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New Combustion Module Offers Additional Applications for Ion Chromatography


Analytik Jena AG presents a novel Combustion Module especially developed for a new Ion Chromatography system of Metrohm AG. The Combustion Ion Chromatography (CIC) represents a fully automated system for the simultaneous determination of halogens and sulfur in widely differing matrices.

CIC opens up completely new fields of application for ion chromatography. CIC is recommended for quality control of raw materials, intermediates and finished products, and is also suitable for straightforward monitoring of compliance with the relevant laws and standards in the environmental field (e.g. DIN EN 228, IEC 60502-1, RoHS, WEEE, ...).

Thus, CIC enables determination of halogens and sulfur in all kinds of fuels, lubricants, additives and other petroleum products, as well as in polymers, flame retardants, textiles, special chemicals, catalysts and all kinds of waste.

With the new Combustion Module from Analytik Jena sample digestion is controlled automatically by a flame sensor: The flame sensor measures the light from the pyrolysis oven and controls the feed rate of the sample boat into the oven in proportion to the intensity of the light emitted during combustion. Thus, duration of the combustion is optimized so that combustion of the sample is always complete (soot prevention), while time consuming delays of throughput are avoided.

Thanks to the automated control of the sample digestion, method development for combustion is no longer needed; both different matrices and different sample quantities can be treated using the same, universal method.

Source: Analytik Jena GmbH