Instruments for the quality control of Food and Feed
The HU 6 Hydrolysis Unit is designed specifically for the preliminary hydrolysis of food samples prior
to the analysis to determine the total fat content percentage.
The unit houses up to 6 glass test-tubes 42mm meaning that up to six samples can be hydrolyzed simultaneously.
The quantity of sample required depends on the fat content of the sample itself and ranges from 3-10g.
Hydrolysis is carried out in an acid environment (hydrochloric acid 4N) or in some cases in a basic environment
(ammonium 20% w/v) for approximately one hour at a temperature of 170°C.
The Hydrolyzed sample is then filtered in a glass crucible and washed with warm de-ionized water to eliminate
traces of Hydrochloric acid.
The dry hydrolyzed sample then undergoes extraction by solvents in the Velp SER148 3/6 in order to determine
the percentage total fat content.
The HU6 offers the possibility of reproducing the exact operating conditions, ensures complete operator
safety and a saving in terms of time and costs (chemical reagents).
The compact design of the instrument also saves space on the laboratory bench.