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DelAgua Bacteriological Kit No 1
Brand: DELAGUA
DWT Code: 11240
Supplier Code: BacKitNo1
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KEY FEATURES
  • Designed to carry out seven basic tests to measure the quality of drinking water - microbiological quality, turbidity, free chlorine, total chlorine, conductivity, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) and pH
  • Internal battery is capable of up to 5 incubation cycles between recharges
  • Designed to provide information about the safety of water in difficult situations or remote areas where laboratory facilities do not exist
  • Pelican case for easy carrying and durability
  • Supplied with consumables for 200 plates
Originally designed for UNICEF this kit is the next step from the single model with the additional capability to test for conductivity and TDS.
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DESCRIPTION

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. It includes The Single Incubator Oxfam-DelAgua Water Testing Kit which was designed for microbiological water monitoring via detection of indicator organisms such as E. coli, cholera, salmonella and other faecal water borne pathogens and is the most popular portable water testing system in the developing world. Built with an internal battery, it is capable of up to 5 incubation cycles between recharges.

The kit is designed for use in the field, but may also be used in a laboratory or other permanent location. The kit can be supplied with a range of accessories that will increase the scope of your water quality monitoring.

You will need 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 litre measuring cylinder or beaker
  • Clean Cloths

The kit will perform the following tests:

Thermotolerant (faecal) Coliform Count: The kit includes a portable, integral-battery-powered incubator capable of making up to five cycles of incubation without mains electricity, generator or vehicle power. Thermotolerant (faecal) can be obtained within 14 to 18 hours of sampling, giving a reliable indication of sanitary risk without need for transport or laboratory facilities.

Turbidity Test: A measure of the amount of suspended matter in a water supply. Suspended material may consume chlorine disinfectants and require treatment before disinfection. There are two options for turbidity measurement. The first is via a simple Jackson Tube (measuring up to 2000 NTU). There is also a portable digital turbidimeter with a 0-1000 NTU range for improved accuracy.

Chlorine & pH Tests: Many emergency water supplies are dosed with chlorine disinfectant to ensure their safety as drinking water. These tests allow rapid assessment of chlorine levels and aid the efficient control of dosing thereby ensuring that enough chlorine is present to safeguard the supply.

Conductivity and TDS: A conductivity meter is provided with this kit. Conductivity provides an indication of contamination e.g. saline intrusion or sewage pollution. In addition, this conductivity meter also measures TDS as an indicator of contamination.

You will need 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 litre measuring cylinder or beaker
  • Clean Cloths
Included
INCLUDED
  • Basic Incubator in Pelican Case
  • Pocket Water Resistant EC, pH and TDS (LR) Tester
  • DelAgua Manual
  • DelAgua Training CD ROM
  • Aluminium Gasket
  • Battery Charger
  • Bronze Disc
  • Sample Cup
  • External Battery Power Lead
  • Fuse
  • Lanyard
  • Recalibration Incubator Lid
  • Incubator Lid without hole
  • Methanol Dispenser
  • O-ring
  • 3 sets of 16 re-useable aluminium petri-dishes with strapped housing
  • Polypropylene Bottles 60ml x 10
  • Filter Funnel
  • Silicone Rings
  • Spirit Thermometer
  • Trimmer Tool
  • Turbidity Tube
  • Tweezers
  • Vacuum Cup & Pump
  • Handheld Magnifier
  • Pasteur Pipettes x 10
  • Comparator
  • Grease in Bijou Bottle
  • Electronic Timer
  • Consumables for 200 Plates Including:
  • Membrane Filters and Pads x 200
  • Pad Dispenser
  • Culture Medium 38.1g
  • DPD No.1 Tablets x 250
  • DPD No.3 Tablets x 250
  • PhenolRed Tablets x 250
Additional Information
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Dimensions: 37 x 14 x 26 cm
  • Weight (approx): 10kg
  • Incubator Temperature: 44°C
  • Power: 12V (Internal battery charger supplied)
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