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Copper (soluble) Test Kits

Copper (soluble) Test Kits

Click on a catalog number in the tables below for more information or to purchase a test kit.

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


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.

Testing for copper in water 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’ soluble copper water 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.