These strips are designed and calibrated to detect trace amounts of ammonia in environments like poultry houses or animal pens, where waste typically creates ammonia fumes and levels as low as 25 parts per million can be detrimental to the animals. They are also helpful for identifying areas where more ventilation may be needed to remove dangerous ammonia levels in the air.
To use these ammonia test strips:
Tear a piece of tester paper approximately 1–2 inches long from the dispenser.
Moisten it with water, then hold it in the air (if an animal pen, hold at the animals’ breathing height) for 15 seconds until the color changes.
Compare the color change to the indicators on the dispenser to determine animal pen ammonia concentrations.
*Numbers indicate concentrations in parts per million.