HI83306-02 Multiparamenter Photometer & pH Meter for Environmental Analysis

HI83306-02 Multiparamenter Photometer & pH Meter for Environmental Analysis

Manufacturer: HANNA Instruments Inc.

Order number: HI83306-02


Delivery time approx. 2 to 4 weeks

R 12,261.00 *

Product information "HI83306-02 Multiparamenter Photometer & pH Meter for Environmental Analysis"

HI83306 is a compact, multiparameter photometer for use in the environmental lab or in the field. The meter is one of the most advanced photometers available with a innovative optical design that utilizes a reference detector and focusing lens to eliminate errors from changes in the light source and from imperfections in the glass cuvette. This meter has 23 different programmed methods measuring 16 key water quality parameters and also offers an absorbance measurement mode for performance verification and for users that would like to develop their own concentration versus absorbance curves. Environmental-specific parameters include nitrate, phosphorous and dissolved oxygen.

To save valuable laboratory benchtop space, the HI83306 doubles as a professional pH meter with its digital pH/temperature electrode input. Now one meter can be used for both photometric and pH measurements.

Advanced optical system

Unparalleled performance from a benchtop photometer

Digital pH electrode input

Save valuable bench space with one meter that works both as a photometer and as a laboratory pH meter

Absorbance measuring mode

view compatible reagents


The HI83306 benchtop photometer measures 16 different key water quality parameters using 23 different methods. This photometer features an innovative optical system that uses LEDs, narrow band interference filters, focusing lens and both a silicon photodetector for absorbance measurement and a reference detector to maintain a consistent light source ensures accurate and repeatable photometric readings every time.

The HI83306 was developed to measure the most common parameters in environmental water quality monitoring. Nutrients such as nitrates and phosphates are key indicators of nutrient pollution from agricultural sources and are considered dangerous to environmental waters.Too few nutrients and waters will be unable to sustain healthy ecosystems; too many nutrients and algal blooms can form, which can be detrimental to water quality and aquatic health. Dissolved oxygen is an essential to performing biological processes for many forms of aquatic life, such as fish, plants and microorganisms.

A digital pH electrode input allows the user to measure pH by a traditional glass electrode. The digital pH electrode has a built in microchip within the probe that stores all of the calibration information. Having the calibration information stored in the probe allows for hot swapping of pH electrodes without having to recalibrate. All pH measurements are automatically compensated for temperature variations with a built in thermistor located in the tip of the sensing bulb for fast and accurate temperature measurement.

The HI83306 offers an absorbance measuring mode that allows for CAL Check standards to be used to validate the performance of the system. The absorbance mode allows the user to select one of the four wavelengths of light (420 nm, 525 nm, 575 nm, and 610 nm) to measure and plot their own concentration versus absorbance mode. This is useful for users with their own chemical method and for educators to teach the concept of absorbance by using the Beer-Lambert Law.

Two USB ports are provided for transferring data to a flash drive or computer and to use as a power source for the meter. For added convenience and portability the meter can also operate on an internal 3.7 VDC Lithium-polymer rechargeable battery.


 Backlit 128 x 64 Pixel Graphic LCD Display

  • Backlit graphic display allows for easy viewing in low light conditions
  • The 128 x 64 Pixel LCD allows for a simplified user interface with virtual keys  and on-screen help to guide the user through use of the meter

Built-in Reaction Timer for Photometric Measurements

  • The measurement is taken after the countdown timer expires.
  • Countdown timer ensures that all readings are taken at the appropriate reaction intervals regardless of user for better consistency in measurements

Absorbance mode

  • Hanna's exclusive CAL Check cuvettes for validation of light source and detector
  • Allows for the user to plot concentration versus absorbance for a specific wavelength for use with user supplied chemistry or for teaching principles of photometry

Units of Measure

  • Appropriate unit of measure along with chemical form is displayed along with reading

Result Conversion

  • Automatically convert readings to other chemical forms with the touch of a button

Cuvette Cover

  • Aids in preventing stray light from affecting measurements

Digital pH Electrode Input

  • Measure pH and temperature with a single probe
  • Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) to track calibration information including date, time, buffers used, offset and slope for traceability
  • pH CAL Check alerts user to potential problems during the calibration process
  • Space saving having a pH meter and photometer built into one meter

Data Logging

  • Up to 1000 photometric and pH readings can be stored by simply pressing the dedicated LOG button. Logged readings are just as easily recalled by pressing the RCL button
  • Sample ID and User ID information can be added to a logged reading using alphanumeric keypad


  • Logged readings can be quickly and easily transferred to a flash drive using the USB-A host port or to a computer using the micro USB-B port
  • Data is exported as a .CSV file for use with common spreadsheet programs

Battery Status Indicator

  • Indicates the amount of battery life left

Error Messages

  • Photometric error messages include no cap, high zero, and standard too low
  • pH calibration messages include clean electrode, check buffer and check probe

On-screen Features

method selection

Method Selection
Users can easily select any one of the 23 measurement methods via the dedicated METHOD button.

data logging

Data Logging
Up to 1000 measurement readings can be logged with user and sample ID and recalled for future use.

ph measurement mode

pH Measurement Mode
Selecting the pH measurement mode allows for the photometer to be used as a professional pH meter with many features including temperature compensated measurements, automatic two point calibration, and GLP.

Advanced Optical System

HI83306 is designed with an innovative optical system that incorporates a beam splitter so that light can be used for absorbance readings and for a reference detector. The reference detector monitors the intensity of light and modulates when there is drift due to power fluctuation or the heating of the optical components. Each part has an important role in providing unparalleled performance from a photometer.

photometer multiparameter optical

High Efficiency LED Light Source

An LED light source offers superior performance as compared to a tungsten lamp. LEDs have a much higher luminous efficiency, providing more light while using less power. They also produce very little heat, which could otherwise affect the optical components an electronic stability. LEDs are available in a wide array of wavelengths, whereas tungsten lamps are supposed to be white light (all wavelengths of visible light) but actually have a poor blue/violet light output.

High Quality Narrow Band Interference Filters

The narrow band interference filter not only ensure greater wavelength accuracy (+/- 1 nm) but are extremely efficient. The filters used allow up to 95% of the light from the LED to be transmitted as compared to other filters that are only 75% efficient. The higher efficiency allows for a brighter, stronger light source. The end result is higher measurement stability and less wavelength error.

Reference Detector for a Stable Light Source

A beam splitter is used as part of the internal reference system of the HI83306 photometer. The reference detector compensates for any drift due to power fluctuations or ambient temperature changes. Now you can rely on a stable source of light between your blank (zero) measurement and sample measurement.

Large Cuvette Size

The sample cell of the HI83306 fits a round, glass cuvette with a 25 mm path length. Along with the advanced optical components, the larger size of the cuvette greatly reduces errors in rotation from the indexing mark of the cuvettes. The relatively long path length of the sample cuvette allows the light to pass through more of the sample solution, ensuring accurate measurements even in low absorbance samples.

Focusing Lens for Greater Light Yield

Adding a focusing lens to the optical path allows for the collection of all of the light that exits the cuvette and focusing the light on the silicon photo detector. This novel approach to photometric measurements cancels the errors from imperfections and scratches present in the glass cuvette eliminating the need to index the cuvette.



pH Range Photometer: 6.5 to 8.5 pH 
pH electrode: -2.00 to 16.00 pH
pH Resolution Photometer: 0.1 pH 
pH electrode: 0.01 pH
pH Accuracy Photometer: ±0.1 pH 
pH electrode: ±0.01 pH
pH Calibration Automatic one or two point calibration with one set of standard buffers available (4.01, 6.86, 7.01, 9.18, 10.01)
pH Temperature Compensation Automatic (-5.0 to 100.0 oC; 23.0 to 212.0 oF); limits reduced based on the pH electrode used
pH CAL Check (electrode diagnostics) clean electrode and check buffer/check probe displayed during calibration
pH Method Photometer: phenol red
pH-mV Range ±1000 mV
pH-mV Resolution 0.1 mV
pH-mV Accuracy ±0.2 mV


Oxygen, Dissolved

Oxygen, Dissolved Range 0.0 to 10.0 mg/L (as O2)
Oxygen, Dissolved Resolution 0.1 mg/L
Oxygen, Dissolved Accuracy ±0.4 mg/L ±3% of reading
Oxygen, Dissolved Method Adaptation of the Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, 18th edition, Azide modified Winkler method



Absorbance Range 0.000 to 4.000 Abs
Absorbance Resolution 0.001 Abs
Absorbance Accuracy +/-0.003Abs @ 1.000 Abs



Ammonia Range Low Range: 0.00 to 3.00 mg/L
Medium Range: 0.00 to 10.00 mg/L 
High Range: 0.0 to 100.0 mg/L (all as NH3-N)
Ammonia Resolution Low and Medium Range: 0.01 mg/L 
High Range: 0.1 mg/L
Ammonia Accuracy Low Range: ±0.04 mg/L ±4% of reading 
Medium Range: ±0.05 mg/L ±5% of reading 
High range: ±0.5 mg/L ±5% of reading
Ammonia Method Adaptation of the ASTM Manual of Water and Environmental Technology, D1426-92, Nessler method



Free Chlorine Range 0.00 to 5.00 mg/L (as Cl2)
Free Chlorine Resolution 0.01 mg/L
Free Chlorine Accuracy ±0.03 mg/L ±3% of reading
Total Chlorine Range 0.00 to 5.00 mg/L (as Cl2)
Total Chlorine Resolution 0.01 mg/L
Total Chlorine Accuracy ±0.03 mg/L ±3% of reading
Chlorine Method Adaptation of the EPA 330.5 DPD method


Chromium, Hexavalent

Chromium, Hexavalent Range Low Range: 0 to 300 μg/L (as Cr6+
High Range: 0 to 1000 μg/L (as Cr6+)
Chromium, Hexavalent Resolution 1 μg/L
Chromium, Hexavalent Accuracy Low Range: ±1 μg/L ±4% of reading 
High Range: ±5 μg/L ±4% of reading
Chromium, Hexavalent Method Adaptation of the ASTM Manual of Water and Environmental Technology, D1687-92, Diphenylcarbohydrazide method.


Color, Water

Color, Water Range 0 to 500 PCU (Platinum Cobalt Units)
Color, Water Resolution 1 PCU
Color, Water Accuracy ±10 PCU ±5% of reading
Color, Water Method Adaptation of the Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, 18th edition, Colorimetric Platinum Cobalt method.



Copper Range Low Range: 0.000 to 1.500 mg/L (as Cu2+)
High range: 0.00 to 5.00 mg/L (as Cu2+)
Copper Resolution 0.001 mg/L; 0.01 mg/L
Copper Accuracy Low Range: ±0.01 mg/L ±5% of reading 
High Range ±0.02 mg/L ±4% of reading
Copper Method Adaptation of the EPA bicinchoninate method


Cyanuric Acid

Cyanuric Acid Range 0 to 80 mg/L (as CYA)
Cyanuric Acid Resolution 1 mg/L
Cyanuric Acid Accuracy ±1 mg/L ±15% of reading
Cyanuric Acid Method Adaptation of the turbidimetric method



Molybdenum Range 0.0 to 40.0 mg/L (as Mo6+)
Molybdenum Resolution 0.1 mg/L
Molybdenum Accuracy ±0.3 mg/L ±5% of reading
Molybdenum Method Adaptation of the mercaptoacetic acid method



Nickel Range Low Range: 0.000 to 1.000 mg/L (as Ni) 
High Range: 0.00 to 7.00 g/L (as Ni)
Nickel Resolution 0.001 mg/L; 0.01 g/L
Nickel Accuracy Low range: ±0.010 mg/L ±7% of reading 
High Range: ±0.07 g/L ±4% of reading
Nickel Method Low Range: Adaptation of the PAN method 
High Range: Adaptation of the photometric method



Nitrate Range 0.0 to 30.0 mg/L (as NO3-- N)
Nitrate Resolution 0.1 mg/L
Nitrate Accuracy ±0.5 mg/L ±10% of reading
Nitrate Method Adaptation of the cadmium reduction method



Nitrite Range 0 to 150 mg/L (as NO2-)
Nitrite Resolution 1 mg/L
Nitrite Accuracy ±4 mg/L ±4% of reading
Nitrite Method Adaptation of the Ferrous Sulfate method



Phosphate Range Freshwater
Low Range: 0.00 to 2.50 mg/L (as PO43-)
High range: 0.0 to 30.0 mg/L(as PO43-)
Phosphate Resolution 0.01 mg/L; 0.1 mg/L
Phosphate Accuracy Low Range: ±0.04 mg/L ±4% of reading 
High Range: ±1 mg/L ±4% of reading
Phosphate Method Low Range: Adaptation of the Ascorbic Acid method
High Range: Adaptation of the Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, 18th edition, Amino Acid method



Silica Range 0.00 to 2.00 mg/L (as SiO2)
Silica Resolution 0.01 mg/L
Silica Accuracy ±0.03 mg/L ±3% of reading
Silica Method Adaptation of the ASTM Manual of Water and Environmental Technology, D859, Heteropoly Molybdenum Blue method



Silver Range 0.000 to 1.000 mg/L (as Ag)
Silver Resolution 0.001 mg/L
Silver Accuracy ±0.020 mg/L ±5% of reading
Silver Method Adaptation of the PAN method



Zinc Range 0.00 to 3.00 mg/L (as Zn)
Zinc Resolution 0.01 mg/L
Zinc Accuracy ±0.03 mg/L ±3% of reading
Zinc Method Adaptation of the Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, 18th edition, Zincon method


General Meter

Input Channels 1 pH electrode input and 4 photometer wavelengths
pH Electrode digital pH electrode (not included)
Logging Type log on demand with user name and sample ID optional input
Logging Memory 1000 readings
Connectivity USB-A host for flash drive; micro-USB-B for power and computer connectivity
GLP calibration data for connected pH electrode
Display 128 x 64 pixel LCD with backlight
Battery Type / Life 3.7 VDC Li-polymer rechargeable battery / >500 photometric measurements or 50 hours of continuous pH measurement
Power Supply 5 VDC USB 2.0 power adapter with USB-A to micro-USB-B cable (included)
Environment 0 to 50.0 oC (32 to 122.0 oF); 0 to 95% RH, non-condensing
Dimensions 206 x 177 x 97 mm (8.1 x 7.0 x 3.8")
Weight 1.0 kg (2.2 lbs.)
Photometer/Colorimeter Light Source 4 LEDs with 420 nm, 525 nm, 575 nm, and 610 nm narrow band interference filters
Photometer/Colorimeter Light Detector silicon photodetector
Bandpass Filter Bandwidth 8 nm
Bandpass Filter Wavelength Accuracy ±1 nm
Cuvette Type round, 24.6 mm
Number of Methods 128 max.
Ordering Information HI83306 is supplied with sample cuvettes and caps (4 ea.), cloth for wiping cuvettes, USB to micro USB cable connector, power adapter and instruction manual.
















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