AquaFluor® is a lightweight, inexpensive, handheld fluorometer/turbidimeter
ideal for field use. Its small size and durability make the AquaFluor® perfect for
the user who needs quick measurements away from the laboratory. Dual-chan-
nel capability allows users to measure fluorescence and turbidity in one sample.
While small in size, performance has not been compromised
Dual channels allow for quick
toggling between two applications
Small size easily fits in shirt or jacket pocket
Dustproof and waterproof, it even floats!
Single-point plus blank calibrationn
12 bit resolution
Operates using AAA batteries for >1,000
measurements per set
* Ammonium linear range >10 μM requires minicell adapter and minicell ** PC linear range >3500 ppb requires minicell adapter and minicells
AquaFluor Physical Specifications
Weight in Air
1.75" x 3.5" x 7.25"; 4.45cm x 8.9cm x 18.4 cm
IP 67 standard; dustproof/waterproof
AquaFluor Electrical Specifications
4 AAA batteries (standard or rechargeable)
Photodiode 300nm - 1,000nm capable
AquaFluor® Handheld Fluorometer Documentation & Tech Notes Documents are in PDF format, you must have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer or in your browser to view these downloads. Click here to download Adobe Reader for free.
Congrats to Alisha Shah, Colorado State University, who was awarded a travel stipend to help fund her research trip to Ecuador for her presentation "Linking Metabolic Rates and Excretion Rates in Tropical Mayﬂies." Full presentation available at: http://www.turnerdesigns.com/pdf/case_studies/S-0203.pdf
Thanks for making Turner Designs a part of your research, Alisha!
In September we welcomed many of our distributors from around the world to our new office for training. It was an exciting 3 days filled with lots of information about our newest products. We capped off the week with a fun-filled trip to Alcatraz Island and an evening in San Francisco.
Due to material obsolescence we are no longer able to repair Cyclops-7 with serial numbers prior to 2100455 and AquaFluors with serial numbers prior to 800430. We hope you had many years of good use from your instruments and will consider buying new ones if your old ones stop working. Our sincere apologies for not being able to repair the older units.
Exploratorium in San Francisco recently held an open house highlighting new experiences that immerse their visitors in the bay & ocean environment. Turner Designs participated in the event by demonstrating and explaining how fluorescence works in an effort to help people understand the basic principles behind our new C6P Submersible Fluorometers, which will be deployed off an Explorato ...
Learn how one of our donation recipients used the AquaFluor Handheld Fluorometer, configured with optical brighteners and fluorescein optics, to identify sources of sewage from human activity. >>Read the report
Introducing several new products last year is making this year particularly busy for everyone at Turner Designs. Our C-sense pCO2 sensor is getting a great reception from customers while our partners expand options for integration. Our red chlorophyll sensor is deployed at several sites and we should have good data sets to share soon. Ballast-Check 2, our Handheld PAM Fluorometer, will soon be w ...
Turner Designs is excited to announce our new distributor in Germany, terra4. Representing complementary products for over 8 years, terra4 is a valuable addition to our group of international distributors. Welcome aboard!
Here's a fun story about Turner Designs founder, George Turner:
George went to Charleston High School. After school he would search the alleys for “things of interest” that businesses had tossed in the trash. He would glean mechanical and electrical items and take them home to his workshop in his Dad’s garage. He put on his roller skates and tucked the items under one arm and with the ...
The ALS Ice Bucket challenge is nothing new but our president, Jim Crawford, added a nice touch when his name was called. Jim offered to donate an additional $10 per employee who chose to implement his torture. Needless to say, quite a few employees joined the fun and Jim ended up donating $200. Even though it was a beautiful California afternoon, Jim found the experience to be uncomfo ...
Congratulations to Corinne Gibble (University of California, Santa Cruz) and Jessica Corman (Arizona State University) on their Travel Stipend Awards for their presentations at last week's Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting in Portland. View their presentations at http://www.turnerdesigns.com/research-awards/student-travel-stipends/travel-stipend-recipients
Last week our VP of Marketing & Sales, Pam Mayerfeld, had the opportunity to swim with a Liquid Robotics' Wave Glider in the beautiful waters of Hawaii. Pam said it was an amazing experience and gave her even greater appreciation for the Wave Glider's technology. >>Learn more about Liquid Robotics
Turner Designs hit the ground running in 2014 with several new product announcements at the top of our to-do list. We officially released ICAM, our Integrating Cavity Absorption Meter developed in conjunction with Texas A&M University. It’s been a long time coming and we appreciate all the interest expressed by customers over the years. We hope you will all agree it’s been worth the wait. In F ...
Congratulations to Steve Johnson from Wepawaug River Watershed Alliance who was awarded an AquaFluor Handheld Fluorometer/Turbidimeter via our Donation Program. We recently changed our donation program to allow more customers with budgetary constraints to use our instruments for their research. >> Learn more about the program
Next week we'll be exhibiting at both Ocean Sciences Meeting, in booth #22, and the Ballast Water Management Summit. If you are attending please stop by and say hello and we'll tell you more about our exciting new products!
“Duckweed” is the common name for a number of species (e.g., Lemna sp., Spirodela sp., Wolffia sp.) of tiny plants that float directly on the surface of freshwater lakes and ponds. The rapid growth of these plants under high nutrient (eutrophic) conditions can make for a love-hate relationship with duckweed. On one hand, duckweed has the potential for applied uses with numerous societal be ...
Teatown Lake Reservation is a private non-profit organization that specializes in environmental education for K-12 students. Their educational philosophy is to develop critical thinking skills in students by offering experiential programs that develop skills in natural history, and data collection and interpretation. In addition to formal education programs, Teatown offers a variety of informa ...
We'll be exhibiting at AGU in booth #1236, December 9-13, 2013 in San Francisco, CA. We'll also be exhibiting at the Ballast Water Management Technology Conference at Congress Centre in London, December 11-12, 2013. When registering for the Ballast Water Management Technology Conference quote VIP Code: FKT2543TDWL to receive a 25% discount.
Summer is drawing to an end in the northern hemisphere and looking back on the year so far, it’s encouraging to see that water quality and environmental monitoring continue to be focal points for research around the world. Data provided by these efforts are critical to our quality of life. Turner Designs has been dedicated to supporting the scientific community for over 40 years and this year ha ...
If visiting San Francisco be sure to stop by the new Exploratorium at Pier 15 to see Turner Designs’ fluorometers in action. After more than 40 years in the Presidio, The Exploratorium recently relocated to brand new facilities and took the opportunity to add many new exhibits offering hands-on learning experiences. One of those exhibits, the Wired Pier, includes weather, air quality, an ...
Congratulations to Michael Rubbo of Teatown Lake Reservation who was awarded an AquaFluor Handheld Fluorometer/Turbidimeter via our Fluorometer Donation Program. The next award will be announced in December 2013. Applications are due by November 1, 2013. Click here to learn more about Michael’s research.
Another 6 months have flown by and it’s time to touch base with you, our wonderful customers. It’s always amazing how quickly time passes and a challenge to pick the highlights to tell you. Posting news on our Web pages, Facebook & Twitter reaches many of you, but for others our newsletter is when you hear our updates. Hopefully you’ll find the news we’re sharing to be useful. We like ...
Congratulations to Michael McCann of Stony Brook University who was awarded an AquaFluor Handheld Fluorometer/Turbidimeter via our Fluorometer Donation Program. The next award will be announced in July 2013. Applications are due by June 1, 2013. Click here to learn more about Michael’s research.
Daniel Goetz of Mississippi State University is the latest recipient of a Turner Designs Student Travel Stipend Award. Daniel will give a presentation at the NALMS International Symposium next month in Madison, Wisconsin titled "The Role of Lake Depth in Regulating Water Quality and Fish Assemblages in Oxbow Lakes of the Yazoo River Basin." Daniel used our AquaFluor Handheld Fluorom ...
Congratulations to Natasha Gownaris of Stony Brook University who was awarded an AquaFluor Handheld Fluorometer/Turbidimeter via our Fluorometer Donation Program. The next award will be announced in December. Applications are due by November 1, 2012. Click here to learn more about Natasha's research.
This short video will instruct users on how to calibrate their AquaFluor using a standard with a known concentration for the purpose of making quantitative measurements for estimating actual concentrations of a specific fluorophore in solution.
Turner Designs is celebrating our 40th anniversary on February 18, 2012. We feel proud knowing we continue to offer great instruments and supportive service to a wonderful customer base after 40 years of business. Thank you to all our customers for keeping us strong after all these years together.
This short video will instruct users on how to calibrate or set their AquaFluor with in vivo Chlorophyll channel using a secondary solid standard for the purpose of making qualitative chlorophyll measurements for determining relative abundance of algae in water.
Turner Designs is excited to announce we are now granting travel stipend awards to students who present a paper or poster referencing their use of Turner Designs equipment. This opportunity is separate from our instrument donation program which will continue to award AquaFluor Handheld Fluorometer/Turbidimeters biannually in July and December.
We’ll be posting new product announcements and hope to see lots of comments from all our friends. We included a museum of instrumentation showing 38 years of our fluorometers in use -- please upload your photos showing our instruments in action. Under Discussions, we encourage your input on additional applications or future instrumentation you’d like us to provide. Please find us on Facebook t ...
Turner Designs extends its family of field and laboratory fluorometers with the introduction of the Aquafluor Handheld Fluorometer / Turbidimeter. Available in chlorophyll a and rhodamine WT versions, the Aquafluor is the smallest and most affordable instrument of its kind. With both a fluorescence and turbidity channel, the Aquafluor is ideal for water quality ...
Fluorometer calibration with liquid primary standards This short video will instruct users on how to calibrate their AquaFluor Handheld Fluorometer/Turbidimeter using a standard with a known concentration for the purpose of making quantitative measurements for estimating actual concentrations of a specific fluorophore in solution.
Fluorometer Qualitative Calibration: In Vivo Chlorophyll This short video will instruct users on how to calibrate or set their AquaFluor Handheld Fluorometer with in vivo Chlorophyll channel using a secondary solid standard for the purpose of making qualitative chlorophyll measurements for determining relative abundance of algae in water.
Using A Fluorometer To Detect Optic Brighteners In Water Quality Samples How to detect optic brighteners with a fluorometer to detect septic leakage/pollution.
Lightweight, water-tight and easy-to-use field fluorometer The AquaFluor is a lightweight, water-tight and easy-to-use handheld fluorometer/turbidimeter sold by Turner Designs. It is ideal for the user who needs quick measurements away from the laboratory. Its dual-channel capability allows the user to measure either fluorescence or turbidity in one sample.