YSI 6560 Temperature/Conductivity Sensor
- Titanium-encased temperature sensor
- YSI 6560 measures conductivity via 4 pure-nickel electrodes
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YSI utilizes a high-precision thermistor 2252 ohms at 25 C (+/-1%) for temperature measurement. Resistance changes with temperature and the 6-Series sondes convert resistance into C, F, or K automatically. Best of all, the temperature sensor is calibration and maintenance-free.
Four pure-nickel electrodes allow the YSI 6560 to accurately determine the conductivity of a sample. Along with conductivity, the YSI 6-series sonde can calculate specific conductance, salinity, resistivity and total dissolved solids.
- Range: -5 to +50 C
- Resolution: 0.01 C
- Accuracy: +/-0.15 C
- Warranty: 1 year
In The News
Rivers are a vital cooling source for power plants, but high-temperature water returned to rivers from the plants may detrimentally heat rivers and change aquatic ecosystems, according to a recent study.
Scientists from the University of New Hampshire and the City College of New York gathered federal data on power plants and river systems and linked up river flow and heat transfer models to figure out just how hot rivers get in the northeastern U.S.
They found that about one third of heat generated in thermoelectric power plants in the Northeast is drained into rivers via used cooling water. Just more than a third of the total heat generated at plants in the Northeast is converted directly into electricity for consumer use.Read More
UPDATE : Fondriest Environmental is offering their expertise in conductivity through their new online knowledge base. This resource provides an updated and comprehensive look at conductivity and why it is important to water quality. To learn more, check out: Conductivity, Salinity and TDS .
Salinity and conductivity measure the water's ability to conduct electricity, which provides a measure of what is dissolved in water. In the SWMP data, a higher conductivity value indicates that there are more chemicals dissolved in the water.
Conductivity measures the water's ability to conduct electricity. It is the opposite of resistance. Pure, distilled water is a poor conductor of electricity.Read More
Enormous amounts of excess nitrogen hit water bodies all over the globe, including the U.S., due to runoff from agricultural and other human activities. This nitrogen can cause dead zones and harmful algal growth. Before it reaches the ocean, microbes can process and remove some of it from stream sediments, connected aquifers and tidal freshwater zones. Thanks to this process, coasts can have a decreased likelihood of harmful algal blooms.
Keeping coastal waters clean is important for many reasons, including the fact that about 60% of the U.S. population lives on coasts. But despite the importance of these nitrogen processes, researchers have not fully investigated how they work.Read More