Hanna Instruments Checker Marine Alkalinity Colorimeter (dKH)

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Hanna Instruments The Hanna Marine Alkalinity (dKH) Checker® bridges the gap between simple chemical test kits and professional instrumentation. Chemical test kits have limited accuracy and resolution since they rely upon the human eye to discern differences in color. Professional instrumentation incorporates a light source such as an LED or tungsten lamp with a filter and a light sensing detector to precisely determine absorbance and ion concentration. This level of instrumentation also offers greater resolution and accuracy, but can cost hundreds of dollars. The Hanna Marine Alkalinity Checker® uses a fixed wavelength LED and silicon photo detector to provide the accuracy of professional instrumentation at the affordable price of a chemical test kit.

The HI772 Checker®HC (Handheld Colorimeter) provides a simple, accurate and cost effective way to measure alkalinity in degrees of calcium hardness, commonly abbreviated as dKH. Critical to marine environments, alkalinity not only provides the carbonate ion required for calcium carbonate skeletal regeneration of coral reefs, but it also acts as a pH buffer against large changes in acidity. Designed as a more accurate alternative to chemical test kits, the HI772 provides quick, accurate results.

Features
  • Result in dKH - no conversion needed!
  • Compact, portable design
  • Built-in timer
  • One button operation
  • Easier to use and more accurate than chemical test kits
  • Dedicated to a single parameter
  • Small size, big convenience
  • Ideal for: Aquaculture & Aquariums, Water Quality
Specifications
  • Range: 0.0 to 20.0 dKH
  • Resolution: 0.1 dKH
  • Accuracy @ 25°C/77°F: ±0.3 dKH ±5% of reading
  • Light Source: LED @ 610 nm
  • Light Detector: silicon photocell
  • Method: colorimetric method
  • Environment: 0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F); RH max 95% non-condensing
  • Battery Type: (1) 1.5V AAA
  • Auto-off: after ten minutes of non-use
  • Dimensions: 86.0 mm x 61.0 mm x 37.5 mm (3.4" x 2.4" x 1.5")
  • Weight: 64 g (2.25 oz.)
Includes:
  • Hanna Marine Alkalinity (dKH) Checker HI772
  • 2 - sample cuvettes with caps
  • Alkalinity reagent starter kit for 25 tests (1 bottle of alkalinity reagent, 1 ml syringe and tip)
  • Battery
  • Instructions, and quick start guide


How it works:

  • The Hanna Marine Alkalinity (dKH) Checker® HC - HI772 is designed to make testing quick and easy.

    Press the button to power the meter on. Notice “Add C1” appears on the screen. You are now ready to begin testing.
  • Fill the cuvette to the 10mL line with sample and fasten the cap.
  • Using a microfiber cloth, wipe the cuvette to remove any oils or fingerprints from the glass. Then, place the cuvette into the checker and close the lid, making sure it is completely closed. It is important to make sure that the lid is completely closed for an accurate reading.
  • Press the button. Once the screen shows Add C2, Place the tip on the syringe, and extract 1mL of reagent from the reagent bottle. Once the reagent has been added, cap the cuvette and invert five times to mix.
  • Wipe the cuvette of any oils and fingerprints, and place back into the meter. Press the button, and the meter will display the alkalinity in degrees Karbonathärte (dKH).


  • Why Test Alkalinity?

    Alkalinity is the ability of a system to buffer the pH of a system as acids are introduced. In saltwater systems, alkalinity is present in two main forms; carbonate (CO32-) and bicarbonate (HCO3-). Alkalinity is a critical parameter to check for in aquaculture, especially in reef aquariums where drastic pH swings would be catastrophic to corals. Further, alkalinity is important to the calcification of corals. The ideal range for alkalinity in reef aquariums is between 125-200ppm of calcium carbonate (7-11 dKH). Many test kits are available on the market that rely on a color change that needs to be judged by eye. The HI772 from Hanna makes alkalinity testing easy by simply mixing the sample with reagent and pressing a button.


    Product Manuals & Documentation

    Hanna Instruments Checker Marine Alkalinity Colorimeter (dKH)

    Owner's Manual available for download in Adobe PDF file format

    Manufacturer Info

    Hanna Instruments USA Aquarium Supplies
    Hanna Instruments is a leading manufacturer of analytical aquarium instrumentation. They were founded in 1978 and are headquartered in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. When Hanna introduced pH Electronic Paper in 1986 it literally revolutionized the world of testing by allowing millions of people in various industries to test for pH in a simple, accurate and affordable way. Hanna employees are constantly challenging themselves to improve on existing technology and to invent new testing techniques with the common goal to simplify analytical testing. This applies not only to instrumentation, but also to sensors development, reagents and chemicals. Hanna also believes in controlling the quality of their products from inception to delivery so they manufacture everything themselves, from meters and electrodes to chemical reagents and buffer solutions.

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    mine shows a 3 digit number in parts per million. how do i change it to show dkh?
    Asked : Jan 18, 2017
    By : emmo, United States
     
     
     
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    It sounds like you may have the Hanna Instruments Marine Colorimeter (PPM). For this checker you would have to convert to dKH from PPM. Please use this formula provided by Hanna to convert your results: In order to convert to DKH: ppm / 50 x 2.8 = KH.
    Answered : Jan 18, 2017
    By : MD Tech
     
     
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    I recently acquired the Hanna dKH tester. It consistently reads .4 above my salifert test kit. Works well for a quick test but I wish it was a little more accurate.
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    Like everyone else I was tired of having to judge what color water I was seeing. This tester is easy to use and accurate. Buy this I promise you that you will be glad you did. One of the best purchases I've made for my tank.
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