We have your solution for quick analysis of chlorophyll and unbound phycocyanin (free PC)


bbe Moldaenke GmbH has developed and produced measuring instruments and software to assess and manage water quality for more than 20 years . Made for use in oceanography, limnology, drinking water monitoring, river dam monitoring, bathing water analysis, supervision of aqua culture systems and environmental assessment, these instruments have come to be relied upon as the industry standard. 
The PhycoProbe: The depth-profile solution with quick analysis of chlorophyll and unbound phycocyanin concentrations as well as algae classes
The bbe PhycoProbe is a highly sensitive measuring instrument for the  in vivo  analysis of chlorophyll-a in real microalgae and blue-green algae (cyanobacteria). Individual profiles for the different algal classes are created during the measurement. The algal content is determined by evaluating the chlorophyll fluorescence in real time. Without the necessity of using a laboratory, it is possible to completely analyze the occurrence and distribution of algae in different water bodies, if necessary at different depths.

Additionally, the PhycoProbe measures the amount of unbound phycocyanin (free PC) which reflects the release of blue-green algae contents like toxins as well as flavors and odorous substances. Interference from e.g. humic substances is compensated using the integrated yellow substances measurement.

Hydro-Wiper unit to prevent biofouling
The PhycoProbe can now be operated on moored platforms, submersed from buoys or fixed measuring stations using the Hydro-Wiper (made by Zebra-Tech Ltd, NZ). The wiper brushes can be set to periodically clean the lenses of the measuring chamber to remove biofilms and dirt which builds up over long periods of operation.
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Measurement Chamber
Advantages of the PhycoProbe
  • Quick, simple chlorophyll measurement with algal class differentiation
  • Indicator for cyanotoxins as well as flavors and odorous substances by phycocyanin measurements
  • Yellow substances measurement and compensation of disturbances via UV-LED excitation
  • Up to 4 measurements per second
  • PC software bbe++ for data analysis
  • Reduces the number of microscopic laboratory analyses
  • Internal rechargeable batteries for independent measurement
  • Internal data logger
  • Options: Temperature measurements, Measuring cables: 2 – 100 m, Hydro-Wiper unit, Bluetooth-Set
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