Know How

Food and Beverage Analysis by Automated Titration

Know How

Detailed methods for efficient and precise titration

The food and beverage industry is subject to regulations covering the whole production process for the benefit of food safety, consumer protections and international trade. Strict quality standards in the industry require running several quality control tests on the products before they reach the consumer. For this reason, well-defined analytical reference methods are needed at all stages of the production chain.


Among other techniques, content determination by titration is a widely used analytical technique, in particular for routine analysis of raw materials as well as final product.


Our application brochure provides detailed descriptions of selected fully automated food and beverage analyses via potentiometric and Karl Fischer titration as well as combined multi-instrument systems. In addition, it shows and explains measurements of selected samples and presents tips on how to avoid measurement errors.

Multi-parameter Analysis

  • M677: Automated Acidity, pH and Brix analysis with RM40, T90 and InMotion Flex
    Two ways to get fast and reliable results for acidity, Brix and pH in one go

High Throughput Automation

  • M676: High Throughput Free and Total Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Content in Wines
    Novel method to speed up the fee and total SO2 determination in wine using two InMotion Max
  • M674:Titrant Concentration Determination by Automated Volumetric KF Titration
  • M675: Water Content in Food Products Determination by Automated Volumetric KF Titration
    Automated water content determination of honey, jam and cacoa
  • M657: Parallel Tasking: Sample Preparation and Titration with Two Towers
    Ketchup sample is titrated for chloride at tower B while at the same time the next sample is prepared at tower A resulting in a time saving of 45 – 50%
  • M658: Parallel Tasking with Two Towers
    Combined acid is determined at tower A, while the chloride content is determined simultaneously at tower B
  • M673: High Throughput with InMotion Max: Chloride Content Determination
    Robust method suitable for fully automated measurement of a large number of samples per day

Ion Content using Multiple Standard Addition Technique

  • M703: Automated Sodium Determination by Standard Addition with Internal Extraction (Homogenizer): Biscuits
  • M709: Automated Calcium Determination by Standard Addition: Mineral Water
  • M710: Automated Nitrate Determination by Standard Addition: Spinach
  • M711: Automated Potassium Determination by Standard Addition: Milk