The RS1 is designed to automatically perform colorimetric ion exchange measurements in a process setting. The system first retrieves a known volume of sample from a stream and mixes the sample with known volumes of up to 3 reagents in succession. After each reagent addition, a mixing cycle is performed followed by a variable reaction delay. After the reagent addition process is complete, the final solution is transported to an analysis cell where the concentration of the compound of interest can be determined via an absorbance measurement. The RS1 is designed to be mounted near to the pipeline which contains the sample of interest. The sample is retrieved from the pipeline via a fast loop.
The RS1 is ideal for applications, including silica and water hardness, that require reagents to make the final concentration measurement.