Legionella in Drinking Water

Application Note

Hettich HettCube Application Note

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This application note provides information on specific application methods and the use of Hettich products.


The use of HettCube incubators to detect the presence of Legionella in drinking water

Legionella bacteria are the causal agents of Legionnaires’ disease, which is potentially life-threatening, or Pontiac fever, which is milder. Infection normally occurs after inhaling an aerosol containing Legionella. The main sources of infection with these gram-negative bacteria, which are ubiquitous in freshwater, are all types of systems for heating drinking water and domestic water systems, evaporative coolers and cooling towers, as well as air-conditioning systems. It is, therefore, a legal requirement for these to be tested at regular intervals for the presence of Legionella.

Hettich products are designed to help you achieve optimal results for your application and are built to perform to the specifications outlined in the operators manual. For application-specific information and settings, please refer to your organization’s standard operating procedure. As always, our Hettich representatives are here to help determine which Hettich products and accessories best fit your laboratory requirements.