2018 Moisture (Oven Volatiles), Water by Karl Fischer and Gas Chromatography Interlaboratory Study
TTPA Technical Document
In October 2017 the CORESTA Tobacco and Tobacco Products Analytes Sub-Group (TTPA) initiated an interlaboratory study for the determination of water by Karl Fischer method (KF), water by gas chromatography (GC), and moisture content (also referred to as oven volatiles or OV) in smokeless tobacco products, cigarette filler, and cigar filler. The purpose of this study was to support laboratory accreditations and to make a formal comparison of water and moisture results for a variety of tobacco products.
The results of this study demonstrated that the CRMs 56 and 57 were also fit for the analysis of cigar filler. The TTPA recommended that the scope of the CRMs be updated to include the r & R data from this study. The TTPA also recommended to propose to ISO/TC 126 that the ISO standards be updated during the next systematic review cycle.