DVLS Fast Peroxide Analyzer


Peroxides present a potential safety hazard during production and storage. They also have a negative effect on fuels and fuel systems by reducing the octane rating in gasoline. To monitor the trace amounts of peroxides Da Vinci Laboratory Solutions has developed the Fast Peroxide Analyzer based upon a flow injection analysis as a safe and fast alternative to the traditional analysis methods, such as ASTM D2340 and ASTM E299.

Safe & fast analysis of Peroxides at ppb level

The Fast Peroxide Analyzer is based upon an Agilent 1260 infinity II HPLC stack configured with a dedicated reaction oven module to automate the safe, fast and precise analysis of active oxygen originated from hydrogen peroxides and other organic peroxides. The analysis of Peroxide, as active Oxygen, is based on the oxidation of Iodide by Peroxide:

ROOH + 2I- + 2H → ROH + I2 + H2O

Two reagents: Acetic Acid in Propanol and Sodium Iodide in Propanol are mixed, resulting in a stream of acidified Iodine solution in Propanol. The sample is injected into this stream. Subsequently, the liquid stream is lead through a heated inert reaction coil. Iodine is formed under temperature controlled conditions inside a dedicated reaction oven developed by Da Vinci.

After passing the reaction coil the HPLC UV detector spectrophotometrically determines the formed Iodine, which is proportional to the level of peroxide.

  • Applications

    The Fast Peroxide Analyzer is based on a customized method as an alternative to:

    • ASTM D2340, E299
    • ASTM D3703, D6447
    • ASTM D5799

    The FPA determines both hydrogen peroxides & organic peroxides in:

    • 1,3-Butadiene
    • Aqueous matrices in process streams
    • Aviation turbine fuels
    • Glycols
    • Isoprene
    • Olefinic hydrocarbon streams
    • Styrene monomer
  • Benefits

    • Safe and automated alternative to traditional wet chemistry analysis methods

    • Wide application range: from alpha-olefinic streams to 1,3-Butadiene, Aqueous process streams, Glycols and Styrene

    • Excellent performance down to ppb level

    • Configuration based on the standard Agilent HPLC modules saves benchspace

    • Fast analysis in less than 5 minutes

  • Configuration

    The DVLS Fast Peroxide Analyzer is based upon the Agilent 1260 Infinity II Liquid Chromatograph (LC) configured with:

    • A Quaternary Pump with integrated degassing functionality

    • An Automatic Liquid Sampler for an automated sample introduction

    • An UV Detector for a single wavelength detection

    • An DVLS Reaction Oven module to hold and heat the inert reaction coil

    The Agilent OpenLab instrument software not only controls the optimal instrument conditions, but also automates the data analysis and reporting.

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