YSI 6432AF Anti-Fouling Blue-Green Algae Sensor
- 6432 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
|616432||6432AF anti-fouling BGA (phycoerythrin) sensor with self-cleaning wiper|| |
|Usually ships in 3-5 days|
|600-01||600OMS V2 Sonde with temperature/conductivity sensor|| |
|Usually ships in 3-5 days|
|606144||6144 optical probe wiper pad kit, 20 pack of wiper pad strips|
|106023-01P||FWT 25 Rhodamine WT dye, 2.5% active ingredient, 1 pint|
|606625||6625 optical wiper kit, 2 pack, for use with YSI 6150, 6136, 6131, & 6132 optical probes|
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 YSI 6432AF 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.
- 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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