Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1985, 50, 428-444

Identification of gross errors in balance measurements

František Madron

Chemopetrol, Research Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, 400 60 Ústí nad Labem


Methods so far proposed for identifying gross error sources in making a one-component mass balance are compared for their effectiveness and the work load involved. Causes of failure of some of the methods are discussed. An approach in which arrangement of normalized adjustments is coupled with successive elimination of measured quantities is recommended as the preferred method.