Dear M. Bertal,
I just had a look at your website, and it seems you have quite an assortment
of products we need on a regular basis. I would appreciate it if you could
send me a pricelist of the most common products for EA-IRMS (solids,
liquids). Prices of cups, spare parts, etc...would be very welcome.
University of Ghent
Faculty of Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences
Department of Applied Analytical and Physical Chemistry
tel.: +32 9 264 6000
fax.: +32 9 264 6230
Van: Laurent BERTAL <[log in to unmask]>
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Datum: vrijdag 26 januari 2001 10:35
Onderwerp: Re: [ISOGEOCHEM] 13C analysis on samples with high S-content
>Dear M Vervloedt,
>You can trap Sulfur using Silver woll we can provide. We have manufacture
>one special wool in silver foil, much more efficient and easy to operate
>than those made of silver wire.
>You also have possibility to use Silver capsules (we acn also provide)to
>introduce your sample. In that case you will trap Sulphur directly in
>combustion. Be carrefull you will not have flash combustion, but you will
>have more oxygen available. So you have to check if carbone combustion is
>Please let me know, how do you feel your combustion tube in your analyser?
>If you need some samples of silver wool or capsules for trials, just let me
>Sincères salutations/ Best regards
>Courtage Analyses Services
>85 Chemin de Clères
>76130 Mt St Aignan
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> -----Original Message-----
>From: Stable Isotope Geochemistry [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
>Behalf Of Peter Vervloedt
>Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2001 2:42 PM
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: 13C analysis on samples with high S-content
>I need some help on the following:
>We extracted soils with K2SO4 (0,125M, 50mL), and then freeze dried those
>samples in tin cups. It was the first time we used this technique and
>realise the danger.
>Apparantly the very high sulfur-content in the cups causes serious
>contamination of the GC (we use Anca-SL), when measuring the samples for
>Are there any of you that have experienced the same problem? Is there a way
>to modify the equipment (to scrub out the sulfur), or is there another way
>to get rid of the sulfur?
>Thanks a lot in advance!
>Laboratory Of Applied Physical Chemistry
>tel.: +32 9 264 6000
> +32 9 264 6048
>fax.: +32 9 264 6230
>Van: Stable Isotope Geochemistry <[log in to unmask]>
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>Datum: vrijdag 20 oktober 2000 9:06
>Onderwerp: Re: [ISOGEOCHEM] Isotopic
>depending on the water content and the presence of metastable carbonate
>phases in the core there may be transformation of the carbonate fraction
>more stable phases. Depending on a number of boundary conditions O isotope
>exchange may occur. This will probably be not a serious problem for C
>isotopes. During roasting some OM will decompose and create CO2.
>Micha Horacek wrote:
>> Dear isogeochemists,
>> I think I have to formulate my request more precisely:
>> The palmag cores are demagnetised by heating to temperatures above 350° C
>> for at least two hours (but I do not think much longer) and "roasted" at
>> maximum temperature of 500° for twenty minutes.
>> The cores consist of massive rock, not powder. The cores are from impure
>> carbonate rocks with low organic contents.
>> Can the demagnetisation process possibly change the isotope ratios, for
>> example if the carbonate content of the sample is rather small?