The Oxfam-DelAgua Single Incubator Kit is designed for microbiological water monitoring via detection of indicator organisms (fecal coliforms) for E. coli, cholera, salmonella and other fecal water-borne pathogens. The kit allows for complete portability for testing in remote areas, and it has an internal battery, sealed within the case housing, which can be re-charged from power mains or a car battery.
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
The Oxfam-DelAgua Single Incubator Kit is primarily used in the field, but may also be used in a laboratory or other permanent locations. 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.
The kit was designed to help provide information about the safety of water supplies in difficult situations where laboratory facilities do not exist. Designed to carry out six basic tests to measure the quality of drinking water, the kit is primarily used in the field, but may also be used in a laboratory or other permanent locations.
Publicly available: yes
Countries where available: Worldwide
Price range (USD): Contact supplier for quote
Available online: yes
Offered or can be licensed for local manufacture: No
Countries where spare parts can be purchased: Worldwide
Dimensions: 344 x 146 x 297 mm
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