CHN Analysis

Combustion Analysis: Elementar Vario-El Cube

ComCHNS web page photo1bustion analysis provides a bulk measurement of compound stoichiometry or quantitative determination or organic content in environemntal samples.  The analytical method is based on the complete and instantaneous oxidation of the sample by “flash combustion”, which converts all organic and inorganic substances into combustion products. The resulting combustion gases pass through a reduction furnace and are swept into the chromatographic column by the carrier gas (helium), where they are separated and detected by a thermal conductivity detector (TCD), which gives an output signal proportional to the concentration of the individual components of the mixture.

Sample analysis is performed by staff on a fee for service basis.  Elements analyzed are C, H, N, and S.  Other elements, O and Cl, need special arrangements.Request access to the the item and an IMSERC staff member will contact you to get started with your project.