The HI96729 portable photometer is for the low range measurement of fluoride. 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 to verify both 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 a CAL Check NIST traceable secondary standard.
GLP – Records the date of the last user calibration performed.
Built in timer – Allows the use of a timer to ensure the appropriate 3 minutes and 30 seconds reaction time is used for the chemical reaction. At the end of the timer countdown the meter will automatically take the reading. This feature ensures consistency across multiple users.
Indexing indent on meter – The meter has an indent that allows for a lock and key fit with the cuvette cap. This ensures that the cuvette is indexed consistently (same position) in order to maintain the same path length for accurate results.
Cooling Lamp Indicator – It is necessary to maintain a consistent temperature of the optical components in order to maintain a narrow wavelength band of light. This photometer has a cooling lamp indicator that is displayed for a short period of time before each measurement in order to allow the components to cool and obtain the highest accuracy possible.
Error messages – Messages on display alerting to problems including no cap, over range and under range readings, and light source error.
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 not turned off.
Battery status indicator
- 3 lines for 100 % capacity
- 2 lines for 66 % capacity
- 1 line for 33 % capacity
- Battery icon blinks when the capacity is less than 10%.
The instrument has a battery level indicator to display reaming life as follows:
Units of measure – Appropriate unit of measure is displayed along with reading.
Fluoride is best known for preventing tooth decay. Water authorities often add fluoride to drinking water to maintain approximately a 1.0 mg/L (ppm) concentration. Fluoride can be found naturally in groundwater, particularly if a reservoir is in close proximity to seawater. While fluoride does help prevent tooth decay, too little can be ineffective while too much can cause staining of teeth.
The HI96729 uses an adaptation of the EPA method 340.1 and SPADNS method to measure fluoride concentrations of less than 2.00 mg/L (ppm). When the colored reagent is added to samples containing fluoride, the fluoride in the sample will form a colorless complex; the greater the concentration, the clearer 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 low range fluoride determination, a narrow band interference filter at 575 nm (yellow) allows only yellow 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.
The HI96729 is available as a kit (HI96729C) which includes:
- Portable Photometer
- Sample cuvettes (2)
- CAL Check™ standards with certificate
- Cuvette cleaning cloth
- 2000 μL automatic pipette with plastic tip and instruction sheet
- Rugged carrying case
- Carrying case has thermoformed insert for meter and accessories
*Reagents ordered separately
CAL Check™ standards with certificate
The HI96729-11 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 ℃
- Reference meter NIST traceable
Provided storage containers
- Light tight
- Protects from accidental breakage