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HI-96700 Ammonia Portable Photometer, Low Range

HI-96700 Ammonia Portable Photometer, Low Range

HANNA HI-96700 Ammonia Portable Photometer, Low Range

HI-96700 Ammonia Portable Photometer, Low Range

Complete with cuvettes
2 year manufacturer warranty
£246.00 (exc. VAT) £295.20 (inc. VAT)

Ammonia Ion Specific Meter. Supplied with 2 cuvettes and caps. Portable photometers are for the measurement of ammonia nitrogen in fresh & salt water samples.

Battery powered – Allows use away from a power source. Batteries are included with all battery operated products.
Water Resistant – Can withstand temporary exposure to water, but should not be submerged or washed under running water.

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HI-96700 Ammonia Portable Photometer, Low Range information

Hanna's extended description

Low Range Ammonia Portable Photometer

The HI-96700 meter measures the ammonia-nitrogen (NH3-N) content in water samples. This portable photometer uses an exclusive positive-locking system to ensure that the cuvette is in the same place every time it is placed into the measurement cell.

Ammonia is often an excellent indication of the presence of animal or plant microbiological decay. It is tested in fish farms (fresh and salt water tanks) due to the damaging effects of its toxic nature. Its presence in rivers and reservoirs normally points to agricultural and/or civil pollutants. Ammonia is tested in lakes, rivers, portable water, boiler feed water, sewage, industrial and waste water.

Also available as a full kit HI-96700C

Ideal for

  • Water:Fresh, salt, fish farms, rivers, reservoirs, lakes, boiler water and waste water

  • Key features

    • CAL Check - Allows for performance verification and calibration of the meter using NIST traceable standards
    • GLP – Review of the last calibration date
    • Auto-shut off – Automatic shut off after 10 minutes of non-use when the meter is in measurement mode. Prevents wastage of batteries in the event the meter is accidentally left on
    • Battery status indicator – Indicates the amount of battery life left
    • Built-in timer – Display of time remaining before a measurement is taken. Ensures that all reading are taken at the appropriate reaction intervals for the test being performed
    • Error message – Messages on display alerting to problems including no cap, high zero, and standard too low
    • Cooling lamp indicator – To maintain the desirable wavelength to be used for absorbance, it is necessary to ensure components are not overheated from the heat generated by the tungsten lamp. Each photometer is designed to allow a minimal amount of time for components to cool. The cooling lamp indicator is displayed prior to a reading being taken
    • Units of measurement – Appropriate unit of measure is displayed along with reading

    Designed for precision

    With the Hanna calibration check validation function, users can verify the performance of the meter quickly and easily at any time. Using Hanna NIST traceable standards, it takes just a few moments to check the accuracy of the instrument and to recalibrate as and when necessary.

    All new instruments are factory calibrated at source and the electronic and optical design of the Hanna photometers minimises the need for frequent calibration. The Hanna calibration check further minimises the frequency with which instruments need to be returned to the calibration laboratory for full servicing.

    Order information

    • Meter only (HI -96700): 2 glass cuvettes, 9V battery
    • Full kit (HI-96700C): 2 glass cuvettes, 9V battery, carrying case, calibration check standards, cleaning cloths

    NB: reagents ordered separately


    Specifications list


    Range 0.00 to 3.00 mg/L (ppm)
    Resolution 0.01 mg/L (ppm)
    Precision ±0.04 mg/L (ppm) ±4% of reading
    Light Source Tungsten lamp
    Light Detector Silicon photocell with narrow band interference filter (@ 420 nm for HI 96700 and HI 96733)
    Environment 0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F); RH max 95% non-condensing
    Power Supply (1) 9V battery
    Auto-off After 10 minutes of non-use in measuring mode After 1 hour of non-use in calibration mode with last reading reminder
    Dimensions 193 x 104 x 69 mm
    Weight 360g
    Method Adaptation of the ASTM Manual of Water and Environmental Technology, D1426-93, Nessler method.
    Reagents and Standards HI-96700-11 CAL Check standard cuvettes; HI-93700-01 Reagents for 100 tests (N-NH3 LR); HI-93700-03 Reagents for 300 tests N-NH3 LR
     Interference may be caused by: Hardness above 1 g/L
    Various aliphatic and aromatic amines
    Organic chloramines; acetone

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