Determination of Low Concentration Methanol in Alcohol by an Affordable High Sensitivity Raman Instrument
September 01, 2011
Low concentration natural methanol exists in most alcoholic beverages and usually causes no immediate health threat. Nevertheless, it is possible to have natural occurring methanol in beverages with concentration as high as 18 grams per liter of ethanol; or equivalent to 0.72% methanol in 40% ethanol, in alcohol (1). Current EU regulation limits naturally occurring methanol to below 10 grams per liter of ethanol; or equivalent to 0.4% methanol in 40% ethanol.