Sentia™ degassing instructions
Like many analysis methods, highly carbonated samples may require a simple degassing step prior to testing.
The sample should be placed into a small container and shaken vigorously for ≥ 10 seconds to displace gas. Ensure that the sample container is only filled up part way to allow for sufficient agitation.
Consider further degassing measures if results are not as expected. *
Note: It is NOT recommended to degas samples prior to free sulfur dioxide (FSO₂) analysis. Highly carbonated samples are not suitable for FSO₂ testing on the Sentia.
* Alternative degassing options that you could employ:
1. A tap/swirl of the sample in a wine glass or Erlenmeyer flask.
2. Gravity-based filtration of the sample with Whatman's filter paper (or coffee filter paper).
3. Sonication of the sample in a sonicator bath (~5-10 mins).