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On Calibration of pH Meters
AbstractThe calibration of pH meters including the pH glass electrode, ISE electrodes,buffers, and the general background for calibration are reviewed. Understanding of basicconcepts of pH, pOH, and electrode mechanism is emphasized. New concepts of pH, pOH,as well as critical examination of activity, and activity coefficients are given. Theemergence of new solid state pH electrodes and replacement of the salt bridge with aconducting wire have opened up a new horizon for pH measurements. A pH buffer solutionwith a conducting wire may be used as a stable reference electrode. The misleadingunlimited linear Nernstian slope should be discarded. Calibration curves with 3 nonlinearportions for the entire 0—14 pH range due to the isoelectric point change effect areexplained. The potential measurement with stirring or unstirring and effects by double layer(DL) and triple layer (TL) will be discussed.
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Cheng, K.L.; Zhu, D.-M. On Calibration of pH Meters. Sensors 2005, 5, 209-219.View more citation formats
Cheng KL, Zhu D-M. On Calibration of pH Meters. Sensors. 2005; 5(4):209-219.Chicago/Turabian Style
Cheng, K. L.; Zhu, Da-Ming. 2005. "On Calibration of pH Meters." Sensors 5, no. 4: 209-219.