Rapid detection of contaminated water
Reliable indicator of relative water quality
Easy to use with minimum training
No refrigeration required for reagents
Replacement consumables kits
Used in a wide range of environmental conditions
Software provided for data download
Sensitive to heavy metals, poisons and chemical warfare agents
Fast, Simple, Toxicity Evaluation
At the heart of the Hach Eclox Water Test Kit is the Severn
Trent Services Eclox luminometer for generic identification of
the toxicity or purity of a water sample. The technique used
by the Eclox luminometer is the same as that validated by
the USEPA Environmental Technology Verification (ETV)
program to yield reliable detection of heavy metals, poisons,
and chemical warfare agents on site. Other tests for specific
physical and chemical parameters are provided with the kit.
The consumables—enough for 50 tests— are stable for up
to two years at ambient temperatures.
Eclox Chemiluminescence Technology
Enhanced chemiluminescence technology is used for
convenient toxicity screening in the field to assess trace
contamination levels in water. It is based on the reaction of
luminol and an oxidant in the presence of a catalyst
enzyme—horseradish peroxidase (HRP). The reaction
produces a flash of light (chemiluminescence). When an
enhancer is added, the light output produced is steady and
measurable. A low amount of power is needed by the meter,
which has an easy-to-use interface.
EZ Arsenic Test
The Hach Eclox Water Test Kit includes the EZ Arsenic
method for simple and rapid arsenic testing. Reagents
convert inorganic arsenic in water to arsine. Test strips that
are specific for arsine are then allowed to react with the
vapor. The color produced on the test strips is proportional
to the arsenic content.
Pesticide/Nerve Agent Test
The pesticide test strips in the kit are designed to give
a yes/no indication for the presence of cholinesterase
inhibiting pesticides such as Organophosphates (OP),
Thiophosphates, and Carbamates. It is based on the
inhibition of the enzyme Acetylcholinesterase. In the
absence of pesticides or nerve agents the strip turns blue.
In the presence of pesticides or nerve agents the strip
remains unchanged (white). This means that there is a
fail-safe built into the strips, in that a malfunction of the
strip will not give a false negative.
DPD Chlorine Test
The chlorine test in the Hach Eclox test kit is based on a
DPD, color disc method. Reagents for both free chlorine
and total chlorine tests are included (50 of each). DPD
powder reagent is added to the sample and compared to
the color comparator disc. Test range is 0 to 3.5 mg/L
chlorine, with 0.1 mg/L increments.
The APHA Platinum-Cobalt color test is based on
comparison of the sample to a color disc comparator.
The range of the test is 0 to 100 Pt-Co units.
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Test
A hand-held Pocket Pal TDS Tester is provided in the Hach
Eclox test kit. It is waterproof, battery operated, and has a
digital display. The unit is calibrated using 90 mg/L standard,
included in the kit, and has a range of 10 to 1990 mg/L.
pH can be quickly measured using the hand-held, battery
operated, waterproof (IP67) Pocket Pal pH Tester. The unit
is easily calibrated with the unit-dose Singlet pH buffers
included in the kit.