Fully automatic determination of total content of Ba, Ca, Mg, Pb and Zn in unused lubricating oils

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This Application Note describes the determination of total content of Ba, Ca, Mg, Pb and Zn in unused lubricating oil by means of the Optrode (610 nm). An excess of EDTA is first added to the metals. Afterwards, the excess EDTA is titrated back with magnesium chloride solution up to the end point of the indicator Eriochrome Black T.