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DelAgua Bacteriological Kit No 3
DWT Code: 11242
Supplier Code: BacKitNo3
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  • Contains a Multiparameter Photometer (reagents on request), a Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Conductivity and pH meter and a Turbidity Meter
  • 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
For when a broad physicochemical test suite is needed but only faecal coliforms are of interest.
Phone +44 (0) 1672 861 198

The Bacteriological Kit No. 3 was originally put together for UNICEF and is currently being used across the world as a solution to water testing challenges. The kit includes the Oxfam-DelAgua Single Incubator 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.

The kit also contains a Multiparameter Photometer (reagents on request), a Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Conductivity and pH meter and a Turbidity Meter. The integrated battery allows 5 cycles between recharges. All in all, 40 basic tests can be measured to assess the quality of the drinking water. 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.

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 avoiding waste and 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. Additional equipment can be included on request to test for chemicals that may be of local importance.

The photometer included in the kit is pre-programmed for over 40 tests and requires reagents. The tests that can be done are for: Alkalinity, Aluminium, Ammonia, Boron, Bromide, Calcium Hardness, Chlorine DPD, Colour, Copper, Cyanuric Acid, Fluoride, Hardness, Hydrogen Peroxide, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Molybdate, Nitrate, Nitrite, Organophosphate, Ozone, pH, Potassium, Silica, Sulphate, Sulphide, Zinc. Reagents are available on request. Please contact us with your requirements.

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
  • Basic Incubator in Pelican Case
  • Pocket Water Resistant EC, pH and TDS (LR) Tester
  • Portable Logging Turbidity Meter Kit
  • Multi Parameter Photometer
  • Filter Funnel
  • DelAgua Manual
  • DelAgua Training CD ROM with Videos
  • Aluminium Gasket
  • Comparator
  • Chlorine Reagent (Residual) DPD No.1 x 250
  • Chlorine Reagent DPD No.3 x 250
  • Total Chlorine DPD No 4 x 250
  • Battery Charger
  • Grease in Bijou Bottle
  • Bronze Disc
  • Sample Cup
  • External Battery Power Lead
  • Fuse
  • Lanyard
  • Electronic Timer
  • 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
  • Silicone Ring
  • Spirit Thermometer
  • Trimmer Tool
  • Turbidity Tube
  • Tweezers
  • Vacuum Cup and Pump
  • Handheld Magnifier
  • Pasteur Pipettes x 10
  • Consumables for 200 Plates Including:
  • Membrane Filters & Pads x 200
  • Pad Dispenser
  • Culture Medium 38.1 g tub
  • DPD No.1 Tablets x 250
  • DPD No.3 Tablets x 250
  • Phenol Red Tablets x 250
Additional Information
  • Dimensions: 37 x 14 x 26cm
  • Weight (approx): 15kgs
  • Incubator Temperature : 44°C
  • Capacity: 47 mm petri dish x 16
  • Photometer: Pre-programmed with over 40 parameters
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