1030S Solids Analysis Module to Combust Solid Materials

The 1030S Solids Module is a sample preparation module that is designed for analyzing the total carbon (TC) or total organic carbon (TOC) content in solid materials. The 1030S module is operated in conjunction with an Aurora 1030W or 1030C TOC analyzer.


The key features of the 1030S Solids Analysis Module are as follows:

  • Combusts solid materials soils, slurries, sludges, and powders for TOC and TC analysis
  • Interfaces with Aurora 1030 TOC analyzer allowing analysis of both liquid and solid samples using a single instrument
  • Gas sampling device (patent pending) gathers carbon dioxide (CO2) from sample combustion for quantitation and analysis of intra-sample replicates
  • Compact vertical design saves laboratory bench space


Operating Principle Catalytic combustion in oxygen
Sample Combustion Temperature 500°C – 900°C (in 1°C increments)
Operating Modes TC, TOC (requires pre-acidification and TIC bakeout)
Detection/Measurement Non-dispersive infrared detector in Aurora
1030 TOC Analyzer
Measurement Range 0.05 mg C to 50 mg C (*determined using graphite)
Measurement Accuracy ± 10%
Sample Size (Mass) 50 µg to 2 grams (maximum) dependent upon carbon content
(10 to 100 mg typical)
Sample Cup Volume Large: 2.5 mL
Small: 1.0 mL
Gas Sample Bag Volume 1 liter
Gas Replicates from Sample Bag 5 maximum
Gas Sample Aliquot Volume Range
(1030S + 1030W)
1 to 9 mL
Gas Sample Aliquot Volume Range
(1030S + 1030C)
0.25 to 2 mL
Intra-sample Precision (Replicates from Gas Sample Bag) < 3% RSD
Inter-sample Precision < 10% RSD
Calibration Single- or multi-point calibration (up to 12 points)
Sample Combustion/Analysis Cycle Time 14 minutes (typical)
Sample Preparation TIC removal via preliminary manual, offline sample acidification step and heating @ 75 - 500°C (250°C optimal)
Standard Method Compliance SW 846 Method 9060A, ISO 10694:1995, ASTM E1915
Certifications – Safety Low Voltage Directive (2006/95/EC) IEC–61010-1:2001
Certifications – EMI Directive 89/336/EEC:1989, EN61326-1:2006
CISPR 11:2003 Conducted Emissions
CISPR 11:2003 Radiated Emissions
Gas Requirements Reaction/Carrier Gas: Oxygen > 99.8% purity, 20 psi (138 kPa)
Power Requirements 115 (±10%) VAC, 50/60 Hz, 500 VA
230 (±10%) VAC, 50/60 Hz, 500 VA
Power Consumption 480 VA under maximum load conditions
Dimensions 24 in. H x 8.125 in. W x 17.25 in D
(61 cm x 20.6 cm x 43.8 cm)
Weight 24 lbs (10.8 kg)
Patents U.S. Patent No. 8,191,437

* Sample introduction, sample homogeneity, sample container cleanliness, reagent purity, gas purity, and operator skill affect the analysis range and precision.

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