The lightweight & field-portable solution for the measurement of total chlorophyll & cyanobacteria. 
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. 
AlgaeTorch - Chlorophyll & Cyanobacteria Measurement
The quick-and-easy portable measuring instrument. Switch on, dip in, read off!
With automatic turbidity correction for a reliable chlorophyll determination & GPS sensor for exact location recording!
The bbe AlgaeTorch is a lightweight instrument for the simultaneous quantification of the chlorophyll-a content of cyanobacteria and the total chlorophyll content of microalgae in water. The measurement of chlorophyll-a can eliminate laborious sample preparation in the lab. A complete measurement needs less than 20 seconds. No sampling or preparation is necessary.

Measurement of algal concentrations via fluorescence
The bbe AlgaeTorch uses in vivo fluorescence of algae cells: the algae pigments are selectively excited by colored LEDs and emit red fluorescence light as a natural phenomenon at high sensitivity. The results are shown immediately on the display and stored in the internal memory. An encapsulated USB port enables subsequent data transfer to a PC. The PC software is supplied free of charge.

Automatic turbidity measurement
Automatic turbidity correction during chlorophyll measurement makes subsequent correction unnecessary, improves the accuracy and enables the evaluation of the results in the field, at site.
Innovative operating concept - fast measurement
Robust and completely sealed, the AlgaeTorch is operated through the transparent housing using capacity keys. The key actions are confirmed by a vibration signal, ensuring safe operation in the wettest of environments - deployable down to depth of 10m (optionally 100m with the AlgaeTorch 100).
The AlgaeTorch 100 can perform submersed chlorophyll analysis in real time down to a maximum 30m depth, traceable thanks to a built-in pressure sensor. All results are visualized on the screen with the connected PC using bbe++ software.
  • Immediate chlorophyll analysis
  • Differentiated blue-green algae detection
  • Real-time measurement
  • Automatic turbidity correction
  • Linked GPS coordinates
  • Long operation times, little maintenance
  • Simple operation
  • Cable-free measurement
  • Lightweight & fully mobile
  • Submersible to 10m, maximum 100m
  • Online option
  • Switchable from μg chlorophyll to cell counts
  • Calibrated with living algal cultures
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