Application Note: Determination of Total Chlorine in Palm Oil with the Elemental Analyzer Multi EA 5000
29 October 2018

Used as a food ingredient, palm oil is subject to strict quality and food safety controls. Besides the determination of antioxidants, water content or trace metals (Pb, As, Cd and Hg), the determination of total chlorine also plays an important role.  In this application note, organic elemental analysis — coupling oxidative combustion and micro-coulometric detection using the multiEA 5000 — is used to determine chlorine in palm oil.