Water Activity - Accepted and Approved
Water activity is an important property. It predicts stability with respect to microbial growth, rates of deteriorative reaction, and physical properties. The growing recognition of measuring water activity is illustrated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's incorporation of the water activity principle in defining safety regulations. The purpose of the regulations are to detail the specific requirements and practices to be followed by industry to assure that products produced under sanitary conditions and are pure, wholesome, and safe. In the past, measuring water activity was a frustrating experience. New instrument technologies, like AquaLab, have vastly improved speed, accuracy, and reliability of measurements.
All AquaLab features are packaged in a bench-top enclosure with an integral sensor drawer. Readings take only one step- simply close the sample drawer to initiate sensor chamber readings. User can quickly transfer aw data to a computer or printer via a serial RS232 interface cable.
Easy-to-clean one piece sensor
Standard RS232 output
LIMS communication capable
Selectable end-of-measurement alert
Push-button linear offset adjustment
Intelligent error messages
Continuous measurement capability
For more information: Anthony Fontana Jr. PhD, Applications Engineer, Decagon Devices, 950 NE Nelson Court, Pullman, Washington 99163. Tel: 509-332-2756. Fax: 509-332-5158.