Determination of bicarbonate in water used in brewing proces

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The analysis of bicarbonates allows, in a simple and fast way, to quantify the concentration of the analyte in the water used in the brewing process.

The systems to test bicarbonate in water used in brewing process

bicarbonates levels in the water used in the brewing process can be measured using CDR BeerLab®, a system which enables you to carry out a wide panel of chemical analyses on beer and water, using a single instrument, in a process that is faster and simpler than traditional methods.
With CDR BeerLab® brewers and breweries of any size can independently carry out brewing process controls without having to rely on external laboratories.

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Analyses

Beer and Wort:
Fermentable Sugars
Lactic Acid (D + L)
Bitterness
Color
Alcohol Content
pH
Starch
Free Aminio Nitrogen by OPA (FAN)
Total sulfur dioxide (SO2)
Vicinal diketones (VDKs)
Acetic Acid

Water:
Calcium
Magnesium
Bicarbonate
Chloride
Potassium
Sulfate
Zinc

Configuration with tailored panel of analyses

Beer and Wort:
Fermentable Sugars
Lactic Acid (D + L)
Bitterness
Color
Alcohol Content
pH
Starch
Free Aminio Nitrogen by OPA (FAN)
Total sulfur dioxide (SO2)
Vicinal diketones (VDKs)
Acetic Acid

Water:
Calcium
Magnesium
Bicarbonate
Chloride
Potassium
Sulfate
Zinc

Simultaneous Sample Analyses 16 3
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Method

Test type: End Point.
Time testing: one test 10 minutes.
Are possible test sessions with several samples, up to 16 for CDR BeerLab® and 3 for Junior CDR BeerLab®

Calibration curve

The calibration curve was constructed using standard bicarbonate solutions. The trend of the curve confirmed an excellent linearity of the system over the whole measuring range.

Calibration curve of bicarbonate analysis in water perfomed by CDR BeerLab

Test Principle

The bicarbonate ion reacts with an enzymatic complex that leads to the oxidation of NADH. The decrease in absorbance measured at 366 nm is proportional to the amount of the analyte present in the water sample.

Reagent test Kits

The reagents are packaged in foil pouches containing 10 tubes useful to perform 10 analyses.

This is the minimum package that allows the use of CDR systems even to those who need to make a few analyses, thus not wasting reagents.

There are also boxes of 100 tests, however, packaged in 10 bags of 10 tubes containing the reagent.

  • Codice *300663 – The kit, designed for 10 tests
  • Codice *300660 – The kit, designed for 100 tests

The reagents have a shelf-life of 12 months.

Processing Sample

Use water as is.

Measuring Range

Analysis Measuring range Sample volume Resolution Repeatability
Bicarbonate  0 – 300 ppm 50 μL 1 ppm 1 ppm

Reagents developed by CDR S.r.l - Quality System Certified ISO 9001 Ed. 2015 - Certificate n. 9115

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Bicarbonate in Water was last modified: March 16th, 2018 by CDR s.r.l.