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Manganese Test Kits

Manganese 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.
0-2 ppm 0.15 ppm Periodate K-6502 R-6502

Instrumental Kits

Range Method Kit Catalog No.
0-30.0 ppm Periodate K-6503


Surface and ground waters rarely contain more than 1 mg/L of soluble or suspended manganese. Manganese can act as an oxidizing or a reducing agent depending on its valence state. Manganese is also used in the manufacture of batteries and as an alloying metal in the manufacture of steel and aluminum. The National Secondary Drinking Water Standard for manganese is 0.05 mg/L, as higher concentrations will impart a foul taste to water and discolor laundry and porcelain surfaces.

The Periodate Method

Reference: APHA Standard Methods, 14th ed., Method 314 C (1975).
CHEMetrics’ Manganese water test kits employ the periodate chemistry that measures soluble manganese compounds but does not differentiate the various valence states. Results are expressed as ppm (mg/L) Mn.Permanganate (MnO4) develops approximately 25% more color with this reagent than other forms of manganese, causing a high bias. If the sample is known to contain manganese in the form of permanganate only, multiplying test results by 0.8 will improve the accuracy of the results.