Sugar Determination by Density and Refractometry | METTLER TOLEDO
Application Method

Sugar Determination by Density versus by Refractive Index

Application Method

Digital Density Meters and Refractometers Offer You a Wide Range of Possibilities to Determine Sugar

BRIX – Sugar Determination
BRIX – Sugar Determination

Sugar through °Brix and °HFCS units, is mostly measured with the refractive index or density in the beverage and food industry. These two parameters can be determined with manual methods, such as the abbe refractometer for the refractive index, hydrometers and pycnometers for density; or digital methods with portable and benchtop digital density and refractometry meters. The use of digital methods has numerous advantages over manuals, such as operator independence, no breakable glassware, quicker and easier sample preparation and cleaning, built-in temperature compensation, and above all, faster, accurate and highly reproducible measurements.

 

In this Application Note you will gain essential knowledge about Brix, °HFCS and other related scales, as well as the detailed advantages and disadvantages of each method for densitometry and refractometry.

Learn more about how to measure density and refractive index for sugar determination using METTLER TOLEDO Refractometers and Density meters.
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