The BenthoTorch from bbe moldaenke: Your in situ solution for quick and easy phytobenthos measurements — Direct measurement without preparation!
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. 
BenthoTorch - Measurement of Phytobenthos Fluorescence
For fast & simple measurement of microalgae on substrates.
Direct measurement. No prep!
The BenthoTorch optimizes field sampling!
The cost-effective bbe BenthoTorch allows you to experience real-time measurement of benthic algal concentrations and optimizes field sampling by eliminating the need for random sample-taking and testing or lengthy microscopic observation.

This robust, waterproof field instrument is ideal for rapid quantification of green algae, cyanobacteria and diatoms on different substrates such as sediments and stone surfaces designed for the roughest of conditions.
The BenthoTorch can complement sampling by showing the biomass data results on the internal display immediately after measurement.

Measurements in under 20 seconds! 
Just turn it on, place on the substrate and read off the results. It's really that easy!
Innovative concept. Fast & easy measurement.
The Benthotorch has made benthic algae measurements and entirely new experience. Different light sources excite the internal pigments of intact algal cells. The amount of re-emitted red light fluorescence gives a quantitative estimate of the algal density and no sample preparation is needed - enabling quick and easy analysis of benthic algae in real time. The BenthoTorch is precalibrated for the most prominent algal classes to be found in the field. 

This fluorometric technique has been well-proven for pelagic phytoplankton, by extensive application of the bbe FluoroProbe, and has now been successfully adapted to measure benthic algae concentrations. Background measurement of the substrate matrix enables to compensate and minimize the effect of backward scattering on chlorophyll measurement. 

It is operated through the transparent housing using capacity keys located below the display. The key actions are confirmed by a vibration signal, ensuring safe operation of the instrument even in a wet environment. The instrument can be deployed down to a depth of 10 m without the need for a power due to the internal rechargeable batteries.
  • Rapid determination of benthic algae
  • No sample preparation
  • Automatic substrate correction
  • Results displayed on the instrument
  • Internal memory for storage
  • GPS sensor
  • Easy operation
  • Datalogger function
  • Internal rechargeable batteries
  • USB connection to PC/laptop
  • Wireless measurement
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