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Old 10-11-2017, 12:59 PM
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Default Water testing kit for bacteria

Pretty new, and currently limited to e. coli, but may become better in the near future.

Ars Technica article: https://arstechnica.com/science/2017...ld-the-answer/
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In Europe and the USA, I can imagine this seeing use. If the researchers can increase the sensitivity, then it could provide valuable early warning for water supply operators. Knowing that water tests only take 10 minutes would both increase the safety of the water supply but also possibly allow for more efficient water treatment. It also seems like a good approach to providing a first rough survey when tracing infections in hospitals. So this research may be going places, just not to developing countries.
And, the research report: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-12549-3
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Cool but this Foldable Microscope invented at Stanford University is probably more useful in the near term & also very easy on space requirements:



Giardia can be seen starting at around 40x magnification and this kit offers 140x. Might be a good idea to also pack some picture examples of parasites/bacteria you can reference in the field.
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Cool but this Foldable Microscope invented at Stanford University is probably more useful in the near term & also very easy on space requirements:



Giardia can be seen starting at around 40x magnification and this kit offers 140x. Might be a good idea to also pack some picture examples of parasites/bacteria you can reference in the field.
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This thing seems likely to approach SKS-like utility - no technical training required. But we'll have to see how the idea develops.
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What are some of the most commonly used kits today . I stored water about a year ago with no additives and wanted to test it . I'm pretty new to this prepping thing and long term water storage is my biggest concern .

I do have multiple filter types from Large Katadyn systems to life straws but still want something I can buy and store to test stored water before use .
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Search "well water test kit" on Amazon and there are many kits out there starting about $15
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Fluorgenic, so you will still need an illuminator,filter set and reader...can't imagine that's gonna be less than a couple o hundred bucks..

Still nice science; will read the article when I get home.

Nature is still only 99 bucks a year, if you get their deal. Great journal.
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