FAQ

BACTASLYDE – DIPSLIDE – Bacteria Test Kit

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    How does a Dipslide works?

    DIPSLIDE  allows microbes viz. bacteria, yeasts and fungi to actually grow by providing special nutrition. With the help of this nutrition bacteria multiply on DIPSLIDE  in the form of colonies, which can be seen with the naked eye. One bacterial cell becomes two within 15-20 minutes. Therefore after 24 hours we are able to see colonies which may comprises of millions of bacterial cells.

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    Which microbes can be detected by Dipslide?

    There are different types of DIPSLIDE for different types of bacteria. These DIPSLIDE can detect yeast, fungi, Pseudomonas species, Sulphate reducing bacteria (SRB), E. coli and Salmonella, Vibrio and Staphylococcus aureus.

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    How much time is required to get the results?

    The preparation time is zero. DIPSLIDE is a presterilized readymade device containing dual media which allows you to do 2 tests at one so the time for actual test is 25 seconds.

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    What should be the temperature at the time of incubation?

    An incubator as such is not required. DIPSLIDE has to be kept for 24 hours after test in warm place at ambient temperature.

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    How much sample is needed for detection of microorganism?

    There is no need to quantify/measure the sample. Just take the test sample in tube provided (30 ml). DIPSLIDE  in it, wait for 25 seconds and remove it. If test sample is solid just touch DIPSLIDE surface to it for 25 seconds. So in both cases sample required is very less.

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    What type of samples can be checked?

    Practically any type of sample: Liquid samples and solid samples

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    Do I need to dispose after test?

    Bacteria are harmful. So, yes disposal of DIPSLIDE is important after using it.

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    How to dispose DIPSLIDE?

    Dispose it using pressure cooker or autoclave. If autoclave is not available any disinfectant like Dettol, Savlon etc. can be used.

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    What is the shelf life/ expiry of DIPSLIDE?

    Six Months to One Year Depending on the Product Range

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    Is it possible to count number of Bacteria/microorganisms in test sample?

    The results in the density chart give the cfu/ml.


 

AQUASOL – Water Test Kit

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    What is AQUASOL?

    AQUASOL® is a ready to use analytical system available for testing various water quality parameters. AQUASOL® tests are extremely easy to use, accurate and portable.

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    What are the features of AQUASOL?

    AQUASOL® test systems are simple adaptations of classic analytical methods. The test reagents are completely ready to use, conveniently packed in handy packs. AQUASOL systems can be used by anybody, technical or non technical likewise.

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    What type of test methods are incorporated in AQUASOL?

    Standard titrimetric methods are converted to simple DROP TITRATIONS and colorimetric methods to COLOUR COMPARISON methods. Simple stepwise test procedures are provided which make testing easy and simple.

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    Which types of water can be checked by AQUASOL?

    All kinds of Water samples can be check with AQUASOL. They include – industrial water, process water, boiler water, cooling water, effluent water, drinking water, swimming pool water, purified/pharmaceutical water, metal working fluids, R.O. water, etc.

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    What are the advantages of AQUASOL systems?

    AQUASOL systems are extremely simple are easy to use, user friendly. They are compact, portable, rapid, reliable and economical. You neither have to be a trained chemist nor require any experience to get results. It replaces your laboratory. It makes water quality monitoring convenient and quick. Thus preventive action can be taken immediately.

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    What are the different parameters of water that can be analyzed using AQUASOL ?

    Almost all parameters, viz., total hardness, calcium hardness, chloride, alkalinity, free chlorine, sulphite, nitrite, sulphate, fluoride, chromate, acidity, phosphate, silica, iron, hydrazine, zinc, pH, ammonia, nitrate, copper, molybdate, phosphonate, amine, turbidity can be analyzed using AQUASOL. Specific ranges are mentioned in particular parameters.

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    What are the reference methods (traceability) for AQUASOL systems?

    AQUASOL are systems are based on standard and established analytical methods, backed by chemical research. The analytical methods are based on Standard Methods for Examination of Water and Waste Water prepared by American Public Health Association (APHA), American Water Works Association (AWWA), Bureau of Indian Standards, different pharmacopoeias and other standards. There are simple adaption of classic chemical analytical methods.

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    How are AQUASOL systems packaged

    AQUASOL systems are available for almost all water parameters in individual packs as well as combination packs depending on specific requirement of different industries

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    Which combination packs are available and what parameters do they contain?

    The Different combination packs available are as follows:

    Water Systems Product Code Industries Applications Parameters
    Cooling Systems AE 101 Pulp and paper, Textile, Steel, Fertilizers, Chemical manufacturing Units, Sugar, Refinaries, Thermal Power Stations, Engineering Units Make-up water, Recirculating Water, Basin water Total hardness, pH, chloride, alkalinity, calcium hardness, silica, free chlorine, nitrite, phosphate, phosphonate, zinc, molybdate
    Boiler AE 102 Pulp and paper, Textile, Steel, Fertilizers, Chemical manufacturing Units, Sugar, Refinaries,Thermal Power Stations, Engineering Units Raw water, softner, blowdown water, feed water, boiler water Total hardness, calcium hardness, alkalinity, pH, silica, phosphate, tannin, iron, chloride, sulphite, hydrazine
    Potable water AE 103 Universal Drinking water Total hardness, alkalinity, chloride, fluoride, sulphate, nitrate, nitrite, calcium hardness, free chlorine, pH
    RO water AE 104 Industries having Reverse Osmosis (RO) plants Feed water and Permeate water pH, total hardness, calcium hardness, silica, sulphate, iron (low level), nitrate, Nitrite (low level)
    Swimming Pool AE 105 Hotels & Resorts, houses, pool water Monitoring pH, total hardness, free chlorine
    Purified water AE 106 Pharmaceuticals Purified water Acidity, alkalinity (pH), calcium hardness, ammonium, sulphate, chloride, heavy metal as Pb
    Metal Working Fluid AE 107 Engineering Units Process/ D. M. water Total hardness, chloride, pH

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    How many tests can be performed with one pack of AQUASOL?

    Using individual parameters one can perform from about 100-500 tests for single parameter. Using combination kit each parameter included can perform 100 tests each.

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    What happens when one of the reagents in a single pack of is exhausted?

    Refill packs are available for each reagent on request. One can just replace the exhausted reagent bottle with the refill pack.

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    How one can order for AQUASOL?

    One may visit our website or order on our email id. Different dealers in local area can also be contacted for the same.


 

CHEKNSEE – Drinking Water Test Kit

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    What is DRINKING WATER TEST KIT?

    Our DRINKING WATER TEST KIT is an easy-to-use water potability test kit. Water contaminated with bacteria is a major cause of water-borne disease in humans. Enteric diseases like diarrhoea, dysentery, typhoid, cholera etc. are caused by bacteria.  Our DRINKING WATER TEST KIT detects the coli form group of bacteria especially E.coli in water and indicates whether water is drinkable or not. National and international standards for drinking water quality is “zero” coli forms in 100 ml of drinking water. Also World Health Organization Guidelines for drinking water quality state that as an indicator organism E. coli provides conclusive evidence of faecal contamination and should not be present in water meant for human consumption.

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    What are the two pouches in DRINKING WATER TEST KIT pack?

    Two pouches in our DRINKING WATER TEST KIT pack contain nutrient media. This nutrient media is essential for the growth of bacteria especially coliforms present in water.

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    How to interpret the results?

    If colour of water in bottle changes from violet to yellow, water is not potable. If colour is still violet then water is potable.

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    Where I can use DRINKING WATER TEST KIT?

    DRINKING WATER TEST KIT detects water potablity, it has wide applications. DRINKING WATER TEST KIT tests water from all kind of sores viz. taps, filters, purifiers, coolers, storage tanks, rivers, ponds, etc. This extremely simple and convenient test can be carried out anywhere i.e. homes, offices, factories, shops, banks, hospitals, hotels, schools, etc.


 

ALGROSEE – Algae Test Kit

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    What is Algae Test Kit?

    Our Algae Test Kit is testing equipment specially designed for detection of algae before its growth. The medium used in AlgroSee has been specially formulated for the growth of a wide variety of Algae species viz, green, bluegreen, brown, red etc. It contains neutralizing compounds, which would nullify the effect of any inhibitor in the test sample. Hence instances of false positive results are greatly reduced.

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    What is Algae?

    Algae are a type of living thing that usually lives in really wet environments, like the cooling towers. They are a little bit like plants. They take energy from the sun and use it to make food, just like plants do!

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    What is Algae?

    Algae are a type of living thing that usually lives in really wet environments, like the cooling towers. They are a little bit like plants. They take energy from the sun and use it to make food, just like plants do!

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    Why do I need to check algae in cooling water?

    Algae, plant like microorganisms, are prolific invaders of the open exposed parts of cooling systems such as the tower & the pond areas. They will grow rapidly if conditions are right and only require light; CO2 & water to synthesize their growth. Algae are often visible as green, felt-like mats in internal sections of cooling towers that are wet and accessible to sunlight.
    Algal growth is extremely unsightly and will reduce the efficiency of the cooling tower as a heat exchanger. Loosened deposits will block & foul pipe work & other heat exchange surfaces. The dead cells contribute to the formation of the complex organic material “Humus “which supports the growth of other microorganisms particularly the anaerobic types.
    Filamentous and capsulated colonial algae coat splash packing thus interfering with the formation of droplets, which aid intimate contact of water and air. Algal growth prevents rainwater from wetting film packing and forming thin films which are Algae also secrete a mucilaginous sheath much like the slime layer in bacteria. The mucilage of the blue-green algae, in particular is associated with a peculiar form of movement called gliding that is exhibited when the organism is in contact with a firm surface. These sticky secretions may contribute significantly to complications in cooling systems such as clogged screens and fouled heat exchangers. Many algae produce within their cells malodorous oils and poisonous cyclic alcohols these are released when the organisms die, and may cause foul odors.

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    How Algae Test Kit works?

    Just cut open media pouch and empty contents into the tube provided. Now add water sample to be tested upto red arrow mark. Place the tube on the Energy source. Observe the colour of the tube every day, for 4 days.

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    What is the shelf life?

    The shelf life of our Algae Test Kit is 6 months.

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    How much time is required to get the results?

    Observe the colour of the tube every day, for 4 days.

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    How to interpret the results?

    The result depends on the number of days taken to develop a green colour in the tube. If greenish color is seen On Day 1, then there is heavy potential of algal growth. If greening is seen On Day 2, then there is moderate possibility of algal growth. If greening is seen On Day 3, then there is possibility of algal growth. If greening is seen On Day 4, then there is negligible possibility of algal growth. If even after 4 days, there is no greening in the tube, then there is a possibility that Algae may be absent in the sample.