Evaluations of commercial ion selective electrodes: 3. The ammonia gas-sensing membrane probe

Rauno Virtanen

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Abstract

Two makes of ammonia gas sensing membrane probes were evaluated. Calibration curves were determined repeatedly during three months both in separate solutions and in flowing solutions and in the air gap mode.Response times by a step change of analyte concentration were determined.Only minor differences between different makes were found.The measuring range of the probe is about from 1 mol/dm3 to 10 6 mol/dm3.The response time is dependent on concentration level so that at higher concentrations the probes respond considerably faster than at lower concentrations.A marked decrease in response time occurs at the concentration range of 10 4 10 5 mol/dm3.Response times are of few seconds to several minutes.The ammonia probes were found convenient and useful devices though their manipulation requires a certain degree of care.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)951-38-1336-3
Publication statusPublished - 1981
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

Publication series

SeriesTechnical Research Centre of Finland. Publications
Number6
ISSN0358-5069

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Virtanen, R. (1981). Evaluations of commercial ion selective electrodes: 3. The ammonia gas-sensing membrane probe. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. Technical Research Centre of Finland. Publications , No. 6