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FluoroSense Handheld Fluorometer available for Phycocyanin Estimates aiding in the identification of HABs

November 11, 2015

 

Turner Designs offers phycocyanin (PC) as an optical configuration of the FluoroSense Handheld Fluorometer to assist with identification of PC containing algae typically associated with Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). Obtaining both PC and chlorophyll estimates helps in determining whether additional testing is required to check toxicity levels in a body of water.  The FluoroSense is the smallest, easiest to use handheld fluorometer available.  Its simple two-button keypad enables users to quickly power on the instrument and take a reading to estimate chlorophyll or PC in almost any aquatic habitat.  There is no warm-up time required — chlorophyll or PC µg/L estimates are displayed in seconds.  The FluoroSense plastic molded enclosure is extremely lightweight, small, durable and waterproof.  With a very low power draw, the FluoroSense can take over 10,000 measurements on a single pair of AA batteries.  Factory calibrated, the only maintenance required is simply rinsing after use.  The PC FluoroSense can estimate phycocyanin concentrations up to 199µg/L and resolve down to 1µg/L of PC.  Together with the chlorophyll FluoroSense, this is the ideal tool for quickly assessing pigment levels of algal blooms.

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