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TOC Combustion Analyzer Gets Solids Module

Posted by Betsey Seibel on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 @ 04:30 PM

LSS_Boat.jpgTeledyne Tekmar has added a new solids module to its Lotix TOC Combustion Analyzer. The Lotix Solids Sampler (LSS) Boat will allow the analyzer to measure carbon content in a variety of matrices, including soils, sludge, sediments, particulate-laden liquids and hard-to-oxidize samples.


Benefits of the LSS Boat:

  • Automated sample delivery into furnace via software 

  • Low cost of ownership 

  • Up to one gram sample size giving you a wide analytical range 

  • Ability to switch back and forth between liquids and solids within minutes 

  • Analysis of one gram samples with up to 20mg carbon content can reduce errors associated with 
using small sample sizes 


The Lotix TOC Combustion analyzer has always allowed labs to measure carbon content in aqueous matrices down to the ppb level. The new LSS Boat add-on extends the capabilities of the Lotix by increasing the type of matrices that can now be measured with the instrument. Lotix uses proven high temperature combustion, oxidation of carbon material into carbon dioxide, and detection using a new Non-Dispersive Infrared (NDIR) detector.


TOC has a long history as a popular analytical technique for water quality testing. The United States Pharmacopoeia (USP), European Pharmacopoeia (EP) and Japanese Pharmacopoeia (JP) recognize TOC as a required test for purified water and water for injection. Before sourced water is treated for disinfection, TOC provides the quantifiable evidence of the amount of natural organic matter in the water. This is critical because many researchers have concluded that higher levels of NOM in source water during the disinfection process will increase the amount of carcinogens, called disinfection by-products (DBP), in the drinking water. The number of DBPs in drinking water is regulated by environmental protection agencies.


The new LSS Boat adds simplicity, performance and durability to the Lotix TOC Combustion.


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