The Dumas analytical method (also known as Combustion Method) is becoming more present in many laboratories as the most suitable for N/protein determination compared to the traditional Kjeldahl analysis.
In the past, it was not easy to reproduce the conditions required by the Dumas method. For this reason, the Kjeldahl method took the lead and became the most popular method for Nitrogen/protein determination, and today many laboratories are still focusing on the Kjeldahl system only.
It's worth remarking that both are primary methods working in accordance with international standards (AOAC, AACC, ASBC, ISO, IFFO, OIV)
Let's discover the advantages of the Dumas method and how to choose the proper technique based on your laboratory needs.