Elemental Microanalysis Unveils Innovative Platinum TOC Catalysts with Zirconia Support

Discover the benefits of lower blank values, faster stabilization, and extended catalyst lifetime.

by | Jun 10, 2024

Okehampton, Devon, April 8, 2024 – Elemental Microanalysis, a global leader in the elemental analysis market, proudly announces the launch of its new series of platinum Total Organic Carbon (TOC) catalysts: B1609, B1610, and B1611. These cutting-edge catalysts are designed as direct replacements for the standard platinum catalysts used in Shimadzu TOC–L and TOC–V analyzers.

Innovative Development by the Elemental Microanalysis R&D Team

Elemental’s in-house research and development team has engineered these catalysts using a zirconia support, in contrast to the alumina support used by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). This innovative choice results in both a visual and a weight difference from the OEM catalysts. The new zirconia-supported catalysts provide several significant advantages over their predecessors:

  • Lower Blank Values: This improvement leads to a lower practical limit of quantification, enhancing the accuracy of analysis.
  • Quicker Stabilization: The new catalysts condition faster when installing a new reaction tube, speeding up the analytical process.
  • Extended Lifetime: Users can expect a greater number of sample runs before needing a replacement, thereby reducing downtime and costs.
  • Increased Robustness: The zirconia support makes these catalysts more resistant to physical degradation, ensuring long-term reliability.

Comprehensive Range of Consumables

In addition to the innovative TOC catalysts, Elemental Microanalysis offers a comprehensive range of consumables tailored for Shimadzu TOC–L/V series analyzers. These include combustion tubes, halogen scrubbers, platinum gauze, O-rings, and other essential operational accessories. This extensive product range ensures that users have access to all necessary components to maintain optimal performance of their TOC analyzers.

Availability in the US

In the United States, the new platinum TOC catalysts from Elemental Microanalysis are available through EA Consumables. Customers can visit for detailed product information and to place orders.

About Elemental Microanalysis

Elemental Microanalysis has evolved from its humble beginnings as a microanalytical laboratory into a leading global manufacturer and supplier of consumables, laboratory supplies, and other essential products for elemental analyzers. The company operates from a state-of-the-art factory and laboratory complex located in Devon, UK. Elemental Microanalysis is committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality and reliability, as evidenced by its full accreditation to ISO9001, ISO17025, and ISO17034.

For more information about Elemental Microanalysis and its extensive range of products, please visit

Contact Information

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Elemental Microanalysis continues to lead the way in providing high-quality, innovative solutions for the elemental analysis market, ensuring that its customers achieve superior analytical performance and reliability.


  • Trevor Henderson

    Trevor Henderson BSc (HK), MSc, PhD (c), is the Creative Services Director for the Laboratory Products Group at LabX Media Group. He has more than three decades of experience in the fields of scientific and technical writing, editing, and creative content creation. With academic training in the areas of human biology, physical anthropology, and community health, he has a broad skill set of both laboratory and analytical skills. Since 2013, he has been working with LabX Media Group developing content solutions that engage and inform scientists and laboratorians.

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