Galvanic oxygen electrodes for DO meters
- Temperature compensation
- Long working life – up to 6 months
- Rapid response
- Membrane leakage monitoring
DO Electrodes Product Description
The CellOx 325 Dissolved Oxygen (DO) electrodes are easy to use and maintain electrodes for taking DO field measurements. The DO electrodes are temperature compensated and waterproof to the IP 68 standard. The DO electrodes have a long working life of up to six months from one electrolyte refill. Plastic or steel armoring is available for the DO electrode to protect it from harsh field conditions. The DO electrodes can be easily cleaned with warm water for many applications and come with a vial of cleaning solution for the counter electrode.
What is Dissolved Oxygen (DO)?
Some oxygen is dissolved in practically every liquid. For example, at a temperature of 68 °F (20 °C) and an atmospheric pressure of 1013 mbar saturated water contains about 9 mg/l DO. Ethanol can contain up to 40 mg/l whereas glycerol only has about 2 mg/l.
Each liquid takes up oxygen until the partial pressure of oxygen in the liquid is in equilibrium with the air or gas phase in contact with it. The actual oxygen concentration depends on a number of factors, such as temperature, air pressure, oxygen consumption by microorganisms in a biodegradation process or oxygen production by algae, etc.
The DO concentration is important for the:
- Living conditions for fish and microorganisms in waters
- Degradation processes in wastewater treatment
- Corrosion processes in pipelines
- Shelf life of beverages, etc.
The determination of the DO concentration was formerly carried out by the WINKLER titration method. Today electrochemical measurement is a recognized method in numerous standard procedures.
In its simplest form a DO electrode contains a working electrode and a counterelectrode. Both dissolved oxygen electrodes are located in an electrolyte system which is separated from the sample by a gas-permeable membrane. The working DO electrode reduces the oxygen molecules to hydroxide ions. In this electrochemical reaction a current flows from the counterelectrode to the working DO electrode. The more DO present in the sample, the larger the current signal generated by the dissolved oxygen electrode. A meter connected to the DO electrode calculates the oxygen concentration in the sample from this signal.
Why Measure DO?
Dissolved oxygen (DO) is the amount of oxygen (O2) dissolved in water. DO measurements provide one of the best indicators of the health of a water ecosystem, as oxygen is a necessary element for all forms of life, including aquatic life. Oxygen enters water at the water surface through direct exchanges with the atmosphere. It is also produced as a byproduct of plant and phytoplankton photosynthesis. A decrease in DO levels is typically associated with an organic pollutant. DO is used by plants and animals for respiration, and by aerobic bacteria in the process of decomposition. When organic matter (such as animal waste or improperly treated wastewater) enters a body of water, algae growth increases. As the plant material dies off and decomposes, DO levels decrease. If the water at the surface is not mixed with deeper water layers, the water’s DO levels can become stratified. DO levels can also vary according to the time of day, weather, and temperature. DO in water can range from 0-18 parts per million (ppm), but most natural water systems require 5-6 ppm to support a diverse population. As DO levels drop below 5.0 mg/L, aquatic life is put under stress. As DO levels decrease, pollution-intolerant organisms are replaced by pollution-tolerant worms and fly larvae. If DO levels fall below 1-2 mg/L for a few hours, large fish kills can result.
DO Electrodes Applications
The CellOx 325 DO electrode is ideal for monitoring DO levels in lakes, rivers, streams, in control measurements, in laboratories, and biotechnology applications. With the Oxi 3205 handheld field meters the DO electrodes are ideal for routine field measurements. The Oxi 3210 meter raises the performance level of the DO electrodes to a point where they are recommended for highly precise control, quality assurance, and field measurements. With the Oxi 1970i rugged field meters the DO electrode measurements can be controlled with a computer, stored in the 800 dataset memory, and supported using GLP requirements.
DO Electrodes Specifications
Measuring Principle: Membrane covered galvanic sensor
Temperature Compensation: IMT
Measurement Range at 68°F (20°C): 0 to 50 mg/L O2, 0 to 600% O2 saturation, 0 to 1250 mbar O2 partial pressure
Temperature Range: 32 to +122°F (0 to +50°C)
Maximum Allowed Overpressure: 87 psi (6 bar)
Immersion Depth: 2.36 inches min/65.6 ft max (depending on cable length) (6 cm min/20 m max(depending on cable length))
Operating Position: Any
0.1 ft/s (3 cm/s) at 10% meas. accuracy
0.33 ft/s (10 cm/s) at 5% meas. accuracy
0.59 ft/s (18 cm/s) at 1% meas. accuracy
Zero Signal: <0.1% of the saturation value
Response Time at 68°F (20°C):
t90 (90 % of indication of end value after) < 10 s
t95 (95 % of indication of end value after) < 16 s
t99 (99 % of indication of end value after) < 60 s
Self Consumption at 68°F (20°C): 0.008 ug h-1 (mg/L)-1
Drift: Approximately 3%/month in operation conditions
Working Life: Approximately 6 months per electrolyte refill
Cable Length: Varies
Cable Plug: 8 pin socket
Cable Diameter: 0.24 inches (6 mm)
Membrane Head: POM
Thermistor Housing: VA-steel 1.4571
Cable Screw Joint: POM
Size of Probe:
Electrode Shaft: 5.7 inches L x 0.6 inches Dia. (145 mm L x 15.25 mm Dia.)
Membrane thickness: 0.51 mil (13 um)
Weight: 0.37 lb. (170 g) w/4.9 ft (1.5 m) of cable
DO Electrode Options
CellOx 325 DO Electrode (PN# 201533)
Galvanic DO electrode with OxiCal®-SL calibration and storage vessel, waterproof plug (IP 67), cable length 4.9 ft (1.5 m), 3 exchange membrane heads and electrolyte, cleaning solution, and abrasive foil.
CellOx 325-3 DO Electrode (PN# 201545)
Galvanic DO electrode with OxiCal®-SL calibration and storage vessel, waterproof plug (IP 67), cable length 9.9 ft (3 m), 3 exchange membrane heads and electrolyte, cleaning solution, and abrasive foil.
CellOx 325-6 DO Electrode (PN# 201546)
Galvanic DO electrode with OxiCal®-SL calibration and storage vessel, waterproof plug (IP 67), cable length 19.8 ft (6 m), 3 exchange membrane heads and electrolyte, cleaning solution, and abrasive foil.
CellOx 325-10 DO Electrode (PN# 201547)
Galvanic DO electrode with OxiCal®-SL calibration and storage vessel, waterproof plug (IP 67), cable length 33 ft (10 m), 3 exchange membrane heads and electrolyte, cleaning solution, and abrasive foil.
CellOx 325-15 DO Electrode (PN# 201548)
Galvanic DO electrode with OxiCal®-SL calibration and storage vessel, waterproof plug (IP 67), cable length 49.5 ft (15 m), 3 exchange membrane heads and electrolyte, cleaning solution, and abrasive foil.
CellOx 325-20 DO Electrode (PN# 201549)
Galvanic DO electrode with OxiCal®-SL calibration and storage vessel, waterproof plug (IP 67), cable length 65.6 ft (20 m), 3 exchange membrane heads and electrolyte, cleaning solution, and abrasive foil.
DO ELECTRODES SPARE PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
ZBK 325 DO Electrode Accessory Kit (PN# 202706)
Accessory kit with spare parts and maintenance supplies for CellOx® 325 DO electrodes. Includes ceaning Solution, abrasive foil, 3 exchange membrane heads and electrolyte.
RL-G DO Electrode Cleaning Solution (PN# 205204)
Cleaning solution for CellOx 325 galvanic DO electrodes, 1 bottle with 30 ml.
ELY/G DO Electrode Electrolyte (PN# 205217)
Electrolyte for CellOx 325 galvanic DO electrodes, 1 bottle with 50 ml.
WP 90/3 DO Electrode Membrane Heads (PN# 202725)
3 exchange membrane heads for CellOx® 325 DO electrodes
A 325/K DO Electrode Plastic Armor (PN# 903830)
Plastic armor with protective hood for CellOx® 325 DO electrode.
A 325/S DO Electrode Steel Armor (PN# 903831)
Steel armor with stainless steel protective hood for CellOx® 325 DO electrode.
SK-325 DO Electrode Protective Hood (PN# 201580)
Protective hood for A 325/K or A 325/S field armor.
Oxi 3205 Set Handheld Dissolved Oxygen Meter Set
Includes dissolved oxygen meter, DurOx® 325-3 dissolved oxygen probe (9.8ft cable), case & accessories.
Oxi 1970i Portable DO Meter w/universal power supply
2F30-104B22 Multi 3400i Kit Portable Multi-parameter Meter
Includes Multi 3400i, SenTix® 41-3 pH electrode, CellOx 325-3 oxygen electrode, TetraCon 325-3 conductivity sensor, technical buffers 4 and 7, 3 M KCl, cleaning solution, 3 exch. membr. heads, electrolyte, abrasive foil, cond standard (1413 µS/cm) All sensors have 9.8 ft (3 m) of cable.
DurOx® 325-3 Handheld DO Meter Electrode (PN# 201570)
Includes 9.8 ft (3m) cable.
DO600 DO Meter
Includes DO electrode, protective sensor cap, spare membrane cap, electrolyte, four 1.5V SR44W batteries, and a 48 inch (1.2m) neckstrap.
DO610 DO Probe Kit
Includes EC500 Conductivity/TDS/Salinity/pH/Temperature meter, DO600 Dissolved Oxygen probe, and accessories.
DO200ACC Field Dissolved Oxygen Meter Kit
Includes field DO meter, cable with attached DO/temperature probe, and hard sided case.
WQ-FDO Optical Dissolved Oxygen Transmitter
Includes 25 ft of cable.
WQMS Water Quality Monitoring System
The standard unit includes a datalogger, temperature sensor, pH sensor, conductivity sensor (with a 0-5000µS range unless otherwise specified), and DO sensor.