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Automatic Procedure to Determine Acidity in Fuel Ethanol by Photometric Titration Using Binary Search and Multicommuted Flow Analysis

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Autor(es):
Lima, Manoel J. A. [1] ; Reis, Boaventura F. [1]
Número total de Autores: 2
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Ctr Energia Nucl Agr, Ave Centenario 303, BR-13416000 Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 1
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society; v. 29, n. 11, p. 2326-2333, NOV 2018.
Citações Web of Science: 2
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An automatic photometric titration procedure was developed to determine the acidity of fuel ethanol. The procedure was implemented by using a binary search algorithm and a multicommuted flow analysis approach. Solution-handling setup included a homemade syringe pump and a set of solenoid valves, which were assembled to treat the solution-handling as a time function controlled by a microcomputer. Photometer detection was performed using a compact homemade light emitting diode (LED)-based photometer. Aiming to evaluate the accuracy, samples were analyzed by employing the methodologies recommended by the Brazilian Association of Technical Standards (ABNT) and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). Accuracy was assessed by applying the Student's t-test for paired samples at the 95% confidence level (n = 4), which shown that there is no significant difference between results. Other useful features included relative standard deviation of < 1% and waste generation volume ten times lower than those produced by ABNT and ASTM methods. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 11/23498-9 - Sistemas avançados de análises químicas em fluxo: aplicações nas áreas tecnológica, agronômica e ambiental
Beneficiário:Elias Ayres Guidetti Zagatto
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático