Photometric determination of acidity in ethanol according to ASTM D7795

Denatured fuel ethanol may contain additives such as corrosion inhibitors and detergents as well as contaminants from manufacturing that can affect the acidity of produced ethanol fuel. An increased acid content in solvents could lead to a variety of problems like a shorter storage stability or chemical corrosion. Using the Optrode with phenolphthalein as indicator, the acidity is determined as acetic acid by titration with sodium hydroxide as titrant.