- The HI83326 benchtop photometer measures 11 different key water quality parameters using 12 different methods. This photometer features an innovative optical system that uses LEDs, narrow band interference filters, focusing lens and both a silicon photodetector for absorbance measurement and a reference detector to maintain a consistent light source ensures accurate and repeatable photometric readings every time.Made with the pool and spa industry in mind, a basic necessity of pool water treatment is to maintain the water in a safe and pleasant condition for the swimmers. In pool and spa water treatment, disinfection is essential to rid the pool of bacteria and control nuisance organisms like algae which may occur in the pool, spa, filtration equipment, or piping. There are a number of available disinfectant compounds including chlorine, bromine, and ozone. In order to achieve ideal water conditions, water requires testing on a daily and sometimes hourly basis to ensure there is enough residual disinfectant and to maintain pH levels. Equally important is calcium hardness and alkalinity; these levels should be monitored weekly to ensure the pool or spa water is well balanced to avoid corrosion and scale formation.A digital pH electrode input allows the user to measure pH by a traditional glass electrode. The digital pH electrode has a built in microchip within the probe that stores all of the calibration information. Having the calibration information stored in the probe allows for hot swapping of pH electrodes without having to recalibrate. All pH measurements are automatically compensated for temperature variations with a built in thermistor located in the tip of the sensing bulb for fast and accurate temperature measurement.
The HI83326 offers an absorbance measuring mode that allows for CAL Check standards to be used to validate the performance of the system. The absorbance mode allows the user to select one of the three wavelengths of light (525 nm, 575 nm, and 610 nm) to measure and plot their own concentration versus absorbance mode. This is useful for users with their own chemical method and for educators to teach the concept of absorbance by using the Beer-Lambert Law.
Two USB ports are provided for transferring data to a flash drive or computer and to use as a power source for the meter. For added convenience and portability the meter can also operate on an internal 3.7 VDC Lithium-polymer rechargeable battery.
Backlit 128 x 64 Pixel Graphic LCD Display
- Backlit graphic display allows for easy viewing in low light conditions
- The 128 x 64 Pixel LCD allows for a simplified user interface with virtual keys and on-screen help to guide the user through use of the meter
Built-in Reaction Timer for Photometric Measurements
- The measurement is taken after the countdown timer expires.
- Countdown timer ensures that all readings are taken at the appropriate reaction intervals regardless of user for better consistency in measurements
- Hanna’s exclusive CAL Check cuvettes for validation of light source and detector
- Allows for the user to plot concentration versus absorbance for a specific wavelength for use with user supplied chemistry or for teaching principles of photometry
Units of Measure
- Appropriate unit of measure along with chemical form is displayed along with reading
- Automatically convert readings to other chemical forms with the touch of a button
- Aids in preventing stray light from affecting measurements
Digital pH Electrode Input
- Measure pH and temperature with a single probe
- Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) to track calibration information including date, time, buffers used, offset and slope for traceability
- pH CAL Check alerts user to potential problems during the calibration process
- Space saving having a pH meter and photometer built into one meter
- Up to 1000 photometric and pH readings can be stored by simply pressing the dedicated LOG button. Logged readings are just as easily recalled by pressing the RCL button
- Sample ID and User ID information can be added to a logged reading using alphanumeric keypad
- Logged readings can be quickly and easily transferred to a flash drive using the USB-A host port or to a computer using the micro USB-B port
- Data is exported as a .CSV file for use with common spreadsheet programs
Battery Status Indicator
- Indicates the amount of battery life left
- Photometric error messages include no cap, high zero, and standard too low
- pH calibration messages include clean electrode, check buffer and check probe
Parameter Range Resolution Accuracy (at 25 °C) Method Wavelength Reagent Code Absorbance 0.000 to 4.000 Abs 0.001 Abs +/-0.003Abs @ 1.000 Abs Alkalinity 0 to 500 mg/L (as CaCO3) 1 mg/L ±5 mg/L ±5% of reading Colorimetric Method 610 nm HI775-26 Bromine 0.00 to 8.00 mg/L (as Br2 ) 0.01 mg/L ±0.08 mg/L ±3% of reading Adaptation of the Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, 18th edition, DPD method 525 nm HI93716-01 Chlorine, Free 0.00 to 5.00 mg/L (as Cl2 ) 0.01 mg/L ±0.03 mg/L ±3% of reading Adaptation of the EPA DPD method 330.5 525 nm HI93701-01 Chlorine, Total 0.00 to 5.00 mg/L (as Cl2 ) 0.01 mg/L ±0.03 mg/L ±3% of reading Adaptation of the EPA DPD method 330.5 525 nm HI93711-01 Copper, High Range 0.00 to 5.00 mg/L (as Cu) 0.01 mg/L ±0.02 mg/L ±4% of reading Adaptation of the EPA method 575 nm HI93702-01 Cyanuric Acid 0 to 80 mg/L (as CYA) 1 mg/L ±1 mg/L ±15% of reading Adaptation of the turbidimetric method 525 nm HI93722-01 Hardness, Calcium 0.00 to 2.70 mg/L (as CaCO3 ) 0.01 mg/L ±0.11 mg/L ±5% of reading Adaptation of the Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, 18th edition, Calmagite method 525 nm HI93720-01 Iron, Low Range 0.000 to 1.600 mg/L (as Fe) 0.001 mg/L ±0.010 mg/L ±8% of reading Adaptation of the TPTZ Method 575 nm HI93746-01 Iron, High Range 0.00 to 5.00 mg/L (as Fe) 0.01 mg/L ±0.04 mg/L ±2% of reading Adaptation of the EPA Phenanthroline method 315B, for natural and treated waters 525 nm HI93721-01 Nitrate 0.0 to 30.0 mg/L (as NO3 – N) 0.1 mg/L ±0.5 mg/L ±10% of reading Adaptation of the cadmium reduction method 525 nm HI93728-01 Ozone 0.00 to 2.00 mg/L (as O3 ) 0.01 mg/L ±0.02 mg/L ±3% of reading Colorimetric DPD Method 525 nm HI93757-01 pH 6.5 to 8.5 pH 0.1 pH ±0.1 pH Adaptation of the Phenol Red method 525 nm HI93710-01** Reagents for 50 tests.† Unless noted otherwise, all reagent codes ending with -01 are for 100 tests.