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Fluoride rapid tests

Two systems, one task: Testing the fluoride content of water with Aquamerck® and Spectroquant®

Ground and surface water, sea water, drinking water or sewage water: Water needs to fulfill different criteria depending on its distribution and use. One indicator for quality and possible effects on humans and the environment is its fluoride content. With Aquamerck® and Spectroquant®, Merck is offering two alternative systems for uncomplicated, on-site and in-process analysis – simple, tailor-made and reliable.

Water analysis for quality control: a wide range of scenarios

Fluoride, for example, is added to tap water in the USA. Officials regularly monitor the content in order to maintain a constant value between 0.3 and 0.7 mg/l. The quality of drinking water in Europe also depends on close monitoring. Here, the fluoride concentration is not allowed to exceed 1.5 mg/l.

Untreated and ground water, on the other hand, can be afflicted by geological influences such as warm springs or volcanic activity, as well as by over-fertilization. In certain areas of Kenya and South Africa, for example, fluoride content exceeds 25 mg/l. In Germany, the average value is between 0.1 and 0.18 mg/l. Other products such as toothpaste or textiles also need to be tested regularly for their fluoride content.

Aquamerck® fluoride test – the first visual rapid test
 Example of a Aquamerck® Its wide range of titrimetric and colorimetric tests make the Aquamerck® system the specialist in mobile environment analytics. With its Aquamerck® Fluoride Test for water testing, Merck is offering the first ever visual fluoride rapid test for the measurement range of 0 - 0.8 mg/l.
Your benefits at a glance:
  • Practical on-site application 
  • Illustrated quick guide for simple execution
  • Favorable analysis costs

Every package contains all the materials necessary for testing. The high-quality and brilliant color cards are unparalleled, and make it significantly easier to allocate the samples to the stated values (color dots) visually. Precise measurement results are therefore instantly available.

 

Spectroquant® Picco Colorimeter F: Photometric fluoride determination
Spectroquant® Picco Fluoride
If you would like to quantitatively determine fluoride content in the range of 0.025 - 0.20 mg/l on site, Spectroquant® Picco Colorimeter F is the right solution.
Your benefits at a glance:
  • Easy to use, determination on site
  • Pre-programmed fluoride tests
  • Real-time date and time
  • Calibration mode
  • Memory function

The devices in the Spectroquant® Colorimeter series are sturdy and also specifically designed for on-site use. They are also pre-programmed for use with Spectroquant® test kits.

Spectroquant® test kitMeasuring range in mg/lNumber of testsOrder Number 
Fluoride Test 0.10-2.00 100
250 
1.14598.0001
1.14598.0002 
  1.0-20.0 100
250 
1.14598.0001
1.14598.0002 
Fluoride Cell Test 0.10-1.50  25

1.14557.0001 

  25–500 μg/l  25 1.14557.0001

© Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, 2014


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