Copper is naturally present in the earth’s crust and in seawater. Copper-containing fungicides are used to control biological growth in water supplies. The Maximum Contaminant Level Goal for copper is 1.3 mg/L in drinking water. The measurement of copper is an important means of monitoring the corrosion of condensate systems and heat exchangers.
The Bathocuproine Method
Reference: APHA Standard Methods, 23rd ed., Method 3500-Cu C - 1999.
CHEMetrics’ test kits employ the bathocuproine reagent. Bathocuproine disulfonate forms an orangecolored chelate with copper. The method measures total soluble copper as ppm (mg/L) Cu. The test kits are applicable for analysis of drinking water, surface waters, groundwater, wastewater and seawater.
Range: V-2000: 0-12.00 ppm / Spec: 0-7.00 ppm
Kit comes in a cardboard box and contains everything needed to perform 30 tests: thirty ampoules, 25 mL sample cup, ampoule blank, and instructions.
Vacu-vials Kits require the use of the V-2000 Photometer or a spectrophotometer capable of accepting a 13 mm diameter round cell. Instrument sold separately.