Phosphates are particularly important for the growth and development of plant roots, and hence are one of the most common fertilizers used in agriculture. In addition, phosphates are usually utilized in detergents and are needed, in small quantities, for heating systems. However, high concentrations of phosphates can cause environmental pollution: they are for example a primary cause of eutrophication. For these reasons, it is necessary to closely monitor the phosphate levels present in both civil and industrial waste water.

The HI 96713 is an auto diagnostic portable microprocessor meter that has the advanced optical system based on a special Tungsten Lamp and a narrow band interference filter that allows most accurate and repeatable readings. All instruments are factory calibrated and the electronic and optical design minimizes the need of frequent calibration. With the powerful CAL CHECKTM validation function, you are able to validate good performance of your instrument at any time. The validation procedure is extremely user friendly. Just use the exclusive HANNA ready-made, NIST traceable standards to verify the performance of the instrument and recalibrate if necessary. All instruments are splash waterproof and the lamp and filter units are protected from dust or dirt by a transparent cup. This makes the instruments fulfill field applications. Display messages aid the user in routine operation. The meter has an auto-shut off feature that will turn off the instrument after 10 minutes of non use in measurement mode or after 1 hour if left in calibration mode.

The meter uses an exclusive positive-locking system to ensure that the cuvette is in the same position every time it is placed into the measurement cell. It is designed to fit a cuvette with a
larger neck making it easier to add both sample and reagents. The cuvette is made from special optical glass to obtain best results. The HI 96713 meter measures the phosphate content in water samples in the 0.00 to 2.50 mg/L (ppm) range. The method is an adaptation of the ascorbic acid method. The reagent is in powder form and is supplied in packets. The amount of reagent is precisely dosed to ensure the maximum repeatability.


Order Information:
HI 96713 supplied with (2) sample cuvettes with caps, 9V battery and instructions. CAL CHECK™ standards and reagents sold separately.

Range   0.00 to 2.50 mg/L
Resolution   0.01 mg/L
Accuracy   ±0.04 mg/L ± 4% of reading @ 25°C
Light Source   Tungsten lamp
Light Detector   Silicon photocell with narrow band interference filter @ 610 nm
Method   Adaptation of the ascorbic acid method.
Typical EMC Deviation   ±0.01 mg/L
Environment   0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F); max 95% RH non-condensing
Battery Type   1 x 9 volt
Auto-Shut off   After 10' of non-use in measurement mode; after 1 hour of non-use in calibration mode;
Dimensions   192 x 102 x 67 mm (7.6 x 4 x 2.6")
Weight   290 g (10 oz.).