Moisture and Volatiles Determination - Oil, Fat, or Biodiesel
This method may be used to determine the approximat water content of a feedstock and biodiesel fuel, or the approximate methanol content of "in-process" biodiesel.
Mass of empty beaker and spin bar
Mass of beaker, spin bar, and "wet" sample
Adding 5% acetone after weighing but prior to warming will reduce popping and improve test accuracy.
*Mass of 1000 mL beaker, spinner, and oil after heating to smoke point
Moisture and Volatile Matter