EPA Compliant Benchtop Turbidity and Chlorine Meter - HI83414

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EPA Compliant Benchtop Turbidity and Chlorine Meter - HI83414

$1,840.00

The HI83414 is a high accuracy turbidity and chlorine benchtop meter. This meter is a combination of a nephelometer and photometer to measure the most important parameters in drinking water: turbidity and chlorine. The meter is supplied complete with AMCO-AEPA-1 primary turbidity standards and NIST traceable secondary chlorine standards used for calibration and performance verification. The HI83414 meets and exceeds the requirements of EPA Method 180.1 and Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater 2130 B for turbidity measurements. For chlorine measurements an adaptation of EPA Method 330.5 and Standard Method 4500-Cl G is used.


Compliant to EPA Methods


Up to ±2% of reading plus 0.02 NTU accuracy


USB for data transfer

Details

The HI83414 is a multi parameter benchtop meter that measures the most important parameters in drinking water: turbidity and chlorine. The instrument is based on a state-of-the-art optical system which provides accurate results by minimizing stray light and color interferences. Periodic calibration with the supplied standards compensates for any variations in intensity of the tungsten lamp. The colorimeter portion of the meter uses a 525 nm narrow band interference filter for maintaining the proper wavelength in the measurement of free and total chlorine. All measurements are performed with 25 mm round cuvettes composed of special optical glass to ensure maximum repeatability of turbidity and chlorine measurements.

 

Features at-a-glance:

Four Measurement Modes - The HI83414 features four measurement modes including ratio or non-ratio mode for turbidity, free chlorine, and total chlorine. In ratio mode the turbidity is 0.00 to 4000 NTU (Nephelometric Turbidity Units) while in the non-ratio mode the range is 0.00 to 40.0 NTU. The range for free or total chlorine measurements is 0.00 to 5.00 mg/L (ppm) range.

Multiple Turbidity Units of Measure - Turbidity can be displayed as nephelometric turbidity units (NTU), European Brewing Convention units (EBC) or Nephelos units.  

EPA Compliant -  The HI83414 meets and exceeds the requirements of EPA and Standard Methods both for turbidity and colorimetric chlorine measurements. When the meter is in EPA mode all turbidity readings are rounded accordingly to meet reporting requirements.

Calibration A two, three, four, or five-point turbidity calibration can be performed by using the supplied (<0.1, 15, 100, 750, and 2000 NTU) standards. Calibration points can be modified if user-prepared standards are used. For free and total chlorine, the CAL Check standard can be used for calibration to 1.00 mg/L (ppm).

AMCO AEPA-1 Primary Turbidity Standard - The AMCO AEPA-1 supplied standards are recognized as a primary standard by the USEPA. These non-toxic standards are made of styrene divinylbenzene polymer spheres that are uniform in size and density. The standards are stable and reusable with a long shelf life.

CAL Check  With the powerful CAL Check function, reliable performance of the chlorine colorimeter can be validated at any moment by using the exclusive HANNA ready-made, NIST traceable standards.  All standards are supplied with a Certificate of Analysis (COA) for traceability.

GLP DataThe HI83414 features complete GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) functions that allow traceability of the calibration conditions. Data includes calibration points, date, and time.

Data Logging Up to 200 measurements can be stored in the internal memory and recalled at any time.

Data Transfer For further storage or analysis options, logged data can be downloaded to a Windows compatible PC using the USB port and the HI92000 software.

Tutorial Mode -  The unique tutorial mode provides additional information to help the user during measurements. When enabled, the instrument displays explanations and a confirmation button when a preparation or other operation has to be performed.

Contextual Help Contextual help is always available through a dedicated HELP button. Clear tutorial messages and directions are available on-screen to quickly and easily guide users through setup and calibration.  The help information displayed is relative to the setting/option being viewed.

Backlit Graphic LCD Display – A graphic LCD display provides an easy to understand, user-friendly interface. All messages are in plain text making them easy to read.

 


Turbidity is one of the most important parameters used to determine the quality of drinking water. Once considered as a mostly aesthetic characteristic of drinking water, signi˜ficant evidence exists that controlling turbidity is a competent safeguard against pathogens. In natural water, turbidity measurements are taken to gauge general water quality and its compatibility in applications involving aquatic organisms. The monitoring and treatment or wastewater was once solely based on the control of turbidity. Currently, the measurement of turbidity at the end of the wastewater treatment process is necessary to verify that the values are within regulatory standards.

Turbidity of water is an optical property that causes light to be scattered and absorbed, rather than transmitted. The scattering of light that passes through a liquid is primarily caused by the suspended solids present. The higher the turbidity, the greater the amount of scattered light. Even a very pure liquid will scatter light to a certain degree, as no solution will have zero turbidity.  

Drinking water treatment plants that obtain water from surface water are required by the EPA to monitor and report the turbidity. Surface water sources include lakes and rivers.  The requirements of the nephelometer and reporting measurements according to EPA Method 180.1 are:

  • The applicable range is 0-40 nephelometric turbidity units (NTU)

  • Light source:  Tungsten lamp operated at a color temperature between 2200-3000°K.

  • Distance traversed by incident light and scattered light within the sample tube: Total not to exceed 10 cm.

  • Detector: Centered at 90° to the incident light path and not to exceed ±30° from 90°. The detector, and filter system if used, shall have a spectral peak response between 400 nm and 600 nm

  • The sensitivity of the instrument should permit detection of a turbidity difference of 0.02 NTU or less in waters having turbidities less than 1 unit.

  • Report results as follows:

NTU reading

Rounded to nearest

0.0 - 1.0

0.05

1 - 10    

0.1

10 - 40  

1

40 - 100

5

100 - 400

10

400 - 1000  

50

>1000   

100

 

The HI83414 meets and exceeds the meter criteria speci˜ed by the EPA Method 180.1 and Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater 2130 B.


Principal of Operation

The light beam that passes through the sample is scattered in all directions. The intensity and pattern of the scattered light is a‰ffected by many variables, such as wavelength of the incident light, particle size and shape, refractive index, and color. The optical system of the HI83414 includes a tungsten fi˜lament lamp, a scattered light detector (90°) and a transmitted light detector (180°).

In the ratio turbidimeter range, the microprocessor of the instrument calculates the NTU value from the signals that reach the two detectors by using an eff‰ective algorithm that corrects and compensates for interferences of color. The optical system and measuring technique also compensate for fluctuations in lamp intensity, minimizing the need for frequent calibration.

In the non-ratio turbidimeter range, the NTU value is calculated from the signal on the scattered light detector (90°). This method off‰ers a high linearity on the low range but is more sensitive to lamp intensity ‡fluctuations. The lower detection limit of a turbidimeter is determined by stray light that is detected by the sensors but not caused by light scattering from suspended particles. The optical system of the HI83414 is designed to have very low stray light, providing highly accurate results for low turbidity samples.



HI88703-11 turbidity standards

The HI88703-11 AMCO AEPA-1 standards ensure that measurements are traceable to primary reference materials. These standards are used for calibration and performance verification of the HI83414 turbidity meter.

Supplied with Certificate of Analysis
  • Lot number
  • Expiration date
  • Standard value @ 25 °C
  • Reference meter NIST traceable
Provided storage containers
  • Light tight
  • Protects from accidental breakage
 
cal check standards

CAL Check™ standards with certificate

The HI93414-11 free and total chlorine CAL Checkstandards are used for calibration and performance verification of the HI83414.

Supplied with Certificate of Analysis
  • Lot number
  • Expiration date
  • Standard value @ 25 °C
  • Reference meter NIST traceable
Provided storage containers
  • Light tight
  • Protects from accidental breakage
 
Turbidity Range Non-Ratio mode: 0.00 to 9.99; 10.0 to 40.0 NTU; 0.0 to 99.9; 100 to 268 Nephelos; 0.00 to 9.80 EBC
Ratio mode: 0.00 to 9.99; 10.0 to 99.9; 100 to 4000 NTU; 0.0 to 99.9; 100 to 26800 Nephelos; 0.00 to 9.99; 10.0 to 99.9; 100 to 980 EBC.
Turbidity Resolution Non-Ratio mode: 0.01; 0.1 NTU; 0.1; 1 Nephelos; 0.01 EBC
Ratio mode: 0.01; 0.1; 1 NTU; 0.1; 1 Nephelos; 0.01; 0.1, 1 EBC.
Turbidity Accuracy ±2% of reading plus 0.02 NTU (0.15 Nephelos; 0.01 EBC); ±5% of reading above 1000 NTU (6700 Nephelos; 245 EBC).
Turbidity Repeatability ±1% of reading or 0.02 NTU (0.15 Nephelos; 0.01 EBC) whichever is greater
Turbidity Stray Light < 0.02 NTU (0.15 Nephelos; 0.01 EBC)
Turbidity Calibration two, three, four, or five-point calibration
Turbidity Measuring Method nephelometric method (90°) or ratio nephelometric method (90° & 180°), adaptation of the USEPA Method 180.1 and Standard Method 2130 B
Turbidity Measuring Modes normal, average, continuous
Turbidity Light Source tungsten filament lamp
Turbidity Light Detector silicon photocell
Free Chlorine Range 0.00 to 5.00 mg/L
Free Chlorine Resolution 0.01 mg/L from 0.00 to 3.50 mg/L; 0.10 above 3.50 mg/L
Free Chlorine Accuracy ±0.02 mg/L @ 1.00 mg/L
Total Chlorine Range 0.00 to 5.00 mg/L
Total Chlorine Resolution 0.01 mg/L from 0.00 to 3.50 mg/L; 0.10 above 3.50 mg/L
Total Chlorine Accuracy ±0.02 mg/L @ 1.00 mg/L
Chlorine Method Adaptation of the USEPA Method 330.5 and Standard Method 4500-Cl G. The reaction between chlorine and DPD reagent causes a pink tint in the sample.
Logging Memory 200 records
Connectivity USB
Display 40 x 70 mm graphic LCD (64 x 128 pixels) with backlight
Power Supply 115/130 VAC; 50/60 Hz
Environment 0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F), RH max 95% non-condensing
Dimensions 230 x 200 x 145 mm (9.0 x 7.9 x 5.7”)
Weight 2.5 kg (88 oz.)
Photometer/Colorimeter Light Source tungsten filament lamp
Photometer/Colorimeter Light Detector Silicon photocell with 525 nm narrow band interference filters
Ordering Information HI83414 is supplied with sample cuvettes (5) with caps, calibration cuvettes for turbidity and chlorine, silicone oil, cuvette wiping cloth, scissors, power cord, and instruction manual.

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