Basic Rapid Response Portable Water Quality Laboratory – POTATEST®+


A Basic Rapid Response Portable Water Quality Laboratory kit suitable for emergency water testing or simple water quality testing projects. Lightweight, microbiological test kit low-cost, rapid response testing of basic water quality parameters. This kit is designed to complement routine water quality management plans and assist in emergency situations and WSPs (Water Safety Plans).


  • Emergency water testing


  • Removable Water Safety Kit (WSK) – contains instruments and visual test equipment to rapidly determine whether a full microbiological verification is required
  • Rapid field microbiological analysis – using Membrane filtration protocols fo rapid screening of Faecal and / or Total Coliforms
  • Field Case – keeps items readily accessible, robust and waterproof
  • Compact kit layout – components grouped for intuitive test protocols with pictorial prompt cards for minimal training requirements
Potakit®+ Incubator
Test protocols 37°C and 44°C temperature selections, user selectable time profiles, automatic resuscitation period profile
Temperature stability ±  0.1°C
Temperature control laser-trimmed thermistor pair with automatic temperature validation. Optional Peltier cooled version
User interface on-screen and audible prompts available in English, French, Spanish and Chinese
Data log last five incubation cycles performance report
Connectivity micro-USB connection to Windows® and android devices for data download
Size (W x L x H) 110 x 123 x 145 mm
Weight 690 g
Power supply replaceable sealed lead acid battery with mains, vehicle and external charging options
Power consumption high thermal efficiency heating system, 5 full cycles from a fully charged battery
Potakit + Kit Specification
Microbiological capacity incubator with consumables for 200 tests for Thermotolerant/Faecal Coliforms or Total Coliforms. Optional Nutridisk capability for additional parameters including Faecal Streptococci, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella and E. coli
Physico-Chemical parameters Free Chlorine, Combined Chlorine, Total Chlorine, Turbidity and pH
Size (W x L x H) Single heavy duty field case 464 x 366 x 176 mm
Weight 9 kg
  • incubator including petri dish racks, lead acid battery, mains charger with international adaptors, vehicle socket battery power lead and crocodile clip power leads
  • membrane filtration assembly, bronze disc, pistol grip vacuum pump with no-kink silicone tubing
  • 5 media measuring devices (MMDs)
  • 38.1 g membrane lauryl sulphate broth
  • 5 Pasteur pipettes
  • hand lens
  • forceps
  • 20 x aluminium re-usable petri dishes
  • petri dish rack
  • 200 sterilised and sealed membrane filters
  • 200 absorbent pads
  • absorbent pad dispenser
  • steel sampling cup
  • sampling cable
  • 250 ml polypropylene beaker
  • contour comparator and discs
  • 4 comparator cuvettes
  • comparator reagents for 200 tests for free and total chlorine
  • double length turbidity tube
  • pocket pH sensor and pH calibration buffers
  • cuvette brush
  • dilution tube
  • crush / stir rods
  • de-ion pack
  • instructions
  • prompt cards

Additional information

Weight 0.00 kg