A Guide on the Use of A BOD Incubator

A Guide on the Use of A BOD Incubator

In the microbiology industry, microbiologists keep a check on various elements like bacterial growth, cell cultures, etc. to test their product effectively. Thus, you can easily make use of the BOD incubator, which is one of the widely used testing instruments from Presto. This testing instrument will work to maintain the temperature for test tissue and culture growth. You can even store your bacterial cultures and incubate them at the highest temperature required. The use of these chambers has been increased in the past few years. Here, we are going to discuss the information about the BOD incubator principle, bod incubator specifications, features, and much more. So, let us get started!

Introduction about BOD Incubator

BOD incubator from Presto is one of the highly used testing instruments that is widely used in microbiology labs and other related areas to maintain artificial environmental conditions. This testing instrument contains high insulation with imported glass wool ergonomics that will provide you with low heat retention. You can easily operate this testing instrument with digital controls provided and get the results in digital format. This biochemical oxygen demand incubator will help in the growth of moulds and yeasts and remains unaffected by the temperature as well as outer conditions of the surroundings. During the test, there will be no loss of heat found in this testing instrument. The use of this testing instrument is majorly found in the microbiology industry because the need of testing samples at different temperatures is high. You can also read about the role of BOD incubators in laboratories as well. 

BOD Incubator principle

The BOD incubator is a highly used testing instrument in microbiology labs. In this testing instrument, the microbe samples that are used for testing will consume oxygen. When more oxygen is consumed by this testing instrument then, there will be depletion of oxygen. Thus, oxygen is used as an electron receptor and the organic material taken by microbes will provide them efficient energy to survive. This can be measured by COD or chemical oxygen demand procedure. 

The BOD incubator principle to perform the test is defined as follows:

  • The testing sample will be placed in an air-tight bottle. This bottle will then be put inside the incubator for a pre-defined time as well as under certain conditions.
  • When the oxygen will get dissolved by the sample then it will be measured before and after the incubation process. 
  • After that, the difference will be calculated to determine the BOD.
  • This dissolved oxygen is very helpful for the microbes to survive efficiently. 
  • If the dissolved oxygen result will be as per the pre-defined value, then this will lead to the generation of foul-smelling anaerobic bacteria. 
  • This will result in sample contamination during the test process and it will be declared as a fail.

BOD Incubator specifications

As we have discussed above the BOD incubator is a viable testing instrument that has been significantly used to provide controlled temperature conditions for accurate sample testing. With the help of this testing instrument, you will be able to maintain various environmental conditions that are necessary to conduct the test. Here are the technical specifications of this testing instrument. 

  • Temperature: 10°- 60° Celsius.
  • The capacity of Chamber: 125 liters
  • Dimensions - 590x815x950mm
  • Inner Body: Stainless Steel
  • Outer Body: Mild steel duly powder coated.
  • Display & Control : Digital LCD

These are the technical specifications of this testing instrument. Now, let us focus on its features.

Features of BOD Incubator

This testing instrument from Presto is very popular in testing the culture of bacteria and other small organisms. Presto is a leading supplier and manufacturer of high-quality testing instruments. Thus, this unique test cabinet is designed to create low temperatures inside the chamber to detect the change in the physical characteristics of the material and to ascertain the actual working life of the testing device. This testing instrument is available in a digital model with different capacities. Here is the list of features that you will get with the help of the Presto BOD incubator.

  • It contains a menu-driven graphical user interface to perform the tests easily.
  • This testing instrument comes with high-grade imported glass wool insulation and provides highly accurate results under uniform temperatures.
  • It has maximum thermal efficiency by insulation means.
  • It has feather touch controls and automatic heat cool operation control. 
  • You can easily manage the data and create product identification, test details, etc.
  • It comes with inbuilt hardware/software CD
  • RTC based timer controls and PID parameters are also provided.
  • An in-built auto-tuning function and password protection facility are provided.
  • Inbuilt Calibration feature with reference to master PID controller
  • Setting to RTD PT-100 sensors through advanced PID controller
  • Auto-stop feature to stop the machine before the set time
  • The inbuilt light sensor is provided for Auto On of light in the chamber when the door is opened.

These are some effective features you will get with the help of the Presto BOD incubator. There are different applications of BOD incubators as well. If you wish to get more information about this testing instrument regarding the price, or working then you can give us a call at 9210903903 or email us at info@prestogroup.com. Our experts will instantly assist you regarding our testing instrument. Test your samples accurately with this testing instrument and stay ahead of your competitors.

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