Test Kits and Reagents

Welcome to Camlab's curated list of blogs that cover all things related to test kits and reagents! As a leading supplier of laboratory equipment, we understand the importance of staying up to date with the latest trends and developments in the industry. That's why we've carefully selected a range of blogs that will keep you informed and engaged in this rapidly evolving field. Whether you're a scientist, researcher or lab technician, our blogs cover a range of topics in test kits and reagents to ensure that you're at the forefront of your field. So, grab a cup of tea and dive into our list of must-read blogs for anyone interested in laboratory supplies.

Dipslides - All you need to know
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Dipslides - All you need to know

A dipslide is a means of testing the microbial content of liquids. This is a common method of monitoring and measuring microbial activity within many systems and commonly cooling systems. Usually the use of a dipslide is the first line of defence for the testing of microbial issues that could be caused to manufacturers and machine shop fluid systems. 

Dipslides consist of a plastic barrier which bears a sterile culture medium which can be dipped into the liquid being sampled. The resulting microbial colonies are estimated by reference to a chart. 

Dipslides are usually incubated for 48 hours after use and any subsequent bacteria in the sample water will grow and form colonies.

Enhancing Water Testing Efficiency with Kemio
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Enhancing Water Testing Efficiency with Kemio

Professionals in water utilities, environmental agencies, and industrial sectors require efficient and precise water testing solutions. The traditional methods often involve complex procedures and can be time-consuming. This factor and increasing regulatory requirements result in a growing demand for faster and more accurate testing technologies. Kemio Disinfection Multi-Parameter Instrumen...
A Guide to Basic Sewage Effluent Testing
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A Guide to Basic Sewage Effluent Testing

When it comes to sewage treatment, effluent testing is crucial in ensuring the quality of discharged wastewater. By performing regular tests, you can monitor the effectiveness of your sewage treatment process and ensure compliance with effluent standards. This blog will cover an overview of the importance of effluent testing, the methods involved, and the standards governing sewage effluent. ...
Camlab Pool Testing Kits
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Camlab Pool Testing Kits

Water testing is important when maintaining a pool or hot tub to make sure the water is safe to be in. The water can end up having too many or too little chemicals in it which can affect the pools hygiene and bacteria levels. The most frequently tested parameters are pH, chlorine (free and total), bromine, alkalinity and calcium hardness. Camlab have created water testing kits for testing thes...
Zero Calibration with Nanocolor Tube Tests
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Zero Calibration with Nanocolor Tube Tests

Nanocolor tube tests are produced by Macherey Nagel and contain pre-dosed reagents housed within a 16mm cuvette. They are designed for ultimate ease of use. They work with a range of Macherey Nagel photometers for water analysis applications.  And they even have a barcode on so that you can select the correct test quickly without have to scroll through dozens of options. With advanced techno...
Chlorine disinfection tablets
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How can I check chlorine levels after using chlorine disinfection tablets?

Instachlor tablets by Palintest are rapidly dissolving chlorine tablets that can be used for a number of disinfection and water treatment applications. They contain sodium dichloroisocyanurate (NaDCC) which is an organic chlorine donor that when added to water, releases a given amount of chlorine into solution. The applications of Instachlor are wide ranging from personal water disinfection for...
Hach DR6000 Spectrophotometer
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Q. I need to test water for Iron, which one do I choose?

A.Trying to pick out the correct test can prove to be a challenge. There are a number of different tests available from Hach to test for Iron and you will need to select the most appropriate test for the specific form of iron you are testing for. Iron can be present in natural and treated water. The presence of excess iron can have negative impacts for instance insoluble deposits (rust) can ...

pH-Fix test strips
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Advantages of CE marked pH-Fix test strips

pH-Fix are Macherey-Nagel's range of non bleeding pH test strips which provide a number of clever and useful features.   There are 15 varieties to choose from, covering different ranges between 0-14 and different sensitivities from 0.2 to 1.0 pH units. Other features include: Non-bleeding indicator dyes - no sample contamination Optimized colour scale - easy pH-measu...

Visual Test Kits
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VISOCOLOR - Visual Test Kits

Visual test kits are a cheap, quick and easy way to test for different parameters in water samples. The VISOCOLOR range from Macherey-Nagel are a range of visual colorimetric and titrimetric test kits. The Range includes VISOCOLOR alpha, ECO and HE. To help you find which kits are best suited for your needs the differences and benefits of each are detailed below. Titrimetric Test Kits A ...

Powder Pillows
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Macherey - Nagel VISOCOLOR Powder Pillows

Macherey-Nagel have a selection of VISOCOLOR Powder Pillows available for free Chlorine, total Chlorine and pH photometric determination. [caption id="attachment_13713" align="aligncenter" width="224"] Free Chlorine VISOCOLOR Powder Pillows[/caption] The benefits of VISOCOLOR Powder Pillow includes: Long shelf life- 5 years from production Easy dosing- all reagents in just one powde...

Photometer
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Peroxide Detection in Olive Oil

Peroxides are products generated from the breakdown of polyunsaturated fatty acids in the oil. They build up slowly over time contributing towards oil rancidity, resulting in undesirable flavours and odours. Their identification provides useful information about oil conservation and rancidity. Along with other measurements of free fatty acids (FFA) and UV absorption this information is used to ...
The Pocket Colorimeter for LCK Phosphate testing
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What's the difference between Phosphate tests for Orthophosphate, Total Phosphorous, Acid Hydrolyzable Phosphates and Organic Phosphates?

Phosphate tests are often stated as reporting Orthophosphate or Total Phosphorous, but can also give other parameters like Acid Hydrolyzable Phosphates. We've taken a look at the definitions behind these terms, so you can tell which Phosphorous or Phosphate test to use. What are Phosphates and Phosphorous? The element Phosphorous, P, exists in water courses in a wide range of forms...
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