Determination of suppressor with CVS using the calibration technique «smartDT» with dynamic addition volumes


The Application Bulletin describes the determination of suppressor in acid copper baths by smartDT. The determination of suppressor with dilution titration (DT) involves numerous additions with standard solution or sample to reach the evaluation ratio. Usually fixed, equidistant addition volumes are used. With smartDT, variable addition volumes are used that are dynamically calculated by the software. At the beginning, the volumes are bigger. Towards the evaluation ratio, the addition volume becomes smaller to guarantee a good accuracy of the result. The operator defines the first and the smallest addition volume to be used. All volumes in between are calculated by the software considering the progress of the determination.

The time saving with smartDT compared to a classic DT with fixed addition volumes can be up to 40%.

smartDT is suitable for nonlinear regression and quadratic regression as well as linear interpolation. It can be used for determination of suppressor in acid copper baths as well as in tin and tin-lead baths and works with 1, 2, and 3 mm Pt working electrodes.

A 800 Dosino is required for the automatic addition of suppressor standard or sample. The method can also be used in fully automated systems.