Electrical conductivity is an indicator of water quality. Conductivity data can determine concentration of solutions, detect contaminants and determine the purity of water. YSI conductivity sensor measures conductivity by AC voltage applied to nickel electrodes. These electrodes are placed in a water sample (or other liquid), where the current flows through the electrodes and the sample. Current level has a direct relationship with the conductivity of the solution.
Conductivity is the ability of a material to conduct electrical current. The principle by which instruments measure conductivity is simple - plates/wires are placed in the sample, a potential is applied across them (normally a sine wave voltage), and the current is measured. Conductivity, the inverse of resistivity is determined from the voltage and current values according to Ohm's law.
Since the charge on ions in solution facilitates the conductance of electrical current, the conductivity of a solution is proportional to its ion concentration. In some situations, however, conductivity may not correlate directly to concentration. Ionic concentrations can alter the linear relationship between conductivity and concentration in some highly concentrated solutions.
The basic unit of conductivity is the siemens (S), sometimes referred to as mho. Since cell geometry affects conductivity values, standardized measurements are expressed in specific conductivity units (S/cm) to compensate for variations in electrode dimensions.
Conductivity measurements, along with temperature, also allow for salinity values to be calculated through algorithms.
The YSI Professional Plus handheld multiparameter meter provides extreme flexibility for the measurement of a variety of parameters such as DO, conductivity, specific conductance, salinity, resistivity, total dissolved solids (TDS), pH, ORP, pH/ORP combination, ammonium (ammonia), nitrate, chloride and temperature.
The Pro1020 provides everything you need in a handheld meter that measures dissolved oxygen and temperature along with either pH or ORP (redox). Rugged, simple and reliable. Measure pH or ORP, dissolved oxygen, and temperature.
The Pro1030 provides everything you need in a handheld meter that measures pH or ORP (redox) along with conductivity. Rugged, simple and reliable. Measure pH or ORP, salinity, conductivity, specific conductance, TDS, and temperature.
The Pro20 provides everything you need in a handheld dissolved oxygen meter. Ruggedness, simplicity and reliability are the cornerstones of the instrument's design.
The Pro30 provides everything you need in a handheld meter that measures salinity, conductivity, specific conductance, total dissolved solids, and temperature. Rugged, simple and reliable.
The new multi-parameter systems with intelligent, digital sensors for pH, dissolved oxygen (DO) and conductivity measurement revolutionize multi-parameter measurement:
The signal processing is completely located in the sensor, and the measuring signal is transmitted to the meter without interference and in a clearly identifiable manner via thin, highstrength cables. A wide range of sensors are available for virtually every application.
Our 2nd generation of Handylab devices offers analog or digital options for the measurement of pH, ORP, dissolved oxygen and conductivity in the lab and in the field.
The new generation of HandyLab meters with IDS
While the analog HandyLabs offer a single traditional analog channel, our IDS series Handylab 600 and 680 devices take full advantage of our new digital technologies.
The EXO advanced water quality monitoring platform includes the versatile multiparameter EXO2 sonde for oceanographic, estuarine, or surface water applications. Collect data to 250m with the advanced EXO2 sonde – contains six replaceable 'smart' sensors and a central wiper to clean biofouling.
Capturing accurate data in fresh water, ground water and marine aquatic environments is easy with . The versatile multiparameter EXO1 sonde is ideal for estuarine, surface water, or ground water applications.
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Up-to-date digital depth measurement with the WTW IDS system: A built-in barometric pressure and temperature compensated depth sensor combines dissolved oxygen, pH or ORP and conductivity measurements with accurate depth readings.
Measure level, flow, temperature and conductivity with the compact 600LS sonde. Rugged and waterproof, the YSI 600LS is perfect for tide gauge monitoring, wetlands level applications, ground water, estuaries, rivers, and more.
Conductivity sensors from Aanderaa are compact, fully integrated sensors for measuring the electrical conductivity of seawater. Conductivity is a key parameter for in-situ measurements of several fundamental physical properties of seawater.
For long-term monitoring in fouling environments, please see our Wiped (C/T) sensor for the EXO2 platform.
Stable multi-probe measures conductivity and temperature levels and calculates salinity values. Thermistor readings are used to temperature-correct other parameter measurements.
Application oriented benchtop sets for multiple parameter monitoring: pH, mV, ISE, saturation, concentration, partial pressure, conductivity, special resistance, salinity, TDS, temperature
Cutting edge technology from WTW for demanding laboratory applications. Two digital inoLab® multi-parameter instruments for IDS sensors for parallel measuring of one identical or varying parameters. Up to three sensors (inoLab® Multi 9430 IDS) can be connected. A large glass shield protects the graphic display and supports the presentation of the measuring values and recognition of important information. The innovative and antibacterial keypad helps to protect against microbiological contamination. The solid zinc die-casting lower case gives the meters a safe standing and also protection from the environment. As a special feature, both models can be upgraded with an additional module for conventional pH measurement.
Connect digital IDS sensors to the Inolab for the measurement of pH, ORP, conductivity, and DO/BOD.
The brand new acoustic profiler joining the SeaGuard family. It features innovative development of the acoustic profiling capacity and an exceptional ability to collect high quality current information on moving and tilting moorings. Available as a self-recording instrument, it also integrates unique real time features to meet your application needs.
SeaGuard CTD Recorders may be used as a multi-parameter instrument in the sea and in freshwater and feature a modular plug-and-play architecture.
The RCM Blue is a self-recording Current Meter which measures water temperature in salt or fresh water, and a battery container with battery capacity up to 70Ah. The Doppler Current Sensor is an upgraded version of the proven SeaGuard ZPulse sensor. The instrument configuration and data retrieval is done via Bluetooth which eliminates the need to open the pressure case for repeated deployments.
The single-point SEAGUARD® RCM series is a completely new generation of current meters based on the SEAGUARD® datalogger platform and the ZPulse® multi-frequency Doppler Current Sensor (DCS). SEAGUARD® Products are based on modern technology and are the basic modules of our underwater observatory. They may be used as a multi-parameter instrument in the sea and in freshwater and feature a modular plug-and-play architecture.
Mountable on a dam, pier, piling, or other stationary location, the 6950 offers user-programmable sample intervals with wireless transmission options. The YSI 6950 is compatible with all YSI EXO and 6-Series sondes equipped with depth, and comes with Profile Wizard software for easy set-up and deployment.
The patented and award-winning RiverSurveyor®, S5/M9 systems give a new perspective to the notion of measuring open channel hydraulics. Using SonTek's exclusive SmartPulseHD®, multiple acoustic frequencies are fused with precise bandwidth control for the most robust and continuous shallow-to-deep discharge measurements ever.
Designed for coastal profiling, the CastAway-CTD® incorporates a 6-electrode conductivity cell, coupled with a fast response thermistor to provide highly accurate, high resolution CTD measurements to depths of 100m.
With an easily scalable solution, the 2020 3G allows for the connection of up to 20 sensors. This modular plug-and-play system allows you to monitor the water quality in your wastewater system continuously and accurately.