The ALERT LAB is a portable microbiology analyzer capable of automatic processing and measurement of a manually collected fluid sample, performing automatic incubation, optical monitoring (multispectral absorbance and fluorescence) and wireless data transmission, and enabling rapid bacterial enumeration (E. coli and Total Coliforms). By starting the measurement protocol as soon as the water sample is collected on-site, the ALERT LAB greatly simplifies measurement logistics, eliminates the need for sample refrigeration during transportation prior to standard laboratory measurements, and minimizes errors due to sample degradation between collection and measurement.
The ALERT LAB can be used in a variety of settings for quantifying E. coli presence in lakes, rivers, coastal water, catchment sites or in water treatment plants. It can operate on rechargeable batteries at a remote field location, or powered via vehicle’s power on-the-go, or plugged into an electrical outlet in a laboratory or even office setting. The mobile analysis lab can be remotely controlled from a cell phone or web interface, and supplies data to the operator wirelessly. Capable of carrying out seven measurements on a battery charge, full water quality monitoring at remote field locations is considerably simplified while minimizing cost and time-to-result.
The mobile ALERT LAB is extremely portable and fully operational out of the box. There is no maintenance, and field calibration is normally not required. The ALERT LAB provides a quantified response in terms of bacteria/100 mL present in the sampled water. The system implements fluidion’s multispectral optical detection technology, which ensures consistent measurements every time and fast time-to-result. Triggered via a mobile phone, the analyzer measures a wide range of concentrations and can send out automatic alerts if the threshold is exceeded in order to enable greater operator responsiveness.
- Are you a municipality that is concerned about local water quality?
- Do you suspect fecal contamination of your source or drinking water?
- Do you manage swimming, fishing or aquaculture facilities, and are worried such contamination?
- You want to reassure your clients about your proactive stance on water quality?
- Are you managing a potable water or wastewater plant?
In this case, come see us ! We would be glad to show you how the ALERT LAB can help in your specific case.