The tech support from GVI suggested using nickel wool in between glassy-C
and Ni-C to support Ni-C from dropping down the tube. It will help to get a
better peak. However, you may get a real fat peak if your carbon liner tube
has a hole in it.
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From: "Joy Davis" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 1:17 PM
Subject: [ISOGEOCHEM] Reuse of glassy carbon grit
> We are beginning to run 18-O on solid organics by pyrolysis to CO. The
> (ceramic) pyrolysis column is packed with glassy carbon grit with ~10%
> nickelized carbon. After about 150 samples, the peak shape deteriorates
> and the signal drops. The column packing appears (visually) unchanged
> from the initial packing. Can the glassy carbon be regenerated/cleaned
> and reused?
> Also, Alfa Aesar has two "types" of glassy carbon that differ primarily in
> their "maximum service temperature". We (by mistake) are currently using
> the lower temperature glassy carbon (1100C). What does maximum service
> temperature specify and what kind of change in behavior am I likely to see
> with the higher temperature (3000C) grit?
> - Joy Davis
> Old Dominion University
> Norfolk, VA, USA