Algae are important within freshwater ecosystems. They form the base of the food chain, and play a crucial role in it's ability to absorb nutrients and heavy metals. Excessive growth can cause algae blooms though, which can pose a risk to humans, animals and water quality.
Monitoring algae populations is essential when monitoring the health of lakes and other freshwater environments. FlowCam reduces your analysis time, allowing you to advance your research quickly with more comprehensive data.
FlowCam is an internationally-accepted research tool, with installations on six continents, and occasional visits to the 7th! It’s used in labs – and also on docks and vessels across the globe. Our customers utilize the FlowCam for a variety of freshwater research applications, including:
VisualSpreadsheet allows you to sort, filter, and classify particle images interactively – and even automate the process!
Options Include: 2x, 4x, 10x, or 20x objectives; cross-polarized illumination, 488 or 532nm laser, and color or black & white camera.