Compact Dry AQ

Article no: 1002950
  • Ready and easy to use portable plate: Preparation of medium is not required, which eliminates waste of medium as well as sterilizing apparatus to prepare the medium.
  • Detection of colonies on plate is simple and clear.
  • Single colonies on the plate can be isolated for further identification tests
70,21  incl. 19% VAT 
40 pcs
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Delivery status: In stock
Delivery time: 1-3 days

Compact Dry AQ is a ready to use, rehydrated plate with indicator for the detection and enumeration of heterotrophic bacteria in water. The »ready-to-use« Compact Dry AQ plate from HyServe combines the properties of chromogenic dry media and gel contact plates.

The plate contains a nutrient-poor medium for determining the colony count of heterotrophic organisms in treated drinking water and ultra-pure water. Compact Dry AQ offers a culture medium for bacteria which have become adapted to extremely nutrient-poor conditions in particular. Compact Dry AQ enables the very simple cultivation of heterotrophic bacteria from drinking water samples.

Scope of delivery

  • 1400 Plates
  • 500 Plates
  • 240 Plates
  • 40 Plates


Article Number 1502992 | 1402951 | 1002951 | 1002950
Incubation time and temperature 36 °C ± 2 °C for 44 ± 4 h | 22 °C ± 2 °C for 68 ± 4 h (ISO 6222) | 35 °C ± 1 °C for 48 ± 2 h (Filter/SMEWW Method)
Shelf life 24 months after manufacturing
Storage + 1 to + 30 °C


Extraction procedure

Sample preparation

  • Live germ count in water
  • Apply 1 ml of the water sample to the center of the Compact Dry plate. The sample will independently diffuse evenly into the Compact Dry AQ plate.
  • Live bacterial count from filter samples
  • Please use commercially available 47 mm Mixed Cellulose Ester (MCE) filters with 0.45 µm pore size.
  • After water filtration, please place the filter centrally on the Compact Dry plate with as few bubbles as possible. The grid side should be facing up.

Test instructions

  • Open the top cover of the Compact Dry plate. Drop 1 ml of sample in the middle of the plate.
  • Sample diffuses automatically and evenly into the sheet and transforms the dried sheet into a gel within seconds.
  • Put the cover again on the plate and place it in the incubator in a horizontal position
  • After incubation, count the number of all grown colonies on the plate.


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