Carbolite MTT Carbon14-Tritium Furnaces

Carbolite MTT Carbon14-Tritium Furnaces

The Carbolite MTT Carbon14-Tritium Furnaces uses catalyst assisted combustion techniques to give a clean and precise approach to extracting carbon-14 & organically bound tritium or "fixed tritium", eg tritium contained in concretes, steels and graphites, as well as "free water".

Key Features

  • • 2-zone tube furnace configured for capture by combustion of organically bound carbon-14 and tritium
  • • Large sample capacity up to 20 ml provides more accurate determinations
  • • Originally developed in partnership with AEA Technology
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Please note - Product designs and specifications are subject to change without notice. The user is responsible for determining the suitability of this product.

A catalyst is used to ensure complete combustion of all thermal decomposition products. These are captured for liquid scintillation assay. This technique gives greater confidence of complete combustion than "wet oxidation" techniques and avoids coloured contamination of scintillation media by botanical samples.

Computer control enables remote operation of multiple or individual units even in hazardous areas.

Standard features

  • • 2 quartz glass work tube assemblies
  • • 6 combustion boats
  • • Three sets of glass gas bubblers (12 in total)
  • • All connectors including the molecular sieve waste aerosol trap
  • • Unique catalyst optimisation manifold
  • • 6 copper wire catalysts
  • • 3508P1 20 segment programmable temperature control for sample specific combustion protocols
  • • Over-temperature protection of both heated zones
  • • RS485 communications & control
  • • Eurotherm iTools allows software storage & recall of specific sample protocols
  • • Free from plastic or rubber components into which tritium can migrate
  • • A comprehensive process instruction manual

Options (specify these at time of order)

  • • Additional sets of bubblers (sets of 4)
  • • Additional sets of combustion boats (sets of 6)
  • • Additional work tubes
  • • Additional copper catalyst (sets of 3)

  • MTT1238-850-208SN MTT 12/38/850 1200°C, 38mm Ø, -SR-Carbon 14 Tritium Tube Furnace with a 20 segment programmer (200 - 210 V-SR-single phase + N)

  • MTT1238-850-230SN MTT 12/38/850 1200°C, 38mm Ø, -SR-Carbon 14 Tritium Tube Furnace with a 20 segment programmer (220 - 240 V -SR-single phase + N)