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New 1 Hour Legionella Test

May 08 2015 Read 2488 Times

The PrimeLab 1.0, from Pool-i.d./Water-i.d. (Germany), manufacturer of water testing equipment for more than a decade, is the only photometer worldwide that is capable of covering 400 wavelength (380-780nm) in parallel, using only 1 LED and 1 JENCOLOR multispectral sensor.

Due to this unique setup, more than 120 different test methods are currently offered on the PrimeLab, starting with A for Alkalinity through to Z for Zinc.

Available Mid May, PrimeLab will offer a one hour quantitative and certified legionella test in addition to the existing 120 methods. This is the result of a joint development between Water-i.d. and Biotica, a well-known, established developer and manufacturer of bio-analysis equipment. This new method of legionella detection gives a reading between 60 cfu and 1.000.000 cfu after only one hour, compared to the common culture method which requires around a week. The technology is based on a patented method using antibodies and magnetic particles identifying only living legionella, thereby avoiding incorrect results and false readings.

After development of the Turbidity adapter and the PTSA- and Fluorescein-adapter, implementing a legionella test on the PrimeLab is the first step to bringing bacteria testing to a professional photometer level.

Thanks to the wireless Bluetooth technology of the PrimeLab, along with free software/App, users can activate more and new parameters, such as the new legionella test, even after device has been purchased.

The Free software and App offer various benefits beside of activating more and new parameters. Each measurement can be connected to “accounts”, meaning water-sources, which can be defined by users and even be connected to GPS coordinates by just a click on a map. In doing so, you can always keep track of test results, always related to user defined accounts.

A free cloud service allows access to test results from each point with internet connection.

Individual water treatment chemicals data can be stored in the software and App to be used for dosage recommendations. Even indexes, such as LSI and RSI, can be calculated by just a click.

Due to the option to individually activate parameters on the PrimeLab at any time, costs can be kept to a minimum as the user only pays for what they need.

As the parameters list on the software and App updates automatically through the internet, PrimeLab will never be obsolete as users will always have the choice to activate parameters from the latest list, which will include the new legionella test from mid May 2015.

Another benefit of the unique JENCOLOR sensor, covering 400 wavelengths in parallel, is the option to self-calibrate the PrimeLab in less than a minute. There is no need to send the device in to the manufacturer anymore.


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