Measuring moisture using a karl Fischer Titrator is a common and popular choice among operators. Karl Fischer titration provides excellent accuracy at the part-per-million (PPM) level and is widely accepted and trusted as a reliable method for measuring moisture. Ketones and Aldehydes however are two organic compounds that can cause problems and lead to errors with measured results if they are present in a sample during testing. The presence of these organic compounds can create an unwanted side-effect inside the titration vessel.
What are the side-effects?
The effects are side-reactions that can either falsley increase your moisture results or falsley reduce your moisture results. Depending on whether your dealing with ketones or aldehydes or both you will want to know how to deal with them.
How do you solve the problem?
Once you have identified the problem you need to take stock in your equipment and the chemical reagents you are using. The equipment setup and reagent choices you make can help you to suppress these side reactions and obtain accurate results.
Watch this short 3 minute video to learn about the preferred equipment setup and your chemical reagent choices.
On a sidenote who knew that Ketones have an impact on the human body? Check out this cool review
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