YSI 6132 Blue-Green Algae Sensor

YSI 6132 Blue-Green Algae Sensor


YSI's 6132 blue-green algae sensor monitors algal populations at natural levels in marine water, providing an early warning for bloom conditions.


  • 6132 BGA sensor is designed for marine (phycoerythrin) environments
  • Optimized for excellent sensitivity for monitoring algal populations at natural levels
  • Insensitive to potential interferences including chlorophyll, turbidity, and dissolved organics
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Blue-green algae (a. k. a. cyanobacteria) monitoring is of growing interest due to the problems some species can present through the production of toxins and compounds that deteriorate the quality of drinking water and through the formation of blooms. Blue-green algae are of interest for ecosystem studies and monitoring as well, where they may represent the most abundant primary producer. Click on the 6131 Spec Sheet above to learn more about the blue-green algae sensor methodology.

The 6132 blue-green algae sensor is fully compatible with all YSI 6-series sondes equipped with optical ports. YSI's optical sensors use an integrated wiping system to provide anti-fouling in the most hostile environments. Durable mechanical features include a non-corroding titanium wiper shaft, replaceable wiper shaft seal, and a new switch controlled wiper parking system to prevent mis-parking.
Notable Specifications:
  • Range: ~0 to 200,000 cells/mL; 0 to 100 RFU
  • Detection Limit: ~450 cells/mL
  • Resolution: 1 cell/mL; 0.1 RFU
  • Linearity: R2> 0.9999
  • Warranty: 2 years
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When will the wiper activate?
The wiper activates just before each sample is taken during a long-term unattended study.
How do I install my 6132 sensor?
To install the 6132 sensor, install the probe into the center port, seating the pins of the two connectors before tightening the probe nut to the bulkhead. Do not over-tighten.

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