Handheld Active Fluorometer Now Available for Quick Assessments of Photosynthetic Efficiency of Algae

Turner Designs’ AquaFlash Active Handheld Fluorometer enables quick field assessments of photosynthetic efficiency.

Sunnyvale, CA, January 29, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Turner Designs’ new AquaFlash provides an incredibly easy and fast method for obtaining accurate estimations of both Total Chlorophyll (µg/L) and Photosynthetic Efficiency (Yield) or “Health” of algae. These parameters are often used to track or predict the onset of blooms, look at phytoplankton stressors such as toxins or grazing pressure, and determine algal effects resulting from water mixing, sedimentation, etc. The AquaFlash’s simplicity is what makes it such an attractive instrument. Simply fill a glass or quartz 10x10mm square cuvette with your collected sample, insert the cuvette into the sample compartment, and press read. In less than 15 seconds accurate results are displayed and automatically logged to be viewed or downloaded at a later time. The AquaFlash has a detection limit of 0.3µg/L total chlorophyll and a linear range to 100µg/L chlorophyll making it a useful tool for any aquatic habitat, freshwater or marine. It has a total data storage capacity of 1,000 measurements which include raw values logged alongside calculated estimates for user reference. Waterproof & dustproof, the AquaFlash is a field-proven package in a highly durable case – it even floats. Powered by 4 AAA batteries it is an ideal field package for quick assessments of photosynthetic efficiency.
Turner Designs, Inc.
Tom Brumett
408-749-0994 x 146