« Back
Light Weight Evaporation Vessel for the Determination of Dissolved Solids
Poster Title: Light Weight Evaporation Vessel for the Determination of Dissolved Solids
Submitted on 25 Mar 2015
Author(s): David Smith
Affiliations: Environmental Express
This poster was presented at Pittcon 2015
Poster Views: 1,702
View poster »

Poster Information
Abstract: The determination of dissolved solids has long been a key parameter for water quality measurements. Water having high dissolved solids content could be unsuitable for use in industry. Water with concentrations greater than 500 mg/L usually ranks very low on a taste scale and can produce particularly adverse reactions amongst those who are not native to that water source. The test generally consists of evaporation in a tared dish of a known filtered volume of the water with subsequent weighing of the residue. These dishes need to be stable at the temperatures used as well as nonreactive to the matrix of the sample. Traditionally these dishes have been made of borosilicate glass, porcelain, or platinum. The difficulty often presented by these traditional materials is the weight difference between the container and the mass of residue produced. Most methods limit the mass of residue to be between 2.5 and 200 mg. They further require that the measured mass be reproducible to ± 0.5 mg. With such a large percentage of the mass being contributed by the dish the analyst is often confronted by unnecessarily long and drawn out testing sequences. The development of a lighter weight evaporation container will be discussed.Summary: Development of a light weight vessel to be used in gravimetric analyses requiring evaporation of an aqueous matrix.Report abuse »
Ask the author a question about this poster.
Ask a Question »

Creative Commons

Related Posters

Fungi and molds in museum environment: Fungal biodeterioration of exhibited paper materials in the Criminology Museum of National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
Tziamourani E., Mitronatsios D.P., Nikolaidou N.V., Stefanidou M., and Panagiaris G.

Botanical discrimination of well-known Greek honey varieties using UPLC-QToF/MS targeted and untargeted metabolomics.
Georgios A. Koulis1,2, Panagiota A. Katsianou1, Ioannis Martakos1, Panagiotis-LoukasP. Gialouris1, Aalizadeh Reza1, Marilena E. Dasenaki2,1, Charalampos Proestos2, Nikolaos S.Thomaidis 1, Noud van der Borg3, Carsten Baessmann3

Advanced HRMS techniques for the screening of organic micropollutants in white tailed sea eagles through wide scope target and suspect methodologies
Georgios Gkotsis 1 Alexander Badry 2 Gabriele Treu 3 Maria Christina Nika 1 Nikiforos Alygizakis 1 Oliver Krone 2 Carsten Baessmann 4 Artem Filipenko 5 Nikolaos S Thomaidis 1

Aprendizaje tecnodigital
Brenda Miranda, Yulissa Pallares y Miguel García

Effect of landscape structure and habitat quality on the populations of a short-lived perennial plant, Salvia nemorosa
Santiago Ordonez (1), Balázs Deák (2), Orsolya Valkó (2), Vivien Szász (1) and Anna M. Csergő(3)