Hach MEL/MF Total Coliform Lab
- 200 Tests
- Portable incubator maintains temperatures with +/- 0.5 degrees C between 30 and 50 degrees C
- Incubator power cord easily plugs into an automobile cigarette lighter
Hach MEL/MF Total Coliform Lab is designed for analysts who need microbiology testing capabilities in the field or in the lab. Each MEL contains a Portable Incubator, apparatus, and step-by-step illustrated procedures.
The Total Coliform MEL Laboratory is designed for analysts who need portable or small-scale microbiology testing capabilities. From a remote field location to a small scale microbiology lab within your existing lab, this MEL offers all the equipment and accessories to perform microbiological analysis.
Note: Media Set must be ordered separately (see Accessories Tab)
- (1) Portable Incubator and rack
- (1) Thermometer
- (200) Whirlpak bags with thiosulfate
- (200) Filter funnel/pad assemblies
- (1) Alcohol burner (order alcohol separately)
- (1) Vacuum filtration apparatus
- (1) Colony counter
- (1) Magnifier
- (1) Permanent marker
- Note: Media Set must be ordered separately (see Accessories Tab)
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The researchers came from UC Davis, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service and volunteers including local ranchers. In all, 743 water samples from 155 sites were collected. Those sampling went by foot and horseback across five national forests in California.
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