DIGITAL PH TRACKING 

CURRENT IMAGING METHODS

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Early detection and appropriate management of vinegar syndrome is one of the most critical metrics we have in defense against irreparable damage to acetate film carriers. Emphasis has been placed on the improvement in tools to manage vinegar syndrome, however, our detection of the issue continues to rely on pH sensitive strips or caps. These pH strips and caps only provide a rough estimation of the severity of decay of a sample. In addition to large expenses, the time it takes in this process to collect specimens, wait for the strips to undergo color change in the presence of the film, compare to a baseline, and record data, is extremely slow for one individual to undertake.

WHY IS DIGITAL pH PROBE RESEARCH FOR COST EFFECTIVE VINEGAR SYNDROME DETECTION IMPORTANT?

Using digital pH probes to measure acidity of a given reel can provide an accurate numerical pH reading almost instantaneously. Furthermore, rather than relying on qualia like A-D color strip change, we can measure pH as often as required, to make more proactive decisions about when to act to prevent vinegar syndrome spread. By integrating pH with other data points, we can investigate the connection between environmental conditions, time, and decay to create a representation, which not only contains physical data, but temporal information as well.

APPLICATIONS FOR DIGITAL pH TRACKING

Productivity is an important aspect of any test that needs to be applied to detect problems. This digital pH probe technology is a research tool that can not only provide better data, but also do so in a way that can direct financial resources and time to other projects where they can be used more effectively.