Only Palintest reagents should be used with Palintest photometers. We can only guarantee the results obtained from Palintest products will be within our stated accuracy ranges if the testing is carried out using Palintest reagents. Read below to find out more about why this is case.
Palintest photometers and tablet formulations are continually developed and tested to ensure they provide accurate results across the concentration ranges specified in the test method.
Quality controls in the manufacture of Palintest instruments and formulations have been designed to ensure that the test methods are correct when used to determine water quality.
Other tablet manufacturers provide alternative test methods using their own formulations and quality controls. For example, while DPD indicator remains constant in all DPD reagents, the exact formulation and amount used will vary between brands and therefore results will not always be comparable.
Palintest photometers use innovative photometric technology with an optical set-up specifically designed to give consistently accurate and reliable results. Comparison of product specifications for instruments, as well as reagents, between Palintest and other manufacturers will show differences in the instrument design as well as the chemical formulations used in those methods.
As part of Palintest’s quality control system each photometer is specifically calibrated to match our own reagent formulations. This means that the optical set-up of Palintest instruments is specifically aligned with our exact reagent formulations to determine the calibrations used for each of our tests.
Accuracy levels of our photometric tests are stated based on our specific instruments and reagent formulations, therefore we cannot guarantee the accuracy and quality of water testing results produced when using other tablet formulations with our instruments.
28th March 2023
With a sophisticated new design using 100% Post-Consumer Recycled plastics, Palintest’s brand new Pooltester offers the same ease-of-use as always but now with new and improved design features ensuring sustainability is one of our top priorities.
6th March 2023
Palintest exists with a simple but crucial purpose; to safeguard water for everyone, every day. It is this purpose that guides us in all we do. After an extensive review and realignment to this purpose, Palintest has decided to withdraw our soil testing range of products from the market. Our Soil Test range has enjoyed many years of success and we are proud of the positive impact it has had on agricultural communities globally. However, in order to focus on our core water analysis technologies, our Soil Test range will be retired.
23rd February 2023
Lead exposure, through the contamination of drinking water, can have major health implications. It is vital that municipal authorities can employ accurate testing methods to identify sources of lead contamination. Multiple techniques including Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS) and Anodic Stripping Voltammetry (ASV) can be used to detect lead in water – in this article we review these methods in more detail.