Carbon and Nitrogen analyzer
The PrimacsSERIES Carbon / Nitrogen Analyzers have been designed to offer a true solution of Carbon and Nitrogen analysis in solid samples.
True solution for Carbon and Nitrogen analysis in solid samples
The PrimacsSNC-100 Carbon/Nitrogen analyzer is a flexible solid sample analyzer with integrated 100-position autosampler for determination of Nitrogen (N) / Protein, Total Carbon (TC), Total Elemental Carbon (TEC), Total Inorganic Carbon (TIC) and Total Organic Carbon (TOC). The analyzers provide fast, accurate and low level analysis for these parameters in applications such as soil & plant, sludges & sediments, animal feed & grain, food, malt, fertilizer etc
The PrimacsMCS is an add-on module for Total Organic Carbon (TOC) analysis in solid materials such as soil, sediments and sludges. The PrimacsMCS only operates in combination with the FormacsSERIES TOC analyzer, offering an economical concept to environmental laboratories for TOC analysis on aqueous samples as well as solid materials and sludges.
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PrimacsSERIES range of TOC/TN analyzers for solid samples:
PrimacsSNC-100 is a flexible solid sample analyzer with integrated 100-position autosampler for determination of various carbon species and total nitrogen/protein.
The PrimacsMCS operates in combination with the FormacsSERIES Total Organic Carbon analyzer (liquid samples), offering an economical concept to environmental laboratories for Total Organic Carbon analysis on aqueous samples as well as solid materials and sludges.
PrimacsSNC-100 TOC/TN analyzer
Total Organic Carbon and Protein-Nitrogen analyzer for Solid & Liquid samples
The PrimacsSNC-100 contains an extra large integrated autosampler with 100 positions covered with a transparent lid. The sampler can analyze large daily sample loads in one batch. The sample rack is removable and re-usable quartz crucibles are used for sample weights up to 3 g of solid material.
Samples are introduced in the analyzer through a unique vertical sample introduction system. Sample ashes remain in the crucible after the analysis and are taken out of the instrument with removal of the crucible. This avoids sample ash build-up in the combustion zone and therefore reduces maintenance.
High temperature combustion with Non Dispersive Infrared detection (NDIR) is used for the analysis of TOC, TEC and TIC. The temperature settings are variable to get optimum combustion for different sample matrices and to allow the analysis of TEC.
The determination of TN/Protein is based upon DUMAS methodology and detection with Thermal Conductivity (TCD). The DUMAS method is fast, safe and a good alternative for the old fashioned Kjeldahl. TIC can also be analyzed using automatic acidification and purging.
The instrument is delivered with a modern and flexible software package.
Skalar has developed applications for a variety of industries. Our comprehensive applications library provides a large selection of standardized references.
Principle of operation TC & TN analysis with the PrimacsSNC-100
For the determination of various types of Carbon and Nitrogen / Protein different analysis and detection methods are used in the analyzer.
TOC add-on module for solid samples in combination with the FormacsHT/HT-I TOC analyzers
The PrimacsMCS is equipped with a dual-oven design, allowing separate analysis of Total Carbon (TC) and Inorganic Carbon (IC). TC is determined by catalytic oxidation and detection by the NDIR detector of the FormacsSERIES TOC analyzer. IC is determined by acidification of the sample in the IC reactor. The PrimacsMCS software collects the data and calculates the TOC concentration of the sample by substraction ( TC - IC = TOC).
The PrimacsMCS analyzes TC, IC and TOC in a range of 500 µg to 40 mg absolute carbon in up to 3 g of sample weight. Due to the automatic low-to-high range switching IR detector of the FormacsSERIES TOC analyzer, the combination of the FormacsSERIES analyzer with the PrimacsMCS add-on module offers environmental laboratories a powerful tool to analyze TOC from low ppb concentrations in aqueous samples up to ppm levels in solid materials. The PrimacsMCS conforms to international regulations such as EPA, ISO, NEN-EN 13137 and US EPA 9060
Soil, Plant and Fertilizer
Testing soil is important: to optimize crop production, to protect the environment from contamination by runoff and leaching of excess fertilizers, to improve the nutritional balance of the growing crops etc.
Food and Feed
Food and feed products are analyzed for several reasons, such as monitoring product quality, guarantee food safety and compliancy with international regulations.
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