Analysis determines water amount in organic solutions
Given its proven results, introducing the Karl Fischer titration for measuring the amount of water in organic solutions is excellent news for both existing and new clients of IQ-Lab.
IQ-Lab has already been known for its OSPAR 2005-15-analysis (measuring oil residue in water) and analyses such as NEN 6265 (testing drinking water for legionella). Forming the core of the business, these two methods have led IQ-Lab to receive its 17025 accreditation in 2011, which is the highest certification possible for European laboratories.
IQ-Lab can do so much more!
Handing you an open invitation to the laboratory, IQ-Lab welcomes you into its facility in Den Helder, the Netherlands, to have you experience the possibilities of measuring water in your own organic solutions e.g. petrol or DEG/TEG.
Thanks to the selectiveness of the method, it reacts to water only. This makes for the most accurate ppm (mg/L) measurements. Also beneficial is how the titration is broadly applicable. Not surprisingly, a growing amount of offshore corporations and suppliers benefit from the Karl Fischer method.
Saving money by efficiency
IQ-Lab introduces the coulometric Karl Fischer titration as an ‘in house measurement’, having it be close to your company, which most clients prefer. Apart from not having to travel to other laboratories in the Netherlands, it makes for short distances in communication too. During weekends or emergencies, the Den Helder based laboratory will be just by your side to offer support.
Saving you the trouble of logistics, IQ-Lab offers free pick-up and delivery service for samples within all of Den Helder. After sending in your samples to the lab, results can be returned to you within four hours in case of emergency samples. Both fast and good quality service are guaranteed.
About Karl Fischer
A German chemist, Karl Fischer published his method to trace amounts of water in samples at the first half of the twentieth century. His goal was to be able to measure the amount of water in organic solutions, such as diesel. He not only made this possible; his remains the primary method of water content determination worldwide.
The Karl Fischer titration in a nutshell: adding methanol, (Iodine) I2, (sulfur dioxide) SO2 and a base (B) to the organic solution, the amount of I2 will make for a change in color and electronic conductivity. This color shift and change in conductivity are visible after a certain amount of time and depends on the amount of water in the solution. A calculation solves X as the amount of water in the original sample.
IQ-Lab will gladly provide you with more detailed information about the possibilities.