HomeChemical Analysis for Food and Beverage TestingAnalytical Method: Nitrite in potato instant powder

Analytical Method: Nitrite in potato instant powder

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. 119899 Nitrite standard solution ready to use, 1000 mg/l Nitrite
Cat.No. 104874 Potassium hydrogenphthalate for analysis
Cat.No. 116754 Water for analysis
Membrane filter 0.45 μm pore diameter

Potassium hydrogenphthalate solution 2%:
Dissolve 2 g potassium hydrogenphthalate in 100 ml of water for analysis.

Sample preparation:
In a closed Schliff-Erlenmeyer flask stir 5 g of the finely ground sample with 95 ml water for analysis and 5 ml potassium hydrogenphthalate solution 2% for 30 minutes. Then separate the suspension in the centrifuge at 4000 turns per minute for 15 minutes. Filter the supernatant solution through a folded filter. If the resulting solution is not clear, additionally filter it through a membrane filter (mesh 0.45 μm).

Determine with the above mentioned test kits.
For the determination of the influence by the matrix it is necessary to run along a samples with standard addition.

Nitrite content in mg/kg NO2 = analysis value in mg/l NO2 x 20

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