Determination of Total Sulfur Dioxide in cider

CDR CiderLab: the analysis system for cider to perform quality and process controlsWith CDR CiderLab is possible to determine the Total Sulfur Dioxide in cider in 1 minute with a simple photometric reading using the cider as is without having to resort to the distillation according with the reference method OIV or to the iodometric titration according with the simplified method. Calibration is not necessary.

The Analyzers CDR CiderLab for determining Total sulfur dioxide in Cider

The system is supplied pre-calibrated and ready for use.
Results are expressed in accordance with the reference method.
The reagents have a shelf-life untill 18 months
The analytical methods are simple: the system does not require an equipped laboratory or skilled staff.

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Analyses Fermentable Sugars
Total Acidity
Acetic Acid
L-Lactic Acid
L-Malic Acid
Alcohol
Free sulfur dioxide (Free SO2)
Total sulfur dioxide (Total SO2)
pH
Yeast assimilable nitrogen (YAN)
Glycerol
TPI – Total Polyphenols Index
Configuration with tailored panel of analyses
Simultaneous Sample Analyses 16 3
Multiple Analyses on a Sample si

Method

Test type: End Point.
Time testing: one test 1 minute – 80 Test/Hour.
Are possible test sessions with several samples, up to a maximum of 16.

Calibration curve

The calibration curve of CDR CiderLab, obtained using reference methods.

Total sulfur dioxide analysis in cider: correlation curve with reference method results

Test Principle

SO32- + RSSR <—–> RSSO3– + RS-.
The sulfur dioxide contained in a cider is made to react with an organic disulphide in order to form a colored compound, whose intensity, measured at 420 nm in end-point, is directly proportional to the concentration of total sulfur dioxide in the sample.

Definition and scope of the test

Sulfur dioxide (SO2) is used in oenology mainly as preservative, but also for other purposes (for example for antiseptic, antioxidant, antioxidasic, solubilizing, combining and clarifying functions). Part of the SO2 that is added as potassium metabisulfite to juice and ciders undergoes a series of reactions. Therefore, after a short period of time, most of the sulfur dioxide reacts with some of the substances present, binds with them and forms addition compounds (combined sulfur dioxide) that are unable to express the typical properties of unbound molecules. Therefore, only the part that does not combine (free sulfur dioxide) plays an important role in preserving cider from oxidizing alterations and from some micro-organisms. This test can be used to determine the total content of SO2 in cider, which is the sum of the free and combined sulfur dioxide fractions.

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.
Code*300350 : The kit, designed for 10 tests

Code*300334 : The kit, designed for 10 tests

The reagents have a shelf-life of 18 months.

Processing – Sample Volume – Measuring Range

Cider: use as is.

Test Measuring range
(mg/L SO2)
Sample volume Resolution Repeatability
Total SO2 White Cider 15 – 250 25 µL 1 2,5 mg/L

For samples with SO2 > 200 mg/L, use 10 µL of sample and multiply the result by 2.5.

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Total sulfur dioxide was last modified: May 23rd, 2017 by CDR s.r.l.