The Single Incubator Benchtop Kit is designed for microbiological water monitoring via detection of indicator organisms for E. coli, cholera, salmonella and other fecal waterborne pathogens.
The Benchtop Kit, for use where the power supply is regular and constant, comes with an AC adaptor and no internal battery. This kit offers all the testing capability of the DelAgua Single Incubator kit but runs on main power. Modified internal electronics allow it to be powered via a connection to an external battery or to a cigarette lighter socket. Therefore, it can still be taken into the field if needed and is well suited for field laboratories.
The kit is designed to carry out six basic tests to measure the quality of drinking water: -microbiological quality -turbidity -free chlorine -total chlorine -pH -temperature
Users require the following items to start testing: -Pressure cooker, 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
Many organizations place their water testing kits in one location and bring water samples back from the field for analysis. These groups always use the main electricity supply to power the incubator and derive no benefit from the presence of a battery. In order to address the needs of these users, the water testing kit was redesigned to produce a model that operates directly from the main electricity supply, yet has the flexibility to be connected to a battery and to be used in the field. No battery maintenance required during storage means that kits can be stockpiled for rapid deployment
The kit comes in a Pelican Case for ease of carrying and durability. Additionally, it can also be supplied with a range of accessories and upgrades that will increase the scope of water quality monitoring. Each kit is also provided with a complete pack of consumables for 200 plates and a range of spares and replacement parts are available for all equipment and apparatuses.
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
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