Tag: Oxygen


A dissolved oxygen meter is an absolutely essential tool. Any industry that takes an active interest in the quality of its surrounding water will use one of these tools on a regular basis. Oxygen is an essential component to all living things, and a lack of oxygen within a water source could mean certain death to various animals and important bacteria. With the use of this device, anyone can take the necessary steps to ensure that their waterways maintain a healthy balance for animal life.

This type of instrument comes in various guises, but they all serve the same purpose. A dissolved oxygen meter measures the amount of dissolved oxygen that is present within a water source. Polarographic sensors emit a certain voltage that can gather data regarding oxygen levels. Galvanic meters are considered to be more accurate, and do not use any electrical current. An optical florescence sensor is considered ideal for any measurements that last a long time. This type of instrument does not use up any of the oxygen when taking readings, nor is it effected by any outside substances. Therefore, it can be used for long periods of time without worry of any aging.

A dissolved oxygen meter can be used by anybody who is concerned with the health of their local water source, but this tool is commonly utilized by certain industries. Fish farmers tend to make good use of this tool as a way to ensure the health of the fish. Adequate oxygen levels will provide enough for the fish to breathe. Water treatment plants use a dissolved oxygen meter to make sure their treatment process is safe and effective. Any company that disposes waste into a water source is normally required by law to limit the amount they dump. This means it would be to their benefit to use a dissolved oxygen meter to make sure the water isn’t over polluted.

These instruments can range from $200 to around $1,400. Hanna is a brand that makes a wide range of meters. Among them is the Hi 93732N model. For roughly $250, this model can measure an oxygen range from 0 to 10mg/L. This is a typical polarographic sensor, and comes with a 9 volt battery.

Oakton also produces different models. Their DO 110 model can store up to 100 pieces of data in either Fahrenheit or Celsius. This is a galvanicmeter, and includes a probe for measurement. The display can read in mg/L, ppm, or % saturation range, and can also provide the water temperature range. It retails for about $600, and can be found at most major industrial supply website.

Water treatment, pollution control, fish farming, or any water based career will need to utilize the special functions of a dissolved oxygen meter to make sure their operations remain healthy for all involved.


Source by Ian Ainslie


Question: What do you think of Oxycise and other exercise programs that focus on breathing more so than the exercise?


I feel strongly about breathing properly for fitness, for enhancing any physical activity and also for stress reduction. When I first started working out, I was concentrating so hard on keeping up with the others in the class, I made the big mistake of holding my breath. I asked the instructor why I was experiencing pains in my chest and lungs and, fortunately, she was astute enough to suggest that I start breathing deeply. I continually remind the students to breathe. Yes, we all breathe, but often not deeply enough.


I am delighted with the focus on breathing that is suggested in the more popular than ever before sessions of Yoga and Pilates. The idea is that when we are breathing in harmony with our movements, we are also paying attention in a deep way which not only prevents injury, but also is at the heart of what fitness is all about. Deep breathing is taking air in slowly all the way down into our abdomen, then breathing more air into our lungs until we are full of air, followed by letting that air out slowly through our nose or pursed lips. So many of us are in the habit of “shallow” breathing that results in “sticky lungs” – lungs that can’t give your muscles and brain the amount of air you need for a healthy lifestyle. Deep breathing helps you relax, think clearly and feel good.


Of course, I don’t feel that breathing is the only important part of exercise. It is definitely an important part of the whole. Today, breathing therapy belongs to both alternative and mainstream health. While hard science lags behind our intuitive understanding the subject, no one questions that better breathing makes for better health – and for more effective workouts. You see, the human body is designed to discharge 70 percent of its toxins through breathing. If your breathing is not operating at peak efficiency, you are not ridding yourself of toxins properly and other systems of your body must work overtime.



Even though it has been around forever, oxygen is one of the latest trends. There are “oxygen bars” across the country where people pay to inhale oxygen. There is the alternative therapy, Oxygen Therapy, which is defined as “any modality which introduces oxygen and related therapies as part of a health regimen. This can be anything from deep breathing exercises to autohemotherapy ozone.”


A doctor from the UK writes, “I have been treating people with oxygen for a number of years now. Pure oxygen is toxic and should not be inhaled over a length of time. The maximum dilution I use is 40% with air. In the UK we have a mask with a connector which dilutes the oxygen… When in hospital I treat my patients with up to four hours a day in two hour sessions, however I have found that in the case of wound healing, one hour per day has been successful.”


I don’t know about you, but I think I will stick with getting my oxygen with steady, deep breathing, drinking lots of water, and eating lots of oxygen-laden vegetables. And this leads me to the final topic of the question.



From what I know about Oxycise – and I only know what I have read about it, since I am not willing to shell out $35.00 for a program that sounds like it promotes what I feel is the common sense workout that I have been suggesting all along. The program sounds like a sensible, low impact, muscle and strength building routine coupled with a great deal of deep breathing.


The parts of the program that signal possible “red flags” are the claims of huge weight losses without drastically changing eating habits and after only 15 minutes a day of working out. Notice, though, if you see their advertisement or visit their website that the phrase, “Results not typical. Your experience will vary.”


Source by Chris King

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