Analysis of Chloride and Sulfur in Fatty Acids, Animal and Vegetable Fats
The amount of chloride in fatty acids, animal fats and vegetable fats is analyzed because it affects the devices used during the production process.
On the other side the amount of sulfur in fatty acids, animal fats and vegetable fats is measured because some of these materials, for example methylester, are used to produce biodiesel. Processors of biodiesel need to monitor and control the Total Sulfur content in the feedstock.
The TE Instruments XPLORER-S elemental combustion analyzer, equipped with boat introduction module, has been used to perform the analysis of Chloride and Sulfur in all kind of fat samples like fatty acids, animal fats, vegetable fats and palm oil. The various samples were introduced by the ARCHIE liquids autosampler equipped with heated sample tray into the XPLORER-S. All samples have been analyzed with a RSD well below 5%.
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