Fluorescent Dye Tracing

Fluorescent dyes, particularly those which are non-toxic and not visible, are often added to water systems to provide water discharge and velocity data. Dye tracing studies can also provide useful information for modeling surface and groundwater systems in addition to tracing contaminants. Fluorometers allow researchers to measure ultra-low concentrations of dye. With extreme sensitivity and instrument flexibility researchers can glean powerful data that could potentially be missed when using less sensitive methods.

Fluorometers are available for common fluorescent dyes such as Rhodamine, Fluorescein, and PTSA, as well as for exotic and custom dye blends that may have unique properties that are beneficial to a specific environment or study.

Downloads

General
Fluorescent Tracer Studies (Overview of applications)
A Practical Guide to Flow Measurement
Fluorometry in the Water Pollution Control Plant
Flow Measurements in Sanitary Sewers by Dye Dilution


Rhodamine WT
Preparation of Standards for Dye Studies Using Rhodamine WT
Rhodamine WT Dye Worksheet: Amount of Dye and Injection Rate
Using the Turner Designs Model 10AU Fluorometer to Perform Flow Measurements in Sanitary Sewers by Dye Dilution
Fluorescent Tracer Dyes


Fluorescein
General Fluorescein Information
Affects on Relative Fluorescence of Fluorescein


PTSA
PTSA Lab Standard for Calibrating Instruments Configured with UV Excitation

Available Instrumentation