3M™ Petrifilm™ Aqua Coliform Count (AQCC) Plates

3M™ Petrifilm™ Aqua Coliform Count (AQCC) Plates

3M™ Petrifilm™ Aqua Coliform Count Plates are sample-ready media plates used to measure coliform levels in bottled water.

 

Description

3M™ Petrifilm™ Aqua Coliform Count Plates

3M™ Petrifilm™ Aqua Coliform Count Plates are sample-ready media plates used to measure coliform levels in bottled water. 3M Petrifilm Aqua Coliform Count Plates deliver reliable testing results for your bottled water. Each plate contains a water-soluble gelling agent, nutrients and indicators in a dry, shelf-stable format. The indicator dye colors all colonies red, and the top film traps the gas produced by the coliforms. Gas trapped around red coliform colonies indicates confirmed colonies.

  • Confirmed coliform results in 24 hours.
  • Detects coliforms in bottled water.
  • Plates are sample-ready, eliminating the time-consuming, cumbersome step of preparing media/agar dishes.

3M Petrifilm Aqua Plates are sample-ready media that replace conventional agar, petri dishes, media pads and disposable filter funnels used in the microbial testing of water. Each plate contains a water-soluble gelling agent, nutrients and indicators in a dry, shelf-stable format. 3M Petrifilm Aqua Plates can be used with the membrane filtration technique or the 1 mL direct-plating technique for Heterotrophic Count. 3M recommends using Mixed Cellulose Ester (MCE) filters, the most widely used filter material for water testing.

  • Eliminates the need for agar preparation
  • 18-month shelf life
  • Reduces incubator space and waste
  • Easy to use

3M Petrifilm Aqua Plates take up 85% less space than agar dishes and 95% less space than disposable filter funnels. That frees up valuable space in your incubator, on your lab bench, in your refrigerator and in your waste container.

Request More Information

 

Additional information

Pack Size

,

Downloads

3M Petrifilm Brochure
3M Petrifilm Samples Booklet