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Title: Monitoring the Chloride Concentration in International Scheldt River Basin DistrictWater Using a Low-Cost Multifunction Data Acquisition Board
Authors: Guedens, Wanda
Reynders, Monique
Van Vinckenroye, Koen
Yperman, Jan
Carleer, Robert
Issue Date: 2018
Citation: Water, 10(8) (Art N° 1025)
Abstract: In analytical chemistry laboratories, to gather in the shortest time as many data as possible with the utmost accuracy and precision, high throughput automated setups are indispensable. In the present study, to determine the chloride concentration in the international Scheldt river basin district, experiments are carried out utilizing a thermostatically controlled semi-automated setup. A novel ICT-based method is developed using a low-cost multifunction Data Acquisition Board (DAQ) controlled by a homebuilt LabVIEW™ program. Specifically, this approach enables a correlation between different parameters i.e., droplet volume, temperature, A/D voltage conversions. Here, processing experimental data of a potentiometric precipitation titration utilizing a silver nitrate standard solution as titrant in a manual burette equipped with a controllable electronic valve allows for a preliminary indication of the titration end point via the Virtual Instrument (VI) numerical first derivative tool in the LabVIEW software. The LabVIEW tool is compared with the well-known Gran method implemented in the LabVIEW program, emphasizing an accurate performance of the setup to determine the chloride concentration in fresh river water. We are confident that our findings are evidence of the versatile and powerful features of the LabVIEW controlled DAQ in the analytical chemistry laboratory.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/27132
DOI: 10.3390/w10081025
ISSN: 2073-4441
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
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