Abstract: This method is suitable to determine the sulphated ash content of brown sugars, juice, syrups and molasses.
The sulphated ash is determined gravimetrically after incineration and the result obtained is the sum of both water-soluble and water-insoluble ash.
For molasses with an average ash content of 11.57 g/100 g the absolute difference between two results obtained under repeatability conditions should not be greater than 0.45 g/100 g and under reproducibility conditions not greater than 0.84 g/100 g.
Online Access to ICUMSA Method GS3/4/7/8-11 (2000)
Access to the online Version of ICUMSA Method GS3/4/7/8-11 (2000) can be obtained from the Sugar Industry Website, operated by Bartens. The online access for two years costs EUR35 (+ 19 % VAT for German and EU citizens without EU VAT No.).