• Celignis Analysis Package
    P399 : Biochar Complete Evaluation Package

Constituents Determined

Equipment Used for Biochar Complete Evaluation Package Analysis

Ion Chromatography

A Dionex ICS-3000 system that is equipmed with electrochemical, conductivity, and ultraviolet-visible detectors.

Elemental Analyser

A Vario MACRO cube elemental analyser is used for the quantification of the Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, and Sulphur content of samples.

Sieve Shaker

A Retsch AS 400 sieve shaker is used for particle size analysis and to ensure samples are of a suitable particle size for wet chemical and NIR analysis.

Bomb Calorimeter

We use a Parr 6200 bomb calorimeter to determine the gross and net calorific value (higher and lower heating value) of samples.

Volatile Matter Furnace

We use a Carbolite Volatile Matter Furnace to determine the volatile matter and fixed carbon contents of samples.

Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP-OES)

Our lab is equipped with an Agilent 5110 ICP-OES which we use for the analysis of the major and minor elements in biomass and ash.

Celignis News Artcles Related to P399

August 17th 2022

New Article on Biochar Analysis

Read about the wide variety of analysis packages we have for biochar

Click here to read about the different analysis packages that Celignis offers for the evaluation on biochars. These analyses cover properties relevant to a wide variety of applications, including soil amendment, carbon sequestration, bioenergy, and biomaterials.

August 14th 2019

Ash Melting Furnace Now Operational

Our New Carbolite CAF G5 BIO is designed for the accurate analysis of biomass ash fusion temperatures

Ash melting, also known as ash fusion and ash softening, can occur at high temperatures and is of particular importance in thermal conversion processes. The process of ash melting is complex and can involve sintering, shrinkage, and swelling. If the ash melting temperature is too low then it will lead to slagging, fouling and corrosion in boilers and that will reduce conversion efficiency.

The method of analysing for ash melting behaviour involves heating the ash up in a controlled manner and determining a number of characteristic temperatures at which the ash will begin to deform, soften, and completely deform or fuse into a blob.

With this new equipment, and the analysis packages it enables, we can monitor the degradation characteristics of the ash (from 600 to 1550C) using a digital camera that takes an image for every 1C increase in temperature. This allows us to provide data for the following specific ash fusion characteristic temperatures:

- Ash Shrinkage Starting Temperature
- Ash Deformation Temperature
- Ash Hemisphere Temperature
- Ash Flow Temperature

These tests can be run under oxidising or reducing conditions. We usually recommend that reducing conditions are used for biomass samples.

Click here to read more about this equipment and the analyses undertaken.

August 13th 2019

ICP Equipment Installed in Our Lab

The Agilent 5110 ICP-OES will allow us to provide data for the major and minor elements in biomass

A new ICP-OES device (Agilent 5110) was installed in our laboratory. It will be used for the determination of the major and minor elements in biomass and process streams. Click here to see the analysis packages that use this equipment.