As part of our Lab Products Survey series, Lab Manager has compiled the responses of 351 lab professionals regarding the use of pH meters in the lab.
It is vital to maintain and control proper pH levels in several agricultural, industrial and environmental processes. Without the proper monitoring and control of pH levels, the quality of products will deteriorate. Like many laboratory instruments, pH meters have evolved beyond all recognition over the past several decades. Today, pH can be measured by various methods including pH paper, digital readout pocket testers, and portable and benchtop meters.
Benchtop meters are found mainly in testing or research laboratories. They are generally more expensive but offer increased accuracy and more testing options. Most portable meters are durable and well-suited for accurate pH readings in the field. Both types of meters use a wide variety of replaceable pH electrodes for individual applications and conditions. The pH meter will continue to enjoy its status as one of the most ubiquitous pieces of laboratory equipment.
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