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Modern Water Environmental Monitoring Systems

Modern Water is expert in the design, development and provision of analytical instruments and technologies for monitoring specific environmental contaminants in water, soil and industry. Our systems selectively identify contaminants such as explosives, pesticides, toxins, hydrocarbons.

 

 


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Additionally in our range of Environmental Monitoring technologies, we have a range of portable fluorometers and an on-line multisensor range. The Multisensor range of products, developed by our partner, can detect and quantify VOC (volatile organic compounds) and THMs (trihalomethanes) contamination in raw water, drinking water and wastewater.

The specific compounds that we can detect by our Environmental product range are identified in the table below, contact us for more information.

Category

Specific Compound

Product

Fluorometers Cyanobacteria

AlgaeChek Ultra

AlgaeChek

Turbidity

AlgaeChek Ultra

AlgaeChek

Chlorophyll

AlgaeChek Ultra

AlgaeChek

Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) BODChek
Poly Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) PetroChek 

Explosives

RDX (Research Department Explosive)

EnSys RDX

TNT (Trinitrotoluene)

EnSys TNT

Petroleum Hydrocarbons

BTEX (Benzene, Toluene, Ethyl Benzene, Xylene)

RaPID Assay® BTEX/TPH

TPH (Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons)

RaPID Assay® BTEX/TPH

PetroFlag

On-line VOC

TPH, Oil in water, BTEX, Total VOC

Multisensor1100, 1200

On-line THM

THMs (Trihalomethanes)

Multisensor2000

Pesticides, herbicides, insecticides

PCP (Pentachloraphenol)

RaPID Assay® PCP

Atrazine

RaPID Assay® Atrazine

Chlordane

EnviroGard® Chlordane

DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)

EnviroGard® DDT

Triazine

EnviroGard® Triazine

2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid

RaPID Assay® 2,4-D

Microbial

SRB (Sulfate Reducing Bacteria)

QuickChek SRB

ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) 2nd Generation Kits

Persistant Organic Pollutants

PAH (Poly aromatic hydrocarbons)

RaPID Assay® PAH

RaPID Assay® CPAH

PCB (Polychlorinated Biphenyl)

EnviroGard® PCB

RaPID Assay® PCB

Toxins

Microcystins

EnviroGard® Microcystins

Algal Toxins EnviroGard® Algal Toxins

Trace Metals

Trace metals in water and soil

PDV6000ultra
OVA range

Rapid Assay and EnviroGard Testing methods.

 Product Name

 EnviroGard

 Rapid Assay

Technology Coated tube immunoassay Magnetic particle immunoassay
Result Type Qualitative and semi-quantitative Qualitative and semi-quantitative
Sample Throughput 1 - 10 samples/hour 1 - 50 samples/ hour
Time to Results 30 min/run 60 min/run

 

 Analyte

 Matrix

 EnviroGard

Limits of Detection /

Limits of Quantification

 Rapid Assay

Limits of Detection/

Limits of Quantification

PCB (Polychlorinated Biphenyls)

Soil

Water

Wipes

Concrete

0.5 ppm

50 ppb

5 µg/wipe

0.5 ppm

< 0.5 ppm

0.2 ppb

< 5 µg/wipe

0.5 ppm

BTEX (Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene and Xylene)

Soil

Water

n/a

n/a

0.9 ppm

0.09 ppm

 TPH (Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons)

Soil

Water

n/a

n/a

10 ppm (GRO)

1.0 ppm (GRO)

PAH (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Soil

Water

n/a

n/a

0.2 ppm

2.0 ppm

 Carcinogenic PAH

Soil

Water

n/a

n/a

10 ppb

0.2 ppb

TNT* (nitroaromatic)

Soil

Water

0.7 ppm

0.9 ppb*

n/a

n/a

RDX* (nitramine)

Soil

Water

0.8 ppm

3.8 ppb*

n/a

n/a

PCP (Pentachlorophenol)

Soil

Water

n/a

n/a

0.1 ppm

0.1 ppb

Pesticides Kits available for numerous pesticides in soil and water.  Contact us for detailed information.

 *EnSys test, non-immunoassay

For detailed factsheets or method information, please contact us

 

 

 

 

EnviroGard® is a rapid laboratory enzyme immunoassay method used for the analysis of water samples.  It uses a plate technology to detect the analyte of concern. 

 Microcystin Plate Kit

Rapid Laboratory Testing method for the determination of Microcystins and Nodularins in drinking and environmental water samples.  This method conforms to ISO standards for environmental immunoassays such as ISO 15089. 

The method offers excellent analytical precision with fully quantitative data results.  One kit can test up to 88 samples at once for increased cost and efficiency. 

Results are available in approximately 120 minutes and is ideal for source water monitoring. 

 Compound  50% B/Bo
 Microcystin - LR  0.31
 Microcystin - RR  0.32
 Microcystin - YR  0.38
 Microcystin - LA  4.00*
 NODLN  0.47
 *MDL is 1.5 ppb  

QuickChek SRB Detection System

The QuickChek SRB Detection System is a rapid enzyme immunoassay method that detects Sulphate Reducing Bacteria (SRB).  The test employs purified antibodies to detect the enzyme adenosine-5-phosphosulfonate (APS) reductase which is common to all strains of SRB. 

The QuickChek SRB kits offer several advantages over cell culture techniques for SRB detection including immediate and accurate results.  The kit allows testing of liquid, solid and semi-solid samples, and detects all SRB's, including SRB that is unable to grow in some standard media.  The test results are not compromised by chemical or salinity interferences that are often found in field samples. 

The test kit is completely self-contained and disposable.  Each kit includes all necessary materials to detect and enumerate SRB's.  There is no need for pretreatment or dilution of samples and there are no special hazardous waste disposal limitations.  Test kits are available in 10 pack and 100 economy pack sizes. 

Results are available in 8-10 minutes. 

SRB Kits

For further product information or to request a demonstration, please contact us

 

Modern Water's portable fluorometer range includes the AlgaeChek, AlgaeChek Ultra, BODChek and PetroChek.

The AlgaeChek fluorometer is a single parameter instrument while the AlgaeChek Ultra is a multiple parameteter portable fluorometer. These instruments provide a cost-effective solution to monitor the effects of organic pollution, identify potentially harmful cyanobacteria and turbidity.The AlgaeChek Ultra can be configured to detect up to three parameters.

Modern Water's BODChek enables in-situ, real-time monitoring of Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) within both natural water systems and water processing plants. The monitor detects fluoroscent proteins that are inherent within sewage and slurry and provides an output in BOD equivalent units.

The PetroChek instrument enables in-situ, real-time monitoring of crude and refined hydrocarbons with both fresh and marine water systems. The monitor detects fluorescent poly aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in crude oil and refined fuels and lubricants.

The specific compounds that we can detect by our fluorometer product range are identified in the table below.
 

AlgaeChek-Ultra-1 

Category

Specific Compound

Product

Fluorometers Cyanobacteria

AlgaeChek Ultra

AlgaeChek

Turbidity

AlgaeChek Ultra

AlgaeChek

Chlorophyll

AlgaeChek Ultra

AlgaeChek

Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) BODChek
Poly aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) PetroChek
Colour Dissolved Organic Matter UV Fluorometer CDOM
Optical Brightners UV Fluorometer Opt Brightner

Modern Water has a wide variety of test kits which include the following product ranges: EnSys; EnviroGard®; RaPID Assay® and QuickChek.

The Ensys range are rapid field or laboratory colorimetric tests for the analysis of explosives in soil. The kits are based on a method developed by Dr. Thomas Jenkins at US Army Corps of Engineers - CRREL.

The RaPID Assay® range is a rapid field or laboratory enzyme immunoassay method for the analysis of soil and water for remediation, assessment and industrial testing. It uses an antibody coated magnetic particle technology to detect the analyte of concern. The method can be used to test for analytes such as pesticides, petroleums, PCB's and PCP.

EnviroGard® is a rapid field or laboratory immunoassay method for the analysis of soil and/or water for remediation assessment, and industrial testing. It uses an antobody coated test tube or plate technology to detect the analyte of concern. The method can be used to test for analytes such as pesticides, Microcystins and PCBs.  

The QuickChek SRB detection system is a rapid enzyme immunoassay method that detects sulphate reducing bacterial (SRB). The test employs purified antibodies to detect the enzyme adenosine-5'-phosphosulfonate (APS) reductase which is common to strains of SRB.

The specific compounds that we can detect by our test kit product range are identified in the table below.
 

testkits 

 

Category

Specific Compound

Product

Explosives

RDX (Research Department Explosive)

EnSys RDX

TNT (Trinitrotoluene)

EnSys TNT

Petroleum Hydrocarbons

BTEX (Benzene, Toluene, Ethyl Benzene, Xylene)

RaPID Assay® BTEX/TPH

TPH (Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons)

RaPID Assay® BTEX/TPH

PetroFlag

Pesticides, herbicides, insecticides

PCP (Pentachloraphenol)

RaPID Assay® PCP

Atrazine

RaPID Assay® Atrazine

Chlordane

EnviroGard® Chlordane

DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)

EnviroGard® DDT

Triazine

EnviroGard® Triazine

2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid

RaPID Assay® 2,4-D

Microbial

SRB (Sulfate Reducing Bacteria)

QuickChek SRB

ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) 2nd generation kits

Persistant Organic Pollutants

PAH (Poly aromatic hydrocarbons)

RaPID Assay® PAH

RaPID Assay® CPAH

PCB (Polychlorinated Biphenyl)

EnviroGard® PCB

RaPID Assay® PCB

Toxins

Microcystins

EnviroGard® Microcystins

Algal Toxins EnviroGard® Algal Toxins

 

 

Modern Water’s QuickChek™ Reader is used in combination with a number of specific immunoassay strip (lateral flow) tests.

Typically these tests are either compared to a relevant colour chart or provide indicative markings for a semi quantitative resultrange. With the Reader, operator subjectivity is removed and a more accurate result with lower detection levels is achievable.

Modern Water’s QuickChek™ Reader is a portable, robust and automated flow reading device. It is an extremely flexibledevice, capable of performing qualitative and quantitative assays. With one push of a button the assay will be analysed withinseconds and results can then be stored within the device for download or printing.


 

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Category

Specific Compound

Product

Microbial

SRB (Sulfate Reducing Bacteria)

QuickChek SRB

 

 

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