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Carbon Dioxide, DT, 8205

Carbon Dioxide
Digital Titrator Method Using Sodium Hydroxide 10 to 1000 mg/L CO2
Scope and Application: For water and seawater.

DOC316.53.01167 Method 8205 Digital Titrator

Test preparation
Before starting the test:
Avoid excess agitation when collecting and swirling the sample to prevent the loss of carbon dioxide from the sample. The sample is measured directly in the Erlenmeyer flask to avoid agitation.. For more accurate results, check the calibration of the Erlenmeyer flask. Fill a graduated cylinder with the sample volume of deionized water. Pour the water into the Erlenmeyer flask and make a mark at the correct level. Four drops of Phenolphthalein Indicator Solution1 can be substituted for the Phenolphthalein Indicator Powder Pillow. A pH meter can be used in place of the indicator. The end point pH is 8.3. For added convenience when stirring, use the TitraStir® stirring apparatus1.

See Optional reagents and apparatus.

Collect the following items:
Description Phenolphthalein Indicator Powder Pillow Sodium hydroxide titration cartridge (see Range-specific information) Digital titrator Delivery tube for digital titrator Erlenmeyer flask, 250-mL See Consumables and replacement items for reorder information. Quantity 1 pillow 1 cartridge 1 1 1

Carbon dioxide

See Table 1

1. Select a sample volume and titration cartridge from the Rangespecific information table.

2. Insert a clean delivery tube into the titration cartridge. Attach the cartridge to the titrator.

3. Turn the delivery knob to eject air and a few drops of titrant. Reset the counter to zero and wipe the tip.

4. Collect a water sample directly into the titration flask by filling to the appropriate mark.

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Color or turbidity can mask the color change of the end point. Swirl to mix. The concentration is 250 x 0. Write down the number of digits displayed on the counter.2 = 50 mg/L CO2 Table 66 Range-specific information Range (mg/L as CO2) 10–50 20–100 100–400 200–1000 Sample volume (mL) 200 100 200 100 Titration cartridge (N NaOH) 0. Carbon Dioxide Page 2 of 4 .0 2. If a pink color forms. 6. Place the delivery tube into the solution and swirl the flask. no carbon dioxide is present.1 0. Add the contents of one Phenolphthalein Indicator Powder Pillow. Continue to swirl the flask and add titrant until the color changes from colorless to a light pink color that persists for 30 seconds (pH 8.Carbon Dioxide Carbon dioxide (continued) 5.0 Interferences Interfering substances lists substances that can interfere with this test.3636 3. 7. Use a pH meter instead of the color indicators and titrate to a pH of 8. Turn the knob on the titrator to add titrant to the solution.2 1.3636 0.3). Use the multiplier in the Range-specific information table to calculate the concentration: digits x multiplier = mg/L as CO2 Example: 100 mL of sample was titrated with the 0.636 3.3. Table 67 Interfering substances Interfering substance Other acids Color or turbidity Interference level Other acid components in the sample will be titrated and interfere directly in this test.3636 N cartridge and 250 digits were used to reach the endpoint.636 Multiplier 0.

Carbon Dioxide Page 3 of 4 . Write down the amount of titrant that was used to reach the end point. Accuracy check Standard additions method (sample spike) Required for accuracy check: • • • Carbon Dioxide Voluette® Ampule Standard Solution. 8. Prevent excessive agitation or prolonged exposure to air. there may be an interference (see Interferences) or the concentration of the titrant has changed. 3. Swirl to mix. Use the TenSette Pipet to add 0.2 mL of standard to the titrated sample. 0. Summary of method Acidity due to carbon dioxide in a sample is titrated with sodium hydroxide to a phenolphthalein end point.636 N titration cartridge to reach the endpoint. Each 0. Fill completely and cap tightly. 2.Carbon Dioxide Sample collection. 10. Swirl to mix. Titrate the spiked sample to the end point.1 mL of standard that was added will use approximately 50 digits of the 0. 5. Titrate the spiked sample to the end point. Warm to room temperature before the test is started. Use the TenSette Pipet to add 0.0 mL and Pipet Tips 1. Complete the test procedure as soon as possible after collection for best accuracy. Write down the amount of titrant that was used to reach the end point. If more or less titrant was used.3 mL of standard to the titrated sample. 7. Swirl to mix. The sample can be stored for at least 24 hours if cooled to 4 °C (39 °F) or below. Open the standard solution ampule. Use the TenSette Pipet to add 0. Strong acids are assumed to be absent or of insignificant concentration. 4. Write down the amount of titrant that was used to reach the end point.000 mg/L CO2 Ampule breaker TenSette Pipet.1 mL of the standard to the titrated sample.3636 N titration cartridge or 5 digits of the 3. 6. Titrate the spiked sample to the end point. preservation and storage • • • • • Collect samples in clean plastic or glass bottles.1–1. 10-mL Unit 16/pkg Catalog number 1427510 Optional reagents and apparatus Description Phenolphthalein Indicator Solution.A. graduated. 125-mL Flask. 0.636 N 1 pillow varies varies 100/pkg each each Quantity/Test Unit Catalog number 2272700 94299 1437801 1438001 Required apparatus Description Digital Titrator Flask. poly. 2010. 250-mL Quantity/Test 1 1 1 Unit each each each Catalog number 1690001 50543 50546 Recommended standards Description Carbon Dioxide Standard Solution. deionized Cylinder.A. 115 Vac TitraStir Apparatus. On the Worldwide Web – www. 10.3636 N (1) Sodium Hydroxide Titration Cartridge. graduated.0 mL Tips for Tensette Water. PRICE INFORMATION AND ORDERING: In the U.1 to 1. – Call toll-free 800-227-4224 Outside the U. Erlenmeyer.S.9 mm TenSette Pipet. 5-g/L Potassium Acid Phthalate Standard Solution.A. octagonal 28. Printed in the U. 3. Erlenmeyer. Voluette® Ampule. 250 mL HACH COMPANY WORLD HEADQUARTERS Telephone: (970) 669-3050 FAX: (970) 669-2932 © Hach Company.000-mg/L as CO2. 500 mL pH meter Thermometer. -10 to 220 °C Ampule Breaker TitraStir Apparatus.S. graduated. All rights reserved.Carbon Dioxide Consumables and replacement items Required reagents Description Carbon Dioxide Reagent Set (approximately 100 tests) (1) Phenolphthalein Indicator Powder Pillows (1) Sodium Hydroxide Titration Cartridge. 100-mg/L as CO2 Stir bar. sampling. Edition 7 . 2007. – Contact the HACH office or distributor serving you. 0. 2012.hach. 230 Vac Digital Titrator delivery tips Unit 100 mL MDB 100 mL each each 50/pkg 500 mL each each each each each each each 5/pkg Catalog number 16232 226142 2095352 1970001 2185696 27249 108146 2087079 — 2635700 2196800 1940000 1940010 1720500 FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.6 mm x 7. E-mail – techhelp@hach.