Copper is an essential trace element in for plant metabolism as well as the human diet, with a daily requirement of around 2.0 mg.

Due to its malleability, thermal and electrical conductivity, and corrosion resistance, copper is also used in a variety of industrial and technological applications.

Copper may also be present in natural water and effluents due to widespread use to control biological growths in reservoirs and distribution pipes.

Hanna offers a variety of options for determine copper, some of the are:

Copper Test Kit: the HI3847 is a colorimetric chemical test kit that determines the copper concentration in samples within a 0 to 2.5 mg/L (ppm) range. The HI3847 is supplied with all of the necessary reagents and equipment to perform the analysis. The test kit contains enough reagents for perform approximately 100 tests.

The HI96747 and HI96702 portable photometers are for the measurement of copper in a wide variety of water samples.

Copper Low Range and High Range Handheld Colorimeters:  The HI702 and HI747 Checker®HC are simple, accurate, and cost-effective way to measure high and low ranges of copper. Designed as a more accurate alternative to chemical test kits, the HI702 and HI747 provide quick, accurate results in four easy steps.  The HI702 and HI747 uses an adaptation of the EPA method. The reaction between copper and the bicinchoninate reagent causes a purple tint in the sample.