The K-1510 Ammonia Kit was designed to accurately measure the levels of Ammonia in water from 0-1 ppm and 1-10 ppm. K-1510 uses the Direct Nesslerization Method. The test kits employing the well-established Nessler reagent* to determine ammonia concentrations are applicable to drinking water, clean surface water, good-quality nitrified wastewater effluent, and seawater. In some waters, calcium and magnesium concentrations can cause cloudiness of the reagent. Adding a few drops of stabilizer solution (Rochelle Salt) will prevent this cloudiness. References recommend distilling samples prior to analysis. Results are expressed as ppm (mg/L) ammonia-nitrogen, NH3-N.
Shelf-life: although the Nessler reagent is stable, its high alkali content attacks the glass ampoule. The resulting precipitate interferes with color comparison. We recommend stocking quantities of CHEMets® and VACUettes® ampoules that will be used within five months. A two-month supply of Vacu-vials ampoules is suggested. Refrigeration will dramatically extend the shelf-life of these products.
*Contains mercury. Dispose according to local, state or federal laws.
R-1501 Refill Package includes 30 tests and can be purchased separately.
- 30 Ampoules
- Low Range Comparator
- High Range Comparator
- Stabilizer Solutions
- 25 mL Sample Cup
- 1 mL Syringe
- Instruction Manual
How to use:
- Fill to the sample cup to the 25 mL mark with sample water.
- Add 2 drops of Stabilizer Solution and stir gently.
- Snap the ampoule tip.
- Mix ampoule by inverting several times
- Dry the ampoule, and wait 1 minute for color development.
- Obtain results using the appropriate comparator and finding the best color match.
Downloads and Links:
Ammonia Tech Sheet
WARNING! This product can expose you to chemicals including mercury, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.