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Potakit Overview

leftPortable testing laboratory designed to assess the suitability of drinking water on-site, even in remote areas.

The kit of choice for NGO’s and water technicians implementing rural water and sanitation programmes and who only have access to limited funds but still wish to conduct an accurate assessment of the full range of drinking water quality parameters in the field.

This kit is capable of carrying out all the same tests as the Potalab, however the Potakit features less sophisticated instrumentation which in many cases makes the Potakit a more attractive and cost-effective choice.

  • Single incubator, capacity of 20 petri dishes, temperature
    switchable between 37 and 44ºC, allows incubation of either faecal or total coliforms
  • Fully portable Incubator – can be powered via external rechargeable battery, AC mains operation, DC operation via vehicle lighter socket or even solar power
  • Waterproof, digital pocket meters for pH and Conductivity
  • Two part turbidity tube
  • Colour Comparator for testing over 30 different chemical parameters
  • Includes the VCDK arsenic testing device for the visual, quantitative analysis of arsenic to ppb levels
  • Uses, long-life, low-cost reagents and consumables available locally through Wagtech in-country representatives
  • Supplied with reagents & consumables to carry out 200
    microbiological tests and 200 tests each of Ammonia, Arsenic, Chlorine
    (DPD1 & 3), Fluoride, Nitrites and Nitrates
  • Comprehensive but simple to use operation manuals for all instruments
  • All components housed in a single, lockable, water-proof aluminium carry case

Potakit Specifications
This small single portable incubator will allow a complete and accurate bacteriological analysis to be carried out in the field, for the analysis of Faecal and total coliforms (switchable between 44 °C & 37°C).

  • A total of 20 tests can be carried out at one time
  • Petri Dishes held in aluminium racks for easy loading
  • Totally portable – can run off mains, vehicle (cigarette lighter lead supplied) or even solar power
 Temperature setting  Switchable between 37°C and 44°C
 Capacity  20 Petri dishes
 Accuracy, °C  ±0.2
 Mains power (AC)  220-240V, 50Hz, 110V, 60Hz
 Battery Power (DC)  Integral 12V re-chargeable battery through lead with crocodile
 clips and vehicle cigarette lighter socket plug
 Dimensions, mm  155 x 230 x 200
 Weight, Kg  3.3

Potakit Components
A single incubator, switchable between 37°C & 44°C, spirit thermometer, 20 re-usable aluminium petri dishes. Power supply to incubator is via an integral 220/110V AC mains adaptor/ battery charger, electrical lead for 12V DC operation via vehicle dash board cigarette lighter, and crocodile lead for use with re-chargeable battery. Membrane filtration unit inc: (same specifications as supplied in Potalab except hand pump is rubber vacuum type) Pocket conductivity meter, pH meter, a 2 part turbidity tube, a Wagtech colour comparator with colour discs and reagents for 200 tests of Chlorine, Nitrates, Ammonia, Nitrites and Fluorides; and the Wagtech Visual Arsenic Kit (VCDK). All of which is supplied in a robust aluminium case.