Simultaneous determination of halogens and sulfur in complex matrices by combustion ion chromatography
3/12/2014 10:22 AM

Chemist working on a combustion ion chromatography system for pyrohydrolytic determination of halogens
Combustion ion chromatography (CIC) enables straightforward, simultaneous determination of halogens and sulfur in complex solid and liquid matrices. CIC is ideal for routine analysis, as it integrates sample digestion by pyrolysis and subsequent analysis by ion chromatography in a single, fully automated system.

There is no need for complicated method development, and sample throughput is higher than with competing methods. Whereas other methods can only provide results for the total amount of halogens in the sample, CIC provides discrete results for each of the different halogens.
CIC is recommended for the determination of halogens and sulfur in fuels, lubricants, additives, polymers, flame retardants, textiles, special chemicals, catalysts, and all kinds of waste. Recent applications developed by Metrohm are: