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Combustion Ion Chromatography for Halogen and Sulphur Analysis

A fast alternative to Wickbold and Oxygen Bomb/Flask Techniques


The AQF-2100H Combustion Ion Chromatography system opens up new possibilities in anion analysis. Solids, highly viscous samples and gases can now be precisely analyzed fully automatically. In the past, with screening preparation techniques such as oxygen bombs and flasks, a great deal of manual sample preparation was required. Thanks to our unique combustion technology and double optimized tube system the sample can be combusted completely without specialized knowledge or training.

The combustion ion chromatography system analysis times can be completed within 15 minutes utilising concurrent sample processing and simultaneous determination of halogens and sulphur. The AQF-2100H’s combination of precision analysis and optimized timing result in increased productivity facilitating faster decision making processes.

Specification and Application

  • Petrochemical/ASTM
    D5987 – Fluorine in Coal and Coke D7359 – Sulphur, Chlorine & Fluorine in Aromatic Hydrocarbons or Chlorine and Fluorine in LPGs
  • Electronics
    Materials tests for halogen free products IEC 61249-2-21, RoHS and WEEE JEITA JIS ET7304 – Cl, F, Br in solder Cl & Br in electrolytes, aluminium, resins, & electronic products
  • Environment
    Halides and sulphur in wood chip, paper, filters, sludge, waste water, seaweed, soil, plant materials, rubbers, plastics, biofuels & general waste.
  • Polymers
    Halides and sulphur in polyethylene, polystyrene, polyester, resins, rubbers, adhesives, PVC, PETP and polyurethanes
    Automotive interiors
  • Others
    Pharmaceutical raw materials, intermediates and finished products, Iodine in kelp Agrochemicals, food and beverages Pigments, paints, solvents, fuel cells and catalysts

Key Features

  • One combustion method for samples
  • No need for internal standards
  • Software control and data handling
  • Customised configurations
  • <0.1 ppm detection levels
  • 40 position solids and 50 position liquid auto-samplers
  • Options for gas and LPG samplers
  • Capability of linking to AA, ICP-MS or Fraction collector
  • Combustion, Absorption and Injection into the IC are fully automated
  • Analysis within the sub parts per million range
  • Simultaneous determination of Halogens and Sulphur
  • Halogens are analysed individually and speciated as F, Cl, Br, and I
  • Analysis of solids and viscous substances is possible