Automatic Karl Fischer water content determination with the 874 Oven Sample Processor

Generally speaking, the gas extraction or oven method can be used for all samples which release their water when they are heated up. The oven method is indispensable in cases in which the direct volumetric or coulometric Karl Fischer titration is not possible, either because the sample contains disruptive components or because the consistency of the sample makes it very difficult or even impossible to transfer it into the titration vessel.

The present Application Bulletin describes automatic water content determination with the aid of the oven technique and coulometric KF titration, using samples from the food, plastic, pharmaceutical and petrochemical industry.