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Chlorophyll Detection of Algae

Chlorophyll is a photosynthetic green pigment found in algae and cyanobacteria that can be extracted and measured as a proxy for water body productivity or biomass. Chlorophyll can be used as an approximate measure of current biomass. The high nutrient content and specific climatic conditions in the water promote the growth of true algae and cyanobacteria (blue-green algae). As a result, algal blooms may develop, resulting in huge ecological and economic losses. Therefore, there is a strong interest in detecting algal growth at an early stage and continuously monitoring it. Chlorophyll molecules have good fluorescent properties in intact photosynthetic systems, allowing easy and sensitive determination of chlorophyll content. With proper excitation by different colored LEDs, the fluorometer can accurately determine chlorophyll content and distribution to different algae classes in real time. In addition to chlorophyll, the presence of various pigments resulted in typical spectral fingerprints. The scientists of CD BioSciences use a simpler and more effective chlorophyll sensor. Since all phytoplankton contain chlorophyll, these organisms can be detected in situ using chlorophyll sensors

Our Services

CD BioSciences has many years of experience working with algae and offers algal chlorophyll concentration detection, analysis, and laboratory services. On-site sampling of chlorophyll is available upon request.

  • Total chlorophyll detection
  • Cyanobacteria chlorophyll detection
  • Prompt chlorophyll analysis
  • Hazardous blue-green algae detection
  • Measurement of algal concentrations via fluorescence

Method in Chlorophyll Detection Service

Our scientists use chlorophyll sensors to assess the chlorophyll concentration levels of phytoplankton in water samples. Chlorophyll is measured in micrograms per liter (µg/l). Fluorescence means that chlorophyll emits lower energy light (650-700 nm) when exposed to higher energy wavelengths (around 470 nm). The returning light can then be measured to determine how much chlorophyll is in the water, and in turn, estimate the concentration of phytoplankton.

The advantages of in vivo fluorescence measurement are:

  • High sensitivity
  • No sample preparation
  • Rapid performance
  • Low costs
  • Real-time measurement with automatic turbidity correction
  • Wireless measurement, easy to operate
  • Calibration with live algal cultures

Sample Requirement

Chlorophyll Detection of Algae
  • Test samples will not be returned, please back up by yourself.
  • The determination of chlorophyll concentration of each sample will be repeated more than 3 times.
  • The type of algae sample is not limited.
  • For breeds with special requirements or rare breeds, please contact our staff for more information.

CD BioSciences is a professional service provider for the marine biology industry. Our chlorophyll detection services can ensure that the most suitable methods and techniques are selected for your project. We provide our customers with the most precise ingredient data and highly informed process expertise. Our team of biomass experts plays a key role in the formulation, optimization and commercial evaluation of biomass value-added processes in industry and academia. If necessary, please feel free to contact us.

Please kindly note that our services can only be used to support research purposes (Not for clinical use).

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