EM Quant® Peracetic Acid Test, Catalog No. 10001/1
Peracetic acid reacts witha phenol derivative to form a red-violet dye. The concentration of
peracetic acid is measured semiquantitatively by visual comparison of the reaction
zone of the test strip with the fields of a color scale.
2. Measuring Range and Number of Determinations
|Measuring Range/Color Scale Graduation1)
||Number of Determinations
|100-150-200-250-300-400-500mg/l peracetic acid
1) for measurement of concentrations
>500mg/l peracetic acid see section 6
This test is suited for the selective determination of the peracetic acid
concentration in disinfectant solutions, also in cases in which hydrogen peroxide is present.
4. Influence of Foreign Substances
This was checked - in the case of interfering ions up to concentrations
of 1000 mg/l - in solutions containing 250 and 0mg/l peracetic acid. The concentrations
of foreign substances given in the table lie below the limit at which
the determination is interfered with:
|Concentrations of Foreign Substances in mg/l or °e
|Free Chlorine (hypochlorite)
|Bound Chlorine (chloramine T)
5. Reagents and Auxiliaries
|The analytical test strips are stable at least up to the date stated on the pack when
stored in the closed tube at +2 to +8°C.
Tube containing 100 analytical test strips
Samples containing more than 500mg/l peracetic acid must be diluted with distilled
- Remove 1 analytical test strip and immediately reclose the tube.
- Immerse the reaction zone of the test strip in the measurement solution for
- Shake off excess liquid from the test strip.
- Wait 10 seconds, then compare the color of the reaction zone with the color
fields on the label. Determine with which field the color of the reaction zone coincides
most exactly and read off the corresponding concentration value. If an exact color match
cannot be achieved, estimate an intermediate value.