Pyrolysis Questions

Q. The recommended sampling mass guideline was 30-70 mg,depending upon expected richness, can the S2 peak oversaturate the detector if the TOC content is too high?

The detector can get oversaturated if the signal exceeds 2000 mv. We recommend using weights shown here.

Q. Is there a known zero error or limit of detection? For example, measuring a sample with no organic carbon or the minimum amount of carbon

Yes, 0.23% TOC is the minimum detectable amount of carbon when TOC is measured on the HAWK