NT Sensors has developed solid-state ion-selective electrodes in order to perform in-situ chemical analysis prior to laboratory full analysis. Solid-state nanotechnology allows ISE miniaturization, that is, determination of up to 10 parameters only using 2 probes, in the same liquid volume as you would analyse one parameter.
NT Sensors’ IMACIMUS Multi Ion equipment analyses up to 10 parameters (pH, Cl, NO3-, NH4+, Ca2+, Mg2+, K+, Na+, hardness and conductivity) in one measurement in only 60 seconds.
Thanks to NT Sensors multi-ion solutions, the 10 parameters are calibrated at once with only three calibration points.
Single ION pH
NT Sensors software
Example of typical applications of ISE:
Chemical condition sensors such as pH, CE (electrical conductivity) and nutrient-soluble ions such as nitrates, chlorides, ammonium, magnesium, potassium, calcium and sodium are the new tools of precision agriculture. However, nutrients cannot be analyzed directly from the soil, requires a separation of sample and soil, This requires the use of a vacuum probe that extracts soluble nutrients from the soil and then be determined by multi-parameter readers such as the IMACIMUS Kit.
For its validation the company NT Sensors made a comparative report with the results obtained from four different laboratories that analyzed the same sample using the IMACIMUS equipment. They concluded that, although there are variations in the analyses between laboratories and the team evaluated, the differences are not significant.