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Stable Isotope Laboratory
Earth and Planetary Sciences
1156 High Street, E&MS C512
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

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Thermal Conversion Elemental Analyzer (TCEA) Principles



Description

The Thermo-Chemical Elemental Analyzer (TCEA) is a pyrolysis (pyro = heat, lysis = to break apart) device that thermally decomposes a sample in a carbon reducing environment in order to break down waters, organic, and inorganic samples (nitrates, phosphates, and sulphates).