Why might Ammonium standards read high using an Ammonium ISE probe?
Ammonium standards reading high with Ammonium ISE
Be sure to add the Ammonium ISA (Ionic Strength Adjustor) immediately before reading standards and samples. If the ISA is added and the standards sit, even for a couple minutes, the Ammonium (NH4) readings will be higher than expected. For example, a 50 mg/L standard drifted higher almost 1 mg/L per minute, but a freshly poured standard read as expected.