November 1, 2019
Measuring Dissolved Oxygen in River and Lake Water

The Importance of Measuring Dissolved Oxygen in River and Lake Water Quality Testing

Oxygen is required by all animals. Aquatic animals get their oxygen from the tiny amounts that are dissolved in the water. When testing the water quality in a healthy lake or river that supports fish and other aquatic species, the amount of dissolved oxygen (DO) normally ranges between 5mg/l and 14mg/l. Below 5mg/l aquatic animals start to die, so it is very important that the level is kept high enough for the animals to survive. Some species of fish require higher levels of DO for example rainbow trout cannot survive levels of less than 8mg/l so they will not be […]
October 28, 2019
Blue Green Algae Tester

A Water Quality Testing Instrument for Blue Green Algae

At Last an Electronic Water Quality Testing Instrument for Blue Green Algae We have all heard about Blue Green Algae but in these days of drought and hot weather, vigilance is more important than ever. Technology has also just come to the aid of those charged with the responsibility of maintaining and testing bodies of water for the presence of blue green algae with the release of a new instrument from Meascom. What is Blue Green Algae? Despite the name, blue-green algae are a type of bacteria. They are a naturally occurring component of freshwater environments. They are also an […]