Tuesday, June 29, 2010

BWI: New Range of Portable Arsenic Test Kits from Palintest

Press release from Business Wire India
Source: Palintest
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 09:30 AM IST (04:00 AM GMT)
Editors: General: Consumer interest; Business: Advertising, PR & marketing, Business services, Water; Technology; Healthcare
New Range of Portable Arsenic Test Kits from Palintest

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Tuesday, June 29, 2010 -- (Business Wire India) -- The new DigiPAsS and VisuPAsS systems from Palintest Ltd offer accurate, laboratory-standard Arsenic testing in a portable field kit format. Both options use the well-established Gutzeit method to detect Arsenic levels in drinking water, up to and well beyond the WHO recommended maximum of 10 µg/l.

Photo: http://halmapr.com/palintest/pal0210digipass.jpg

The method first converts all Arsenic in a sample to Arsine gas, which is then completely captured by the unique three-stage filter. This ensures excellent accuracy, with no toxic gas release, over the 20 minute reaction time. The result can be assessed either visually against a colour chart (100 - 500 µg/l) or analyzed by the dedicated DigiPAsS instrument with accuracy and precision across the 2-100 µg/l range comparable to AAS. The simplicity of the VisuPAsS system makes it especially suitable for more challenging environments, or where costs must be kept to a minimum.

Arsenic is a naturally occurring contaminant of drinking water in several areas of the world, and even at very low concentrations it causes a variety of serious conditions known collectively as arsenicosis. Symptoms may not even appear until after many accumulated years of drinking contaminated water. The need for accurate testing at low concentrations is therefore vital to continued water safety, and these new Arsenic test kits from Palintest Ltd. offer laboratory quality analysis for on the spot verification.

About Palintest

Based in the United Kingdom, Palintest (www.palintest.com) is a specialized manufacturer of water analysis technology, with its origins dating back to 1870. In the 1950s, Dr. Thomas Palin joined the company after developing the principal of breakpoint chlorination for water and inventing the DPD testing method for chlorine levels in drinking water. The DPD method, though over 50 years old, is still the recognised standard chlorine test both in China and around the world. Through continued improvement, refinement and innovation, the company is now the world's leading producer of a full range of testing equipment and reagents for water, soil, and the environment.

About Halma

Halma p.l.c. (www.halma.com) is an international market leader in safety, health and sensor technology. Halma is a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange and has over 4000 employees in over 40 subsidiaries worldwide with a total turnover of over US$780m (2008). Halma's subsidiaries make products that protect lives and improve the quality of life for people through innovation in market leading products which make its customers safer, more competitive and more profitable. These subsidiaries are assisting India's economy in areas such as manufacturing, energy, water and waste treatment, the environment, construction, transport and healthcare.

Halma recently opened a Hub office in Mumbai. For further news about Halma in India and to subscribe to the Halma India RSS News Feed please visit our blog at: http://halmapr.com/news/india/.

Palintest head office contact details:
Palintest Ltd
Palintest House
Kingsway, Team Valley
Gateshead, Tyne & Wear NE11 0NS
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)191 491 0808, Fax: +44 (0)191 482 5372
Email: sales@palintest.com
Website: www.palintest.com

Mr Kuniyur. J. Srinivasan, Country Head & Managing Director, Halma India, +91 (22) 67080400, Srini@halma.com
Damian Corbet, Halma Public Relations, +44 (0)20 8511 1821, dcorbet@halmapr.com


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