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Thermo Orion™ AquaMate™ 8100 Vis and UV-Vis Spectrophotometers

By Orion (Thermo Orion)

Spectrophotometers for water and wastewater analysis

Thermo Orion™ AquaMate™ 8100 Vis and UV-Vis Spectrophotometers

Thermo Scientific Orion™ AquaMate UV-Vis spectrophotometers include over 260 preprogrammed methods, and are designed to meet the needs of water and wastewater analysis laboratories. AquaMate UV-Vis and Visible-only spectrophotometers incorporate advanced features and functions for ultimate flexibility in operation.

Pre-programmed Methods:

  • More than 260 preprogrammed methods offer easy and convenient measurements using Orion AQUAfast™, Merck™ or CHEMetrics™ chemistries
  • Preprogrammed methods can also be adapted for new chemistries or operators can create their own custom methods and calibration curves
  • Instruments allow a one-point adjustment on any preprogrammed method to correct for variations in batch reagent chemistries


  • Glove friendly 7-inch touch screen controller
  • Wide variety of vials sizes can be used, including 10mm square vials, 20 and 50mm rectangular vials and an adjustable round vial holder that accommodates vials and test tube from 12 to 25mm OD


  • Performance verification tests ensure wavelength accuracy and instrument functionality
  • Each verification report gives the time, date and instrument serial number in accordance with GLP and GMP
  • Built-in wavelength accuracy test is compatible with either the internal lamp or external calibrated standards
  • Built-in test methods for stray light, noise and resolution are available to validate instrument performance further

Cat.No. 8100 includes: Test Tube Holder for vials and test tube from 12 to 25mm OD, 10mm square single-cell holder, AquaMate Water Analysis Methods Software, Snap-on Printer, Dust Cover, External Power Supply, North America power cable (NEMA 5-15), European power cable (CEE 7/7), UK Power cable (BS 1362).

Cat.No. 7100 includes: Test Tube Holder for vials and test tube from 12 to 25mm OD, AquaMate Water Analysis Methods Software, Dust Cover, External Power Supply, North America power cable (NEMA 5-15), European power cable (CEE 7/7), UK Power cable (BS 1362).


  Cat.No. 2180-8100 Cat.No. 2180-7100
Optical Design Dual Beam
Spectral Bandwidth 2.0 nm 5.0 nm
Light Source XENON flash lamp (5 years typical) Tungsten-halogen lamp (1000 hours typical)
Detector Dual silicon photodiodes
Wavelength Range 190 to 1100 nm 325 to 1100 nm
Accuracy 0.5 nm
Repeatability <±0.2 nm
Scanning Speed Slow, medium and fast (up to 1600 nm/min) Automatic— up to 1800 nm/min
Data Resolution 0.2 nm, 0.5 nm, 1 nm, 2 nm, 5 nm
Photometric Measurement Modes Absorbance, % transmittance, concentration
Range -2A to +3.5A; <1000 %T to 0 %T; 9999 C -3A to +3.5A; >1000 %T to 0 %T; 9999 C
Accuracy ±0.002A at 0.5A, ±0.004A at 1.0A, ±0.008A at 2.0A
Noise ≤0.00020A at 0A at 260 and 500 nm, ≤0.00030A at 1A at 260 and 500 nm, ≤0.00040A at 2A at 260 and 500 nm
Drift <0.0005 A/hr <0.0010A/Hr
Stray Light < 1.0%T 198 nm (KCl) , <0.05%T at 220 nm (NaI), <0.03%T at 340 nm (NaNO2) <0.05%T at 340 nm and 400 nm
Display 7-inch color touchscreen, fixed, high definition, 800 x 1280 pixels
Keypad Glove compatible touchscreen
Connectivity USB type A port for USB stick (front panel), duplex USB type B port for computer (rear panel), print via USB, etheret or Wi-Fi
Dimensions (L x W x H) 5.5 x 38.5 x 19.5cm
Power External AC to DC converter. Voltage and Frequency (Hz) selected automatically, 100–240 volts, 50–60 Hz.


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2180-AQ8100 AquaMate™ 8100 Spectrophotometer Xenon Flash Lamp $7442.00
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