Water/Wastewater

Handheld HAB Indicator Provides Early Warning of HAB conditions

Mar 15 2017 Read 676 Times

Early identification of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) is key to mitigating their effects and protecting public health. Turner Designs’ CyanoFluor is a new handheld fluorometer equipped with optics for detecting chlorophyll (CHL) and phycocyanin (PC) responses from natural water samples. CyanoFluor uses these responses to calculate and report a PC to CHL ratio for estimating the relative abundance of cyanobacteria within a phytoplankton population. By monitoring PC to CHL ratios over time, users can tell whether environmental conditions are changing, favoring cyanobacterial production which typically leads to the formation of HABs. CyanoFluor also provides raw fluorescence readings, which can be used to estimate chlorophyll concentrations.

CyanoFluor is factory-calibrated; no calibration standards or tools are required. Solid state optoelectronics ensure long term instrument stability. Results are displayed in less than 30 seconds and logged for future downloading. CyanoFluor is a perfect field instrument for HAB monitoring efforts – small, lightweight, battery-powered, waterproof and easy to use.

Read comments0

Do you like or dislike what you have read? Why not post a comment to tell others / the manufacturer and our Editor what you think. To leave comments please complete the form below. Providing the content is approved, your comment will be on screen in less than 24 hours. Leaving comments on product information and articles can assist with future editorial and article content. Post questions, thoughts or simply whether you like the content.


Digital Edition

International Environmental Technology March / April 2018

April 2018

In This Edition Business News - New Partnership Opens up a World of CPT Opportunities - London Sets Aside £750,000 to Create the World’s Most Sophisticated Air Monitoring System - Study...

View all digital editions

Events

IE Expo

May 03 2018 Shanghai, China

WindPower

May 07 2018 Chicago, IL, USA

Ozwater 2018

May 08 2018 Brisbane, Australia

FlowExpo 2018

May 09 2018 Guangzhou, China

SETAC Europe

May 13 2018 Rome, Italy

View all events