Originally designed for UNICEF, this kit provides information about the safety of water in difficult situations or remote areas where laboratory facilities do not exist. It includes the Oxfam-DelAgua Single Incubator Water Testing Kit which was designed for microbiological water monitoring via detection of indicator organisms such as E. coli, cholera, salmonella and other fecal waterborne pathogens. In addition, this kit can perform tests for Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) and conductivity.
The kit is designed to carry out eight basic tests to measure the quality of drinking water: -microbiological quality -turbidity -free chlorine -total chlorine -conductivity -Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) -pH -temperature
Users require the following items to start testing: -Pressure cooker or portable steriliser or access to an autoclave e.g. in a hospital. -Methanol (approx. 1 ml per-test) -Distilled water -1 liter measuring cylinder or beaker -Clean Cloths
The Bacteriological Kit No. 1 was originally put together for UNICEF and is currently being used across the world as a solution to water testing challenges.
The kit is designed for use in the field, but may also be used in a laboratory or other permanent locations. The kit can be supplied with a range of accessories that will increase the scope of users' water quality monitoring. Built with an internal battery, it is capable of up to five incubation cycles between recharges, making it completely independent for a full week of off-site surveying.
Publicly available: yes
Countries where available: Worldwide
Price range (USD): Contact supplier for quote
Available online: yes
Countries where spare parts can be purchased: Worldwide
Dimensions: 370 x 140 x 260 mm
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