A Guide to Reference Electrodes

A Guide to Reference Electrodes The purpose of a reference electrode is to provide a constant and defined potential. This potential is determined by the electrolyte inside the electrode, and the reference element used. Most electrodes are combination electrodes, meaning they combine a stable reference and a

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Why are educational electrodes an important tool?

Why are educational electrodes an important tool? Since 1991 Sentek has been providing a range of electrochemical sensors for use in science, industry and education. Many schools and colleges will use educational electrodes as part of their practical lessons, to help educate students on measurement and analysis

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How do ion selective electrodes work?

How do ion selective electrodes work? Ion selective electrodes allow us to measure the activity of a specific ion in a sample, by measuring the potential of a measuring cell which has a membrane that is specific to a certain ion, against the potential of a reference

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What is pH Measurement Used For?

What is pH Measurement Used For? If you are conducting any research that involves measuring the pH of a substance, you will need an appropriate pH measurement device. This is done through the use of a pH electrode and meter that shows how acidic a solution is

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Conical Flask Uses

Conical Flask Uses Conical flask uses within the laboratory are numerous and varied. Beaker chemistry is an integral element of testing and manufacture within the field of medical science and many other sectors. So ubiquitous are they, that a scientist without a conical flask is like a

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Types of pH Meter

Types of pH Meter It is important to define the difference between a pH meter and pH probe in order to understand their overall functions. A pH meter is an instrument that measures the overall acidity or alkalinity of a liquid or solution. This is measured on

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Why Food Safety is Important in Manufacturing

Why Food Safety is Important in Manufacturing We often take the safety and quality of our food for granted. However, we should also mention that such high standards can be challenging to achieve within the manufacturing industry. Whether referring to possible contamination hazards to ensuring that perishables

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A Look Into The Food Processing Industry

A Look Into The Food Processing Industry Just how big is the food processing industry? Believe it or not, but food and drink (also known as F&B – Food & Beverage) is the largest manufacturing sector in the UK. According to the Food & Drink Federation, F&B

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How are Biofuels Made?

How are Biofuels Made? People within the industry are often asked the question ‘how are biofuels made?’ Not surprisingly it’s a question that can’t be answered in a sentence. Here we take a look at the manufacture of biofuels and try to answer that question, as well

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What is pH Adjustment?

What is pH Adjustment? The science of everyday things Sentek is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of probes, pH electrodes and sensors, specifically designed for use in a range of manufacturing and other procedures, including pH adjustment. Although these instruments are essentially scientific in nature, their

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How to Pick the Right pH Testing Equipment

How to Pick the Right pH Testing Equipment Most people, even if they don’t work in a specialist profession, have a bit of knowledge about pH and its significance. It is one of the first lessons taught in school chemistry because knowing how to measure acidity and

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