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Market leader in the design and manufacture of in-situ spectrofluorometers for measurement of total chlorophyll, blue-green algae (cyanobacteria), toximeters and biomonitors.

PP Systems is the exclusive distributor for bbe Moldaenke Instruments in the USA.

In the U.S., call us Toll Free at:

866-211-9346

Or email us at:

sales@ppsystems.com

 

In-Situ Spectrofluorometers

On-Line Analyzers

Toximeters/Biomonitors

Measurement of green-blue algae with the AlgaeTorch

Get to know your water... with bbe Moldaenke

For more than 10 years now, bbe Moldaenke GmbH has been one of the leading manufacturers of top-quality products in environmental technology. bbe develops and produces measuring instruments and software to assess and manage water quality. Their instruments are made for use in oceanography, limnology, drinking water monitoring, river dam monitoring, bathing water analysis, supervision of aqua culture systems and environmental assessment.  To learn more about these products and to determine which instrument best suits your application, please get in contact with PP Systems to speak to a products specialist.  We look forward to being of assistance.

  PRODUCT IN THE SPOTLIGHT 

Fluoroprobe - Vertical Profiling of Major Spectral Algal Classes in Ice-Covered Lakes located in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica

Measurements with the bbe Fluoroprobe in Antarctica

Photo courtesy of Dr. Rachael Morgan-Kiss (Miami University-Department of Microbiology)

Click here to read more about this exciting research.

 

In-Situ Measurement Instrumentation

AlgaeTorch

Measurement of green-blue algae with the AlgaeTorch

In-situ measurement of cyanobacteria has never been easier.... Power up, submerge and measure!

AlgaeTorch display

It's as simple as that and all in less than 1 minute!

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The AlgaeTorch is lightweight, field portable and designed to measure total chlorophyll and blue-green algae (cyanobacteria).  The pigments of the algae are spectrally excited subsequently by three colored LEDs at a high frequency.  In response, the algae emit red fluorescence light and the intensity of this light is used for calculation of the different algae types (i.e. blue-greens and total micro-algae).  Results are displayed and stored in the internal memory and can easily be transferred to a PC via the USB port for further analysis.

Features

  • Total chlorophyll

  • Blue-green algae (cyanobacteria)

  • High sensitivity

  • No sample preparation

  • Easy handling

  • Cable-free operation

  • Display on the instrument

  • Datalogger function

  • Internal rechargeable batteries

  • Built-in GPS

  • Optional pressure sensor

  • Optional turbidity sensor

 

Applications

  • Water quality analysis

  • Bloom detection

  • Blue-green algae assessment

  • Toxicity alerts

  • Reservoir management

  • Bathing water surveillance

  • Dam monitoring

  • Environmental monitoring

  • Limnological work

  • Research and education

 

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BenthoTorch

Measurement of benthic algae with BenthoTorch display

In-situ measurement of benthic algae has never been easier.... Power up, place head on sample and measure ...

BenthoTorch display

... and get your results in less than 15 seconds!

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The BenthoTorch is lightweight, field portable and designed to measure benthic algae in real time and in situ by utilizing fluorometric characteristics of the different algal pigments in the intact cell.  No sample preparation is required.  Results are displayed and stored in the internal memory and can easily be transferred to a PC via the USB port for further analysis.

Features

  • Green algae

  • Blue-green algae (cyanobacteria)

  • Diatoms (Bacillariophyceae)

  • High sensitivity

  • No sample preparation

  • Easy handling

  • Automatic matrix correction

  • Cable-free operation

  • Display on the instrument

  • Datalogger function

  • Internal rechargeable batteries

  • USB connection to PC

  • Built-in GPS

  • Optional pressure sensor

 

Applications

  • Water quality analysis

  • Bloom detection

  • Toxicity alerts

  • Reservoir management

  • Bathing water surveillance

  • Dam monitoring

  • Environmental monitoring

  • Limnological work

  • Research and education

 

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Fluoroprobe

FluoroProbe

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A unique in-situ spectrofluorometer which provides accurate measurements of up to 5 different algae classes and total chlorophyll in one portable unit.

The FluoroProbe quickly and reliably determines chlorophyll concentration down to depths of 100 meters making it an ideal instrument for depth profiling.  The measurements can be displayed on-line via a serial interface or stored in the probe for subsequent analysis.  In addition to determining the chlorophyll content, the probe also detects the presence of algae and allocates them to various spectral algae classes (i.e. blue-green algae/cyanobacteria, green algae, diatoms/dinoflagellates/chrysophytae, cryptophytae).  This enables the instrument to analyze the occurence and distribution of algae on site without the necessity of the laboratory.

Features

  • Determination of up to 5 different algae classes

  • Quantification of different algae classes within seconds in situ

  • Gelbstoff measurement with UV-LED

  • Reduction of laborious microscopic observations (Time Savings!)

  • Internal datalogger

  • Pressure sensor

  • PC software for data analysis

  • Optional water temperature sensor

  • Optional transmission sensor

  • Optional GSM modem

Applications

  • Drinking water monitoring for blue-green algae (cyanobactria)

  • Supervision of aquaculture systems

  • Control of bathing water for toxic blooms

  • Early warning system

  • Ocean/lake research

  • Limnological research

  • Education

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