Application Note: Detection of Honey Adulteration with FlashEA Elemental Analyzer and DELTA V Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer
19 May 2014

Stable isotope analysis of honey, in order to detect adulteration, is in widespread use and requires an Elemental Analyzer coupled to a Thermo Scientific DELTA V Series Isotope Ratio MS (IRMS). The elemental analyzer is used to combust the carbon of the bulk honey, and of the protein fraction extracted from the honey, into CO2 which is analyzed by the IRMS for the 13C/12C ratio.