Description of the test Method: colorimetric with test strips (individually sealed ) 10 – 25 – 50 – 100 – 250 – 500 The nitrate test can be used for monitoring of drinking water, process water and wastewater, as well as aquarium water where limits can quickly be exceeded. It can also be used for determine nitrate in food e.g. potatoes. Contain in bottle: 100 test strip Shelf life: store 10-22C 2 year Results: 2 second Drinking Water • The largest source of nitrates in water comes from nitrogen-based fertilizers that get into shallow drinking water wells that are typically in rural areas. • Other nitrates may get into water from animal wastes and poor working sewer systems. • For infants who are bottle-fed, nitrate poisoning can happen when nitrate contaminated drinking water is used to dilute formula.
Nitrate test strip
Sodium nitrate, a preservative that’s used in some processed meats, such as bacon, jerky and luncheon meats, could increase your heart disease risk. It’s thought that sodium nitrate may damage your blood vessels, making your arteries more likely to harden and narrow, leading to heart disease. Nitrogen is an important nutrient to plants and animals. • Within soil and water, wastes from animals, humans, and fertilizer products are decomposed to form nitrates and nitrites. Nitrates and nitrites are composed of nitrogen and oxygen that occur naturally in the environment as part of the nitrogen cycle.