Analytical Method: Lead in motor fuel

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. 114833  Spectroquant® Lead Cell Test
Cat.No. 109717  Spectroquant® Lead Test
Cat.No. 804771  Iodine monochloride
Cat.No. 822156  Tetraethylammonium chloride
Cat.No. 100063  Acetic acid 100 % for analysis
Cat.No. 101188  Ammonium nitrate for analysis
Cat.No. 105432  Ammonia solution 25 % for analysis
Cat.No. 116754  Water for analysis
Cat.No. 106657  Sodium sulfite for analysis
Membrane filter with 0.45 μm pore diameter
Reagent 1:
Dissolve 5 g iodine monochloride, 1 g tetraethylammonium chloride in 94 g of 100 % acetic acid for analysis.
Reagent 2:
Dissolve 3 g ammonium nitrate and 7 ml 25 % ammonia solution in water for analysis in a 1-l volumetric flask and make up to the mark with water for analysis.
Sample preparation:
Place 5.0 ml of fuel sample in a 100-ml separating funnel, add 0.50 ml reagent 1 and mix. Close off the funnel and allow to stand for 10 minutes, shaking occasionally. Extract three times with 10 ml of reagent 2, each time transferring the lower phase to a 250-ml volumetric flask. Add 120 mg of sodium sulfite, mix and fill to the mark with water for analysis. Mix the solution well. Prior to analysis, pass about 5 ml of the sample through a membrane filter.
Determine with the above mentioned test kits.
Lead content in mg/l Pb = analysis value in mg/l Pb x 50
Literature reference:
DIN 51769, Part 9 and ASTM D 3348-85


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