YSI 6131 Blue-Green Algae Sensor

The YSI 6131 blue-green algae sensor monitors algal populations at natural levels in freshwater, providing an early warning for bloom conditions.

Features

  • YSI 6131 BGA Sensor is designed for freshwater (phycocyanin) 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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Overview
The YSI 6131 blue-green algae sensor monitors algal populations at natural levels in freshwater, providing an early warning for bloom conditions. Blue-green algae (or 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.

Compatible with YSI 6-Series Sondes
The YSI 6131 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, a replaceable wiper shaft seal, and a new switch-controlled wiper parking system to prevent mis-parking.

  • Range: ~0 to 280,000 cells/mL; 0 to 100 RFU
  • Detection Limit: ~220 cells/mL
  • Resolution: 1 cell/mL; 0.1 RFU
  • Linearity: R2> 0.9999
  • Warranty: 2 years
Questions & Answers
Does my sensor need to be cleaned after deployment?

After deployment, inspect for fouling and gently clean the sensor head. Wipers may need to be replaced depending on usage.

How long can I keep my Rhodamine WT dilution?

After diluting the Rhodamine WT solution, it should be used within 5 days.

Can the optical face of a YSI 6131 BGA probe be replaced by the user?

No, the optical face of the 6-series BGA probe cannot be replaced by the user. If this surface is damaged and causing inaccurate readings the sensor can be evaluated for potential repair, by sending the probe to our repair department (www.fondriest.com/service-repair), however, it is recommended to replace the probe entirely if it is over 5 years old.

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