Visocolor Nitrite



Colorimetric determination of nitrite

In acidic solution sulphanilic acid or sulphanilamide are diazotised with nitrite. The diazonium salt is then coupled with an aromatic amine, forming an intensely coloured azo dye. Organic colloids, chlorine, humic acids and coloured heavy metal ions interfere.(Reaction principle analogous to APHA 4500-NO2-B, EPA 35.1, DIN EN 26777-D10)


Data and ordering information

Cat No. 920 063
Type high sensitive test kit
Range 0.0 - 0.005 - 0.010 - 0.015 - 0.02 - 0.03 - 0.04 - 0.06 - 0.08 - 0.10  mg/l NO2-
Sufficient for 150 determinations
Shelf life at least 24 months
Sea water suitability yes
Detectable with PF-11 no


In surface waters nitrite ions are generally present in low concentrations. Their presence in ground water is less common. In waste waters nitrite frequently occurs, even in fairly high concentrations.

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