ISO 5764:2009 (IDF 108:2009) Preview
Milk -- Determination of freezing point -- Thermistor cryoscope method (Reference method)
This standard was last reviewed and confirmed in 2014. Therefore this version remains current.
ISO 5764|IDF 108:2009 specifies a reference method for the determination of the freezing point of raw bovine milk, heat-treated whole, reduced fat and skimmed bovine milk, as well as raw ovine and caprine milk, by using a thermistor cryoscope.
The freezing point can be used to estimate the proportion of extraneous water in milk. Calculation of the amount of extraneous water is subject to daily and seasonal variations, and is not within the scope of ISO 5764|IDF 108:2009.
Results obtained from samples with a titratable acidity exceeding 20 ml of 0,1 mol/l sodium hydroxide solution per 10 g of non-fat solids are not representative of the original milk.
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