VISOCOLOR® ECO Fluoride
Photometric determination of fluoride
Photometric determination of fluoride with 1,8-dihydroxy-2-(4-sulfophenylazo)naphthalene-3,6-disulfonic acid (SPADNS) with the photometer PF-11. (Reaction principle is analogous to APHA 4500-F- D
|Data and ordering information|
|Cat. No.||931 227|
|Type||photometric test kit|
|Range||0.1 – 2.0 mg/l F–|
|Sufficient for||150 determinations|
|Shelf life||at least 18 months|
|Sea water suitability||yes, after distillation|
|Detectable with PF-11||yes|
The test is delivered without color scale and can be evaluated only with the photometers PF-11!
Normally, the content of fluoride in surface and ground water is lower than 1 mg/l. Permanent consumption of water containing more than 2 mg/l fluoride can cause a drinking water fluorese (a stained discolouration of the tooth enamel). On the other hand a content of fluoride lower than 0.5 mg/l could lead to an increasing risk of caries. The optimal content of fluoride in drinking water is about 1 mg/l. To avoid problems with caries in some countries the content of fluoride in drinking water is artificially increased. However, WHO and EC drinking water regulations recommend a threshold value of 1.5 mg/l F–. In some European countries, the threshold value for mineral water is also 1.5 mg/l F–. For the suitability of water for the preparation of baby food a threshold value of 0.7 mg/l F– is recommended. Natural mineral waters with a fluoride content of more than 5 mg/l must be labelled with a warning.