St John’s Island National Marine Laboratory is excited to announce the availability of the FlowCam 8000 for all registered users!
There will be a demonstration on the equipment on Tuesday, 25 September 2018 at 2.30pm.
The FlowCam is a dynamic liquid imaging particle analyser that rapidly takes images of magnified particles flowing through a fluidic system. This is then followed by the use of an image analysis software to characterise and identify the particles.
- Colour camera with high resolution (1920 x 1200 pixels)
- Camera frame rate of up to 120 frames per second
- 2 channels of fluorescence information per particle: chlorophyll, phycoerythrin, FITC, PE, FDA, CFDA, CY3, Nile Red, and more!
- Accurate results on particles from 1μm to 300μm (can be upgraded to 600μm)
- Able to process at least 0.05mL/min at 20X magnification and up to 3mL/min at 4X magnification
- Comes with integrated auto-focus mechanism
- Automated rinse and cleaning cycles
- Basic shape measurements such as equivalent spherical diameter, area-based diameter, length, width, aspect ratio, area and volume
- Image recognition and pattern matching software
- Zooplankton and phytoplankton analysis and characterisation
- Ballast water monitoring
- Harmful algal blooms monitoring
- Population dynamics
- Invasive species studies
- Blue carbon research
- Rapid identification of plankton groups
- Size characterisation of microbial flocs
- Routine monitoring of aquaria waters
- Wastewater treatment