It is now possible to perform automatic algae profiling of rivers, lakes, oceans, wetlands, estuaries, dams and water storages. The bbe Algae On-line Analysers from Technical and Scientific Equipment take continuous measurements of micro algae in real-time, with the measurements corresponding to wet-chemical chlorophyll analysis.
The instruments can calculate the activity measurement of the algae (Genty-Parameter) and measure yellow substances (CDOM), and compensate for the influence of turbidity on algae profiling by measuring the transmission.
The bbe software for algae class differentiation determines the distribution of algae classes relating to the total chlorophyll a content. With this technique, the chlorophyll a content of green algae, blue green algae, cryptophyceae and brown algae (i.e. diatoms, dinoflagellates) is analysed. The system is also adaptable to new (customised) algae classes added to the measuring system.
The submersible FluoroProbe is available as a more portable solution for algae profiling, giving the same highly accurate results in real-time. Data from both instruments can be stored for subsequent retrieval, observed in real-time, and exported into MS Excel for easy manipulation.
It has never been more important to effectively manage algae, and to protect our precious water resources by real-time analysis.