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Hanna Instrument Pure Water Tester (PWT) for reverse osmosis deionized water systems.

The HI98308 Pure Water tester is a rugged and reliable pocket-sized tester that offers quick and accurate readings. The HI98308 Pure Water tester features graphite electrodes to reduce polarization effects and an exposed temperature probe for fast response when compensating for temperature changes. Manual calibration is performed to a single point.

Overview:

The HI98308 features an amperometric graphite electrode that provides better repeatability in measurements since they do not oxidize. An amperometric measurement of EC is based on Ohm`s Law, I = V/R, where R depends on the distance between two pins and their surface. Oxidation changes both the distance and surface, which will affect accuracy. The non-oxidizing graphite pins are able to provide an optimal surface for accurate, dependable results. When calibration is needed, simply submerge the electrode tip into calibration solution and adjust the trimmer on the side of the tester.

The HI98308 uses a conductometric measurement to determine the purity of water. The HI98308 Pure Water Test (PWT) enables users to check the purity of distilled or demineralized water in laboratory or industrial environments. PWT is suited for fields such as printed circuit board washing, laundry, steam cleaning, checking car battery water and all areas where distilled, demineralized or pure water is used. This tester is housed in durable casing that provides excellent protection against harsh industrial environments.

Electrolytic conductivity, abbreviated as EC, is a measurement made in which electrical charges on atomic or larger sized particles in a medium are moved under the influence of a potential difference. EC is a measure of concentration, however, it is non-specic for ion type. An ion is a charged particle present in the solution that contributes to the current flow. Ions are formed when a salt such as sodium chloride is dissolved in water to form particles having electrical charges. Sodium chloride, separates into Na+ and Cl-. This is a simplified definition as the measurement is affected by many things such as the type of ionic compound(s) dissolved in the water; the ions mobility, the solution viscosity, temperature as well as concentration.

Electrical conductance, the ability of a substance to conduct an electrical current is the reciprocal of electrical resistance. “Conductance” and “Resistance” depend on the geometrical dimensions of the substance being measured. Conductivity and resistivity are “normalized” terms that are used to denote a bulk intrinsic property of a substance. This is the measurement a standardized EC probe on a Conductivity or resistivity meter provides. Conductivity measurements can be used to provide additional industry specific measurements; TDS, Salinity and USP compliant conductivity. Many of Hanna`s meters provide these measurements also.

Features:

  • Exposed temperature sensor - Fast response to changes in sample temperature
  • Very low range EC (0.0 to 99.9 µS/cm)
  • One-point calibration - calibrate with 84 µS/cm EC solution using a screwdriver
  • Automatic Temperature Compensation (ATC) - Samples automatically compensated for temperature variations
  • Graphite electrode - Reduced polarization effects

Specifications:

Conductivity Range
0.0 to 99.9 µS/cm
Conductivity Resolution 0.1 µS/cm
Conductivity Accuracy ±2% F.S.
Calibration manual, one point
Temperature Compensation automatic from 0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F) with ß=2%/°C typical
Battery Type/Life 1.5V (4) / approximately 250 hours of continuous use
Environment 0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F); RH max 95% non-condensing
Dimensions 175 x 41 x 23 mm (6.9 x 1.6 x 0.9")
Weight 95 g (3.4 oz.)
Ordering Information HI98308 is supplied with protective cap, calibration screwdriver (HI98308), batteries and instructions.
Warranty 1 year

Product Manuals & Documentation

Hanna Instruments Pure Water Conductivity and TDS Tester

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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