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Backpack Lab Water Quality Educational Test Kit - HI3817BP


The HI3817BP is a Backpack Lab designed for educators and environmental science students, containing lessons, activities, and test kits that relate to important parameters in water quality. Backpack Lab is portable for ease of field or on-site measurements with all the necessary components for measurements. This portable kit contains well-constructed lessons and activities, and will allow the teacher to get the most out of their classroom time.

  • Laminated field test procedures
  • Lab activity worksheets
  • Backpack carrying case for easy transport


Tests for:

  • Acidity
  • Alkalinity
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Dissolved oxygen
  • Hardness
  • Nitrate
  • Phosphate
  • pH
  • EC
  • TDS
  • Turbidity (Secchi disk)

All tests have high resolution results based on the expected range of measurement

Replacement reagents available, each parameter can be ordered individually

Includes teacher's manual, lesson plans, classroom activities, and field testing procedures

More Information
pH Range 0.00 to 14.00
pH Resolution 0.01 pH
pH Accuracy ±0.05 pH
pH Calibration automatic, one or two-point with two sets of standard buffers (pH 4.01 / 7.01 / 10.01 or 4.01 / 6.86 / 9.18)
EC Range 0 to 3999 µS/cm
EC Resolution 1 μS/cm
EC Accuracy ±2% F.S.
EC Calibration automatic, one point at 1413 µS/cm
TDS Range 0 to 2000 mg/L
TDS Resolution 1 mg/L
TDS Accuracy ±2% F.S.
TDS Calibration automatic, one point at 1382 mg/L (ppm)
Dissolved Oxygen Measurement Type titration
Dissolved Oxygen Range 0.0 to 10.0 mg/L O₂
Dissolved Oxygen Resolution 0.1 mg/L
Dissolved Oxygen Measurement Method modified Winkler
Dissolved Oxygen Number of Test 110
Temperature Range 0.0 to 60.0°C / 32.0 to 140.0°F
Temperature Resolution 0.1°C / 0.1°F
Temperature Accuracy ±0.5°C / 1°F
Acidity Measurement Type titration
Acidity Range 0 to 100 mg/L CaCO₃; 0 to 500 mg/L CaCO₃
Acidity Resolution 1 mg/L (0 to 100 mg/L range); 5 mg/L (0 to 500 mg/L range)
Acidity Method methyl orange / phenolphthalein
Acidity Number of Tests 110
Alkalinity Measurement Type titration
Alkalinity Range 0 to 100 mg/L CaCO₃; 0 to 300 mg/L CaCO₃
Alkalinity Resolution 1 mg/L (0 to 100 mg/L range); 3 mg/L (0 to 300 mg/L range)
Alkalinity Method phenolphthalein / bromophenol blue
Alkalinity Number of Test 110
Carbon Dioxide Measurement Type titration
Carbon Dioxide Range 0.0 to 10.0 mg/L CO₂; 0.0 to 50.0 mg/L CO₂; 0 to 100 mg/L CO₂
Carbon Dioxide Resolution 0.1 mg/L (0.0 to 10.0 mg/L range); 0.5 mg/L (0.0 to 50.0 mg/L range); 1 mg/L (0 to 100 mg/L range)
Carbon Dioxide Method phenolphthalein
Carbon Dioxide Number of Tests 110
Hardness, Total Measurement Type titration
Hardness, Total Range 0.0 to 30.0 mg/L CaCO₃; 0 to 300 mg/L CaCO₃
Hardness, Total Resolution 0.3 mg/L (0.0 to 30.0 mg/L range); 3 mg/L (0 to 300 mg/L range)
Hardness, Total Method EDTA
Hardness, Total Number of Tests 100
Nitrate Measurement Type colorimetric
Nitrate Range 0 to 50 mg/L NO₃⁻-N
Nitrate Resolution 10 mg/L
Nitrate Method cadmium reduction
Nitrate Number of Tests 100
Phosphate Measurement Type colorimetric
Phosphate Range 0 to 5 mg/L PO₄³⁻
Phosphate Resolution 1 mg/L
Phosphate Method ascorbic acid
Phosphate Number of Test 50
Ordering Information HI3817BP Backpack Lab includes HI98129 Combo pH/EC/TDS/temperature tester, acidity test kit, alkalinity test kit, carbon dioxide test kit, dissolved oxygen test kit, hardness test kit, nitrate test kit, phosphate test kit, set of 10 field test procedures, teacher's resource CD, teacher's guide and backpack.
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