Oxyview 1 – Oxygen Electrode


Oxygen Electrode Measurement Teaching System

  • Convenient, low cost system for teaching of photosynthesis research & cellular respiration measurements using the oxygen electrode
  • DW1/AD electrode chamber with base mounted S1 oxygen electrode disc
  • Oxyview electrode control unit with integral magnetic stirrer
  • Oxygen content of sample displayed as digital or percentage value
  • User-friendly configuration via a responsive 4 button control panel and a series of comprehensive menu screens
  • Analogue output for connection to a chart recorder or other external recording device
  • Minimal footprint (90 x 135mm) allowing multiple units where bench space is limited


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  • The Oxyview 1 liquid-phase oxygen electrode teaching system has been designed in response to the ever-increasing demand for a low-cost system for teaching photosynthesis and respiration measurements using oxygen electrode techniques. The system is designed to be used in a busy teaching environment but is equally at home in a modern research facility.
  • The Oxyview 1 system provides a high degree of flexibility allowing oxygen evolution or consumption to be demonstrated from a wide range of samples from isolated chloroplasts to mitochondria suspensions in assays for both photosynthesis and cellular respiration studies.
  • The system is setup and configured in minutes allowing multiple systems to be used easily amongst large groups for student practicals and techniques demonstrations.
  • Clark type oxygen electrodes are used in an enormous number of different bio-sensing applications from measurement of mitochondrial respiration in bio-medical applications and as a probe of photosynthetic performance in plant biology labs.
  • The Oxyview 1 system is an ideal solution for practical demonstrations of this significant and highly flexible method of bio-sensing throughout all areas of the biological sciences.

OXYV1 _Oxygen Electrode Control Unit.


  • Manual Oxygen control box and integrated magnetic stirrer.
  • The Oxyview is configured and controlled via a front mounted control panel featuring 4 touch-sensitive buttons. Configuration is achieved by navigating through a series of simple menu screens and following the displayed guidelines for each step of the setup process. These configuration steps include setting of the stirrer speed (for liquid-phase measurements) and back-off and gain settings. Once configured, the Oxyview control unit provides an accurate and stable reading of the oxygen content of the sample in question
  • The Oxyview control unit has an integral magnetic stirrer for liquidphase applications allowing the overall footprint of the Oxyview 1 system to be minimal (90 x 135mm); convenient when multiple setups are required for teaching programmes in limited space
  • The Oxyview control unit is powered by a 12V DC wall cube which connects directly to the rear of the unit. Also at the rear is a 0 – 5V analogue output. This allows the measured values from the control unit to be logged to an external recording device such as a chart recorder or similar datalogger accepting a 0 – 5V analogue input.

DW1/AD oxygen electrode chamber


  • Provides a highly versatile solution to measurements of dissolved oxygen in liquid-phase samples. It can be used for a wide range of applications from basic teaching through to more advanced research assays
  • Due to the gas-tight plunger assembly, the DW1/AD lends itself particularly well to respiration assays in small sample volumes where any minute diffusion of ambient oxygen into the chamber may cause measurement artefacts
  • The DW1/AD oxygen electrode chamber is constructed from clear cast acrylic providing good sample visibility & uniform illumination. Precise temperature control of the sample and electrode disc can be achieved by connecting the water jacket of the DW1/AD to a thermoregulated circulating water bath
  • The sample is housed within a borosilicate glass reaction vessel which has a variable sample volume of between 0.2 and 2.5ml controlled by the gas-tight adjustable plunger assembly. This plunger has a stoppered central precision bore allowing additions/subtractions to be made to/from the reaction mixture using a standard Hamilton type syringe.

S1 electrode


  • The Oxyview 1 system is based around the S1 Clark type polarographic oxygen electrode disc. When fitted, the dome of the electrode disc forms the floor of the electrode chamber reaction vessel providing a sensitive and rapid response to small changes in oxygen tension within the sample
  • The electrode disc comprises a central platinum cathode and a concentric silver anode. Preparation of the electrode includes the addition of electrolyte and the application of a thin oxygen permeable P.T.F.E. membrane to the electrode dome
  • Once prepared and positioned in the electrode chamber, the disc is connected to an electrode control unit which applies a small polarising voltage between the platinum and silver electrodes. In the presence of oxygen, a small current is generated proportional to oxygen activity in the sample
  • S1 electrode to provide sensitive and reliable tools for a vast range of applications from the demonstration of oxygen evolution from photosynthetic organisms to the analysis of mitochondrial respiration rates.
  • With modifications and in conjunction with accessory equipment, the S1 oxygen electrode disc may be used to measure other gasses such as hydrogen and nitric oxide.
OXYV1 Oxyview Electrode Control Unit
Measuring Range 0 – 100% oxygen
Min. O2 Resolution 10 x 10-6 μmols/ml at 20 °C
Integral Magnetic Stirrer Manually operated between 250 – 900rpm in % steps
Polarising Voltage Selectable between 0.4 – 0.9V (0.7V recommended default)
Gain: Coarse gain x1, x2, x5, x10, x20, x50, x100.

Fine gain in 1mV steps

Back Off Signal back off in 1mV steps.
Integral Test Resistor Yes
Signal Inputs Electrode disc input
Signal Output 0 – 5V analogue output of electrode signal
Dimensions 90 (w) x 135 (d) x 85mm (h). Weight: 320g
Power Supply 95 – 260V universal input mains supply. Output 12V DC 2.5A
Electrode Chamber Compatibility All Hansatech Instruments electrode chambers


DW1 Oxygen Electrode Chamber
Measurement Suitability Liquid-phase respiration/photosynthesis
Construction Clear cast acrylic
Sample Chamber Precision bore, borosilicate glass tube
Sample Volume 0.2 – 2.5ml
Temperature Control Water jacket connected to thermoregulated circulating water bath
Dimensions 65 (d) x 105mm (h). Weight 100g
Plunger Variable plunger assembly with central bore for sample additions


S1 Oxygen Electrode Disc
Electrode Type Clark type polarographic oxygen sensor
Electrode Output Typically 1µA at 21% O2
Residual current Typically 0.02µA in 0% O2
Response Time 10 – 90% typically < 5 seconds
Oxygen Consumption Typically <0.015µmol hr-1

Accessories & Spares Supplied

  • A2 Membrane applicator
  • A3 Top plate key and alignment jig (for disassembly of DW1/AD electrode chamber)
  • S2/P Magnetic followers
  • S3 Spare reaction vessels
  • S4 30m roll of PTFE membrane
  • S7A Spare O-rings for DW1/AD electrode chamber
  • S16 Electrode cleaning kit