HomeAnalytical Method: Zinc (total) in building materials

Analytical Method: Zinc (total) in building materials

Instruments and Reagents:

Cat.No. 173016 Spectroquant® VIS Spectrophotometer Prove 100 or
Cat.No. 173017 Spectroquant® UV/VIS Spectrophotometer Prove 300 or
Cat.No. 173018 Spectroquant® UV/VIS Spectrophotometer Prove 600 or
Cat.No. 109748 Spectroquant® Photometer NOVA 30 or
Cat.No. 109751 Spectroquant® Photometer NOVA 60 or
Cat.No. 173632 Spectroquant® Colorimeter Move 100
Cat.No. 114946 Rectangular cells 10 mm and/or
Cat.No. 114947 Rectangular cells 20 mm and/or
Cat.No. 114944 Rectangular cells 50 mm
Cat.No. 114566 Spectroquant® Zinc Cell Test
Cat.No. 100861 Spectroquant® Zinc Cell Test
Cat.No. 114832 Spectroquant® Zinc Test*
Cat.No. 104885 Potassium hydrogen sulfate for analysis
Cat.No. 109535 MColorpHastTM Universal Indicator strips pH 0 - 14
Cat.No. 116754 Water for analysis

*not compatible with Move 100

Sample preparation - total content:

Place 200 mg of the finely powdered material along with 5 g potassium hydrogen sulfate in a DURAN® test tube, mix and heat gently in a Bunsen flame until a clear orange-colored melt is obtained and no more gas is given off. Allow to cool, add water for analysis to dissolve most of the residue and transfer the suspension to a 100-ml volumetric flask. Make up to the mark with water for analysis and mix well.
Filter through a paper filter and adjust the pH to 5 - 8.


Determine with the above mentioned test kits.


Zinc (total) content in % = analysis value in mg/l Zn x 0.05