Conductivity

Xylem Analytics - Monitoring water quality through conductivity

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.

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WTW MultiLine® IDS

WTW MultiLine® IDS Series of Multi-parameter Portable Meters

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.

YSI Pro Plus multiparameter instrument

YSI Professional Plus Multiparameter Meter

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.

YSI ProDSS Handheld Instrument

YSI ProDSS - Digital Sampling System

The YSI ProDSS (digital sampling system) handheld multiparameter meter provides extreme flexibility for the measurement of a variety of combinations for dissolved oxygen, turbidity, conductivity, specific conductance, salinity, resistivity, total dissolved solids (TDS), pH, ORP, pH/ORP combination, ammonium (ammonia), nitrate, chloride and temperature along with depth.

PRO30

YSI Pro30 Conductivity, Salinity Meter

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.

PRO20 Handheld DO Meter

YSI Pro20 Dissolved Oxygen Meter

The Pro20 provides everything you need in a handheld dissolved oxygen meter. Ruggedness, simplicity and reliability are the cornerstones of the instrument's design.

Pro1020 Handheld DO pH Meter

YSI Pro1020

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.

handheld pH/Conductivity or ORP/Conductivity Meter

YSI Pro1030

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.

SI Analytics HandyLab 200 Conductivity Meter

SI Analytics HandyLab 200 Conductivity Meter

Due to the wide selection of 2 and 4 pole measuring cells made by SI Analytics, the system consisting of a sensor and HandyLab 200 can be used for a variety of purposes such as conductivity, salinity, TDS and specific gravity. Autoread provides a stabile, precise measuring value. The backlit display and waterproof design make it especially ideal for field use. For easy reference, the HandyLab 200 has a storage capacity for up to 200 data sets, which can be put out on the display.

YSI EXO1 and handheld

YSI EXO1 Multiparameter Sonde

Capturing accurate data in fresh water, ground water and marine aquatic environments is easy with the versatile multiparameter EXO1 sonde. Ideal for estuarine, surface water or ground water applications.

Instrument Only. Cables, probes/sensors, and accessories sold separately - please see the "Accessories" tab for details.

YSI EXO2 multiparamter water quality instrument

YSI EXO2 Multiparameter Sonde

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.

6600V2 Sonte

YSI 6600 V2 Sonde

The YSI 6600 V2 data sonde is the most comprehensive water quality monitoring equipment available with simultaneous measurement of conductivity (salinity), temperature, depth or level, pH/ORP and...

600OMS V2 Sonde

YSI 600OMS V2 Sonde

Measure optical dissolved oxygen, chlorophyll, blue-green algae, rhodamine, or turbidity in combination with temperature, conductivity and depth. Designed for use in fresh, sea or polluted waters, the 600OMS V2 data sonde utilizes the field-proven YSI sensors and incorporates innovations in water quality sensor modules that fits into the sonde body.

6920 V2 Sonde

YSI 6920 V2 Sonde

The YSI 6920 V2 sonde is an economical water quality logging system, ideal for long-term in situ monitoring and profiling.Real-time turbidity monitoring, dissolved oxygen monitoring, algae monitoring, and more.

YSI 600LS Water Level Sonde

YSI 600LS Water Level Sonde

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 Sensor

Aanderaa Conductivity Sensor

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.

6560 Temperature/Conductivity Sensor

YSI 6560 Temperature/Conductivity Sensor

Stable multi-probe measures conductivity and temperature levels and calculates salinity values. Thermistor readings are used to temperature-correct other parameter measurements.

YSI MultiLab 4010-1 Laboratory Instrument

YSI MultiLab 4010-1

Connect digital IDS sensors to the MultiLab 4010-1 for the measurement of pH, ORP, conductivity, and DO/BOD.

YSI MultiLab 4010-2

YSI MultiLab 4010-2

Laboratory Instruments for pH, ORP, conductivity, BOD and Ion Activity Measurement
Connect digital IDS sensors to the MultiLab 4010-2 for the measurement of pH, ORP, conductivity, and DO/BOD in any combination. Ion selective electrodes (ISEs) can also be connected to the instrument.

YSI MultiLab 4010-3

YSI MultiLab 4010-3

Laboratory Instrument for pH, ORP, Conductivity, BOD and Ion Activity Measurement
Connect digital IDS sensors to the MultiLab 4010-3 for the measurement of pH, ORP, conductivity, and DO/BOD in any combination. Ion selective electrodes (ISEs) can also be connected to the instrument.

YSI 3200 Conductivity Meter

YSI 3200 Conductivity Meter

The YSI 3200 is an innovative instrument that offers unmatched accuracy for ultrapure water analysis, multipoint calibration, and a high/low alarm for process applications.

SeaGauard CTD

Aanderaa SeaGuard® CTD

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.

Seaguard RCM

Aanderaa SeaGuard RCM

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.

Seaguard II DCP

Aanderaa SeaGuard II DCP

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.

WTW 2020 XT

WTW IQ SensorNet 2020 XT Controller

With an easily scalable solution, the 2020 XT 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.

Fixed - Vertical Profiling System

YSI 6950 Fixed - Vertical Profiling System

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.