UV Absorbance Sensors

In bioprocess operations, the UV absorbance of a liquid solution can identify the absence or presence of the molecule of interest. The measurement, typically at 280nm, is made by a spectrophotometer or photometer either in-line or off-line in a cuvette. A collimated beam of light passes through a sample with a defined path length and the absorbance is determined as the ratio of the light applied from the source to what passed through the sample.

The Single Use UV Flow Cell enables the measurement to be made non-invasively. The flow cell is connected to tubing, and the measurement is made by use of a compact photometer with fiber optic cables. This flow cell contains a special silica glass lens on the wall and compartments to attach the light source and detector. The stream to be measured flows between the lenses by way of tubing attached to the hose barb ends of the flow cell.

Technical sheet UV Absorbance Sensors



Typical applications

  • Filtration
  • Chromatography

Features and benefits

  • 1/2 inch hosebarb fitting; 1 cm path length
  • 1/4 inch hosebarb fitting; 5 mm path length
  • 1/8 inch hosebarb fitting; 2 mm path length
  • Unobstructed flow path and no dead legss
  • Qualified for use to 75 psi (5 bar)
  • Compatible with gamma irradiation & autoclavable
  • All polymeric materials meet USP Class VI
  • Each sensor is 100% tested for quality during manufacturing, including leak test
  • Manufactured in a clean room in an FDA registered, ISO 13485 facility
  • Caustic and chemical resistant polysulfone
  • Lot Certificate of Quality included with each sensor

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