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TKN Boling Stones
Jennie Munster
Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 3:29 PM
Joined: 1/18/2012
Posts: 6

Is anyone using broken glass instead of boiling stones for TKN analysis? I'm getting lots of "bumping" during my reaction and the manufacture recommends using broken glass pieces. Doesn't seem like a practice a safety officer would approve of.
Asia Fahad
Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 5:14 PM
Joined: 2/28/2012
Posts: 1

Hi Jennie,


We use Teflon boiling chips and have no problem with the pumping during digestion.

Jennie Munster
Posted: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 10:54 AM
Joined: 1/18/2012
Posts: 6

That is what I have been using. I'm also wondering if possibly the flasks are too full of liquid.


Do you use the Labconco Micro-Digestion system? I'm adding 5 g of soil, 50 mL of standard and 10 mL of TKN-reagent. This is for my MDL study.


When I've added only liquid and less than 50mL I don't get the bumping problem.