Determine total contents in used cooking oil

1 May 2024

Used cooking oil (UCO), encompassing various oils and fats poses challenges if improperly disposed. Recently, UCO has transformed from waste to a valuable raw material for sustainable fuels and organic chemicals. However, UCO must meet quality standards, free of hazardous elements, necessitating robust analysis techniques like combustion elemental analysis for accurate determination of nitrogen, sulfur, and chlorine contents. Fraudulent practices may occur, highlighting the importance of continuous analysis to detect impurities and ensure quality. Fujirebio highlights the multi-element analyzer multi EA 5100, offering a reliable solution for analyzing highly viscous matrices like UCO, enabling simultaneous determination of sulfur and nitrogen and sequential determination of chlorine, crucial for ensuring compliance with quality standards and environmental regulations.