Copper (soluble)

Visual Kits

Range MDL Method Kit Catalog No. Refill Catalog No.
0-1 & 1-10 ppm 0.05 ppm Bathocuproine K-3510 R-3510

Instrumental Kits

Range Method Kit Catalog No.
V-2000: 0-12.00 ppm / Spec: 0-7.00 ppm Bathocuproine K-3503

Method

 

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, 22nd ed., Method 3500-Cu C - 1999.

 

CHEMetrics' test kits employ the bathocuproine reagent. Bathocuproine disulfonate forms an orange-colored 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.