High Level QAC Test Strip, 1500ppm
The High Level QAC Test Strip (Quaternary Ammonium Compounds) measures the range of 1-1500 ppm in increments of 200, 400, 750, 1000 and 1500 ppm, and gives results in just seconds. Check for higher levels of QAC when testing stronger solutions that kill pathogenic organisms, as opposed to testing for residual QAC with our Low Level QAC test strip, or our standard QAC Quick Response Test Strip.
1. Remove a High Level QAC test strip from the vial by holding it between your index finger and thumb. Do not touch the test pad with your fingers.
2. Dip the strip into the solution to be tested and remove immediately.
3. Compare the test strip to the included color chart immediately. It is very important for the accuracy of the results to read the strip immediately (the maximum wait time is 5 seconds).
Precision Laboratories QAC test papers and strips utilize an effect commonly referred to as the “protein-error of indicators” to quantify the QAC ppm levels. While first observed with proteins (thus the name), the technique utilizes pH indicators and buffering systems to create an environment where the test paper or strip reacts (develops color) proportional to the amount of analyte (QAC) present. The PL QAC test papers and strips have color charts calibrated to solutions prepared from OASIS 146, an industry standard QAC product. The performance of the papers and strips with alternate QAC products should always be verified. In addition, any additives should be evaluated to see if they contribute to the “protein-error” effect.