I'm not sure that it is feasible to obtain reliable 13C and 18O data off
The Flash reactor column for oxygen analysis contains carbon
(nickelised) to ensure the complete conversion of sample oxygen into CO.
So while the 18O data in the produced CO will be purely from the sample
oxygen, the 13C data will be a mix of sample carbon + reactor nickelised
I believe that you will need to carry out two analyses - firstly using
a pyrolysis reactor for the 18O measurement and secondly using a
combustion reactor to produce CO2 for the 13C measurement.
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Subject: [ISOGEOCHEM] Flash EA CO analysis
I would like to Analyze Carbon Monoxide extracted from wood samples
using a flash EA.
For this, I am confused about the Reactor Column
Configuration.Basically, I want to
measure carbon and oxygen isotopic compositions from the wood sample
during the same
run, i.e. by producing CO using its own Carbon and oxygen. Please help.
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