Atago Digital Pocket Refractometer
Refractometers And More
Refractometers are used for finding out the new index of refraction. There are four different kinds of refractometers such as traditional and digital hand held refractometers, lab refractometers and inline process refractometers. The Rayleigh refractometers are specifically used for finding out the refractive indices of gases. The applications are varied and the refractometers are to find out the plasma protein content in blood and the specific gravity in urine samples in veterinary medicine even applicable in humans too. In gemmology uses the refractometers to the optimum to find out the wavelength of the light refracted by the gems. In marine aquariums to keep the salinity and also maintain the specific gravity of the water, refractometers are of great help.
In the automobile industry has been using refractometers for finding out coolant concentration and also ph values of coolant oils. If you are not home brewing then owning a refractometer would be good idea as it will help in determining the specific gravity of the liquid before fermentation and the amount of fermentable sugars present in the brewing liquid. The beekeeper use the refractometers for finding out the amount of water content in the honey collected. The automatic refractometers are gaining popularity and help in getting results faster and this is possible by the sensors that are attached to the automatic refractometers. This can be used with software and get accurate analysis of all the data with different readings at each level which can be compared and a statistical chart be prepared for further research.