• Making the Determination of Sulfur more Profitable than Ever Before

Analytical Instrumentation

Making the Determination of Sulfur more Profitable than Ever Before

Feb 24 2017

In refineries and the petrochemical industry the fast and cost-effective determination of the sulfur content in raw materials, intermediates and final products is essential for process optimization and quality control. Even the smallest sulfur traces can have significant impact on efficiency of catalysts used and thus the quality of final products. The most sensitive and most reliable method for the determination of sulfur is the high-temperature combustion of the sample followed by UV fluorescence detection (e.g. ASTM D 7183, DIN 20846).

Depending on the process step, sulfur levels vary from a few ppb to the upper ppm range. When using conventional analyzers, measurement time strongly depends on the sulfur content present, in addition different calibration strategies are required. Analysis of high element contents is especially labor-intensive because of extensive dilution required. The ultra-trace analysis is rather time-consuming due to injection of huge sample volumes, multiple replicates or utilization of enrichment techniques. For this, compEAct, from Analytik Jena, offers the more efficient alternative.

The proven HiPerSens® detection combines unique sensitivity and a broad linear measurement range. Thanks to the wide-range calibration, a single calibration is sufficient for all applications. Different concentration levels are processed in one analysis sequence. Error-prone dilution or the time-consuming trap-and-release technique are no longer necessary.

Thanks to excellent combustion characteristics and detector stability, replicate analyses are reduced to a minimum. Flexible automation possibilities ensure high sample throughput at minimum operating effort.

More information about how compEAct makes your work more efficient at www.analytik-jena.com.

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