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Titration Systems

Titration Systems
Titration is a common technique used in chemistry where a solution of known concentration, called the titrant, is added to a solution containing an unknown concentration of an analyte until the chemical reaction reaches a measurable endpoint. The volume of titrant used to reach the endpoint is used to determine the concentration of the analyte. It is a simple process and titrations can be performed manually (using a burette or Hach Digital Titrator) or they can be performed with an automatic titrator like the Hach AT1000 / KF1000. For additional details on titration please download Hach’s “Titration Theory and Practice” guide which can be found quickly by searching the title in the search field above!

Where Are Titrations Used?
In many industries, it is essential to know the concentration of a product, species or chemical function to ensure maximum process efficiency and finished product quality. Common applications include:

Drinking Water / Waste Water
- Determine extent of contamination, ensure adherence to requirements for filtering and regulations for disinfection
- pH, Alkalinity, Hardness, Chloride, Langelier Index, Chlorine Dioxide, Chlorite, Ammonia and Chlorine

Food / Beverage (Soft Drink, Juice, Beer, Wine, Milk, Condiments, Chips, Cheese, Soup)
- Test product to ensure readiness for consumption (quality, consistency and safety)
- pH, Salt, Sugar, Acidity, SO2, Moisture Content, Vitamin Concentrations

Petrochemical
- Ensure adherence to requirements for engine and motor oils, kerosene, gasoline and turbine fuel
- Karl Fischer Moisture Content, TAN, TBN, R-SH, BR2/I2 Number

Biogas
- Routine analysis of biogas fermenters to quickly detect any disruption in the anaerobic digestion process
- FOS/TAC (volatile acids & buffer capacity)

Do I Need an Automated Titrator?
Performing a manual titration is a very subjective process and measurements can vary significantly from operator to operator even in the same lab with the same equipment. At Hach we are happy to support your manual titration needs, but we believe many industries have evolved to levels that now require automated titration. These automated instruments minimize operator error, improve efficiency and ultimately give you the confidence to trust your results from day to day, operator to operator and location to location!

Key Benefits of an Automatic Titrator vs. Manual Titrator
- Ease of Use
- Better Lab Safety
- Increases Lab Throughput
- Reduces Cost of Ownership
- Excellent Measurement Accuracy
- Improves Measurement Reproducibility
- Prevents Calculation & Transcription Errors

What Next?
When assessing your needs against parameters, ranges, regulations and titrator options, choosing an automated titrator for your situation can seem complex. Realizing this, Hach offers a new approach with the recently launched Titralab AT1000 & KF1000 line of automated titrators. With Hach you get to choose your application pack and then select the corresponding instrument and accessories.


Click “Automatic Titrators - Complete System” below to choose the right automated titration system for you!
Automatic Titrators: Application Specific Systems

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Automatic Titrators: Instrument

Titration Instruments – Review After Selecting Application Pack

Manual Titrators

Equipment for Manual Titrations

Titration Systems

Titration is a common technique used in chemistry where a solution of known concentration, called the titrant, is added to a solution containing an unknown concentration of an analyte until the chemical reaction reaches a measurable endpoint. The volume of titrant used to reach the endpoint is used to determine the concentration of the analyte. It is a simple process and titrations can be performed manually (using a burrette or Hach Digital Titrator) or they can be performed with an automatic titrator like the Hach AT1000 / KF1000. For additional details on titration please download Hach’s “Titration Theory and Practice” guide which can be found quickly by searching the title in the search field above!


 

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