ClearWater Nitrate + Nitrite Sensor
Based on advanced lab-on-chip technology, this miniaturized microfluidic nitrate + nitrite sensor performs lab-grade nitrate analysis wherever you need it. It can also be configured to just measure nitrite.
- Onboard calibration standards
- Long-term accuracy
- Sensitive wet-chemical method
- Submersible to 6000m
- Measurements up to every 5 minutes
- User-swappable reagent canister
- 1000 measurements per reagent canister
All chemical waste is stored in the reagent canister, so no chemicals are released into the environment.
- Glacial meltwater
- Laboratory incubations
- CTD casts
- Benthic landers
- Coastal and deep moorings
- Remotely operated vehicles
- Autonomous underwater vehicles
- Profiling floats
- We provide all the reagents you need in a replaceable canister that attaches to the sensor.
- Each analyser is shipped with a full reagent canister so that it is ready to use as soon as it arrives.
- We supply replacement cartridges that can be swapped out in the field.
- We also offer a refilling service to reuse the cartridges and minimise cost and waste.
The ClearWater Lab-on-Chip series sensors use sensitive wet chemical analysis methods combined with cutting-edge microfluidic technology. This results in sensors that can be deployed for extended periods (up to 1-year), conducting high-quality laboratory-grade measurements. The range currently consists of sensors for nitrate + nitrite, phosphate, silicate, dissolved iron and pH. Originally developed at the National Oceanography Centre (where over 200 units were built for deployment around the world), the ClearWater Lab-on-Chip range uses patented flow cell technology to create miniaturized sensitive and robust submersible chemical sensors that can be deployed in all liquid water environments. Sample water is drawn in from the environment, passed through a filter, mixed with appropriate chemicals, and the resulting color changes are measured using LEDs and photodiodes. All chemical waste is stored onboard the user-swappable reagent canister. Onboard reference standards are analyzed frequently to correct for instrumental drift. Our microfluidic technology consumes incredibly low sample volumes, meaning that reference standards can be measured as frequently as desired. It is possible for the user to take their own sub-sample of the onboard reference standard before and after deployment for their own quality-control records. The sensors feature a pressure compensated deep-sea housing that is rated to 6000 m, and can therefore be deployed on the surface, at the bottom of the ocean, or anywhere in between. Sensors can be deployed in marine, coastal, and freshwater environments.