SEROLOGICAL WATER BATH

It is a device that maintain water at a constant temperature. It is used in the microbiological laboratory for incubations.

USE :

The water bath is used to carry out various chemical reactions at specific temperatures, depending upon the requirement of an experiment. The temperature of the water-bath is controlled by a thermostatic arrangement.

COMPONENTS :

1. The container is generally made up of heavily nickel plated tank of about 20-30 litre capacity.

2. The heating is done by the strip heater clamped under the tank.

3. The temperature is controlled by a thermostat and regulated by a control knob.

4. The temperature can be recorded by a thermometer.

CARE AND MAINTAINANCE :

1. The water bath should be sufficiently filled with water, before use.

2. Do not forget to put off main switch after use.

3. Cover the water-bath when not in use.

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