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Main Title Ion selective electrodes in water quality analysis /
Author Thurnau, Robert C.,
CORP Author Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio. Water Supply Research Div.
Publisher Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Available to the public through National Technical Information Services [distributor],
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/2-78-106
Stock Number PB-285 724
OCLC Number 04244839
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Electrodes ; Water quality management
Additional Subjects Water analysis ; Calcium ; Alkalinity ; Chlorides ; Fluorides ; Inorganic nitrates ; pH ; Water pollution ; Potentiometric analysis ; Performance evaluation ; Accuracy ; Reliability ; Water treatment ; Potable water ; Monitoring ; Ion selective electrodes ; Water pollution detection ; Hardness(Water) ; Drinking water
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EJBD  EPA 600-2-78-106 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/26/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-78-106 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-2-78-106 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/30/2004
ESAD  EPA 600-2-78-106 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-285 724 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation iv, 37 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The maintenance of water quality whether at the treatment plant or out in the distribution system is predicated on accurately knowing the condition of the water at any particular moment. Ion selective electrodes have shown tremendous potential in the area of continuous water quality analysis, and were employed by the Water Supply Research Division's Mobile Water Quality Laboratory to monitor: alkalinity, calcium, chloride, fluoride, hardness, nitrate, and pH. The pH and the chloride electrodes were housed in a commercial unit and linked to the computer with a minimum number of operating problems. The other parameters required more development and all relied on ionic strength or pH buffers to swamp out problems of activity and ionic strength. The test periods were usually about a week in length, and data were presented as to the reliability and accuracy of the electrodes. It was found that the electrodes performed quite well, and when compared to accuracy statistics found in Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, the electrode methods were in the same region.
"Water Supply Division, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory." Issued May 1978. Includes bibliographical references (pages 34-36).