• New handbook offers a compact work of reference for photometry

New handbook offers a compact work of reference for photometry

Apr 15 2019 Read 481 Times

Something is wrong with the concentration of nitrate in the drinking water. That much is certain, but nobody knows exactly how and with what this suspicion can be confirmed. For this scenario, it only takes one touch or mouse click from now on. The new Lovibond® Handbook of Methods turns the search for the right testing method in water analysis into a truly simple operation. It summarises everything that is necessary for reliable and fast test results at a glance.

After briefly turning through the pages, the new handbook recommends which instrument and which reagents are needed so that everybody can determine the necessary parameter. In addition, less experienced users are guided safely to the required tools if they follow the intuitive pictograms. The handbook explains precisely which cuvette is suitable for the test, how and which powder or tablets have to be added to the sample and what kind of interference may arise during the test, it also gives further recommendations for the analysis and adds further literature. This is a reference book, which contains much more than a compendium of all current 161 Lovibond® test methods.

Between more than 900 pages the user also finds practical work faciliation. The barcodes on each front page of the test method start automatically the right test recognition for the right instruments, so it is possible to start the appropriate test method directly and especially fast. For own work processes the users can collect the methods including barcodes individually, which simplifies a lot. The Spectrophotometers XD 7000 (154 methods) and XD 7500 (155 methods) are the first Lovibond® instruments which maintain this user-friendly operating concept.

The corresponding order number for instruments, reagents and the necessary accessories are also added as practical supports to each Lovibond® method. Cross-sensitivities and literature references are additional supplements. Who wants to acquaint with the basics of water analysis finds detailed information in an introduction chapter. A glossary completes the comprehensive reference.

The Lovibond® Handbook of Methode is currently translated into eight languages – Chinese, English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese and Turkish, further languages will follow in the near future. It consists of 8 sections: general principles of water analysis, 161 Lovibond® test methods, references for sources and norms, suitable reagents - including part numbers, potential interferences explained, validation of methods, scopes of application and a glossary.

The printed version weights 1,25 kilo. If this is too heavy, you can download the digital edition on the Lovibond® homepage and get detailed information about each test method. Incidentally the base of the new Handbook of Methods is a new form of documentation for Lovibond® products: manuals and detailed descriptions of methods are from now on offered separately.

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