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3M™ Petrifilm™ Aqua Plates are sample-ready plates that replace conventional agar, petri dishes, media pads and disposable filter funnels used in the microbial testing of water. Each plate contains a water-soluble gelling agent, nutrients and indicators in a dry, shelf-stable format.

We offer four 3M Petrifilm Aqua Plates to cover your unique testing needs:
  • Heterotrophic Count
  • Coliform Count
  • Enterobacteriaceae Count
  • Yeast and Mold Count

  • - Time-saving: Eliminates the need for agar preparation
    - Compact: Frees up substantial space in your lab, incubator, refrigerator and waste can
    - 18-month shelf life: No more expired pre-made agar dishes
    - Easy to use: Reduces the chance for error
    - Compatible with membrane filtration


    PDF3M Petrifilm Aqua Plates for Water Testing - Brochure (PDF 768.6 K)

    Case Study

    PDF3M Petrifilm Aqua Plate Study - Case Study (PDF 269.2 K)

    News Release

    PDF3M Petrifilm Aqua Coliform Count Plate Obtains AFNOR Approval - News Release (PDF 43.6 K)
    PDF3M™ Petrifilm™ Aqua Plates Press Release - News Release (PDF 22.9 K)

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