What is Triton? Do I need to purchase it from Sea-Bird?

Triton X-100 is Octyl Phenol Ethoxylate, a reagent grade non-ionic surfactant (detergent). Sea-Bird uses it to help keep our conductivity cells clean and the electrodes wetted and ready for immediate use in water (a dry cell requires a few minutes to become completely wetted after immersion). Triton X-100 will not harm conductivity cells, temperature sensors, or pumped fluorometers. Do not place concentrated Triton X-100 directly on the membrane or optical window of a dissolved oxygen sensor.

Triton X-100 is supplied in 100% strength.

Triton X-100 can be ordered from Sea-Bird, but should also be available locally from a chemical supply or laboratory products companies. It is manufactured by Avantor Performance Materials (see http://www.avantormaterials.com/commerce/product.aspx?id=2147509608). See our MSDS page to view the Material Safety Data Sheet.