With increasing demands on efficiency and output, optimizing livestock diets is more important than ever. Key components of animal nutrition include protein and dietary fiber content. Measuring nitrogen content, and thereby protein content, by high-temperature combustion is a method that is been relied upon around the world. Ensuring reliable and consistent feeding, and therefore healthy and productive herds, is now easier than ever.
In comparison to Kjeldahl analysis, N/Protein analysis by Dumas, high-temperature combustion is faster, more cost-effective, less labor-intensive, and doesn’t require the use of toxic chemicals. A major expense of traditional Dumas combustion is the reduction metals needed to bind excess oxygen and convert nitrogen oxides to molecular nitrogen. With Elementar’s patent-pending EAS REGAINER® and EAS REDUCTOR® technology, this cost has been greatly reduced, further driving the advantage of these Dumas analyzers over comparable systems.