AQUANALtm

Tube Tests

Water and waste water analysis is portable, safe, fast and accurate with AQUANALTM-Tube Tests in ready-to-read cuvettes for Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) using dichromate digestion, TN (total nitrogen), ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, TP (total phosphorous) and orthophosphate. They are ideal for laboratory and field use, like sewage treatment plants. We also offer AQUANALTM-plus Heating Unit and AQUANALTM spectrophotometers to read the tubes.


COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand)

TN (Total Nitrogen)
Ammonium
Nitrite
Nitrate

TP (Total Phosphorous)
Orthophosphate

Ordering information
 
COD tube tests
Decomposition of organic compounds in water depletes dissolved oxygen and significantly affects water quality and health of aquatic biota. Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) is a method to indirectly measure the amount of organic compounds in water. COD is expressed in milligrams per liter (mg/L), which indicates the mass of oxygen consumed per liter of solution.

AQUANALTM-COD cuvette tests provide fast, accurate and economical COD measurements for laboratory and field use. AQUANALTM-COD tubes contain potassium dichromate, which oxidizes the organic compounds, and mercury sulfate in sulfuric acid. Simply add the water sample (volume given in the test instructions) to the AQUANALTM-COD cuvette, digest at 150 °C for two hours and then read the results directly on a spectrophotometer. Results can be read using the AQUANALTM-plus SPECTRO 2, AQUANALTM-SPECTRO 3, AQUANALTM-plus SPECTRO CSB/COD or the AQUANALTM-professional SPECTRO 1000 photometers. The AQUANALTM-plus Thermoblock can be used to heat the samples.

If you currently use the micro-COD digestion method (by Sealed Digestion and Spectrometry), the AQUANALTM-COD tube tests provide equivalent results and use the same calibration curves as the vials that you currently use, required no method modification! Vials are packaged in spectrally uniform 16mm glass cells that fit directly in all commercially available COD reactors and spectrophotometers. AQUANALTM-COD tube tests will read directly on HACH spectrophotometers without any method adjustments.

Interferences:
Chloride (Cl-) is the primary interference when measuring COD. Samples with high chloride concentrations should be diluted prior to analysis. However, if sample dilution causes the COD levels to be too low for accurate determination, add 0.50 g of mercuric sulfate (HgSO4) to each COD vial before adding the sample.

Cat. No. Description
Maximum Cl - concentration in sample (mg/L)
Suggested Cl - concentration of diluted samples (mg/L)
Maximum Cl - concentration in sample when 0.5g HgSO4 added (mg/L)
Add to Cart
COD tube test ULR
2,000
1,000
NA

COD tube test LR
2,000
1,000
8,000

COD tube test HR
2,000
1,000
4,000

COD tube test UHR
20,000
10,000
40,000


TN (Total Nitrogen) tube tests
Nitrogen is found in water as nitrite, nitrate and ammonia. These compounds are important in terms of water economy and waste water technology. Their concentrations fluctuate depending on prevailing conditions (i.e. low or high oxygen). Total nitrogen (TN) also affects the pH and oxygen concentration of the water. This test must be measured using the AQUANALTM-professional SPECTRO 1000 or the AQUANALTM-SPECTRO 3 photometer.

Ammonium tube tests
Ammonia occurs in many forms of surface water and is found in community and industrial waste water as well. The AQUANALTM ammonium tube test determines the ammonia concentration. By using a conversion factor, the concentration of nitrogen from ammonia can be calculated.

Nitrite tube tests
Nitrite is produced by the nitrification of ammonia into nitrate as an intermediate product, principally in low-oxygen water. Nitrite can be toxic for organisms even in low concentrations. The AQUANALTM tube test measures the concentration of nitrite. A conversion factor is then used to calculate the concentration of nitrite nitrogen.

Nitrate tube tests
Due to the high load of nitrates in the environment (NOX from the air, fertilizers, etc.), relatively high nitrate concentrations are also found in drinking water. Nitrate is microbiologically transformed to nitrite, which is an indicator of pollution in the body of water.

TP (Total Phosphorous) and Orthophosphate
Phosphorus compounds are found in various forms in waste water, one being orthophosphate (HPO42-) that can be determined in water without prior decomposition. Organic and inorganic phosphate compounds, which are known collectively as total phosphate, can be determined after decomposition. All of these phosphorous compounds must be included in an accurate study of process water. The AQUANALTM phosphate tests cover the concentrations of phosphate. A factor is used to calculate the concentration of phosphorus.


Ordering Information
Cat. No.
Product Name
Measuring range
Add to Cart
37735
AQUANALTM-COD tube test ULR (150 tests)
2-40 mg/L

37736
AQUANALTM-COD tube test LR (25 or 150 tests)
10-150 mg/L

37737
AQUANALTM-COD tube test HR (25 or 150 tests)
100-1,500 mg/L

32031
AQUANALTM-COD tube test UHR (25 or 150 tests)
1,000-15,000 mg/L

       
70108
Total Nitrogen tube tests (24 tests, incl. 1 blank)
0.5-140 mg/L

37739
AQUANALTM-Ammonium tube test (24 tests, incl. 1 blank)
0.01-50 mg/L

37741
AQUANALTM-Nitrite tube test (24 tests, incl. 1 blank)
0.1-10 mg/L

70107
AQUANALTM-Nitrate tube test (24 tests, incl. 1 blank)
0.5-60 mg/L

       
37743
AQUANALTM-Total Phosphorous tube test
0.2-10 mg/L

37744
AQUANALTM-Total Phosphorous tube test
5-60 mg/L

37745
AQUANALTM-Orthophosphate tube test
3-60 mg/L

       
37571
AQUANALTM-plus THERMOBLOCK® Heating unit for AQUANALTM-professional tube tests
 


37570
Photometer AQUANALTM-plus SPECTRO COD (CSB)for evaluation of the COD cuvette tests 37735, 37736, 37737, 32031
 


70403
Photometer AQUANALTM- SPECTRO 3 for AQUANALTM-plus and AQUANALTM-professional reagents
 


70012
Photometer AQUANALTM-professional SPECTRO 1000
 



Back to top
AQUANALTM home