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Test kits for water analysis
Test kits for water analysis

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1 Test kits for water analysis

A glance at the catalogues of some of the major manufacturers reveals an enormous range of water quality kits marketed to a wide range of industries and public services.

Activity 1 Water quality test kits: what's on the market?

Timing: Time allowed: 1.5 hours

To give you a feel for the variety of test kits available for water testing, take a look at the websites of some of the major manufacturers (a selection is given below - you may know of others). Get a feel for the range of analyses available and accuracy and precision possible with different types of kit.

Try to find out how manufacturers have developed ways to deliver or mix reagents and limit handling of chemicals on site, and how instruments probably more familiar to you in the laboratory have been adapted to use in the field. This doesn't stop with the apparatus itself but also the means by which it is transported to the site and moved around on site. test-kits [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]