drinking water test kit Articles

  • A sensitive presence/absence test kit for detection of coliforms in drinking water

    Coliforms are the most widely accepted bacterial indicator of fecal pollution in water. Several commercially available portable kits make it possible to carry out on-site water quality testing, but are usually costly and often require technical expertise to operate. In developing countries like India, presence/absence test kits like the H2S test kits are commonly used for routine ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Arsenic wood field testing kit

    Now available from Industrial Test Systems, Inc. is a quick, easy, field test kit that can confirm the presence of inorganic arsenic in wood. Arsenic Quick™ 481396-W kit is a modification of the US Patented, ETV Verified arsenic test for drinking water. This 10 minute test readily confirms the absence or presence of arsenic in any wood sample, including CCA treated lumber using safe ...

  • Detection of PPT levels of atrazine in drinking water

    MATRIX: Drinking Water ANALYTES: Atrazine LIMIT OF DETECTION: 5 ppt RANGE OF DETECTION: 5 to 500 ppt MATERIALS: Atrazine RaPID AssayÒ Kit and Sample Diluent Reagents: atrazine control (preparation described below), methanol and ethylacetate (pesticide grade) and distilled or deionized ...


  • Testing for Nitrates in Water, what are the Options?

    Nitrate is a naturally occurring substance in the environment and is commonly found in most water sources, it is usually only a cause for concern in areas where water supplies can be affected by farm runs offs and agriculture, its use as a fertiliser can cause increased levels in water supplies The ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Detection of part per trillion levels of 2,4-d in drinking water

    MATRIX: Drinking water ANALYTES: 2,4-D (2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid) and related phenoxy acids LIMIT OF DETECTION: 70 ppt to 5 ppb (for 10 mL sample), 7 ppt to 0.5 ppb (for 100 mL sample) MATERIALS: 2,4-D RaPID AssayÒ Kit and Sample Diluent Reagents: 2,4-D control (preparation described below), methanol and ...


  • Arsenic concentration in drinking water of Bihar: health issues and socio-economic problems

    More than 10 million people residing in 13 districts of the state of Bihar are facing the acute problem of arsenic contamination in drinking water. The objective of this paper is to quantify arsenic in drinking water, and to understand the associated health problems, health costs and socio-economic issues in the region. In the study, a field test kit was used to test the arsenic concentration ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Field investigation of arsenic in ceramic pot filter-treated drinking water

    Ceramic pot filters (CPFs) is one of several household water treatment technologies that is used to treat drinking water in developing areas. The filters have the advantage of being able to be manufactured using primarily locally available materials and local labor. However, naturallyoccurring arsenic present in the clay used to make the filters has the potential to contaminate the water in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Importance of Water Testing After Natural Disasters

    In the aftermath of a natural disaster, particularly earthquakes, infrastructure could be damaged and a safe source of drinking water is often not available. This may be due to damaged pipes or water supplies becoming contaminated. Our colleagues at Oxfamstate; “In the initial phases of an emergency it should be assumed that all water sources are contaminated ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • Heavy Metals Water Testing Powered by DNA

    Water pollution is a worldwide problem affecting developing and developed countries alike. Heavy metal contaminants are one prevalent type of water pollutant. They are persistent in the environment once d is charged and removal from source waters is necessary to ensure a clean drinking water supply. The problem of heavy metal pollution arises from several sources. Heavy metals such as uranium can ...


    By ANDalyze

  • DelAgua Kit Case Study - Comet-ME Testing in South Mount Hebron Region

    Comet-ME is an Israeli-Palestinian NGO providing sustainable off-grid energy and water services to rural Palestinian communities in the South Mount Hebron region of the occupied Palestinian territories. The local Palestinian communities are not connected to the water grid and people ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • Care Oxfam-DelAgua Kit Case Study - Yemen

    Generally water quality testing is done to monitor the maintenance and operation of drinking water systems. In Yemen CARE uses the DelAgua water testing kit (developed by OXFAM, reproduced by the Robens Centre for Public and Environmental Health, Surrey University) as an awareness tool to improve the understanding of ‘clean and safe water’ in village communities. “We have ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • Evaluation of a BWTK for detection of total coliforms, E. coli and emerging pathogens from drinking water: comparison with standard MPN method

    A defined substrate method media in bacteriological water testing kit (BWTK) has been developed to recover and detect the presence/absence of total coliforms and emerging pathogens from drinking water without the need for the confirmatory or complete tests. This method is based on technology that uses a hydrolysable substrate as a specific indicator- nutrient for the target microbes. To perform ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water vapour permeation testing of food packaging at Campden BRI, Research and Technology Organisation

    Based in the UK, Campden BRI provide the food and drinks industry worldwide with the research, technical and advisory services essential to ensure product quality and safety, process efficiency and innovation. The research centre is a continuous source of knowledge for industry, meeting frequently with its thirteen member interest groups and associated industrial working parties. Contract ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • High range chlorine testing – what are the options?

    Higher range chlorine solutions are typically used for disinfecting products but standard chlorine meters often cannot measure to higher ranges. For example the Hach Pocket Colorimeter II for chlorine measures to a maximum of 2mg/L, and the ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Comparison and verification of four field-based microbiological tests: H2S test, Easygel®, Colilert®, Petrifilm™

    The UN defines water supplies as ‘improved’ or ‘unimproved.’ These indicators are easy to measure, but do not reflect water quality, which requires laboratory or field tests. Laboratory and test availability, expense and technical capacity are obstacles for developing countries.This research compares and verifies four low-cost, field-based microbiological tests: the EC-Kit (Colilert® and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Detection of DDT in water

    MATRIX: Water (surface, ground and drinking) ANALYTE: DDT RANGE OF DETECTION: 10 to 500 ppb MATERIALS: EnviroGard DDT in Soil Test Kit (Item #73100). Methanol (pesticide grade). Glass vials with teflon lines caps. PROCEDURAL NOTES: Water samples should be collected in glass vessels with teflon cap ...


  • Detection of chlordane in water

    MATRIX: Water (surface, ground and drinking) ANALYTE: Chlordane RANGE OF DETECTION: 2.0 to 60.0 ppb MATERIALS: EnviroGard Chlordane in Soil Test Kit (Item #73110) Methanol (pesticide grade) Glass vials with teflon lines caps PROCEDURAL NOTES: Water samples should be collected in glass ...


  • Chromium detection in water and soil...

    What is chromium? Chromium is a metal that is widely distributed in the earth’s crust (soil and rocks), air and water. Naturally occurring chromium occurs mainly in the chromium (III) form as chromite ore, which contains oxygen, chromium (III) and other metals such as iron. Chromium (VI) compounds are produced commercially from chromite ore for a wide variety of uses. ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • The Water Conditions in Ethiopia, Part Two

    While in Ethiopia in August to learn more about what they do about drinking water, I visited the Debre Damo Monastery. About 1,600 years old, it is situated on a flat-topped outcropping of solid rock. The only way in or out is by climbing a sheer cliff using a 15 meter rope made from woven rawhide. The top supports a community of about 150 monks. Certainly the most extreme location I found people ...


    By Kinetico Incorporated

  • The DNA Revolution for Water Professionals

    Imagine trying to solve a problem when you are provided just 1% of the total data. This is essentially the case in analyzing water and wastewater microbiomes. Conventional microbiological testing methods such as culture and microscopy can identify only about 1% of microorganisms that are contained in a ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

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