To understand the elemental composition of a sample and draw conclusion on product quality, Elemental Analysis (EA) utilizes carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, sulfur and oxygen, which help determine the structure of an unknown compound, as well as to evaluate the structure and purity of a synthesized compound. Being approved by official methods, ASTM among others, Elemental Analysis is the technique of choice for the quantitative determination, by oxidation and pyrolysis, of CHNS/O content in samples. When coupled to detectors (for example a Flame Photometric Detector (FPD) or to an Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry) Elemental Analysis enables to access a wealth of information from a sample.
The analytical technique provides reliable analysis of elemental content for a variety of application fields:
•Organic chemistry: for quality control analysis of fine chemicals, halogen-compounds etc.
•Petrochemistry and energy: for the characterization of refined fuels, biofuels, biomass fuel,
gasoline, coal, pet-coke, and lubricants.
•Environmental: for the determination of elemental content of compost, water, particulate matter.
•Agronomy and marine science: for the characterization of soil, leaves, plants, fertilizers,
marine science, sediments, algae, plankton etc.
•Material characterization: for quality assessment of rubbers, polymers, plastic, paper,
•Food and feed quality: for the analysis of protein content for compliance with labeling and
other food and feed manufacturers requirements.
With over 50 years of experience, Thermo Fisher Scientific is your reliable partner for organic elemental analysis (OEA). The Thermo Scientific™ FlashSmart™ Elemental Analyzer (EA) is a flexible solution that expands your CHNS/O analysis with over 20 configurations in one system. This Elemental Analysis Compendium will guide you through a non-exhaustive list of OEA users running their applications on the Thermo Scientific™ Flash™ Series Elemental Analyzers.
Download the compedium: br-42527-oea-chnso-customer-testimonials-br42527-en