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Oxygen Ingress Measurement in Colored PET Bottles

Oxygen-Sensitive Cap OSC-PSt6

To measure the oxygen ingress non-invasively in colored bottles an oxygen sensor spot type PSt6 is placed onto a transparent closure - the oxygen sensitive cap - which is adapted to the respective PET bottle opening. Three seals ensure the gas tightness of the closure. A safety screw adapted to the bottle thread is used to fix the closure.

  • Non-invasive measurements
  • No consumption of oxygen
  • Measures oxygen in liquids as well as in gas phase
  • Oxygen ingress determination under real conditions

Applications

Food & Beverage: Oxygen Permeation Measurement in PET Bottles

Non-invasive oxygen sensors measure both in liquid and in gaseous (headspace) phases. They perform through transparent materials up to a thickness of 10 mm and even through slightly opaque packaging. The measurement is carried out by firmly holding the fiber optic probe against the side of a PET bottle where the sensor spot is positioned. Adjustable mountings and bespoke fixtures are available. This system allows even the parallel measurement of different bottles as the fiber can be moved from bottle to bottle.


Technical

SpecificationsGaseous & Dissolved O2Dissolved O2
*after two-point calibration as described in the manual
Measurement range

0 – 5  % O2

0 – 41.4 hPa

0 – 2 mg/L

0 – 56.9 µmol/L
Limit of detection0.002 % oxygen

1 ppb

Resolution

± 0.0007 % O2 at 0.002 % O2
± 0.0015 % O2 at 0.2 % O2
± 0.007 hPa at 0.023 hPa

± 0.015 hPa at 2.0 hPa

± 0.0003 mg/L at 0.001 mg/L
± 0.0006 mg/L at 0.09 mg/L
± 0.010 µmol/L at  0.03µmol/L

± 0.020 µmol/L at 2.8 µmol/L
Accuracy*± 1 ppb or ± 3 % of the respective concentration; whichever is higher
Drift at 0 % oxygen< 2 ppb within 30 days (sampling interval of 1 min.)
Measurement temperature rangefrom 0 to + 50 °C
Response time (t90)< 6 sec.< 40 sec.
Properties
CompatibilityAqueous solutions, ethanol, methanol
No cross-sensitivity

pH 1 – 14
CO2, H2S, SO2
Ionic species

Cross-sensitivityOrganic solvents, such as acetone, toluene, chloroform or methylene chloride
Chlorine gas
Sterilization procedure

Ethylene oxide (EtO)
Gamma irradiation

Cleaning procedure

3 % H2O2

CalibrationTwo-point calibration with oxygen-free environment (nitrogen, sodium sulfite) and a second calibration value optimally between 1 % and 2 % oxygen
Storage stability24 months provided the sensor material is stored in the dark

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