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Journal of Spectroscopy
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 8429525, 5 pages
Research Article

Thermometric Titration for Rapid Determination of Trace Water in Jet Fuel

1Department of Aviation Oil and Material, Air Force Logistics College, Xuzhou 221000, China
2Analysis and Testing Center, Huangshan University, Huangshan 245041, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Jian-Qiang Hu and Ting Yao

Received 17 July 2017; Accepted 11 September 2017; Published 30 October 2017

Academic Editor: Binoy K. Saikia

Copyright © 2017 Jian-Qiang Hu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Water content in jet fuels is detected by thermometric titration (TMT), and the optimal detected system is 2,2-dimethoxypropane as titrant, cyclohexane and isopropanol as titration solvents, and methanesulfonic acid as catalyst in this method. The amounts of oil, concentration and delivery rate of titrant, volumes, and the reliability and accuracy of thermometric titration were emphasized. The results show that the accuracy, validity, and reliability of TMT are excellent by different indicated spiked water contents. The obtained results between TMT and Karl Fischer titration have been proven to be in accord. But, the duration of titration merely spends 3–5 min in the whole process, greatly shortening the detected time. Therefore, rapid and accurate determination of trace water in a jet fuel can be realized by TMT.