Application Notes

You can find here some examples of applications for our electrodes and potentiostats. The application notes and the corresponding method files can be downloaded on this page.

Galvanic Isolation in Applications

A frequently asked question is “Do I need the Galvanic Isolation option?”. In this application note the term galvanic isolation is explained as well as the different options for our devices. Furthermore, common applications for galvanic isolation are presented.

Galvanic Isolation in Applications

OCP with MUX8-R2

The multiplexer MUX8-R2 offers the possibility to record reliable Open Circuit Potential (OCP) measurements in the Alternating mode, which allows to monitor the OCP of multiple samples / working electrodes over time with a single potentiostat. This is a significant improvement compared to its predecessors MUX8 and MUX16.
In this application note it is demonstrated how to setup and perform an OCP measurement with the MUX8-R2 in the Alternating mode.

OCP with MUX8-R2 

Measuring Naphthol with carbon electrodes (IS-1)

The screen printed carbon electrodes by ItalSens IS-1 have been characterized by measuring naphthol, but can also be used for quantification of naphthol.

Test procedure for IS-1 graphite electrodes by measuring naphthol

Methods for IS-1 ItalSens Graphite Sensor Naphthol

Mercury Analysis using ItalSens gold electrodes (IS-Au)

Mercury is poisonous and present in many other metal resources. Due to mining activities it also present in ground water, rivers, lakes and oceans. Gold surfaces form alloys with mercury thus allowing stripping voltammetry.

Mercury Analysis using the ItalSens Au Sensor

IS-Au Hg Detection all in one bundle

Au conditioning bundle

Heavy Metal Detection in River Water using ItalSens heavy metal electrodes (IS-HM)

Heavy metals poison every year still thousands of people. Observing the quality of our drinking and food is an important application for electrochemical sensors.

Heavy Metal Analysis of River Water using the ItalSens HM1 sensors

HM1 conditioning bundle

HM1 standard addition river water

complete Analysis HM1 standard addition river water with curves