CHN analyzer


CHN analyzer

A CHN Analyzer is a scientific instrument which can determine the elemental composition of a sample. The name derives from the three primary elements measured by the device: carbon (C), hydrogen (H) and nitrogen (N). Sulfur (S) and oxygen (O) can also be measured.

The analyzer uses a combustion process to break down substances into simple compounds which are then measured.

By separating out inorganic carbon using a solvent, organic carbon in a sample can be measured using this device as well.

ee also

* Combustion analysis

External links

* [http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2002/of02-371/chnmeth.htm USGS: Geochemical Sediment Analysis Procedures]
* [http://www.sticindia.com/CH-N-ANALYSER.htm C-H-N ANALYZER: Sophisticated Analytical Instruments Facility (SAIF)]


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