10cells

An easy-to-operate field instrument for checking ballast water

With the bbe 10cells device we have used our manufacturing experience of more than 2 decades of chlorophyll instrument production to venture into new measurement dimensions – the detection of single living algal
cells.

Microalgae are an ideal indicator in many applications since they make up the largest part of the biomass of small organisms. The I0cells is thus always the right choice when the smallest possible algal concentration has to be detected. The determination of the amount of algae is an ideal parameter for ballast water quality assessment. Using a modified PAM procedure (patent) the 10cells achieves a very low detection rate of only one living cell per ml. Thus, it is 10 times more sensitive than the limit required by the IMO (International Maritime Organization) and up to 100 times more sensitive than any other commercially available ballast water analysis instrument. Other typical applications are process control for drinking water production in waterworks or cooling water production in industrial plants. In daily use, the 10cells supports the controlled and efficient dosing of flocculants or biocides.

An instrument for quick indicative analysis of viable algae cells in a water sample

Features & Informations

Advantages of measurements with 10cells

  • Field instrument with the highest sensitivity on the market
  • complience with IMO regulations
  • quick indicative analysis
  • Detection range of one living algal cell/ml
  • No use of chemicals
  • Measuring time of less than one minute
  • Robust
  • Simple operation
  • 10“ Display
  • Data logger function
  • Portable operation using batteries

Applications - Water Quality Monitoring

Harbour Authorities:

  • Quick tests
  • Conceived for portable use

BWT Plant Production:

  • Helps to achieve correct dosing of Cl2, ClO2, O3 and UV radiation
  • Improves the efficiency of treatment plants

Ship Owners:

  • Cost reduction due to detection of IMO-conform ballast water treatment

Technical specification of the 10cells

Description Value
Measurands Living algae cells
Measuring range 1 – 20,000 cells per ml
Detection limit 1 cell per ml (depending on filtrated volume)
Weight 4.9 kg
Dimensions (H x B x T) 30 x 34 x 15 cm
Protection class
  • IP54 with closed case
  • IP22 with open case
Voltage 100 – 240 V / 50 – 60 Hz
Filter 8 μm standard (min. 0.2 μm)
Temperatur
  • Sample: 5 to 35 °C /
  • Environment: 5 to 40 °C (short-term)
Software bbe I0cells-Software

Downloads & Information about the 10cells

Manuals and further informations for this product may be available in the internal area for registered users.

10cells website