colorimeter Articles

  • Why buy a Colorimeter

    Cyanide in your Juice? Mercury in your chicken soup? Your well water seems a little brown? Your wine causes you to pucker? There is a way to test for unknowns in solutions, waters and fluids. A colorimeter used to interpret the absorbance and/or transmittance of light entering a fluid, may be the way. ...


    By Geotechnical Services, Inc

  • High range chlorine testing – what are the options?

    Higher range chlorine solutions are typically used for disinfecting products but standard chlorine meters often cannot measure to higher ranges. For example the Hach Pocket Colorimeter II for chlorine measures to a maximum of 2mg/L, and the ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Accuracy, precision, usability, and cost of free chlorine residual testing methods

    Chlorine is the most widely used disinfectant worldwide, partially because residual protection is maintained after treatment. This residual is measured using colorimetric test kits varying in accuracy, precision, training required, and cost. Seven commercially available colorimeters, color wheel and test tube comparator kits, pool test kits, and test strips were evaluated for use in low-resource ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Determination of Trace Lead, Poly-Phenols and Tannins in Wines Using a Single Analytical Instrument

    The manufacturing of wine and other fermented beverages has typically been a fairly simple process. Historically, the expertise of the sage wine-master was used to gauge the quality of the product. Today, many environmental concerns, health factors, and government rules, prompt the producers of fine wines to monitor several important components in the grape, the fermentation vats, and in the ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

  • Can I extend the range of the TPH in Soil kit by dilution?

    The pocket colorimeter kit by Hach offers an immunoassay method to measure TPH (Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons) in soil samples – a useful indicator of petrol pollution or contamination in soil. For areas of heavy contamination the range of the test can be extended by dilution during the soil extraction step. ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Testing for Nitrates in Water, what are the Options?

    Nitrate is a naturally occurring substance in the environment and is commonly found in most water sources, it is usually only a cause for concern in areas where water supplies can be affected by farm runs offs and agriculture, its use as a fertiliser can cause increased levels in water supplies The ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • What’s the difference between free and total chlorine?

    The element Chlorine exists as a gas Cl2, when this is mixed with water it forms hypochlorous acid (HOCl) which is the disinfecting agent; Cl2 + H2O HCl + HOCl This HOCl can partly disassociate to form the hypochlorite ion ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • How can I measure temporary and permanent water hardness?

    Hard water is water with high levels of dissolved minerals, and usually occurs in areas where limestone and chalk are common. These minerals can be divided into two types, and so hardness is often considered in two categories – permanent and temporary water hardness. So how can we measure water hardness? Can we measure temporary and permanent ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Water Technology magazine article by ITS president

    First, we should note that the current attention is not due to water, air or soil contamination, but from lead contamination recently found in toys and children’s jewelry made in China. This is very frightening for any parent because of the harm lead can to cause in children. How could this happen? How concerned should you and your customers be about lead? In view of this heightened ...

  • Buy Smarter – what questions should you ask when buying a Spectrophotometer?

    Spectrophotometers are relied on by a wide range of laboratories, for tests ranging from specific parameters, like chlorine or metals concentrations, right through to complex analyses of reaction kinetics. When choosing a spectrophotometer the range of specifications and price is vast, so take the time to list the features you need before you buy and make sure you choose the right one. ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Getting the lead out — at the faucet

    You might be surprised at where you’ll find a customer’s lead. Lead is making headlines. First, we should note that the current attention is not due to water, air or soil contamination, but from lead contamination recently found in toys and children’s jewelry made in China. This is very frightening for any parent because of the harm lead can to cause in children. How could this happen? How ...

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