Elemental Analysis

We are able to analyze organic as well as inorganic material with respect to its elemental composition. Solids can be treated by melting or acidic digestion processes (the latter microwave-assisted) if dissolution is required for that purpose.


  • Combustion of organic samples to determine C, H, N, S content: Leco TruSpec Micro CHNS Elemental Analysator
  • Volumetric analysis: potentiometric titration with ion-selective electrodes (in particular for the halides) and for determination of water content (Karl Fischer titration): Mettler Toledo Titrator Excellence T7
  • Atomic absorption spectroscopy (flame AAS) for the quantification of Ag, Al, Au, Ca, Co, Cr, Cs, Cu, Fe, K, Li, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Ni, Pb, Pd, Pt, Ru, Sb, Si, Sn, Ti, Zn: Analytik Jena contrAA 800 D (with graphite furnace option)
  • Atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES) for the quantification of Al, Ag, Au, B, Ba, Bi, Ca, Cd, Ce, Co, Cr, Cu, Eu, Fe, Ga, Gd, Ge, Hf, Ho, In, Ir, K, La, Li, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Nd, Ni, Nb, Os, P, Pb, Pd, Pt, Rb, Re, Rh, Ru, Pr, S, Sb, Sc, Se, Sn, Sm, Sr, Ta, Te, Ti, V, W, Y, Yb, Zn, Zr: Varian/Agilent 715-ES
  • X-ray fluorescence analytics (XRF): qualitative and semi-quantitative proof of elements with atomic numbers ≥ 11 (Na) in powders, solid samples, complete workpieces or finished products (max. dimensions H´W´D: 40 ´ 130 ´ 110 mm3): Malvern Panalytical Epsilon 1
  • Microwave-assisted digestion: Anton Paar Multiwave Pro, Analytik Jena TOPwave

Photometric determinations are possible by means of UV/Vis spectroscopy.