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Theoretical considerations and a simple method for measuring alkalinity and acidity in low-pH waters by gran titration

Water-Resources Investigations Report 89-4029

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Abstract

Titrations for alkalinity and acidity using the technique described by Gran (1952, Determination of the equivalence point in potentiometric titrations, Part II: The Analyst, v. 77, p. 661-671) have been employed in the analysis of low-pH natural waters. This report includes a synopsis of the theory and calculations associated with Gran's technique and presents a simple and inexpensive method for performing alkalinity and acidity determinations. However, potential sources of error introduced by the chemical character of some waters may limit the utility of Gran's technique. Therefore, the cost- and time-efficient method for performing alkalinity and acidity determinations described in this report is useful for exploring the suitability of Gran's technique in studies of water chemistry.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Theoretical considerations and a simple method for measuring alkalinity and acidity in low-pH waters by gran titration
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
89-4029
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1996
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey ; Earth Science Information Center, Open-File Reports Section,
Description:
iv, 36 p. :ill. ;28 cm.