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Katanax - Comparison with gas burners, pressed pellets, magnetic induction, microwave ovens and block digesters

Katanax fluxers vs competition

Our fluxers exhibit many advantages over other sample preparation methods. Here are the other methods' flaws that are overcome using our instruments:

Gas disadvantages

  • Safety issues: hot flames, risks of intoxication or explosion.
  • Poor temperature control.
  • Not the optimal environment for sample oxidation.
  • Affected by altitude.
  • Strong vent hood and custom gas piping required.

Pressed pellets deficiencies

  • Low precision and accuracy: mineralogical effects, particle size effects, low homogeneity.
  • Synthetic standards are hard to make.

Magnetic induction shortcomings

  • High initial and energy costs.
  • Fluid coolant required.

Digesters and microwave oven flaws

  • Lower precision and accuracy, due to sometimes incomplete dissolution of the sample.
  • Very long preparation time for many sample types.

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