Why use Carbon Dioxide test kit ?
The HI3818 is a chemical test kit that measures carbon dioxide by titration with sodium hydroxide. The HI3818 is supplied complete with all of the reagents and equipment necessary to perform approximately 110 tests.
- Pre-made reagents for ease of use
- All reagents marked with expiration date and lot number for traceability
- Manual titration performed with phenolphthalein indicator
- All required materials are included with the test kit, such as two sample beakers, reagent bottles, and calibrated syringe.
- Readings from 0 to 10 mg/L CO2 are determined to 0.1 mg/L resolution.
- Readings from 0 to 50 mg/L CO2 are determined to 0.5 mg/L resolution.
- Readings from 0 to 100 mg/L CO2 are determined to 1 mg/L resolution.
Replacement reagents available
- There is no need to buy a new kit when reagents are exhausted. The HI3818-100 reagent set can be ordered to replace the reagents supplied with the kit. This set comes with 1 (10mL) dropper bottle of phenolphthalein indicator and 1 (120mL) bottle of HI3818-0 titration solution.
Significance of Use
Lakes and rivers naturally contain carbon dioxide concentrations less than 10 mg/L. However, stagnant or polluted water can generate large amounts of carbon dioxide due to organic or mineral decomposition. Higher amounts of carbon dioxide can make the water corrosive and toxic to aquatic organisms. Monitoring carbon dioxide levels is also critical in the manmade environment. Carbon dioxide is added to drinking water during the final stages of the purification process. In water softening systems, a delicate balance of carbon dioxide must be maintained to prevent corrosion or encrustation of pipes and storage tanks.
|Smallest Increment||0.1 mg/L (ppm); 0.5 mg/L (ppm); 1 mg/L (ppm)|
|Number of Tests||100 avg.|
|Ordering Information||HI3818 test kit comes with 10 mL phenolphthalein indicator, 120 mL carbon dioxide reagent, 10 mL calibrated vessel, 50 mL calibrated vessel and calibrated syringe with tip.|
|Carbon Dioxide Range||0.0-10.0 mg/L (ppm); 0.0-50.0 mg/L (ppm); 0-100 mg/L (ppm)|