Bastkowski F.,Physikalisch - Technische Bundesanstalt |
Jakobsen P.T.,Danish Fundamental Metrology AS DFM |
Stefan F.,Hach Lange GmbH HL |
Kristensen H.B.,Radiometer Medical ApS RMED |
And 8 more authors.
Review of Scientific Instruments | Year: 2013
A new setup for high precision, automated secondary pH measurements together with a reference measurement procedure has been developed and tested in interlaboratory comparisons using buffers pH 4.005, pH 7.000, and pH 10.012 at 25 °C and 37 °C. Using primary buffers as standards, a standard uncertainty in pH better than 0.005 can be reached. The central measuring device is a one piece, thermostatted cell of PFA (perfluoroalkoxy) with a built-in Hamilton® Single Pore™ Glass electrode. Due to its flow-through principle this device allows pH measurements with low consumption of measurement solutions. The very hydrophobic and smooth PFA as construction material facilitates complete emptying of the cell. Furthermore, the tempering unit affords very precise temperature control and hence contributes to the low target uncertainty of the produced secondary buffer solutions. Use of a symmetric measurement sequence and the two point calibration was sufficient to reach high precision and accuracy. © 2013 American Institute of Physics.