pH probes are devices used to measure the acidity or alkalinity of a substance. This is called the pH level. The construction of a pH probe typically consists of an pH electrode, a temperature sensor and a housing. pH measurement is important as it provides the user with a readout of the chemical conditions of a solution.
pH probes are rod or pen-shaped devices which are placed into the solution. They are used alongside pH Meters which convert the reading into a visual output. Some pH probes offer additional functionality, such as temperature reading and automatic calibration.
Types of pH probe
pH probes are available in a variety of different configurations that meet a range of different needs. Types of probe include:
- Glass probes
- PEI (Polyetherimide) probes
- Titanium probes
- PVDF (Polyvinylidene fluoride) probes
ph probes are also available with different types of electrodes such as Conductivity, Oxidation Reduction Potential and pH as well as a variety of temperature measurement ranges.
Applications of pH probes.
pH probes help provide a measurement of acid and alkaline levels in solutions and its electrical potential. pH probes have a wide range of use in applications such as:
- Quality control
- Swimming pools
- Soil measurements in agriculture
- Environmental remediation