Sulfide Test Kits

Visual Kits

Range MDL Method Kit Catalog No. Refill Catalog No.
0-1 & 1-10 ppm 0.05 ppm Methylene Blue K-9510 R-9510
0-30 & 30-300 ppm 5 ppm Methylene Blue K-9510D R-9510D
0-60 & 60-600 ppm 10 ppm Methylene Blue K-9510A R-9510A
0-120 & 120-1200 ppm 20 ppm Methylene Blue K-9510B R-9510B
0-1200 & 1200-12,000 ppm 200 ppm Methylene Blue K-9510C R-9510C

Instrumental Kits

Range Method Kit Catalog No.
V-2000: 0-3.00 ppm / Spec: 0-1.00 ppm Methylene Blue K-9503
0-6.00 ppm Methylene Blue K-9523

Method

 

Sulfides are naturally present in ground waters as a result of leaching from sulfur-containing mineral deposits. Surface waters do not usually contain high sulfide concentrations. Sulfides result from the decomposition of organic matter, from bacterial sulfate reduction under anaerobic conditions and from various chemical processes

 

The Methylene Blue Method

 

References: USEPA Methods for Chemical Analysis of Water and Wastes, Method 376.2 (1983). APHA Standard Methods, 21st ed., Method 4500-S2-D (2005).

 

CHEMetrics test kits measure total acid soluble sulfides and employ the methylene blue methodology. Sulfides react with dimethyl-p-phenylenediamine in the presence of ferric chloride to produce methylene blue. Results are expressed as ppm (mg/L) S.