Contact for this Instrument: 

Karol Confer

Laboratory Scientist

Email: 
kec1@psu.edu
Phone: 
814-863-0158
EESL Manager: 

Odette Mina

Managing Director of Energy and Environmental Sustainability Laboratories (EESL).

Email: 
oom5021@psu.edu
Phone: 
814-863-0002
Equipment full name: 
YSI 3200 Conductivity Meter

Description: The YSI 3200 Conductivity Meter is used to measure the conductivity of a solution. This meter features resistance-ratio technology, data logging, and auto temperature compensation.

Analytical Method: Our laboratory follows Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, 23rd Edition. Conductivity analysis is completed using method 2510B.

Samples submitted for conductivity measurement to the water quality laboratory, our analysts will also analyze and report pH (completed using the Beckman 360 pH Meter) of the submitted samples. The cost per sample includes conductivity and pH. Samples must be stored at 4ºC.

Sample submission: Water samples may be submitted to the water quality laboratory chemist for analysis.

Training: Student researchers and faculty who may be interested in training on how to operate the instrument and interpret the data, please contact the water quality laboratory to schedule training and time on the instrument. While the number of training hours may vary, depending on the student's knowledge and analytical skills, we require a minimum of two training hours prior to allowing the student to independently operate the instrument.

Internal Rate: 
Water Lab Staff Run Samples: $25.21/sample; Student Run Samples: $9.06/sample; Operator time (training): $17.56/hour
External Academic Rate: 
Water Lab Staff Run Samples: $39.56/sample; Student Run Samples: $14.22/sample; Operator time (training): $27.55/hour
External Non-Academic Rate: 
Water Lab Staff Run Samples: $40.82/sample Operator time: $28.43/hour
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