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Hand Held salinity refractometer with dual specific gravity and part per thousand (0/00) scales. Designed specifically for aquariums, this unit is ideal for rapid, accurate salinity determinations. Fully automatic temperature compensation(ATC) over the range of 10° to 30°C eliminates need for temperature compensation charts. High contrast white on blue for easy readability. Includes soft-side carrying case.
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1.What is salinity refractometer?
Salinity is a general term describing the concentration of salt in water. However, solutions of different type of salts have different refractive indexes. Brine is a solution of Sodium Chloride (table salt) that contains 2 chemical elements.
2.How does a refractometer work?
When light enters a liquid it changes direction; this is called refraction.Refractometers measure the degree to which the light changes direction, called the angle of refraction. A refractometer takes the refraction angles and correlates them to refractive index (nD) values that have been established.
3.How do hydrometers measure salinity?
Salinity describes the content of these dissolved salts and minerals in the water and is measured in parts per thousand (ppt). The easiest and most common instrument to measure the salt concentration in aquaria is the hydrometer. A hydrometer is a device that measures the density or specific gravity of a liquid.
4.What does a refractometer measure directly?
Types of refractometers. ... There is also the Rayleigh Refractometer used (typically) for measuring the refractive indices of gases. In veterinary medicine, arefractometer is used to measure the total plasma protein in a blood sample and urine specific gravity in a urine sample.
5.What are the effects of salinization?
If the level of salts in the soil water is too high, water may flow from the plant roots back into the soil. This results in dehydration of the plant, causing yield decline or even death of the plant. Crop yield losses may occur even though the effects of salinity may not be obvious.
6.What causes an increase in salinity?
There are parts of the ocean where hardly any rain falls but warm dry winds cause lots of evaporation. This evaporation removes water – when water vapour rises into the atmosphere, it leaves the salt behind, so the salinity of the seawater increases. This causes the seawater to become denser.
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