20 May 2021

Advantages and disadvantages of colorimeter

A colorimeter is a piece of equipment used in colorimetry. It refers to a system that aids in the absorption of a certain wavelength of light by a specific solution. Using the beer lambert law, the colorimeter is used to determine the concentration of a specified solute in a given solution. So here this article gives the pros and cons of colorimeter to better understand this topic.

Pros of colorimeter | Advantages of colorimeter:

  • Result available in less than 1 second
  • A handheld and pocket-sized colorimeter can make between 100 and 300 measurements of four AA batteries.
  • It is inexpensive.
  • Easily variable and transportable.
 Cons of colorimeter | Disadvantages of colorimeter:
  • The colorimeter is fairly expensive.
  • Some surfaces reflect light, making it difficult to take measurements.
  • It does not work in UV and IR regions.
  • Cannot be used colorless compound.
  • We can not set a specific wavelength, As we set of range of parameters.