Analytical Method: Formaldehyde in the air

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

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. 114500  Spectroquant® Formaldehyde Cell Test
Cat.No. 114678  Spectroquant® Formaldehyde Test
Cat.No. 116754  Water for analysis
Sample preparation:
Fill 2 washing bottles with 25 ml of water for analysis and connect them in series. Soak up the
air with a velocity of 2 l/min. The total absorbed volume should be 100 l. Transfer the solution of both washing bottles into a 100-ml volumetric flask, fill up to volume with water for analysis and mix.
Determine by means of Spectroquant® Formaldehyde Test, range 0.02 - 1.80 mg/m3 and 50-mm rectangular cells or Spectroquant® Cell Test, range up to 10 mg/m3.

Formaldehyde content in mg/m3 =   Formaldehyde content in mg/m3



Calculation of Vo:

Vo = p1 x V1 x 0.27 / T1
p1: measured atmospheric pressure in mbar
V1: measured gas volume in l
T1: measured temperature in Kelvin (273 temperature in °C)


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