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Book with the best titrations available

October 14, 2008

What book or books would you recommend that give the latest titration procedures.

Chris Terrell
Shop - Toccoa, Georgia

October 15, 2008


First the obvious: What are you trying to titrate? Second obvious question: You do know you are asking a subjective question?

Many people have their preferred references. Some use only specific methods from one reference and utilize another reference for additional information. Personally, most of the sources I use are little known books which are mostly out of print, some from overseas publishers.

I think what you need to do is to develop a basic "library shelf". One reference, which includes many traditional analytic methods for plating and related solutions is the Metal Finishing Guide Book (published yearly by Metal Finishing Magazine). Another is the current or any old edition of Electroplating Engineering Handbook by Durney et. al. (additional authors depending on edition). There are many others. Since I am presuming that you work in a plating facility (captive or job shop) you should ask your vendors for procedures. You might also ask those other sales people who call on your firm for their procedures for their competitive materials and see if the methods of different. Collect information then decide which is best for you.

Some companies do have proprietary methods/reagents which are believed to be easier to use. However, the basic chemistry for these generally comes back to one of the generic methods.

Good Luck,

Gene Packman
process supplier - Great Neck, New York

January 1, 2009

Kenneth Langford wrote a book about analysis of plating solutions. I have not the name in english but in spanish is "Analisis de baños electrolìticos".

Hector Longueira B
- Antofagasta, Chile

January 2, 2009

Thanks, Hector. In English it's "Analysis of Electroplating and Related Solutions".


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