- Complete setup
- All required materials are included with the test kit, such as the reagent bottles and packets, plastic pipettes, and glass vials.
- Yes / No
- The presence of glycol in a sample is easily recognized in the form of an intense purple color.
- Replacement reagents available
- There is no need to buy a new kit when reagents are exhausted. The HI3859-025 reagent set can be ordered to replace the reagents supplied with the kit. This reagent set comes with 1 (125 mL) bottle of HI3859A-0 reagent, 25 packets of HI3859B-0 reagent, and 25 packets of HI3859C-0 reagent.
Significance of Use
Ethylene glycol is widely used as a coolant and antifreeze. Its presence in motor oil or tranmission fluid is an indication of a perforated engine block or of a leakage in the cooling systems. The Hanna Glycol test kit can be used for water as well as oil samples to determine traces of ethylene glycol and other 1, 2 glycols above 30 mg/L (ppm). Ethylene glycol and other 1, 2 glycols are determined by a two step reaction:
Step 1: Glycol is oxidized to two carbonyl groups under acidic conditions.
Step 2: The carbonyl groups react with the indicator in the HI3859C-0 reagent powder packet to give a colored solution.