Application Note

Analyzing Total Organic Carbon In Sea Water

Source: Teledyne Tekmar

The analysis of Total Organic Carbon (TOC) in seawater can be both challenging and expensive. The concentration of organic carbon in seawater is of considerable interest. The effect this matrix can have on TOC analyzers can lead to rapid consumable turnover, costly maintenance and repairs. Laboratories are continually looking to increase sample throughput, decrease overall cost of analysis, and improve ease of use while maintaining reproducibility.