Analytical Method: Nitrite in mineral water

Instruments and Reagents:

Cat.No. 173016  Spectroquant® VIS Spectrophotometer Prove 100 or

Cat.No. 173017  Spectroquant® UV/VIS Spectrophotometer Prove 300 or

Cat.No. 173018  Spectroquant® UV/VIS Spectrophotometer Prove 600 or
Cat.No. 109748  Spectroquant® Photometer NOVA 30 or
Cat.No. 109751  Spectroquant® Photometer NOVA 60 or
Cat.No. 173632  Spectroquant® Colorimeter Move 100
Cat.No. 114946  Rectangular cells 10 mm and/or
Cat.No. 114947  Rectangular cells 20 mm and/or
Cat.No. 114944  Rectangular cells 50 mm
Cat.No. 114547  Spectroquant® Nitrite Cell Test
Cat.No. 114776  Spectroquant® Nitrite Test
Cat.No. 109057  Hydrochloric acid 1 mol/l
Cat.No. 109540  MColorpHastTM pH-indicator strips pH 0 - 2.5
Mineral waters with a high hydrogencarbonate content (buffered systems) must be acidified before the determination of the nitrites. For this reason the optimal pH-value must be closely observed.
Sample preparation:
Adjust 10 ml sample to pH 2, by dropwise addition of hydrochloric acid 1 mol/l, using pH-indicator strips
pH 0 - 2.5. Use this solution to determine Nitrite directly.
Determine with the above mentioned test kits.
Nitrite content in mg/l NO2 = analysis value in mg/l NO2


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