The HI96712 portable photometer is for the measurement of aluminum. Hanna's portable photometers feature an advanced optical system; the combination of a special tungsten lamp, a narrow band interference filter, and silicon photodetector ensure accurate photometric readings every time. The Hanna exclusive CAL Check™ feature utilizes ready-made, NIST traceable standards for meter validation and calibration. The exclusive cuvette locking system ensures that the cuvette is inserted into the measurement cell in the same position every time to maintain a consistent path length.
CAL Check™ - Allows for performance verification and calibration of the meter using NIST traceable standards.
GLP - Review of the last calibration date.
Auto-shut off - Automatic shut off after 10 minutes of non-use when the meter is in measurement mode. Prevents wastage of batteries in the event the meter is accidentally left on.
Battery status indicator - Indicates the amount of battery life left.
Built-in timer - Display of time remaining before a measurement is taken. Ensures that all readings are taken at the appropriate reaction intervals for the test being performed.
Error messages - Messages on display alerting to problems including no cap, high zero, and standard too low.
Cooling lamp indicator - To maintain the desirable wavelength to be used for absorbance, it is necessary to ensure components are not overheated from the heat generated by the tungsten lamp. Each photometer is designed to allow a minimal amount of time for components to cool. The cooling lamp indicator is displayed prior to a reading being taken.
Units of measure - Appropriate unit of measure is displayed along with reading.
Due to its vast occurrence in minerals, rocks and clays, aluminum is present in nearly all natural water as a soluble salt, colloid, or an insoluble compound. These forms of aluminum may also appear in treated water and wastewater due to its use during coagulation processes. When concentrations are greater than 0.2 mg/L, water will be colored, but cause no significant human health effects.
The HI96712 uses an adaptation of the Aluminon Method per Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater to measure aluminum concentrations of less than 1.00 mg/L (ppm). When the aluminon buffer reagent is added to samples containing aluminum, the sample will turn a reddish hue; the greater the concentration, the deeper the color. The associated color change is then colorimetrically analyzed according to the Beer-Lambert Law. This principle states that light is absorbed by a complementary color, and the emitted radiation is dependent upon concentration. For aluminum determination, a narrow band interference filter at 525 nm (green) allows only green light to be detected by the silicon photodetector and omits all other visible light emitted from the tungsten lamp. As the change in color of the reacted sample increases, absorbance of the specific wavelength of light also increases, while transmittance decreases.
CAL Check™ standards with certificate
The HI96712-11 CAL Check™ standards are used for calibration and performance verification of photometers with the CAL Check™ function.Supplied with Certificate of Analysis
- Lot number
- Expiration date
- Standard value @ 25 °C
- Reference meter NIST traceable
- Light tight
- Protects from accidental breakage
Aluminum Range 0.00 to 1.00 mg/L Aluminum Resolution 0.01 mg/L Aluminum Accuracy ±0.02 mg/L ±4% of reading @ 25°C Aluminum Method Adaptation of the aluminon method. The reaction between aluminum and reagents causes a reddish tint in the sample. Photometer/Colorimeter Light Source Tungsten Lamp Photometer/Colorimeter Light Detector Silicon Photocell with narrow band interference filter @ 525nm Battery Type/Life 9V battery Automatic Shut-Off after ten minutes of non-use in measurement mode; after one hour of non-use in calibration mode; with last reading reminder Environment 0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F); RH max 95% non-condensing Weight 290 g (10 oz.) Dimensions 193 x 104 x 69 mm (7.6 x 4.1 x 2.7”) Ordering Information HI96712 is supplied with two sample cuvettes with caps, 9V battery, instrument quality certificate, and instruction manual.