The DelAgua Bacteriological Kit No. 2 provides information about the safety of water in difficult situations or remote areas where laboratory facilities do not exist. It includes the Oxfam-DelAgua Dual 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 and contains a Multi-parameter Photometer (specific reagents on request).
The kit is designed to carry out numerous basic tests to measure the quality of drinking water: -microbiological quality -turbidity -free chlorine -total chlorine -conductivity -Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) -pH -temperature -over 70 parameters, physical, chemical and biological
Users require the following items to start testing: -Pressure cooker or portable sterilizer 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. 2 was originally put together for UNICEF and is currently being used across the world as a solution to water testing challenges.
The DelAgua Bacteriological Test Kit No. 2 contains a Multiparameter Photometer, a Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Conductivity and pH meter and a Turbidity Meter. The kit is designed for use in the field, but may also be used in a laboratory or other permanent locations. The external battery pack is capable of up to 5 incubation cycles between recharges. The kit comes in a Pelican Case for ease of carrying and durability. Additionally, it can be supplied with a range of accessories and upgrades that will increase the scope of water quality monitoring.
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: 344 x 146 x 297 mm