microtest Phosphate MB
Colorimetric Test for
0.2 – 7 mg/L PO43-
|Contents||Reagent A, 15 mL
Reagent B, 7 mL
Cuvette, 4 mL
Instructions for Use
|Analytical Method||Molybdenum Blue: At a pH of ca. 1, ammonium molybdate reacts with phosphate forming colourless molybdophosphoric acid. Upon reduction with tin(II) chloride it turns into the blue compound phosphoromolybdenum blue. The intensity of the colour is related to the phosphate concentration.|
|Number of Tests||70|
|Interferences||Water constituents at concentrations commonly found in natural waters will not cause interferences. Various heavy metals (e.g. Nb, Ta, Sn, W, Ti, Zr, Bi) can cause serious interferences.
Seawater: Seawater and waters high in salinity will cause low results. In order to compensate for that, multiply reading by 1.3.
|Measuring Range||The standard measuring range is 0.2 – 7 mg/L. The colour comparator has 6 colour fields: 0.2–0.5–1–2–4–7 mg/L. For higher phosphate concentrations, the sample has to be diluted. A 1:4 sample dilution can be carried out easily, thus extending the measuring range to 28 mg/L.|
|Shelf Life||2 years|
|Applications||Determination and monitoring of phosphate levels in natural waters (environmental monitoring), waste water.|