DP-CDM1 CO2 Dipping Probe for Measurements Down to Ambient CO2 Levels

Implantable Dipping Probe for Dissolved CO2 Monitoring

Low-Range CO2 Dipping Probe DP-CDM1

The carbon dioxide dipping probe type CDM1 is compatible with the multi-purpose carbon dioxide meter CO2-1 ST. It is designed for measurements down to ambient CO2 levels in a range of 0.02 % - 5 %. The probe has an outer diameter of 2.2 mm and is ideally suited for custom applications and integration in small scale environments. The versatile DP-CDM1 can be combined with the PreSens Manual or Automated Micromanipulators, which makes the probe ideal for research applications in animal and plant physiology, environmental assessments or analyzing liquids.

  • CO2 measurements in liquids (0.02 % to 5 % CO2)
  • Versatile for custom applications
  • For biological & environmental research
  • Ideal for analyzing liquids
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CO2 Monitoring at the Sediment-Water Interface

The PreSens CDM1 CO2 probes combined with PreSens Micromanipulators are ideally suited for profiling applications. Profiling in salt marsh ponds with our optical probes showed, that while oxygen levels are strongly affected by microbial photosynthetic activity, pH and CO2 at the sediment surface was unaffected by varying light conditions suggesting a high buffering capacity of the pond water and sediment.
(Application Note K. Koop-Jakobsen et al.)

CO2 Measurements in Plant & Animal Physiology

CO2 is an important parameter in respiration and metabolic processes. PreSens CDM1 CO2 probes are ideally suited for measurements in animal or plant research. Due to their small size, they can be integrated in many set-ups where CO2 electrodes would not fit. The graph on the left shows in vivo CO2 measurements in the haemolymph of a water-breathing dragonfly nymph.
(Application Note D. J. Lee et al.)

Monitoring CO2 in Fish Digestive Tracts

Needle-mounted PreSens fiber optic pCO2 microsensors proved to be ideal for measurements inside fish digestive tracts, as it was important to insert the sensor without rupturing the tract. The needle could be inserted through the wall of the tract directly into the desired location, allowing sequential monitoring of pCO2 in various sections of the gut. These measurements demonstrated that the pCO2 in the digestive tract is surprisingly high even in fasted fish, far above blood level, and is markedly elevated after feeding in teleosts.
(Application Note C. M. Wood et al.)



Specifications */** 
Measurement range0.02 % - 5 % CO2 at atmospheric pressure
Response time (t90) for a CO2 change from 0.5 % to 1 %< 5 min (at 25 °C)
< 3 min (at 37 °C)
Resolution at 25 °C

± 0.001 % at 0.1 % CO2
± 0.01 % at 1 % CO2

Measurement temperature rangeFrom 12 °C to 42 °C
CompatibilityAqueous solutions, pH 4 - 9
Organic solvents, volatile acids (e.g. HCl vapours, acetic acid) and sulfidic environments damage the sensor irreversibly
CalibrationCO2 sensor are pre-calibratd; re-calibration is possible and recommended

*preliminary data
**provided CO2 sensors are used without further handling in physiological solution under physiological conditions


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