methods (MMM) offer more comprehensive characterization of microbial communities and accurate quantification of MIC associated organisms.
Many surface waters and beaches do not meet water quality standards due to elevated levels of fecal indicator bacteria (e.g. E.coli). Microbial source tracking employing DNA based methods can aid in identifying sources of fecal pollution so that control measures can be implemented to protect our waters.