Potentiometric determination of nonionic surfactants based on polyoxyethylene adducts with the NIO electrode

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The titrimetric determination of nonionic surfactants on the basis of polyoxyethylene adducts (POE adducts) is described in the Bulletin. The basis for the determination is the transfer of the nonionic surfactant into a pseudo-cation compound and its precipitation titration with sodium tetraphenylborate (Na-TPB). The NIO electrode is used for the indication of the potentiometric titration. This Bulletin describes determinations in raw products, formulations and wastewater and draws attention to special features, possibilities, limits and disruptions.