Data has the potential to change the world. What is less well known is that elemental analysis has been providing such data for 125 years. They have revolutionized chemistry and continue to help make the world more sustainable today.
For the founders of organic chemistry, elemental analysis was instrumental in the understanding and targeted production of chemical compounds, laying the foundation for industrial production. What makes this method unique? As the oldest industrially developed analytical technique, organic elemental analysis very precisely determines the percentage content of the elements carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen and sulfur. The results obtained from elemental analysis influence our daily lives - largely without our knowledge. One important area of application is the development and quality control of a wide variety of products, such as food and pharmaceuticals, as well as metals used in vehicles. In addition, elemental analysis can contribute to a clean environment by providing important bases for decisions on environmental protection measures.
"The application examples show that elemental analysis helps us ensure quality of life, whether it's water, food, environment, energy or other areas. The method makes life understandable in its elements in order to preserve it," says Albrecht Sieper, CEO, Elementar Analysensysteme GmbH in Langenselbold.
The Elementar Analysensysteme GmbH can be traced back to the Heraeus Group and has thus been one of the pioneers of elemental analysis from the very beginning. In 1990, Dr. Hans-Peter Sieper spun Elementar off from the Heraeus Group into an independent company. Through innovative products and the development of new fields of application, Elementar has since successfully established itself as a leading global supplier in the field of instrumental elemental analysis. In 2017, Albrecht Sieper took over the management of the company from his father. He is thus continuing the tradition of the owner-managed family company.
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