Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1998, 63, 770-782

Gas Diffusion-Flow Injection Determination of Free and Total Sulfur Dioxide in Wines by Conductometry

Petr Kubáňa, Pavel Janošb and Vlastimil Kubáňa

a Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
b Department of Analytical Chemistry, Masaryk University, Kotlářská 2, 611 37 Brno, Czech Republic


Sensitive flow injection analysis methods for the determination of free and total sulfur dioxide in wines are presented. The bound S(IV) was liberated by alkaline hydrolysis with 4 mol/l NaOH. All forms of S(IV) were liberated from the sample zone by sulfuric acid and subsequently transported through a microporous PVDF membrane. The penetrated gases were collected in water for preselected period and determined by conductometry with detection limit 1 mg/l and relative standard deviations 0.8 and 0.6% at 10 and 150 mg/l (n = 10) for free and total S(IV), respectively. The results are comparable with those obtained by standard titrimetric procedures with visual (Czech State Standard) and/or potentiometric indication.

Keywords: SO2 Determination; Flow injection analysis; Gas diffusion; Sulfur dioxide; Wine.