Selected Analytical Methods for Sugar Testing

Sugar must meet standards defined by industry and health regulatory bodies, most importantly those defined by ICUMSA (International Commission for Uniform Methods of Sugar Analysis). Sugar testing for parameters such as brix, color, pH, moisture and weight can be implemented throughout the production process via various titrimetric, spectrophotometric, refractometric, and more methods, all of which are included in this guide.

The quality of sugars is determined by a series of chemical and physical properties. This application brochure presents selected analytical methods for accurate measurements of several sugar quality parameters. Benefit from equipment lists, method descriptions, and results analyses for straightforward implementation into your lab workflows.

Included are tests for the following sugar quality parameters:

  • Color determination
  • Brix values
  • Moisture determination
  • pH measurements
  • Weighing solutions
  • Karl Fischer water determination
  • Titrimetric alkalinity and hardness analysis