Organic Elemental Analysis (OEA)

Lead the way in elemental analysis with a flash combustion instrument for any application

Experience the ultimate in simplicity, precision, and cost effectiveness for the quantification of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, sulfur, and oxygen (CHNS/O). The Thermo Scientific FlashSmart Elemental Analyzer reflects decades of experience combined with our constant innovation in developing organic elemental analyzers (OEA). Providing a fast, reliable, and accurate 24/7 analytical solution to a range of industries, this series of flexible and configurable analyzers uses a globally recognized technique that is endorsed by official organizations worldwide.

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Benefits of the FlashSmart Elemental Analyzer

FlashSmart Elemental Analyzer

A smart solution flash combustion, the Thermo FlashSmart Elemental Analyzer offers:

  • Simultaneous analysis of CHNS by flash combustion and oxygen by pyrolysis
  • Superior modularity
  • Reduced cost per analysis
  • Automated, flexible, and fast
  • Accurate and reproduciblity
  • Automatic generation and display of complete report

Which FlashSmart Elemental Analyzer is best for your application?

Eliminate sample preparation challenges and hazardous substances and throw away your titration calculator: the simple design of the Thermo Scientific FlashSmart Series Elemental Analyzers helps users achieve greater productivity and throughput for a variety of applications every day.

  Analytes
Configuration Application C H N O S TOC Crude Protein
CHNS/O Analyzer Multiple              
NC/Soil Analyzer Analysis of soil, sediment, filters, plants, etc.              
N/Protein Analyzer Analysis of foods, beverages & animal feeds              
Flash IRMS Isotope Analysis  a  b  a  b  a    

a with combustion
b by high temperature conversion


A guide for your elemental analysis applications

A guide for your elemental analysis applications

When it comes to defining the elemental composition of samples in a variety of application fields, you need a reliable analytical technique that enables compliance with official methods. The elemental analysis compendium guides you through CHNS/O analysis in many application fields. Download the compendium and discover more!

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Featured organic analysis applications

The importance of soil and plant testing has increased in the last few years, as many of the traditional methods are no longer suitable for routine analysis, due to their time consuming preparation and the use of environmentally hazardous reagents. Also, the analysis of the chemical composition of fertilizers is important in agronomy for research and quality control purposes. One of the tests used in the production process of fertilizers is the determination of the nitrogen content. For these and many other applications the organic elemental analysis technique fulfills the need for an efficient analytical technique for characterizations of CHNS/O of environmental samples.

Food market globalization demands more accurate quality control of product characteristics, in order to protect commercial value, to safeguard consumer health and manufacturer reputation. Official regulations establish protein content and labeling requirements which enable consumers to compare price and quality. For this reason the organic elemental analysis technique, based on the Dumas (combustion) method is recognized by international associations as an alternative to the classical Kjeldahl method, for more precise, compliant and automated analysis.

In a typical production process of lubricants, oils, polymers and plastics, carbon black etc. the elemental content is periodically monitored and tested for quality control. The amount of the industrial sample content is often a requirement for the calculation of other by-products, which can be pollutants or harmful to the environment or human beings. In this case organic elemental analysis technique enables to comply with the request of international methods for reproducibility among the other standard requirements from modern laboratories.

The chemical characterization of organic compounds plays a very important role in all of the processes of synthesis, separation, purification and their structural identification both for research and quality control purposes in pharmaceuticals. One of the tests used in the production process is the determination of organic elemental composition which is periodically monitored for the characterization of materials. Rigorous quality control begins with the suppliers of the raw materials. Therefore, organic elemental analysis technique enables accurate and fast analysis with excellent reproducibility.

The importance of soil and plant testing has increased in the last few years, as many of the traditional methods are no longer suitable for routine analysis, due to their time consuming preparation and the use of environmentally hazardous reagents. Also, the analysis of the chemical composition of fertilizers is important in agronomy for research and quality control purposes. One of the tests used in the production process of fertilizers is the determination of the nitrogen content. For these and many other applications the organic elemental analysis technique fulfills the need for an efficient analytical technique for characterizations of CHNS/O of environmental samples.

Food market globalization demands more accurate quality control of product characteristics, in order to protect commercial value, to safeguard consumer health and manufacturer reputation. Official regulations establish protein content and labeling requirements which enable consumers to compare price and quality. For this reason the organic elemental analysis technique, based on the Dumas (combustion) method is recognized by international associations as an alternative to the classical Kjeldahl method, for more precise, compliant and automated analysis.

In a typical production process of lubricants, oils, polymers and plastics, carbon black etc. the elemental content is periodically monitored and tested for quality control. The amount of the industrial sample content is often a requirement for the calculation of other by-products, which can be pollutants or harmful to the environment or human beings. In this case organic elemental analysis technique enables to comply with the request of international methods for reproducibility among the other standard requirements from modern laboratories.

The chemical characterization of organic compounds plays a very important role in all of the processes of synthesis, separation, purification and their structural identification both for research and quality control purposes in pharmaceuticals. One of the tests used in the production process is the determination of organic elemental composition which is periodically monitored for the characterization of materials. Rigorous quality control begins with the suppliers of the raw materials. Therefore, organic elemental analysis technique enables accurate and fast analysis with excellent reproducibility.

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Expand your CHNS/O analysis with over 20 configurations in one system with the Thermo Scientific FlashSmart Elemental Analyzer (EA), making analysis easier in application fields ranging from agronomy to environmental science to pharmaceuticals - and beyond.


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