SI Analytics produce a comprehensive handbook on pH measurement
18 May 2017
SI Analytics, a Xylem brand, with over 75 years experience in the development of analytical instruments, has produced a comprehensive guide to all aspects of pH measurement.
SI Analytics have a long history in producing analytical instruments,traced back through its former SCHOTT® Geräte name to the invention of glass electrodes in 1937 when SCHOTT® laid the foundation for the success of electrochemical measurement and now as a brand owned by the internationally renowned water solutions company Xylem. As a world leader in sensors and instrumentation, SI Analytics are therefore in an ideal position to produce a handbook that provides a comprehensive guide to the measurement of pH and electrical potential as a technique in chemical analysis (potentiometry).
This detailed but compact primer covers everything needed by the novice and anyone wishing to refresh their basic understanding of these vital aspects of efficient laboratory performance. After a useful introduction to the basics of potentiometry and pH measurement, which, amongst other information, covers electrochemical potential, the Nernst equation and methods of pH measurement the handbook has sections on the following.
The structure of pH electrodes, potentiometry of the pH electrode, buffer solutions and safety in pH measurement, measuring equipment, use maintenance and care of electrodes. The last section is particularly useful as it contains a table that gives representative examples of different measurement technologies and the recommended areas of use in each case, as well very useful recommendations for electrode upkeep that everybody should take on board.
This is not just a textbook interpretation of the field though, SI Analytics have successfully linked content with their own lab findings to produce a practical guide; a guide which is complemented by reference to SI Analytic’s own range of products to provide genuinely helpful recommendations for specific applications. There is also a useful index to some basic technical terms for those new to the field.
To receive a printed copy of the 90-page pH handbook, ideal for your library or as a general reference tool, please send an e-mail with your postal address to Xylem Analytics or click on the link below to launch an email client.