Basic Values for Titration
Tue, 07/06/2010 - 9:38am
Equipment Used in Titration. Click to enlarge.
“The greatest technical challenge for titration systems lies in the ability to simplify a complex workflow, from sample preparation and sample analysis to the reporting of the experimental results,” says Steve Johnson, business manager for Lab Analytical Products at Mettler Toledo. “Customers [researchers] demand a ‘one-click’ solution that satisfies all aspects of their testing regimen. Initial product training, technical expertise, and field service support are all required elements of the overall solution.”
Titration Applications. Click to enlarge.
According to a recent reader survey on the use and application of titration systems in research labs performed by the editors of Laboratory Equipment in June 2010, the top issues are precision, reliability, repeatability, and ease-of-use. All of these aspects were noted by more than half of all the respondents. These are mostly generic issues that are noted on most instrument surveys of this type. What is interesting about these responses, compared to the other surveys, is the absolute level of the response rate—from 65% to 55% for these four items. This is significantly higher than other surveys, revealing the importance of these issues, or the possible lack of adequate characteristics with these issues in current titration equipment.
Issues in Titration. Click to enlarge.
Titration Categories Worked In. Click to enlarge.
Current instruments also feature maximized flexibility, plug-and-play operation, and “time-optimized” processing. These particular items were not noted as issues with titration systems, likely revealing the acceptance of these characteristics in current devices as basic requirements.
Source: Laboratory Equipment