Water Analysis


Palintest aims to be the best global provider of water and environmental analysis equipment that enable critical water quality decisions to be made with confidence. Our products are in use worldwide within applications such as potable water supply, healthcare, process industries, environmental monitoring, leisure facilities and agriculture with our technologies being backed by over 70 years of research.

Drinking Water, Wastewater and Process Water

Drinking water testing products, wastewater and surface water analysis equipment and a range of kits to serve applications as diverse as food production and renal dialysis

  • Photometers
  • Sensor Technology
  • Visual Test Kits
  • Electrochemical Meters
  • Wagtech Water Safety Kits
  • Combined / Speciality Kits
  • Disinfection

Pool and Spa

Electronic and visual testing products for professional and residential pools, hydrotherapy pools, spas and hot tubs.

  • Photometers
  • Electrochemical Meters
  • Visual Test Kits

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In March 2011, the Wagtech water test kits business was purchased by Halma plc and merged into the Palintest business. The Wagtech water testing kits became the standard solution for water quality monitoring in WASH (Water, Sanitation and Health) settings, and a reliable tool for WHO-compliant testing as part of Water Safety Plans (WSPs).


Rapid Concentration of SARS-CoV-2 in Wastewater for Public Health Outbreak Mitigation 
Researchers around the globe have already begun to use wastewater to detect the emergence and spread of COVID-19 outbreaks. This approach may prove to be a powerful epidemiological method to help Public Health officials mobilize resources and help determine the degree and duration of intervention needed in a community.
This application requires that target organisms are detectable at very low concentrations from about 10 copies per 100 milliliters of influent. Rapid methods are only capable of analyzing very small volumes; generally 10 microliters or less. The InnovaPrep concentration technology can bridge this gap faster, easier, and better than common methods.
Our customers have confirmed that The CP Select can rapidly and efficiently concentrate SARS-CoV-2 from raw influent wastewater samples. Detecting SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater is difficult because it is so dilute, making rapid and easy concentration key to rapid detection. InnovaPrep tools can provide the exponential concentration factors required and can be easily integrated with routine methods used for all waterborne pathogens normally surveilled, while saving labor costs and improving workflow.
User data show that the InnovaPrep CP Select outperformed HA, PEG, and Celite based methods for concentration of six viruses from 100 mL of raw influent. As shown in the below table represented by the red bar (IP).
Further, the speed of concentration and the ease of use easily beat traditional methods.
For secondary clarifier effluent, similar results were reported, and the InnovaPrep Large Volume Concentrator was used to process 50-100 L, tremendously improving the detection limit for those viruses.


Synbiosis have pioneered the development of automated colony counting since 1985. Today they offer three world leading colony counters - the ProtoCOL 3, Protos 3 and the aCOLyte 3. Within these ranges you'll find the perfect colony counting system to fit your budget and the level of sophistication your environmental monitoring and water sampling needs.

Colony counts in seconds

You can use a ProtoCOL 3, Protos 3 or an aCOLyte 3 for microbial limits testing in air quality and water monitoring applications to quickly provide you with a precise total count. These systems can accurately count bacteria (Staphylococcus and Bacillus) and yeast from active air samples on settle and contact plates. The systems are so flexible they can even count colonies on spiral and multi-sector plates, as well as filter paper on plates post membrane filtration.

Excellent colour detection

With the ProtoCOL 3 and Protos 3 you'll find unique colour differentiation technology. So if you're screening raw, potable or recreational waters to determine the presence of total coliforms or to count different types of bacteria such as Legionella on selective agar, ProtoCOL 3 and Protos 3 can do this quickly and easily.

Rapid analysis

With the simple to use software in Synbiosis colony counters, you can automatically distinguish true colonies from debris or bubbles in the media. The software saves you time by effortlessly delivering you true to life images and count data in seconds, which you can store and return to when you need it.


Download the latest application brochures from Jenway, Techne, Stuart and Electrothermal, highlighting the products within its portfolio designed for the Water and Environment market.

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A range of Peristaltic pumps & tubing pumps for Water/ Wastewater Treatment

  • For dosing reagents, surfactants, and antifoaming reagents, choose...
  • I/P Process pumps with remote capability for repeatable control and IP55-rated steel enclosure
  • For sewage and sludge sampling, choose...
  • I/P Process pumps for easy-to-clean, sealed IP55-rated housing and maintenance-free brushless motor