Algal Classification & Total Chlorophyll
PhytoFind™ is an in situ
Algal Classification tool that distinguishes among algal groups.
Real-time abundance estimates are calculated for PE-containing algae (mixed group),
PC-containing algae (Cyanobacterial groups), and total algae (green/brown groups).
Estimates are reported as chlorophyll µg/L concentrations as well as percent contribution
per group relative to the whole phytoplankton population sampled. Automatic correction
for dissolved organic materials (DOM) provides increased accuracy for real-time estimates
when in DOM rich environments. The optical filters used in PhytoFind’s sensors greatly
reduce interference from suspended sediments.
PhytoFind is field-ready; no calibration is required. Solid-state optoelectronics ensure
long term instrument stability and reliability. Factory-installed temperature and depth
sensors are included in the standard PhytoFind package. The durable delrin housing is
resistant to harsh environments. An antifouling copper plate and mechanical copper
wiper can be factory installed to minimize biofouling for long term deployments. With a
large internal memory and multiple accessories such as a high capacity external battery,
the PhytoFind is an ideal instrument for many applications.
Real-Time Abundance Estimates
Automatic DOM Correction
High Frequency Sampling
Depth and Temperature included